Film: Brotherhood of the Wolf

I always thought brotherhood of the wolf made no sense in the middle – even if I watched the French language version.
It turns out the UK cut of the film lacks a 20 minute sub plot which would explain the weird jumping and the completely random announcement that “officially the beast was dead”

On the bright side there is now more space on the DVD shelf as there is no point keeping something this confusing!

 

Film: Twilight – “I trust you”

I recorded ‘Twilight’ to stop a family member buying it for me as I’d escaped seeing it with the rest of them – the annual Christmas Eve cinema trip tradition stopped after that year.

It sat on the Sky Box since July whilst I tried to find some motivation to sit through it – it transpires that I needed a cold grey day where I was waiting for an Amazon delivery.

I’m about 50 minutes in and gave wanted to turn it off since 10 minutes in. It’s basically glamourising abusive relationships and the acting, music and script are all awful.

But at least I can delete it once it’s over 

Busy & Ilona Andrews

I’ve been busy lately so posting has taken a back seat … Or just stopped to be very honest!

Still feeling busy and slightly easily vexed at the moment, so not entirely sure that proper posts are on the cards for this week either!

But the new Ilona Andrews’ book is fab. In hindsight a lot of characters had very brief cameo mentions but it was still very very good!

Curious: IT Service Desk

I work in a pretty technically literate role but am not in IT, I get to see how dumb some of our users are and I know that our IT Service Desk have to put up with a lot of muppets – not the good type of muppet.

As a general rule IT Service Desks do get a lot of stick from users – a lot of it is unfair as users tend not to help themselves and expect kit (laptops, fancy phones, etc) to grow on trees with zero notice.

However occasionally IT Service Desks really earn their dodgy reputations: through not choice of my own I have a tiny laptop so at my work desk I have a docking station to enable it to take usb cables, but I wasn’t given an extra power cable with the docking station.

ServiceDesk

This meant that one day working from home I ran out of power as I’d forgotten the power cable – this wasn’t ideal.

So I asked nicely if I could have a second power cable, this transpired in the Service Desk saying they can’t find a proper adaptor so they’ve given me a “non-standard one that someone bought when they lost their proper one”. Service desk handed it over with the words “let’s hope it doesn’t blow everything up”

That reassuring thought means that I’m going to use that cable at work and keep the proper one for home use!

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Sanex Shower Gel – Curiously useful allergies

The allergy tests that the Husband underwent had some really weird results and meant that we’ve had to change most of the toiletries that he uses.

Most of this has no impact on me – my hair is fussy so I know I can’t use Simple shampoo, but I did try the Sanex shower gel and was surprised to find that I really like it!

sanex shower gel It doesn’t smell, it does seem to leave my skin a little softer and I’m currently crediting it with my having kept a tan for slightly longer than usual!

Until we got the big list of chemicals that the Husband can’t use I hadn’t really considered how many chemicals are in every day products; it turns out there a lots and, if Sanex is anything to go by, it might be an idea to cut a few out!

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