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My Saturday

Saturday started of really well in the fact that I spent more than half of it in bed, by getting up at about 12:30.

Now, before you go off about being lazy, the reason I sleep so much on the weekends is because I don't usually sleep very well. After five days of having to get up for work, I feel stuffed by the time the weekend rolls around, so I don't bother setting the alarm on weekends.

When I got up, the weather outside was a beautiful, warm winter day in Brisbane, so I opened up every door and window in the house to air it out. The big problem with winter is that the house gets so stuffy with everything shut up to keep in the heat. Opening the place up for a few hours has helped a lot.

I also went over to the Video Ezy at Coorparoo and joined. I also rented three DVD's for the price of one. How? Well I've got those vouchers (free DVD rental), but I can only use one a day. However, as a new member, I got a two-for-one card, use up to ten times for the first months of my membership. So I got Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy (both three day rentals) and Titan A.E. (one week).

Oh dear, they're playing Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice on MusicMAX at the moment.

When I get home, I get a call from Scott, and we end up going over to AMC cinema's at Stafford and watch Men in Black II.

Now, I wasn't sure if I was actually looking forward to this, as I'd heard some mixed reviews. However, I'm very glad I went and saw this. I actually enjoyed it more than the original.

Now I think I know why a lot of sequels do so badly. If you read a series of books, you don't expect each book to be "better" than the last. What you expect is a continuation of the story that was in the previous book.

In movies though, the people who make them always seem to want bigger, better, faster, stronger... or the reproduce exactly what they had the last time. So, as a result, most people are disappointed by not getting what the expect, or seeing a repeat of the last one.

That's why I liked MIB2. They didn't try and improve what they had, but they moved on from it. It was a continuation of the original story, just five years later.

My advise: Go see MIB2 if you haven't already.

Anyway, after getting home, I rewound the tape that was sitting in the VCR, and Scott and I sat down and watched two shows that had just started that night on Fox 8. First was Andromeda, then Mutant X.

Both are shows that I'm going to keep watching as I enjoyed them both.

Andromeda is Kevin Sorbo (from Hercules) as a space Captain of a really nifty ship (The Andromeda Ascendant). Mutant X is from Marvel Studio's and is based around the X-Men line of comics. Thankfully they've not set it in the Marvel Universe as all the existing story would confuse, and probably scare away most of the their audience, unless they're already fans of the X-Men.

And before Scott left, we caught a really good documentary on The History Channel on the Cola wars, with a history of both Coke-cola and Pepsi-cola.

Peter Andre is playing on MusicMAX. Huba, huba! What a body!

Well that was my Saturday. I know that it's probably of absolutely no interest to you, but you read this far anyway!

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Desert Rose

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in vain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

I dream of fire
Those dreams are tied to a horse that will never tire
And in the flames
Her shadows play in the shape of a man's desire

This desert rose
Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this

And as she turns
This way she moves in the logic of all my dreams
This fire burns
I realize that nothing's as it seems

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in vain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

I dream of rain
I lift my gaze to empty skies above
I close my eyes
This rare perfume is the sweet intoxication of her love

I dream of rain
I dream of gardens in the desert sand
I wake in vain
I dream of love as time runs through my hand

Sweet desert rose
Each of her veils, a secret promise
This desert flower
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this

Sweet desert rose
This memory of Eden haunts us all
This desert flower
This rare perfume, is the sweet intoxication of the fall

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