Friday, 28 February 2014

Friday 28/2/14 - Snake Spotting (or Not), Cycling Mishaps, Sooo Much Spam & This Week's Wristwatch.

Friday 10:43pm AEST

Saturday night's "Lolly Nite" movie was "White House Down". 

Sure, it was a little Die Hardy in places, but I much preferred it to the similarly themed "Olympus Has Fallen", which was released at around the same time. This happens every now and then where two films with similar stories are produced at the same time. Remember "Volcano" and "Dante's Peak" back in '97? Yeah, not many people do, either.

I had a meeting to go to on Monday afternoon. A Lamy Logo ballpoint pen, a Field Notes notebook (in my back pocket, hence the curve) and the Omega Speedmaster. I was all set.

Wednesday felt like a really long day, for some reason. A pony of Dewar's Scotch (blended) almost took the edge off.

Today was a busy day. Wore the Speedy to the gym, but switched over to the modded Seiko 7002 when I painted. Did about an hour or so.  I've been keeping track of how much spam comments I've been getting lately. Since February 3rd, I've clocked up 757 spams! Definitely an increase. I wonder if it has anything to do with unwittingly signing up to Google+ about a month ago?

Didn't know which of these two watches to wear this afternoon. 

So I wore them both! H. Norman Schwarzkopf-style.

I hope those of you who type had a great ITAM. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend, all!


  1. I'm glad you weren't seriously hurt on your bike. Thanks for the reminder to get a last ITAM post out

  2. Why ride the bike to the gym again? Why not just ride the bike more?

    1. Bike takes care of aerobic/cardio/warm-up, etc and the gym has all the weights and resistance machinery. Although, I've had the bike since 2003 and I've ridden it less than 20 times.

  3. Glad you weren't hurt too badly on the contraption & no scratches on the watch (:

    it's the 28th already? aargh!

  4. Well, they do say no pain - no gain. But personally I think that's a bit of bull dust. Glad you weren't seriously hurt.

    And to be honest, I got a bit of a giggle out of your question about disagreeing people, during the Social Networking class. Sounds exactly like my experience on Facebook. There's always someone that wants to disagree with everything.

    Hollywood a has a long history of identical double-up movies. Often studios rush a smaller budget film out just before the bigger budget one, just to cash in on the anticipated heavy promotion.

    Dante's Peak and Volcano is a good example. Also, Robin Hood v's Robin hood prince of thieves. Oddly the low budget versions have often been the better film - usually because studios are more interested in limiting the budget, rather than grabbing creative control of the product. But in the case of the two films you mentioned up there, no always.

    There's often non identical double ups too of films that look like they were set in similar universes. Gotta love Hollywood... nothing feeds off itself better!