Had a lovely bank holiday weekend. We celebrated my neice’s first birthday with a barbecque at my sister’s house. I met lots of lovely Melbourne folk and ate many vegetarian sausages. I also found myself covered in Black Forest Gateaux – babies have little talent for feeding themselves cake. Their method seems to involve grabbing two fistfuls of and cramming it into their mouths. And over my trousers.
Here is a photograph of one of the presents I bought for my neice, courtesy of Ikea. Yes, it’s a frog with a rat in its mouth:
Watched a couple of movies over the break. Iron Man was very OK – I had a good time watching it in the cinema but would hate to have to watch it again. I also finally say Beowulf, which was fantastic. The movie did a good job of solving the problems of the original story’s structure. I found an excellent negative review by The New Republic, which seemed to hate Beowulf for many of the reasons I loved it.
Managed to restart work today without too much of a bump. Planning to relax a little, then head out for training.
PS – NIN have released another album online, this one, The Slip, available for free. After Radiohead’s conflicted attitude to independent online distribution it’s good to see a major band do it properly.