Wednesday, 22 September 2010

A life less cluttered

Since I had to shed pretty much 40 years of accumulated 'life' when I moved to Australia I have tried to 'live a less cluttered life'. Well I love these 100 things to help you accomplish this. Now if only the GAB would take them on board!
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iPad luv

Behold the iPad in All Its GloryImage via WikipediaThis is a great article on all things fab about the Ipad. Here By David Chartier at Macworld

Just one thing to add is that both for the iPad and iPhone the Google app and Dragon Dictation make use of voice recognition - one for searching and one for text entry are excellent.

Once more I just love the iPad - when i can get it from my husband......
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Friday, 17 September 2010

Tomorrow; when the war began

... saw this at the weekend and it's a great movie, starts off a bit like an advert for tourism Australia ( but then all Aussie movies are a bit like that) and ends up like a pilot for a series - which it is as these are 7 books in all by John Marsden based around the group of school kids turned guerilla fighters.

But what got me was the scene of 7 Aussie kids out camping sharing a jar of Vegemite. They were handing round the jar and eating spoonfuls right out the jar. I mean urghghhhhh.

I don't mind the odd scrape of the 'mite, on toast or with avocado.... But on a spoon from the jar - that's just too Australian!
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Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Star trek lives

i have an ipad and its brill.. Woot well I think it's what star trek promised. Touch screen, voice search via google, hd video and all those hints you saw Kirk enjoying on the bridge. Congrats world - 1960's sci fi comes to life..

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Urban Spoon

Great site, and a very clever iPhone application - So I am writing reviews for places I am eating at, identifying if its in the 2010 Entertainment Book. So see the widget opposite..... or the site

And the best Contagious event....

Was very oddly the movie we nearly missed. Arriving at Village Cinema we were directed to Cinema screen 6 - and there were 3 lovely young ladies offering choc tops, popcorn and soft drinks - which we very happily helped ourselves too. In we went and we settled into our seats.

And then the marketing manager stood up and described the advert for nappies we were about to see - the demographic it was aimed at etc. We slunk down in our seats, along with two other couples..... but the guy very cheerfully invited us to stay for the short ad, enjoy our freebies and leave when ready.

Needless to say we left quickly and went to watch Bright Star.

Contagous Network AU

So I joined contagious - and its been pretty cool getting invites to movies. A great excuse for a trip into town for dinner and a movie.


Easy A

Attended preview of Easy A, another US teen movie. Its a reasonable take on high school life, Emma Stone is an intelligent choice for the lead. The plot is somewhat predicable - After a little white lie about losing her virginity gets out, a clean cut high school girl sees her life paralleling Hester Prynne's in "The Scarlet Letter," which she is currently studying in school - until she decides to use the rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing.

The direction is good and the usual set of predictable high school 'characters' is extended by the virginal christian evangelist girl and her aging, thicko STD infected Beau!

Very good writing makes you chuckle - wait for DVD.