Thursday, 16 July 2009

Ah, Harry.

So yea, I've finally got round to watching Harry Potter 6.
As an avid (and I do mean avid) fan of the series, I was always gonna be disappointed. Wasn't awful though, was it? Better than some of the atrocities we've been served.
In general, I thought Tom Felton was ACE as Draco Malfoy. The only character I actually sympathised with throughout.
But there was one bit of Malfoy-ness that had me choking with laughter, and you need some background here.
I read alot of fanfics.
Alot of fanfics are slash.
Alot of slash is Draco/Snape.
Thus, Draco/Snape is inherent in my mind.
So Snape with Malfoy against a wall, with Draco shouting "I don't need protection!" had me rofling.

Luna's lines were all hilarious, of course, she made me laugh veryvery hard too.

What else made me giggle?
Oh yes, Ron under the influence of the love potion, and Harry all felix'ed up. Yes, they were funny.

Another highlight:

Mmm :)
And I don't mean Slughorn either.In the last 3 films, I've really hated Michael Gambon as Dumbledore. He was OH SO ANGRY. But he grew on me this film, was more soft and Dumby-ish. Which is good. Shame they killed him off as soon as I started to like him.
Most AWKWARD relationship ever.
Let me put you straight: as actors, I think neither Daniel Radcliffe or Bonnie Wright looked particularly comfortable in their roles. Daniel Radcliffe never has, and I just don't think they FITTED on screen.
Also, Daniel Radcliffe is SHORT.
And tying his shoelaces? wtf?
Ginny hiding the's that going to work for book 7. I trust they've got a wiggle in mind that makes more uncomfortable Harry/Ginny stuffs, like they have to involve her in the battle or something.

WHERE was all my lovely Neville goodness?! He had like one line!!

I think I'm in the minority here, but I really don't like Emma Watson as Hermione. She only seems to have one expression "OMG end of the world! I'm heartbroken" even when her situation isn't that bad.
Despite her limited acting ability, I like the girl herself. She's clever, (Ivy league for uni!) beautiful, rich, funny...gosh I'm jealous.
OH and I loved how her hair was more bushy this time round!
And the her and Ron thing was handled well I feel.

Soo...I guess that's it. But I'm going to be seeing it again tomorrow, so prepare for more. But overall, thus far, I liked it.

Emma x

PS: Ron's hat was awesome.

OTHER PS: I swear Katie Bell is the year above Harry :S

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Christmas Knickers

I appreciate we're nowhere near Christmas right now, although we are nearer to this Christmas than last Christmas.
That's kind of what makes this post so ironic.

So yeah, today I realised that I have not one, not two but FOUR pairs of christmas-themed knickers.

At the bottom of it all, Christmas-knickers are for wearing on Christmas day, right? So what on Earth am I doing with FOUR PAIRS? Its gonna take me 4 years to rotate through them all, one every Christmas.
Unless I wear one pair on Christmas Eve and one on Boxing (boxers :P) day.

Stupid thing is, at least two of them have been bought for me by the same person.
Hell, the person is MY GRANDMA.

Why would I want to wear themed underwear anyway? As a single person (I'm hearing Beyonce right now) you can be sure as hell no-one is going to see them. And its hardly going to make me feel more christmassy.

Ah, the futility of attractive underwear.

On that note, I'm going to try on my new (non-christmas themed!) bra.

Auf wiedersehen, pet.


P.S I googled Christmas Underwear to find a picture for this post and instantly regretted it.

Friday, 3 July 2009

The Little Things

I love my local Indian restaurant, Indian Dream, for many reasons. It's a short walk from my house, for example. The food tastes great and the staff are lovely (although the staff:customer ratio is enormous and there's always about 6 waiters fussing around your table)

But what really makes my Indian Dream experience so awesome is the added extras you get after your meal.

As you've probably guessed by the pic, orange slices is (are?) one of them, about half an orange per person. Apparently it cleanses your palate in preparation for dessert.
After the oranges you're provided with a warm flannel to wipe your hands on...I'm not sure how vulgar it is considered to wipe your mouth with it too, but I do so heigh-ho :)
Then you get after-eights with the bill. I LOVE AFTER EIGHTS. There's usually one each but if I take my adorable little sister we get a few extra ;)
And finally, the complimentary alcohol. For some reason, men get brandy and women get Baileys, which is funny because my Dad can't stand brandy, but he drinks it anyway so he looks manly.
And the waiter people are nice, because they give me Baileys too. I think they know I'm underage, but its nice of them to treat me like an adult. Also, Baileys tastes really, really good.

I think they know our names by now, we order for takeout and go in to eat so often. But y'know, we just don't mind paying the bill so much when they give us little treats to keep us sweet.
Bless them, every one.


Thursday, 2 July 2009

On Aging

Ice age,
Can't complain,
If the world's at large,
Why should I remain?

So here's my theory - as you get older, time goes faster.
In year 7, two weeks till half term was an AGE, but in year 11...hey, we can stop working now!
If we follow the rise...damn, the last 20 years of my life will go FAST.

But on a more serious note...I think I can skew time in my brain to make me feel better about things. So I could think of myself as not even being halfway through my work experience, instead I'm thinking...6 days of work left. I can deal with that.


Gosh. I hate stress.


Anybody waiting with bated breath for today's lunchtime musings...there were none. I fell asleep in the park and got sunburnt. Wahey.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Miscellaneous from the Shopping Centre

Soo...I'm on work experience atm. And my lunch hour is like, so much longer than it needs to be. And many small thoughts come to my mind.

So here they are.

1. What on earth is the point in revolving doors?
Sure, they're automatic, but so are the slidey ones, and they force the unfortunate user to walk in a loooooong big circle. Walk too fast, and they'll shudder to a halt and you're left panicking about losing air till they start again. Walk too slow and you crash into the one behind. And such a waste of electricity when they're less useful than push-open doors.
Revolving doors are, therefore, completely pointless.

2. This one is more of an amusing anecdote. You know how in ordinary toilets, there are always mirrors above the sinks? So you come out of the loo, scrub your hands and, whilst doing that, check your hair and face in the mirror.
Well in the Touchwood loos, there are no mirrors, and it always gives me a shock to look up and realise there's a stranger staring back. If you watch other people its quite amusing, too.

3. I like how all the music from the different shop doors floats together and creates mall-music, which is all the same.

Well, that's all for now.
Just today's lunchtime musings.

Emma x