Words Lost Their Meanings Long Ago

[There’s No Mathematics To Love And Loss – Anberlin]

Gonna write it up before I do anything else.

Today I went to see Shrek 4, but more on that later.

It seemed to be a day of running into people. At Syndal, who else would sit next to me but Carmaine (wow, haven’t mentioned her in a fair bit), and in the station right after that, Nat – who now lives in QUEENSLAND – just so happened to find us as well. The habit of always going to the 3rd carriage seemed to have stuck with everyone.

Then, at Melbourne Central, I nearly get blindsided by Idiot Lee, who turned out to have been there with Swin, Yeleng and Whitty (which was awkward because I’d turned Whitty down the night prior saying I had to go out with another group of friends. Well, I wasn’t lying at least.)

Ran into Joey L and a few younger MacRob girls too…it really was a day of running into people.

After realizing that 3D movie tickets were 20 bucks, we all decided to have cheap Hungry Jack’s for lunch. Sting, Cle- and Penny wanted to see Toy Story 3 but, since I am seeing it next week with Jac, I opted to see Shrek 4 with Viv and Fiona instead.

Onto my review of Shrek 4 (Not a full-blown review but a review nonetheless):

It wasn’t the best that they managed, and I still think that Shrek 2 was better. But there were some good gags in this one, and a few interesting references and metaphors. The storyline (without giving too much away) was generic and of course a happy ending, but it was not a bad idea for a final movie, and it does create a sort of reflection on Shrek’s life.

I have to say, I wished that they had something slightly more intricate and complicated with the major storyline (regarding the change in Shrek’s life), especially since they had the power to play with time, past/future, and magical wishes. Still, I suppose if you made it too complicated, the kid would not understand and follow.

I wish there was more gags with Pinocchio and the Gingerbread Man, and Puss-in-Boots’ fatness (that’s not a giveaway, you saw it in the trailers) was only made fun of very slightly when he first came on screen. But apart from that, it wasn’t a POOR effort. And at least they didn’t have some random Justin Timberlake-esque guest star doing the voice of a slightly-important character.

Oh and JANE LYNCH had a voice role but it was so small! WHAT!? She has the best intonation! Should have given her a bigger role.

Alright, apart from that, and I don’t think I gave away too much, that was it.

The train ride home passed without running into anyone.

And oh, it was cold.

Alex.

P.S. No point seeing it in 3D by the way. FYI.

The Way You Move Ain’t Fair

[Hey Soul Sister – Train]

Happy birthday Jac!

Today (but because of one reason or another, WordPress has time-stamped this for Wednesday. Today I meant by Tuesday) was Jac’s long awaited 18th birthday, and I think it was rather a successful day.

Starting with the awful weather, it went uphill from there. Took the train up with Mandy and Dot cos we ran into them, then Jac and I went to Journal Cafe near City Library.

Jac got this creepy text message asking if she was at Flinders, and it was from an unknown number. That number never texted back again…

Had lunch (or rather, I ended up eating most of her food anyway) and then we went to Melbourne Central because we wanted to see Toy Story 3.

But, it was getting really full, to the point where the only seats left were in the front. Jac doesn’t like that, so instead we went to State Library and went to the Games Room.

UNFORTUNATELY, it was full due to school holidays, so after some random presentation started, Jac and I went to play pool at RMIT. At first we didn’t realize that if you paid the money, the white ball would roll out, so we sat there dejected until someone else came along and did it.

It was a tight game, and ended with Jac’s victory, because I’d mistakenly stuffed and set up the black ball for her. Oh well, it’s her birthday anyway.

After that, we went BACK to State and watched some guys play on the Guitar Hero for a while, then decided to walk to Crown for dinner. That girl walks so slow that it got to the point where she had to drag me to slow me down – and it was VERY slow walking.

The thing that she didn’t know, and the reason I’d wanted to walk fast was that we were meant to get to Oriental Express by 6, where the others were waiting to surprise her. Because of her slow walking and my inability to find the restaurant, we ended up being 20 minutes late.

The fun part was that she didn’t suspect a thing! I was glad that my subtleties seem to have worked.

Dinner was sushi train, and it went by without a problem, and then it was time for cake. Now, I’d asked Nash to get a Black Forest Cake but apparently there were none left, so, being the awesome boy he is, he got a cake in the shape of a dog:

It was particularly funny because I’d always called her my puppy. And the restaurant people sang and everything, it was excellent.

And it was proven that we argue a lot when, on the train back, Yeleng and Aym- both decided we were the on-board entertainment.

I love you, Jac!

Alex.

P.S. The guy in the soccer ball is still in there.