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Lions and tigers and bears - oh my!

I spent the afternoon in the delightful company of db2305, who came to The Hague for a spot of retail therapy in the after Christmas sales. And I'm pleased to report that I'm now definitely, if a little disconcertingly, down to a UK size 12 again. I bought 2 skirts, a pair of 'skinny' trousers, and a T-shirt, but these will be the last additions to my wardrobe for some time to come, or at least until my weight stops fluctuating and I won't have to try on a new size every 4-6 weeks.

We ended our afternoon by going to the cinema, where we watched I Am Legend starring Will Smith as the lone survivor of some sort of epidemic that turned all other human beings into mindlessly aggressive zombies. As far as I was concerned, the star of the film was his character's dog...but I'm such a coward that I spent most of the viewing with my scarf wrapped round my head. I never could deal with scary movies, and this is the best way I've found of stopping the nightmares from coming.

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skylar_muc
Dec. 29th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
I spent most of the viewing with my scarf wrapped round my head
haha, my friend who I saw IaL with last night did the exact same thing :). I wonder if that makes the movie better (although she hated it, too). For me, the creepiest parts were the scenes with the mannequins... everything else that was supposed to be scary just annoyed me.

Edited at 2007-12-29 09:11 pm (UTC)
gamiila
Dec. 29th, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC)
I wonder if that makes the movie better

Well, it does reduce it to about a quarter of its length, which I thought was a good thing. This one will not go on my list of favourite films...or even on my list of good ones.
meko00
Dec. 30th, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC)
God fortsättning/Happy continuation!
Ah, sounds as if you had a great time with B, shopping. Post-Christmas sales are almost my idea of hell, have to say. But Woo Hoo, size 12 is great news!

I don't like scary movies either, mostly because my nerves can't take great or sudden noises. Eek.

I've been away from LJ for far too long, but I glanced through yours just now & I'm happy to have read that your sister's move went OK. Rest up, hmm? And, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for your friend.
gamiila
Dec. 30th, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC)
Re: God fortsättning/Happy continuation!
It's unbelievable to think I'm now the same size I was 10 years ago. I just hope that after the festive season's over, I'll be able to find the will power again to go back to saying no to all the lovely but forbidden foods I've had -- you know, like chocolates and cake...and booze.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for your friend

Thank you.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: understanding written Swedish isn't that difficult, at least not when it's short phrases like the above. I actually read/translated it as 'goede voortzetting' in my head, before I came to the English translation.
vegmb
Dec. 31st, 2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! Now I know I do not want to see that movie. I didn't get anyting from the previews to indicate that it was scary...and I don't do scary.
gamiila
Jan. 4th, 2008 04:56 pm (UTC)
I suppose that to the average diehard fan of zombie freakazoid movies, this is pretty tame stuff; but me, I actually got nightmares from Michael Jackson's Thriller!

Leaving the zombie freakazoids to one side for a moment, I don't think the other 30% of the film is that good. I mean, it's Will Smith and I like Will Smith, it's just that the story is pretty thin and can be summed up in one sentence: lone scientist in NYC tries to distill a serum from his own blood, and pisses off a bunch of zombie freakazoids in the cause of his experiments.
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