Friday Fragments and Linkfest No. 13

Hosted by Mrs4444. I won’t be around to comment on everyone else’s Friday Fragments till early next week, we’re off camping at the beach for the weekend – wish us good weather and kid-friendly surf! **** Monday morning’s car trip to school conversation went like this – Tom: Mum, how old do you have to be to mumble mumble mumble? Me: I can’t understand what you’re asking. Tom: *repeats* Me: It’s like you’re speaking a foreign language! Tom: How old do you have to be to have sex? Me: *enlightenment dawns, he was spelling S-E-X and I just wasn’t parsing … Continue reading Friday Fragments and Linkfest No. 13

Other Mother is here

Freaky! I’ve been exploring the Coraline movie website, so much awesome! I particularly like the clip showing the miniature knitting (it’s in the top drawer under the mirror in Coraline’s bedroom). I’m extremely peeved that here in Australia we have to wait till MAY for the cinema release *grumbles* I have to confess I haven’t read the book yet, but I did read an excerpt from it in the Nebula Awards Showcase anthology for 2003, the year in which Coraline won the novella category. Oh well, at least I’ve got plenty of time to grab myself a copy of the … Continue reading Other Mother is here

Adam has terrible taste in movies

I’ve been sitting here trying to read blogs while Adam watches 10,000 BC. My god it’s awful. Actually I’m not sure why he’s watching at all given that every so often I’m hearing him exclaim about the variously stupid things happening on screen. I suppose I should be grateful that at least it’s a DVD so I’m not also being subjected to ad breaks. He’s just offered the criticism “they’ve got very good teeth…” Continue reading Adam has terrible taste in movies

Movie meme

I was tagged by Megan for this one. 1. One movie that made you laughI watched Death at a Funeral last night and laughed so hard there were tears. 2. One movie that made you cry I have a vivid memory of going to see Gandhi at Roseville Theatre when I was 12 years old and sobbing in horror during interval (back in the days when they still had an interval during a film – mind you, Roseville was old-fashioned, I doubt any other theatres were doing intervals) at what the British did to the Indian people. 3. One movie … Continue reading Movie meme