Sunday, 17 May 2009

Sunshine during the storm.

Sorry for the absence and neglect of my blog since our recent relocation. This weekend has been the first chance for a breather since the move where we haven’t had to leave the house for a day. As for work, well the less said about the work overload there the better. With everything seemingly in order and most places updated with the change of address, it’s time to get back to typing for fun rather than out of necessity and letting the world roll on.

With the house move, we’re settled in and it has been a positive move. The toilet refills properly, the house is warm and has less drafts, no plague of slugs and its much more homely. Even the set up in the living room makes for a much better DVD viewing experience - something I hadn’t even thought about until we were watching one here. Those are only a few of the pluses and it really is a much nicer place to wake up. We actually look forward to coming home once again. The only downside was the upheaval and effort but now that’s out of the way, in retrospect it really was a great idea.

Apart from the move a lot has happened since the last time I made an update. Namely a certain day out at Windsor Park in which I was lucky enough to witness a team I support win a major trophy for the first time in 17 years of me following football. More on Crusaders F.C’s Irish Cup Final victory to come.

Other than that, another highlight was my Birthday. After a lovely meal in the Frankie and Benny's at Victoria Square, we went to see the new Star Trek movie, which was great! After walking over to the Odyssey in some bizarre 'raining whilst sunny' weather - something that seems to be becoming quite regular. We ducked out of the rainbow strewn sky and into one of the Storm cinema’s VIP screens.

It was well worth it even though we had to sit right at the front where it was hard to see what the heck was happening during the big action scenes. Very comfy chairs though and without spoiling too much, the comfy chairs really did help with the much needed concentration required to ponder the way the movie ties in with the past timelines in the Star Trek canon. Kate Mulgrew playing Captain Janeway in the Voyager episode Futures End: Part 1 puts it well - “The future's the past, the past is the future. It all gives me a headache”. For me at least, the extra special comfiness was needed for pondering alternate realities and some multi universe theory and quantum mechanics!

The movie itself I thought was one of the best I’ve seen in a long time and quite true to what the original series might have ended up being given the chance to throw today’s technology and budgets back in time to Gene Roddenberry. I’m confused a little though where they want to take the movie. Is it to be a new series or run of movies set in an alternate reality? or is the movie just a one off?

Whichever, it’s back to reality now and time for normal posting to resume.

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