Sunday, 26 November 2006

Happy Birthday to Me...

I'm 20 today... Can't blame anything on being a teenager anymore (I wanted to be really naughty this week, and blame it on being a teenager, having never really taken advantage of this excuse before, but I forgot to...) On the up side, I'm only 1 year off being allowed to drink in America now.... Because that's so important to me!

Do I feel older? Well I feel one day older than yesterday, and yesterday I was only 19.... Just a number....

Thursday, 23 November 2006

Herein be there dragones

Or perhaps dinosaurs? Went for a bushwalk (slash bushbash) up on Mount Wellington today with a group of friends. We went to the Lost World, a fantastic area full of caves and views of Hobart. The track is supposed to be a loop, but it kept on disappearing, so we were forced to bushbash for a large section of the return journey, Was a lot of fun, quite satisfying! But I don't feel tired yet, have had 2 hours of dancing since then, Heth was a bit dead, but it hasn't hit me yet....

Here's Hobart, at the bottom of the pic, with the Derwent River and the Eastern Shore. You can also see past that, although I actually don't know how far you can see...!

Here's a bit further across, with the Tasman Bridge, and the looming clouds over the city (we were blessed in that it didn't rain at all, and the only thing we had to contend with was a bit of wind).

Ahh, the wonders of modern technology!

The Crew at lunchtime.

Isn't that a pretty bit of sunshine on Heth? Down in one of the caves at what we hope was the Lost World (there weren't anysigns, but we think we were in the right place!)

Not a very friendly photo of Matt (really, he's not that mean) but this was the first cave we looked in!

Ruth, Sam and Em in a cave...

Don't look so unimpressed Em, you're in a big cave!!!

Dani, Matt, Heth and Mark doing some rock hopping....

Wednesday, 22 November 2006

Children of Men

Went to see Children of Men today. Go see it. I thought it was fantastic, made really well. It was directed by Alfonso Cuaron, the director of the most recent Harry Potter, and has a similar dark atmosphere. The use of humour to lighten and highlight the desperation is perfect. I can't say how it compares to P.D. James' novel, although I intend to find out soon!

Clive Owen plays Theo, a former activist, living in 2027 when all women are sterile. The world is going insane as a result, with the government handing out suicide packs and anti-depressants. Theo is put into the situation of feeling obliged to escort a miraculously pregnant woman (Claire-Hope Ashitey) to a safe haven.

The scenes of the refugee city are especially poignant when one considers the war-zones of today, and part of the power of the movie is that this 2027 world is so similar to our world today. Cuaron does not distract the audience with unfamiliar technology, the little that we see can be recognised as simply a more advanced version of today's technology.

I was a little confused at times about who was fighting whom, but I think it was the government fighting the rebels standing up for the refugees (anyone not a British citizen is forcefully removed from Britain).

Go see it. It is a violent at times, but not to be would contradict the position of the world at the time.

Sunday, 19 November 2006

Here's a pic of the bridge I took at the Hobart Regatta this year. I need it online so I can use it on as my heading picture!

Tuesday, 14 November 2006

Well exams are finished

Holidays have begun! Hoorah, hooray! Had my last exam this morning, which was great, especially since I left quite early.... Saw Little Miss Sunshine today, which was hilariously funny! GO and see it, espcially if you need some relaxation! Don't take it seriously...

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Wednesday, 8 November 2006

Imagine - the Bush Remix

Here's a YouTube video worth watching. Imagine - The Bush Remix

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Why the change?

It's quite a long story really, and you may be a little disappointed that I haven't changed the appearance or anything, but come back in a week or so, and I'll have hopefully changed everything around, including blogger systems.

Blogger has created a new system for the blogs, and apparently everyone will have to change over soon, so I was looking into it today, and it all ended in me thinking I like this web name more.

Jabbering = well, I do talk a lot, Fool = what human is not a fool?

So, I'll leave you all for the moment, while I work out beta.blogger and backup all my old posts, just in cases...

God Bless,

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