"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."

"Don't think, feel....it is like a finger pointing towards the moon. Don't concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory!" -Bruce Lee

Monday, November 20, 2006

J H Lorimers, Oxted, new toy shop!

Ooh, I just got a comment on my post about J H Lorimers in Oxted, and their lack of toys. I have it on good authority, from a Lorimers employee, that they are going to be taking over the old travel agents shop next door, and turning that into their toy section! Good news! =)

Hmm.. well just as I was writing that, my bowl of cornflakes decided to throw itself off my settee arm, and into my camera case, over all my memory cards.. yuck! I think I should avoid electronic goods for the time being.. my phone is still sitting in the airing cupboard from when I somehow dropped it in my drink of water last week. These things always seem to come in 3s, I just dread to think what the next will be.. maybe killing my laptop charger counts..

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

I want a Ugobe Pleo!!

What a cool robotic dinosaur! Have a look at this youtube video.. lol its so cute when it gets scared at the edge of the table!

Merstham -Playing on the motorway

Monday, November 06, 2006

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

well what can I say.. we have just got back from seeing one of the most controversial films of the moment.

My impressions:

-The section set in Kazakhstan I found a little bit wrong, I think this was because I got the distinct impression that a number of the people being filmed did not know what they were letting themselves in for.. I just hope they wouldn't be insulted if they had the faintest idea what they were taking part in.

-The section set in America, I found interesting, and a little scary. In a way it reminded me of 'Louis Theroux's wierd weekends', but what was scary was some of the genuine American reactions to the character of Borat, and attitudes that emerged, in particular at the rodeo, and the part with the misogynistic college boys.

-The humour in the film lies in a Mr Bean/Trigger Happy TV style comedy: a naïve and socially inept, yet unintentionally funny guy stuck amongst people who take everything in life very seriously.

-The Kazakhstan anti-semitism portrayed in the film is bizarre; I'm not sure why it was included!

-Why did he speak Polish?

-I wonder how they filmed the parts with the grizzly bear..

I'm sure I'll think of more later..

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

Well last night we went to see the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers at the Dorking Halls. Taiko drumming originates in Japan as a form of entertainment, however this group of predominantly Scottish women, is the only one of its kind in the UK. The group was founded by Neil Mackie, who studied the art in Japan for a number of years.

It was amazing how versatile drumming can be, who would have thought that you could be entertained for a whole evening by six people with drums (well, and some gongs, singing bowls, didgeridoos, and flutes, actually!), but the drumming just on its own was compelling to watch! In the end, you did end up wanting to have a go.. I think this is maybe what they had in mind -ensuring that everyone received their complimentary programme with training course flyer inside! Good plan!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Remember remember the fifth of November..

Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot...

So, yesterday we headed over to Tandridge Village for our Guy Fawkes night bonfire & fireworks!

We started off at 'The Barley Mow' for a drink, and the judging of the Guys. Every year, the kids of the village design all kinds of human sized Guy figures to be thrown on the bonfire (looks kind of sick actually!). They had some quite good ones this year, I think I saw a vampiric Elvis one which was cool! I wonder which politicians were being burnt at the stake in Lewes this year.. now that was a frightening experience; we went there a couple of years ago when I was living down in Brighton, and we spent the whole time trying to find police to stand next to to avoid fireworks being thrown at us by people in the crowd! Dangerous students!

Anyway, the torchlit procession then emerged from round behind the pub, which we joined to walk up the hill to the bonfire field..

Grabbed some tomato soup, and a veggie hot dog whilst they lit the bonfire with the torches!

It all looked very pagan..

And finished off with some fireworks!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Why Friends Reunited is better than MySpace

1. Myspace..

2. Friends Reunited has given me the afternoon off for answering all my emails!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Shiny new Oxted Sainsburys

I walked down into town at lunch time, and it looks like the new Sainsburys local is open! It looks like its open til 11pm daily, which is excellent compared to Morrisons and their closure at dusk. The place was actually very busy, I will have to pop in at some point and see what sort of food they're doing. I also noticed that a new wine bar/bistro thing has opened in the town - near to Oxfam -interesting, it seems the night life of Oxted is on the up, it'll be Ikon Diva next, lol!

Oops I dropped a clanger!

Lol, I just got an email from someone who has accidentally deleted themselves from the site, claiming to have "dropped a clanger!". Hehe.. I love it! Poor old clanger.. =(

photo originally uploaded by biscuittin.