Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Thursday, February 22, 2007

America Ferrera - AKA Ugly Betty

I am a big fan of Ugly Betty. America Ferrera is very likable in the title role and I like its blend of humour and drama. I thought I would post this picture of America in her real life persona to show that she is not at all ugly (although, anyone who watches the programme can easily see that).

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Happy Birthday Muffin

Muffin would have been 10 today, had she lived.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Hot Fuzz

I went to see Hot Fuzz today. It is REALLY good and REALLY funny. I love Spaced and I love Shaun of the Dead, so Hot Fuzz ticked all the boxes for me. A lot of reviewers said that there are two types of comedy in this movie - a slow, Miss Marple kind at the beginning and an explosion laden Bad Boys take off at the end. They are correct in this, but critics have criticised the movie for this, saying it doesn't gel. I didn't find this at all. I thought it was hilarious from beginning to end and that the parody of block busters like Bad Boys was excellent. There aren't enough movies featuring sweet middle aged English women riding a bicycle while firing two hand guns! Simon Pegg has also got flack for playing his character Nick Angel so seriously. I thought he was excellent in this part and made Nick very likable. Thoroughly enjoyable all round.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Happy Chinese New Year

2007 is the year of the pig. Pigs are honest, reliable and extremely loyal. They are quick-tempered, but they don't like to argue. They are kind to those they love and make a good companion. They like to set themselves goals and carry them out, but they can be too impulsive sometimes. Pigs will get along with Rabbits and Goats.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Eygptian Dance Class

Went to Egyptian Dance Class in Dublin this evening. I really enjoy it. The teacher is really good and it is such a beautiful, gentle, graceful dance that really works out your muscles as well! Tonight I learned two new moves - a travelling step and wrist circles (don't know the official names!) It was nice and gentle tonight, compared to the intense workout at the last class, which suited me as I was tired and in a more gentle mood.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Plans for February

My plans for February are as follows: -

1. Write 50K words of Til the Moon Fails
2. Complete and submit assignments 4 and 5 for the Writers Bureau
3. Read 12 books
4. Start rewriting The Mark of the Wolf
5. Edit and submit zombie flash fiction Deadly

Book Pledge: 9/150
Submission Pledge: 0/30