Seriously – sleeping late, then enjoying the summer sun and paddling pool in the garden – with no work, deadlines or stress. It rocks! I don’t know why I didn’t leave school much earlier…
Talking of school, I just got good news on my Sixth Form choices (they can do most of it) but I’ll wait until it’s actually official before ‘announcing’ my A level choices on here.
Part of my free time has been spent enjoying some nice DVDs, two of which I want to write about right now. Brass Eye may be 8 years old but it’s still a brilliant satire – countless laugh out loud scenes – and the Daily Mail hated it, which always endears a programme to me. Chris Morris is so very Paxman like at times, with the over the top absurdity of tabloid television. “If this were real, how would you feel about it?”
And not to mention the utter brilliance of duping idiot celebrities into recording sincere warnings about the dangers of “heavy electricity… caused by sodomised electrons” or mouthing “and THAT is scientific fact. There’s no real ‘evidence’ for it, but it scientific fact.”
The second DVD was Star Trek Nemesis, which we got lent the other day. As a long-time Trek fan it’s surprising I went this long without seeing it – and had always imagined it has flopped at the box office because it was this dark, mature film. I was wrong. It flopped at the box office because it had no plot to speak of. Seriously – I’m usually very good at missing gaping plot holes – but even I knew that Nemesis made not a shred of sense. This site sums it up nicely. Nice to see Patrick Stewart again though.
Tomorrow, I’m (probably) going to Brighton. Unfortunately there will be no young children with me to disguise the geekiness of going to see the Doctor Who Exhibition.