Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Public transport may be a fail but the one thing it let's me do is think. I read a lot but it allows a lot of time to think about, life in general ( I have to travel 4.5 hours everyday to uni yes lot's of thinking). So I was thinking about Organ Donation and then I thought about everything I wanted to do in life so I thought of starting a Bucket List......very exciting! As of now I have 30 something entries but I shall update them every time I come across one! Here goes:
1). Ride a red Vespa in Italy while my hair which by that time should be very long flows back in the wind.
2). Go on a Gondola in Venice
3). Step on the Parthenon
4). See everything in Greece (yes everything!!)
5). Climb the Eiffel Tower
6). Visit the Sphinx in Egypt and walk through the Pyramids
7). ransack the Classics section at either: Harvard, Yale, Princeton or Oxford University.
8). Go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida.
9). Meet a celebrity
10). Drive through Europe in a smart car.
11). Visit the castles in Europe
12).Get Married on a Saturday
13). Name my son either Achilles or Haemon or both!
14). Go to a vintage book shop with the ladder things that slide.
15). Sleep in a very expensive hotel room.
16). Spend a whole day at the Lourve Museum
17). Spend another day at the Lourve Museum shop
18). Go on the set of a movie aka Hollywood action blockbuster
19). Randomly get up one day and decide to go on a Holiday
20). Learn to read and write Ancient Greek
21). Get a tatoo on my flank (left side)
22). experience motherhood
23). Organise my perfect wedding
24). Go to Ireland (whilst single)
25). Read all the Classic novels and own.
26). Go to a fashion show in Paris or Milan
27). See a Greek Play at the Amphitheatre in Greece.
28). Go fishing and catch a fish
29). Shoot a gun
30). Drink a double vodka martini shaken not stirred
31). Learn Archery and shoot an arrow in the target
32).Read and own every single existent Greek play.
33). Go Camping
34). Go to Disneyland
35). See the Colosseum in Rome
36). Go to the Melbourne Cup in an Audrey Hepburn inspired outfit.
37). Get my PhD in Classics
38). Do part of a post-grad degree at a Uni overseas.
That's all I have so far hopefully more to come!! :)
Posted by Yags at 11:09 PM
So Friday night is "movie night" in our house where my other family comes over because we have the massive television. I decided not to join them and I went and watched Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. Now if there is one thing to know about me, it's that when I have some sort of background knowledge about a topic or I have read a book, and if the movie is not the same I get insanely angry and very annoyed. I even went as far as saying once that the script writer was a disgrace to humanity! Yes, that's me! And I do know that a movie can never truly be the exact same as a book due to some uncanny reason but let's face it I have high expectations.
So I started watching the movie and I tried but I just couldn't take the "hero" of this movie seriously with a name like Percy, he just needed something more macho. And some people never cease to amaze me, why on earth would Mount Olympus be located at the top of the Empire State Building and Hermes' flying sandals are winged chucks..... really? I also don't see how Percy is meant to be a hero when all he does, is kill the monsters that other awesome hero's have killed before, Hydra and Medusa. And poor old Hades always the bad guy.
The main part of the movie surrounds the journey that Percy and his two friends (one who is the daughter of Athena *sigh*) go on to find these three opals. One of them is located at a nursery (Medusa's lair), the second one at the Parthenon at Nashville (understandable) and the last one get this is at a Casino in Las Vegas.........seriously? A Casino? Yep that through me off the edge, literally i fell off my bed that was a coincidence but still.
While it wasn't as bad as Clash of the Titans that was horrible it still annoyed me.
Posted by Yags at 5:16 AM