Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Alexander the great

I decided to go sit in the cinema for three and a half hours tonight and sit here winding down after what was a mediocre film with special effects to die for. It majored on the By sexual nature of the warrior class, and left out some important bits of history.

The lead was not big enough, both in stature and ability, however Tony Hopkins, whom I nearly had the oportunity to meet at an A.A. party (nearly name dropper, and no I am not a R.A. I was a guest) Held the whole film togeather with his narration as Homer or someone similar I think I fell asleep at the time he was named.

Would I go see it again? NO!!!!!!!. Oliver Stone, I know you read my blog, what were you thinking about producing that sort of film, with a weak lead to a Covert Homophobic nation? My explanation, given the way that Homosexuality is becoming more and more the norm, you are ahead of your time. Having read the Arab boy many years ago it somewhat spoilt the story line for me. Its Gonna cost you, regrettably. The cinema had seven people in it at the busiest show they had this week!

The best thing about this evening was the Praline ice cream which I shouldn`t have had ,due to the diet, which Incidently is working great (up to now) I am down to fifteen stones ten and a half pounds (100.227 Kilograms). Blahh!!! " The quickest way to loose weight it to eat everything that you hate" "Ardie 1981" .

I sit here now at midnight thirty and there is just me and the screen, the freedom to blog, that I have discovered fecently, has added a new dimention to my life strangling existance. I complain that I have no action in my life but when I speak with others they appear to have had much less.

I guess that I am expecting too much. I have had a very full life most of the time. with short lulls like now, that I have learned instinctively to fill with little joys like my granchild and Blogging. You could have ablolubtely no perception what a pleasure it is for me to be told that I am not too old to use a computer! or that someone may becoming addicted to my blog, Thakyou so very much it means such a lot, to a grumpy old man, Sleep tight and may you have pleasant dreams.

2 comments:

Yvonna said...

Hi Rob!
Please even don't ask how school is...
We're heaving the winter holiday soon and teachers test us nearly everyday...On MOnday I wrote a math test ( idon't think it was so bad) and on Fri I'm writting a physic test(that'll be a disaster!!!)I'm totally exhausted.I'm sorry but I can't remember where did I get the post from...
Oh one thing I wasn't able to find word " compitent" in cambrige dictionary.Would you like to explain it to me?
Yes I still practis my English to make it better and better and someday maybe make it perfect:D But I need to confes that I haven't spoken to English guy yet because I'm a bit afraid I won't understand....
My sister also have seen "Alexander" and she didn't enjoy it either...So now I knw it isn't worth seeing...
Have a nice day, Rob
See you....

rob said...

I am sooooo so sorry the word should have been competent not "compitent (wrong)" You see! You are even picking up my bad spelling now.

What it actually means is how capable someone is, either by training or natural ability/experience, to achieve something. For example a driver in the UK is deemed competent when he has passed a government driving test and gained a few years experience. For example he becomes a "competent" drive.

You are perhaps a very competent snow boarder because not only are you good at it you win prizes? That sort of thing.

I hope that helps and sorry once again for my bad spelling. (you can trust no one these days, and there I was saying that the kids here cant spell, who am I to talk) :o))