Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A new discovery

I am not Scottish, I do not have a drop of the Scot in me (well not that I know of anyway) so I find it rather amusing that my new music love happens to be tribal Scottish music.

That's Clanadonia, I bought their first cd recently from Freak Music. When their next album or cd comes out, I will be buying that one too.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The obsession with 3D movies

I took J and 2 of his friends to go watch the re-relese of The Phantom Menace 3D today. I love the Star Wars films, they are absolute classics as far as I am concerned even though they are so cheesy and the characters have the most awful dialogue. I was really looking forward to seeing it in 3D. There was so many scenes that would have been very effective as 3D scenes - the pod race, the explosions, the final battle, where QuiGon Jinn dies... yet I never felt as if I was watchign a 3D movie. Nothing jumped out like it normally does, nothing flew across the screen at me. I was sorely disappointed.

Before the movie started, there was a trailer for Titanic. In 3D. The one released in 1997.

I don't understand the obsession with re-releasing movies now in 3D. It's all about making more money off of a succesful movie I am sure but still, what a ripoff it can be if the movie doesn't have much 3D in it.

The boys enjoyed it, I got to renew my acquaintance with old favourites.

Friday, February 10, 2012

the price of a kitchen

R100 000, or $12 500. Coulda knocked me over with a feather when I got the email. Been a few days and I am still shocked at the price.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

A recipe for divorce

When I was pregnant with C, we renovated our kitchen. That was 9 years and 4 months ago. I was 7 months pregnant, it was the middle of November, which is in the middle of our African summer (Cape Town's version, not Gauteng's!). I was huge (she weighed 4kg at birth) and it was hot. Hotter than the middle of the Sahara desert. Berg wind conditions.

You'd think that we would have learned our lesson, that renovating a kitchen can be a legitimate reason to divorce the love of your life.....not so much it would seem.

We're starting the process. Again. The last time it was a teeny tiny little kitchen where Himself and I couldn't get into it at the same time, let alone while I was pregnant.

So far, we've seen one company. They've been diligently working on our quote. We agreed to a final layout this morning. Let's see how much the damage is when we actually received the quote on Monday. I'm expecting to have to sell either J or C to pay for it.