I’ve been camping before but only for festivals, and also went on a family holiday in a static caravan, but I have never done real out in the wilderness in a tent for a week kind of camping. Would love to do this sometime and see a bit more of the countryside.
Catch up from the past couple of months:
Zombies Zombies Zombies
The Dead One
The Laughing Dead
Days of Darkness
highlights of my 23rd year (very condensed version!)
-Got dumped by my ex-boyfriend, blessing in disguise!
-Amazing times travelling in Lisbon & Ireland
-Joining the CouchSurfing community, lots of good times and new friends
-Getting closer to my friends and being more sociable
-Enjoying some new hobbies – bellydancing, gardening, and baking!
Over the past month I’ve had some good zombie viewing – these ones have taken me up to 33% through the list.
The Dead Next Door (good), Ghost Lake (bad but cute guy), Exhumed (weird but good), Creepshow 2 (loved it!), The Zombie Diaries (awful), Nightmare City (mediocre), Zombies: Wicked Little Things (boring), Zombie Chronicles (good ideas but boring), Nightmare in Wax (good), Nightmare at Noon (good but predictable).
A few more checked off the list – Dead & Deader, Kung Fu Zombie, Zombie Planet, Tokyo Zombie, and Night of the Living Dorks.
for the second run of Tinselworm, in Bristol 27th August. So glad I hadn’t seen this on DVD it will be such a treat to see the show live!
I’ve recently read a few more King’s – From a Buick 8, The Regulators, and Blaze. Liked Buick 8 the best, thought the other 2 were ok but lacking something for me, didn’t have the same obsessive draw as some of his others do. I have Insomnia, The Talisman, Faithful, Bag of Bones, and Dark Tower 2 waiting on the bookshelf.
Well, almost two years on now and I am still in the same job. I am torn between just carrying on as I am and forgetting about this, or massively re-doubling my efforts to find something completely different. It’s too easy for me to feel comfortable and settled and I don’t know if I have the motivation to go through with this currently.
Not much progress being made on this goal. My estate agent keeps ‘helpfully’ suggesting that I need to reduce my asking price by £10k before people will want to consider making a purchase. I know the market is in a state right now but I’m not prepared to lose that kind of money so I might be better off taking the house off the market and finding a housemate. I’m kind of enjoying living on my own though, I’ll have to see how this plays out.
It’s been a while since I posted anything but here’s my most recent progress. I’m still only 27% through the list!
Zombie Rival – The Super Ninja Master, [Rec], Tombs of the Blind Dead 1 & 2, Zombie Strippers, The Living Dead Girl, Die You Zombie Bastards!, Pet Sematary 1 & 2, I Walked With a Zombie, Vampires vs Zombies, Grapes of Death, Hard Rock Zombies, Zombie Holocaust, Zombie Lake, and Creepshow.
Best of the bunch was Hard Rock Zombies which is classic 80s. Die You Zombie Bastards! is one to avoid at all costs, it reminded me of that film GWAR made. Completely tasteless (and that’s coming from a big time zombie fan).
Went to Damnation festival which was a small-ish one day event in Leeds last Saturday but it was great! Got to see Berzerker for the 3rd time they’re my fave band, Napalm Death were incredible it was a madly energetic performance, and also saw Carcass for the 2nd time this year they are classic and it was a great way to end the show. Also caught Rameses and some of Benediction they were all very good live and the event was really well managed. Good times! Just a shame that the bands all overlapped or I would have seen more, would have been better if it started a bit earlier so they could spread the sets out a bit.
I haven’t made much progress on this goal, for two main reasons. 1. I misplaced the darn sweater and couldn’t find it for weeks. 2. I decided that I wanted to crochet myelf a new sweater as well so did that instead of working on my dad’s knitted sweater. I have half the back done so far so I will really have to crack on if I want to get in finished before xmas.
The classes are going well so far and I’m building on my skills. I started to get the hang of snake arms, which I consider to be the most difficult move I’ve tried so far, but the teacher said it was brilliant and that I had a good flow as my arms are quite long. Just have to start feeling the moves more, I am being rather technical about learning and practicing so the advice I got at the end of the last lesson was “think slinky”!
I’m planning on going to the Edinburgh fringe festival next summer. Will be meeting up with a few friends and also touring the highlands for a couple of days. Never been to Scotland before so I am really looking forward to it.
For whatever reason I cannot grasp the conept of French braiding and will have to be content with regular braids. I cannot be bothered to waste any more energy on tangling up my hair! :)
I read Carrie last week – not particularly keen on the way it’s written from multiple perspectives but I am so glad that this story got King his break. And not I can finally let myself watch the movie! Onto Blaze by Bachman/King next.
I had enough funds come back to make a re-loan so today I’ve passed on $25 to a group of women in Nicaragua that sell fruits and veggies. Help people get those five-a-day, girls!
I’ve been getting to watch about one zombie flick a week recently and have caught up with Plague of the Zombies, Fido, Beyond Re-Animator, Flesh Eating Mothers, and Biohazardous as well as Diary of the Dead which was better than I was expecting. Special mention goes to Dead & Breakfast which turned out to be a real gem and I loved it all, from the amusingly cliched characters to the silly dialogue, great gore scenes (especially the chainsaw bit!) and my fave of all, the undead-hillbilly-zombie-singing-narrator.
I managed to find a local class and lessons start next Monday! I am really looking forward to having some real instruction as I’ve only learned from DVDs so far. Can’t wait!
Finished Gerald’s Game a few days ago and just started reading The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. They’re somewhat similar in style and I love how King can keep the tension and suspense even when there is only one character by themself for basically the whole book. I thought it was cool that Gerald’s Game tied in with Dolores Claibourne, I didn’t fully twig until he mentioned the blackberry bushes but it is so neat how he manages to connect different characters throughout his books. I still have ‘Faithful’, ‘Carrie’, and ‘Bag of Bones’ waiting to be read and looking out for the others I haven’t got yet.