May 13th, 2011

Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

Writer's Block: Let's try this again

What movie would you like to see remade, and why? How would you change it?

The only one that really springs to mind is another adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's A Little Princess - all the film versions so far have deviated quite a bit from the original plot, so a version which stuck to it more closely would be good. On the other hand, there's always the ITV 1987 adaptation for purists like myself.

I'd still like to see a set of adaptations of Clive Cussler books, which could involve remaking Sahara. I've not seen the original, so I can't judge how justified its negative reputation really is. (I doubt a remake of Raise the Titanic would be credible post-1985, or whenever it was that the wreck was actually discovered.)

And I guess a remake of the Star Wars prequels that were actually as good as the original three films would be a predictable suggestion...

But honestly, most of the films I love, I love because they were so good, and I can't think of any film I've seen that I'd want remade.

Oh, strike that - that horrendous adaptation of The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Yep. Remake that so that it's actually good. Please. And then do the rest of the books. With the possible exception of And Another Thing...
Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop


I've just received some pleasantly good news from Sarah.

Not saying exactly what at this stage in case I go and jinx it. But watch this space. *crosses fingers, touches wood, and generally hopes things work out okay*
SPN - Keep calm and carry on

Whee! *

(*At risk of sounding like K9 in that awful Disney series.)

Further to my earlier post about pleasant news from Sarah - no, she's not pregnant. We are, however, now the owners of this (which wins by being a lot more low-maintenance than a baby):


Boxed Nintendo Wii Console with Instructions, Power supply, Scart Cable Console Stand and Sensor Bar

2 Controllers with nunchuks and rubber cases

Boxed Wii Fit (over 40 training activities) with Balance Board and Instructions

Boxed EA Active Personal Trainer with Instructions, leg strap and resistance band - Burn Calories and stay in shape with fitness made easy and fun!

Wii Sports

This is in fully working order.

Package ideal for loosing weight and keeping fit in your own home!


I say "owners" - we've won it on eBay, and the auction closed about 10 minutes ago, so it'll be a while before it's up and running in the house. And sadly the winning bid was rather higher than Sarah's top bid at the time I posted (£10:50, which would have been rather awesome). Even so, the final winning bid was £122:00, which seems quite a pleasant bargain for all of that.

My next move will, of course, be to get hold of at least Lego Star Wars and which ever Guitar Hero has Carry on Wayward Son on it.

ETA: Oh, sod a dog. Now I've no excuse for not being fit, have I? Rabbits.

ETA 2: I know I shouldn't be such a grammar nazi, but honestly - it's "losing weight," not "loosing". Aarrggghh!!!

ETA 3: To put this in perspective - it cost less than Sarah's paying per month for her soon-to-expire gym membership...
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Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

I know, I know, tiny things please tiny minds...

...the new (as of yesterday) LJ navbar has restored the three preset Flist filters, so I can now easily switch to viewing journals only. That was frustrating me something chronic most of the last couple of days, so it's nice to see it's been fixed. I think I'm entitled to be happy. *g* Mind you, I hadn't actually checked on it most of today, so they may have fixed it earlier.

Anyway. Yeah.

Now - dinner.
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