As of Monday, I’m employed again. So, that’s the end of my free time.
What worthwhile things have I done with it?
Well, I’ve seen a few films :
SAW: enjoyable serial killer horror. Cary Elwes gives an excellent performance, some genuinely horrible bits. Hits what it’s aiming at.
AVP: Complete rubbish, but enough to keep my attention for as long as it asked for it. Felt a bit cheated by the ending.
THE INCREDIBLES: The best Pixar film yet. Serious contender for film of the year.
I’ve read a few books:
JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL: excellent, imaginative stuff, thoroughly recommended. The ending felt a bit sudden, although not rushed or unsatisfactory.
UNDERGROUND LONDON: One of the best books on the topic I’ve read – not perhaps as in depth as some, but it covers a great breadth of stuff, and does it without ever becoming dry, as plenty of other books do.
And I’ve been out and about a bit. Hadn’t realised that the National Gallery has what is possibly my favourite painting on display, so that was a nice surprise yesterday, and I spent quite a while with that. Finally managed to see John Dee’s bits and bobs at the British Museum, too. Must’ve taken him a hell of a time to carve that wax.
If it weren’t for this lack of money thing, I could really live with unemployment. As it is, I’ll be working for Sanctury Group as a web programmer. Click around under “artist managment” on that site, if you’re at all curious about which acts are with them…