Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Rumours of my demise...

I'm not dead. I've been back home in Dublin for the past week as I have to be in the bosom of my loving family every Christmas or the Air Corp would be sent to rescue me. So for it hasn't been the Bachanalian orgy of wine and turkey that it normally is, rather a sedate, sensible drinking, a fair amount of food, and lots of telly watching.

Obviously it goes without saying that The Christmas Invasion was the highlight of Christmas Day and, having watched it a number of times, I think that David Tennant is going to be even better than Christopher Ecclestone.

Time to brave the Winter Sales now so happy Christmas to those of you who haven't had it wished you and see you in 2006.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Our House is a very very very nice house...

Click here to view my house

One of these little tests that claims to tell your personality depending on how you draw something or which colours you pick in a list. In my opinion it's pop psychology at best, astrology at worst.

Based on your drawing and the 10 answers you gave this is a summary of your personality:
You are sensitive and indecisive at times. You are a freedom lover and a strong person. You are shy and reserved.
Yes, maybe, but the language is so fluffy that it could apply to almost anyone.
If you've drawn a cross on each of windows, you always want to live alone.
Once you have a problem, you need a friend with you. Your life is always full of changes.
My life is full of changes? Read any tea leaves lately?
You will avoid being alone and seek the company of others whenever possible. You love excitement and create it wherever you go. You see the world as it is, not as you believe it should be.
Yes and no. Again with the sort of watery statement that could mean anything.

You are not a romantic person by nature. It also safe to say that others don't see you as a flirt. You don't think much about yourself.
On this I'm calling complete poppycock. It's difficult enough to come up with working theories of personality based on psychometrics and neuropsychology without silly little Cosmopolitan style tests making people think it's simple.

At least I've got a nice picture of a house.


Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Kinky Serenity

In a bid to stop people complaining about my lack of updates and as a way of getting back into talking crap again I'm forcing myself to make a post I'd meant to make weeks ago.

A while ago I saw Kinky Boots, a very British comedy set in the north of England about a shoe factory saved from bankruptcy by changing their product line from quality mens' brogues to womens' boots that could hold the weight of a man for transvestites. While the film was very simple and had some quite sweet moments, it was made all the more odd because the transvestite in question was played by Chitwetel Ejiofor, who had previously played the Central government assassin in Serenity.

It's not every day where you see someone as an assassin one week and a very convincing transvestite the next.

As if that weren't strange enough, Stephen Hawking was in the front row and appeared the enjoy the movie quite a lot.

Only in Cambridge.