January 15th, 2012

Random Violin

So, what did you get up to this weekend?

Wet, rainy and cool today, giving me a perfect excuse to sit gawping at various screens all day. I had a lot of fic bookmarked to read and managed to tick a few stories off my list. Also watched "Sense and Sensibility" - the 1995 version with Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant, Cate Winslet and Hugh Laurie. Wonderful movie! And yes, it made me cry near the end. I loved this movie so much.

Out to dinner last night at a Mongolian restaurant. It's a buffet-style place, where you grab a deep bowl, take it to the counter and fill it with a selection of thinly-sliced meats, various vegetables and a mixture of sauces, then hand it to the chef who barbeques it on a large drum-shaped hotplate. The behaviour of some people was quite amazing; one guy in front of me loaded his bowl up with the shaved meat then pressed it flat with his hands so that he could fit more in, and then scooped vegetables (with the tongs, fortunately) into his hand because there was no room left in his bowl. Totally unnecessary as it's one of those places where you can refill your plate as many times as you choose.

On our way there we were stopped at traffic lights, sitting in two lanes of traffic when a motorbike came up between the lanes so that he was at the front of the queue. Lane-splitting is illegal but the practice is rife; still and all it was hilariously funny when the lights changed and he put the gas down hard enough to lift his front wheel as he took off - and then the car (or should I say, black Ford ute!) next to me lit up like a Christmas tree and started his siren as he took off in pursuit of the biker. Last seen heading west down the Logan Motorway; I hope the cop caught him.

Twenty four hours (my time) until I can reasonably expect to see the last of the new Sherlock episodes. Benedict Cumberbatch, when asked if he would return for a third season, was quoted as saying.... Collapse )