Monday, January 12, 2009

One man and a lot of dogs

I was really pleased to see In Bruges pick up something at the Golden Globes. Colin Farrell was named Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, sadly beating out his own co-star Brendan Gleeson, who was no less brilliant. If you've not seen this film, check it out NOOOOOWWWWW!

But quote of the night must surely go to Mickey Rourke, who, last I saw, was winning only 10 per cent of E!'s voting public as their pick for a win. He did win, though, getting Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, for his role in Darren Aronofsky's The Wrestler. "It's been a very long road back for me," Mickey announced. "Several years ago I was almost out of this business. I'd like to thank all my dogs. Sometimes when a man's alone, his dogs are all he's got." (Source:

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Am I bored of blogging?

It's just, man, it takes me an age to get around to writing anything these days! Time was I used to do five posts a day; these days five a month is a lot. And even my movie reviews (such as they are) have taken a hit.

Anyway, it's a new year. I don't do resolutions, and even if I did, I probably wouldn't resolve to post more often, just because I wouldn't want to feel I'm posting just for the sake of it.

Christmas was lovely and relaxing, though. New Year's Eve was nice up until the neighbours decided they weren't being loud enough. Once they'd rectified that, they went on at the same noise level until 3am, essentially forcing out of our own lounge, unable to use our own bedroom, and therefore up into the office. And even there it wasn't quiet -- just quieter.

I've started the year well: by heading into London Tahn for a new tattoo already (yesterday), so I'll probably post a pic soon. But these days I'm all about Flickr and Facebook. The former because I pay for it, so I'll damn well use it; the latter because it's just quicker and easier to drop a quick note instead of a post sometimes.

All of which is not leading up to saying I'm quitting this motherfucker. Just it might be a while between posts. So same as now, really.

If you're reading: Happy New Year to you. I hope '09 treats you and your loved ones well. Peace.

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