NOTE: I STARTED THIS BLOG ENTRY DAYS AGO, HENCE WHY 1. IT IS KINDA DATED (BY THE TITLE) AND 2. IT ABRUPTLY FINISHES (IE. I WAS SUPER PUMPED WHEN I STARTED WRITING IT, BUT THEN LEFT TOO MUCH TIME INBETWEEN FINISHING IT, AND NOW JUST NEEDED TO FINISH IT OFF!)
Apologies! I have been reading all of your blogs as usual though, but I guess I just haven't had much to blog about this week.
My hayfever is killing me... I can't even explain how bad it has been all week. It took me a while to find vegan suitable tablets, as they all seem to have lactose in them. First I tried Holland & Barrett, but all of their treatments either had lactose in them, or the creams had beeswax in them (the stuff you put under your nostrils to try stop the pollen getting up there!). So then I tried Beanfreaks (a more independent version of H&B), and luckily they had some. Thank goodness! You would think all health food shops (especially when they sell vegan foods etc.) would sell hayfever treatments suitable for vegans... but ah well, least I got my tablets! I'm still dying from the hayfever though, and really, each year my capacity for snot astounds me! I'm not the only one who is suffering though, Mikee is too, and some of my work colleagues, so it must be something in the air! (Excuse the awful pun!)
So, what have I been up to this week? Hmmm... well, the usual: work, sleeping, eating. Oh and lots of making and crafting, I have so many fairs coming up! But I do love to get all my materials around me (though I don't love the mess!) and put on a film or something to keep my occupied.
This week I have seen three films I have not seen before, but have wanted to for quite a while.
This is one I have always liked the look of. I do like my slightly-indie-approach-to-Romance films. This film was... good. Maybe I am spoilt in that one of my favourite films of all time is Garden State... because really, no other Indie Romance (it should be a new genre!) film could ever live up to Garden State. Ever. That film owns a part of me. But anywho... I did enjoy it, and I am warming to Kirsten Dunst. I think that maybe I was just not bowled over by Orlando Bloom. He's okay... but not overly awesome... not like Zach Braff anyway :). What I did love about the film was the book Kirsten Dunst's character puts together for Orlando's character... it reminds me of when I used to keep scrapbooks (when I was 18ish, and then when I first met Mikee). I need to start these up again, and I plan to very soon. It's so much fun to do, there's no rules how you do it, and they're amazing to look back on... I so wish I had kept all of my old scrapbooks.
So, I am starting my journal now... and I wanted to find some of the inspirational quotes I love that are throughout the awesome The Notebook Doodles... and what do I come across? THIS! Must be fate?!
Precious. I loved this film, I knew it would be harrowing, but these films if nothing else serve as a reminder to make the most of the lives we have. And recognise things could be so much worse. And all actors involved were awesome. Even Mariah Carey ;)
I like Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter's Debs, and Mrs. Dexter in real life)... and I ADORE [rec]... which is why I will simply say, this film is so unnecessary. It's a good film, but only because it is a total scene for scene remake almost, of [rec]. I would say just skip Quarantine and watch the real deal.