March 30th, 2008

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Filing Queen!


2008_03_31 Stripy filing
Originally uploaded by nice_cup_of_tea
I have spent ALL weekend sorting out the filing cabinet, which has been an entry on my to do list for at least 6 months...

I am a very strange girl, but I really enjoyed it. Shredded paper like a maniac, nearly broke the shredder (it was smelling rather hot at one point), labelled, colour coded, cleared, and drove mr.ncot nearly half crazy .-) He doesn't "get" my strange filing and organing urges.

But hey, now I am happy and my head feels really clear. Does that make sense? It must be to do with spring and the clocks leaping forward!

Just off to reward myself with a hot, bubbly bath and a tot of whisky :-) More photos here

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Experience....

... is what you get, when you don't get what you want.

I heard this quote on a youtube video, the "Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch.

It is worth watching. This guy is a University Lecturer, with a few months to live, whose "last lecture" was about how to achieve your childhood dreams.

Very funny, very inspiring, very sad.
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Little Miss Sunshine

"A very good American Film", says mr.ncot and this is high praise indeed, since he normally spurns any film out of Hollywood!

Little Miss Sunshine is a quirky, funny, sad, laugh out loud film. About families, growing up, achieving your dreams, or not... Mark Kermode (curmegeondly but brilliant BBC film reviewer) gives it a mixed review (forward clip to 01:26:39), calling it a "strange, little widget of a movie" - his main contention being that it needs to be more harsh about the main subject - the whole beauty paegant thing. But he does admit that there are individually good things about it...

I think it is just a wonderful film - go rent it :-)