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Christmas - Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
The heard word is lost, the written letter remains...
normandie_m
normandie_m
Christmas
My Christmas was a rather quiet affair compared with recent years (when we've always been visiting my brothers and their families). I served at the 8am mass at the cathedral, and then I went home. Watched a bit of midnight mass at St Peters and had lunch. I didn't get many presents this year, but then with the amount of stuff I picked up in Italy and Dubai, there really wasn't a need. However, I did get the complete second series of Doctor Who on dvd (yay!!), a nice little jewellery case (guess mum doesn't like the number of little boxes accumulating on my dresser) and perfume. Brendan bought me the Heath Ledger version of Casanova, which while I didn't enjoy it anywhere near as much as Tennant's version, did have its redeeming qualities, such as Jeremy Iron's vicious Inquisitor (and hey, it's the thought that counts!).

I didn't go to any of the sales today (though I might in a few days, since I want to pick up Tristram Shandy on dvd), but went to see Marie Antoinette instead, since I've been waiting to see it for months. I wasn't disappointed. Such a pretty pretty film. Not historically accurate, but still visually gorgeous and with enjoyable performances from Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman and Rip Torn (who made me laugh as Louis XV).

Oh, and Libby? The Runaway Bride is at my house. Let me know when you want to come over and watch it. :D

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From: lillibetpip Date: December 27th, 2006 02:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Merry Christmas!

Snap on the DW DVDS :) I am just about to begin the-watching-of-the-special-features.

Fancy Donna running all the way to your house! Whenever suits you, sweetie. I'm honoured by the invitation. Perhaps Friday? Just give me a ring/ send me an email :)
psyc2321 From: psyc2321 Date: December 27th, 2006 12:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Donna? I'd've said Anjuli

Steph, where abouts is Marie showing?
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: December 28th, 2006 10:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Just the Palace Centro in the Valley, I'm afraid. I'm rather miffed about that, because the Regent had a poster up for it in the second floor lobby. :/
psyc2321 From: psyc2321 Date: December 28th, 2006 10:46 am (UTC) (Link)
You mean I have to traipse to James Street?! Damn.

Still.... maybe I could find someone to come with.
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: December 28th, 2006 11:26 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd happily see it again if I wasn't going to be so pressed for time from next week onwards (parents are off on holiday and dad has put me in charge of managing the shop- eeep!).

*points to Libby* She will see it with you! For the new wave soundtrack, Shirley Henderson and possibly Steve Coogan (British actors in the film). And because she loved the excellent Antonia Fraser biography of MA on which the film is based.
psyc2321 From: psyc2321 Date: December 28th, 2006 11:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Excellent! A volunteer! (Thanks for volunteering her, Steph :P).

You'll be okay, dear, although if you want company, I can actually find my way to your neck of the woods* quite easily.

*well, Brisbane Forest Park, anyway. Given that it runs all the way to Samford, the trick really is knowing which neck to look in :)
psyc2321 From: psyc2321 Date: December 28th, 2006 11:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Stephanie has volunteered you to come see Marie Antoinette with me. When suits?
From: lillibetpip Date: December 28th, 2006 11:49 am (UTC) (Link)
James Street? Is it really not showing anywhere else? The Valley is sooo 1999.
( The Clash is punk . New Wave is more like, Costello or something... I'm sorry i don't know why that seemed important either... )
I was actually going to drag Thermy777 to see it, (so she'll be thrilled at the out, Judi) I'll try and find out when it's on. Can you let me know when you're not working, pretty please?
psyc2321 From: psyc2321 Date: December 28th, 2006 11:58 am (UTC) (Link)
When I'm not working? What's that look like, again? Late afternoons/evening are pretty much all I've got, as work is until 3.30, or there's always Thursday, depending on if/when the girls and I can get in to see Sonia.

It's also at Dendy (Portside, not George Street *hmph*) Or Balmoral (access by CityCat, and same prices as Southbank, would that be better? How to you feel about boats, m'dear?)
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