May 30th, 2011

Back to the Future - logo

Do you remember...the future?

'Cos either I'm misremembering, or Bob Gale is, 'cos across the various extras on the Back to the Future Blu-Ray set, Mr. Gale bemoans the fact that he was unhappy with Universal promoting BTTF II as a complete movie in its own right; he seems (although I could be misunderstanding) to be saying that they (Universal, that is) weren't mentioning that actually there were two sequels being shot back-to-back and that the story would be concluded in BTTF III...but my memory is that that was all fairly well known at the time II was released. Maybe it was just the sci-fi press that publicised that (Starburst and DWB?). But yeah, what he's saying doesn't seem to accord with my memories of the time. Just wondered how other people remember it..?

Oh, and if anyone's interested, I've now got an R1 DVD set of the Back to the Future trilogy going free to a caring home. I don't think it's got any extras that weren't eventually included on the R2 DVD releases, but it's got them all in one nice and shiny set. Leave a comment if you're interested. First come first served.
Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

Monday 30th May 2011

Like yesterday, today started out fairly slow - to the extent that Sarah was sitting in the lounge reading an Ann McCaffrey book and, well, not doing much else, for a good chunk of the morning.

However, as the day wore on, I started getting a bit more active, doing the washing up and tidying up and actually making a fair bit of progress in making the kitchen start to look a bit more impressive. Still a long way to go, though...

In the evening, Sarah and I had decided to go out for a meal, and so I drove us out to the Toby Carvery where we had a pleasant meal (predictably, I had turkey, potatoes and peas, with lashings of gravy). On the negative side, it was chucking down with rain. On the positive side, one of the other things I'd done, as wellas tidying and washing, was to get the work on the sound files for Now that's what I call music 6 sorted out and disc two burned to a CD-R, so I was able to listen to that in the car. I'm very happy with it. At some point, I hope to start work on Now! 7, but that's not a priority.

Back home, I did more tidying and washing, as well as a bit of reading (making good progress with entorien's Crux, but once I've finished that I'm probably going to read a few other books before starting on the final one in the trilogy). Oh, and also got some clothes washed.

By about 9:00pm I started to wind down, but after Sarah had gone to bed, I did a bit of channel flicking, caught the end of The Judas Tree (last year's Jonathan Creek episode, guest starring Paul McGann; what a lovely voice that man's got), set the Sky+ box to record a couple of films (Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, on the basis that I enjoyed the first one, and Groundhog Day on the basis that I've been wishing I had a copy of it for ages, so this is as good an opportunity as any), and then watched the first part of the documentary about Queen, Days of our lives, which was a good way to end the day.

For the time being, Sarah and I are sleeping separately, as her back's giving her problems and the main bed is a bit too small for the both of us. So I've got the spare bed, and am sleeping with the window open as the weather's so warm. It's very comfortable.