Saturday, June 27, 2009

blog? what blog?

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Originally uploaded by rooruu
Well you might ask. I've been, in the lovely Australian expression, flat out like a lizard drinking, and when it's that busy, something goes. Haven't even been TAKING a photo a day recently, let alone blogging one.

I've been reading other people's blogs, as time permits, and it's good to keep up there, but as to the rest.... there's a break coming up in a few weeks, thanks be.

Went Out and About today. Reverse Garbage in Marrickville is always good for a look: I only invested in a backpack ($2.50, bargain!) and a bag made out of an advertising vinyl banner (cool!) but came away with ideas I want to investigate further. (Reverse Garbage recycles clean industrial waste, and there are lots of things and lots of possibilities in that tin warehouse).

The Remnant Warehouse and Quiltsmith are two inner city (Sydney) quilt shops (Alexandria and Annandale) that I don't get to very often - lots of yummy things at both of them, but I was restrained, buying much more with my eyes than with my wallet.

Most of my driving is on the outskirts of the city, where I live and where I work, so it was not my usual situation today to be crawling along a major highway into the city with traffic lights every fifty metres, or so it seems. You can have stress, I figure, or enjoy the view. King St in Newtown certainly has a different array of shops to see and people to observe (as your car remains stalled in traffic) to those on my normal rounds. So what the hey, I saw and observed and it was part of the day too. A different view of the world.

Headed back west into the sunset at day's end with a couple of finds I wouldn't have found around here, and having had a change of scene. It's not as good as a holiday, but it's not bad. And still one more day of the weekend to go, hurrah!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Young Victoria (trailer)

This is another film I'm looking forward to seeing - although it was released in the UK in March, its Australian release date isn't till August. 

The Young Victoria stars Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend and Paul Bettany, plus a bunch of other excellent actors.


Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Time Traveler's Wife - official trailer

Finally, finally, the first official trailer for the film/movie version of The Time Traveler's Wife, by Audrey Niffenegger.  Release date in the US: August.  Release date in Australia? November.  Sob.  Sniff.  I wish Village Roadshow Film Distributors would be wiser/smarter/nicer/more co-operative.  Especially since the film has been held up for a long time already.

Anyway, here's the trailer:

Yahoo Movies:
Interesting, the way they've done Henry vanishing.  It will be so good, eventually, to see the complete film..
Village Roadshow Film Distributors, are you listening?  August would be a GREAT month to release this - winter is a good film time, why wait till spring?  Oh, and I want it released at the same time as in the US (as you do with so many films).  Because I do.  Please.  Thank you.

PS.  There is a pic of the film's poster on this blog.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sydney Quilt Show winners 2009

Head on over here and see some absolutely wonderful quilts!

You can click on the thumbnails for larger views to enjoy.