Month: January 2013


I’m so bored I’m actually thinking of going to bed except it will mean work will loom even more quickly.
Good news is that it’s just one shift and then I have three days off.
The house is tidy.
The washing is done.
There’s enough food in the house until Monday.
I even have some beers in.
The husband is at work all weekend so all I have to do is kick the kids out.

What am I going to do?

Chill, that’s what I’m going to do.
I didn’t get to chill very much last year so I have a lot to make up for.
We’ve made it through January with actually relatively little to stress about.
I also have to get used to chilling because I will be forced to in a few short weeks after my surgery.

I think I am going to work my way through my movie collection.
With over 950 movies in the collection I shouldn’t run out of choice.
The only problem is making the choice in the first place.

Oh yes, just a quick reminder… Star Trek Into Darkness is only 105 days away.

DISH OF THE WEEK #40 – Altair, Ezio and Connor

There are rumblings.
Rumblings of a film that ‘could’ potentially be very exciting if they get it right.

For a little while now I have had a small interest in some game characters.
Altair, Ezio and Connor.
Yep, These dishes aren’t even real people!!

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Assassins Creed.
A game I have never played.
A game I have no intention of playing. I’m not a gamer.
A story that I could die for in a movie with some very sexy imagery, characters and lots of action.

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I believe this character is Connor. Could be my favourite!

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Of course he’s contending with Altair.
I hope they choose their actors very carefully.

This is not the first game I’ve been interested in as a movie.
Back in 2010 we had ‘Prince of Persia’
Subsequently my Dish of the Week number 2 was Jake Gyllenhaal who played Dastan.
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According to IMDB, Assassins Creed has been ‘announced’ and there is a screenplay.
From the short description on IMDB it looks like they are going with the first game.
The first games play is as follows……..

The Assassin’s Creed game take place in 2012, featuring Desmond Miles, a bartender who is a descendant of several lines of prominent Assassins; though raised as an Assassin, he fled his nomadic family to seek out a more common lifestyle. He is initially kidnapped by the megacorporation Abstergo Industries, the modern-day face of the Knights Templar who are aware of Desmond’s lineage. Desmond is forced to use the “Animus”, a device that allows him to experience his ancestral memories. Abstergo is seeking to discover the location of several artifacts, or “Pieces of Eden”, that hold great power, to control mankind and alter its fate, bringing humanity into a single unified group. Desmond also encounters a small team of modern-day Assassins; agreeing to work with them, Desmond uses their version of the Animus (the Animus 2.0) to continue to experience the memories of his ancestors to discover the locations of additional Pieces of Eden so they can be recovered before Abstergo can do so. While experiencing these memories, some of their abilities are genetically leaked into Desmond, known as the Bleeding Effect, giving him some of the Assassin skills of his predecessors at the cost of living with multiple sets of memories and personalities in his mind.

Within the Animus, Desmond explores the memories of Assassins Altair ibn-La’Ahad, an initially disgraced Assassin working to redeem himself during the Third Crusade, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, an Assassin in Italy during the late 15th and early 16th centuries of the Renaissance and of Ratohnhake:ton, otherwise known as Connor, a half- Mohawk, half British Assassin during the American Revolution. Throughout these events, Desmond learns of allusions to the prophetic end of the world in 2012 from a former Animus test subject, Subject 16, as well as from holographic figures of a species pre-dating humanity. Many years ago a massive solar flare nearly wiped out all life and a second threatens to do the same. With the second solar flare fast approaching, it is up to Desmond to use the memories of his ancestors to acquire their knowledge, learn the truth and find the Pieces of Eden to save humanity.

If this is what they are going with it is potentially going to be an incredible movie!!
So far they have cast one person – Michael Fassbender

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He is listed as playing ‘Altair’ but I’m wondering if he is actually going to be playing Desmond.
Time will tell.
The film will be in 3D… no surprise there then.
It is apparently going to start filming this year so I am assuming they want it ready for the summer market in 2014.
As soon as I know more I’ll let you know.

Of course, after all this, it could also potentially be a ‘pile of crap!’
But they would have to be incredibly stupid to balls up a story like this one.


I think I said yesterday that today ‘should be a little more back to normal’
Famous last words!! OMG.

Thankfully, as usually happens, things started to even out and look better in the last two hours of the shift.
Everything was back under control by shift end.

Got tomorrow off, not that I’ve actually got time off.
Got a few dump runs to do to clear rubbish from the back garden that has accumulated during the house move and I’ve got to do a food shop as well.
I have a long three day weekend and I plan to do very little so I may just do a shop to cover the next 5 days and get it out of the way.

Right now I plan to have a pizza and bit of TV time.
If only I can get the kids to SHUT UP!!!!


It was a very worrying day at work today for reasons I cannot go into.
Needless to say something happened overnight that hit home rather hard this morning.
Took my breath away just a little bit.

All I want to do now is have a late dinner, chill out for a bit and go to bed before doing it all again tomorrow.
Tomorrow however, should be a little more back to normal.

Got home to a surprisingly quiet house.
Makes a change.


OK, it’s been a while since I blogged about ‘you know who’
I can’t really justify a fourth ‘Dish of the Week’ on him…… yet.
So I’ve just spent some time organising the photos I’ve been grabbing from the internet over the last couple of months (all 400 of them… how sad)
I noticed some cracking candids of Karl being Karl.
He’s such a dork!
I love him.

It all started just over ten years ago when he became popular playing two characters in Xena Warrior Princess and Hercules The Legendary Journeys.
He started to attend conventions and his inner Geek had chance to play.
He was young, he was scruffy and he just wanted to party!

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A few New Zealand movies later and along came Lord of the Rings. Two Towers and Return of the King.
Karl was thrown into a whole new level of fandom.

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One short bromance later and he found himself in the USA.
Chronicles of Riddick, Bourne Supremacy, Doom, Pathfinder….. Just a few films later and along comes Star Trek.
Dr Bones McCoy is a role Karl was born to play and he has been in convention and red carpet heaven ever since.

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Helen Mirren was clearly very taken with him when they filmed the hilarious ‘RED’

Karl is very animated when he’s interviewed and he absolutely loves conventions.
He always makes time for his fans.

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Just a thought, but with the news in recent days that JJ Abrams will be directing the new Star Wars film for Disney, and knowing that JJ is ‘fully’ aware of Karl’s inner Geek, could Karl land a role in it?
Would Karl want to take on yet another franchise?


What a stupid question that is!! Can’t believe I even asked it.


I’ve just spent the last week working one on, one off.
I don’t like doing that because you don’t really get a day off because you still have chores to do.
By the time you finish your chores it’s time to start thinking about work the next day.
Anyway, I’m doing Tues, Weds, Fri this week and then I’ve got a long three day weekend. Yay!
I’ll get all my chores done Saturday and then have two whole days to play.
Cupid thumbs up

What to do today.
Unfortunately I have a trip to the dentist with Mum and all three kids today.
We usually don’t do too bad. Everyone gets the all clear for another 6 months. Fingers crossed.

What an exciting life I lead.