I’d put aside about an hour after I finished work to get this post done. What did I do instead? I managed to really mess something up massively on my NAS box which meant I couldn’t get to it on my network. Photos, work, nothing. All on the evening before I go on holiday. Well done, JAINA!
Thankfully, I have got everything back after I found the magical reset button which doesn’t wipe the entire hard drive. Phew. Back on track. Well, a few hours late.
Anywho. It’s Monday. Just barely. How were all of your weekends? Mine? Pretty uneventful. Well, fairly. The weekend before going on holiday is usually a busy one. Mostly because it’s filled with things I need to get done before I go away. Those things usually entail work of some kind. Fun times!
Bitten by the London 2012 Bug
Sometime on the weekend I managed to get a bit more enthusiastic about the Olympics. After my last post, I didn’t think I’d be able to get into them at all. Some time, when I was settled onto the sofa on Friday night watching the never-ending opening ceremony for London 2012 I started to feel like I am missing out somehow by not really getting into the Olympics.
On the topic of the opening ceremony. I did enjoy it. For the most part. The actual opening was very epic. Kenneth Branagh was rocking those lamb chops. The James Bond sequence was great. A little bit of humour injected into it was a good thing. Though the Mr. Bean segment? Not sure about that one. Is he really that renowned? But looking back on it. It just all feels a bit random and bitty, you know? Maybe not. Great music. Great opening. Just a bit haphazard at times.
As the teams were entering the stadium I was beginning to nod off. I timed it perfectly and managed to wake up just in time to see team GB walk in. Then my timing got even better. Nodded off just as Sir Steven Redgrave was handed the torch and managed to wake up just as the closing credits were rolling. Perfect!
Saturday rolled in and I was watching more Olympic events than I had anticipated. And now? Now I’m actually contemplating going to an event. Now that’s a 180 if ever there was one.
Google+ – It’s the Future (No, I won’t shut up about it)
It was a weekend lacking in anything in the film watching area. Well, I did join Russell over at filmsRruss for a Google+ Hangout discussing the merits and de-merits of Black Hawk Down. One of my favourite films from Ridley Scott. You can watch our hangout here. Sadly, we go off topic towards the end. There’s only so much you can talk about when you’re discussing a great film which everyone enjoys! It was good and I encourage more of you guys out there to get in on this! It’s like podcasts… only the future!
Back to the old stomping ground
On Sunday I somehow managed to find myself back at Virginia Water Lake. No, it wasn’t some drunken bender. Sadly. It was a nice day (In the beginning.) and felt like a bit of a walk after stuffing my face with Thai food at lunch time.
The nice day turned quickly. And me in my flip-flops, flimsy cardigan and vest top did not fare so well. Oh and I looked like someone had dragged me forwards then backwards through several bushes. We were already over half way around the lake and the heavens just opened. There was nothing to do but to keep going.
Though, I had a chance to get my camera out. I haven’t taken any photos with it in a while, so it felt good to get some snaps in.
Hope you all had a good weekend. Anyone else bitten by the Olympic bug? Or still ignoring/shying away from it altogether. Have a great week!