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Drama, drama, drama…

March 27, 2009

Things got pretty dark in the Perry household last night. All I’ve wanted to do all day is talk it through with the one person that might make it all easier for me, but I’m not exactly in a position to be asking any favours right now, so instead I’m going to vent to you fine fellows. Let’s just say that his version of events is the censored account of the evening, and if you think it sounds bad, it was a hell of a lot worse that that …believe me.

So here’s the gist of what’s going on. On Saturday, it’s my cousin Becky’s 18th birthday party. As a polite gesture, my auntie then said that my brother and I could each bring a +1 to the event. Naturally, my brother wants to bring his boyfriend. This fact however has led to more tension than I actually thought possible. Instead of everyone just discussing their opinions, they have all gone completely off the handle. Basically when my brother told my parents he wanted to bring James they went really funny with him and said that they didn’t want him there. This then made my brother naturally want to rebel even more, and so is insisting that James will be there. My mother tried to explain that she’s just worried because our entire family will be there, and my grandparents and some of the older relatives know nothing about Matt’s lifestyle. This then lead to Matt shouting about how it’s just because my parents are ashamed of him and that they don’t want him to be happy and don’t care about him. This then is where things got nasty …now I don’t approve of the way Matt reacted, but what my Mum followed with was just uncalled for. She basically decided she was going to have a little shout of her own back, and blurted that it’s my brother’s responsibility then to be upfront with my grandparents, and that if the shock, worry and stress affects my grandmother, then he can live with that on his conscious. Let’s just say, the evening ended in tears, which continued long into this morning where round 2 commenced. The jury is still out on whether they will make up, and God knows what’s going to happen at this damn party if this is the prelude to it all! Sometimes I wish I could just escape…

To try and think in the positive and end the post on a bit of a more encouraging note, maybe I can fill you in on what I have been up to since my last posting. First of all my Internet is still not up and running and so I am once again stealing my cousin’s (not all family is all bad all the time it seems!). I guess then that there has been two note worthy events since last Friday, beginning with Saturday where I went out with Matt, James and my friend Burke to see Little Shop of Horrors on stage in Cardiff. I have to say, I wasn’t exactly sure what I was expecting from this show, but whatever it was, this far exceeded it! It truly was fantastic. The songs, cast and set were all amazing …not to mention that we had really brilliant seats in the circle. It is definitely a show I would recommend to anyone that hasn’t seen the production live, and I would 100% go and see it again one day. Plus, while in the theatre, my brother and I ended up booking tickets to go and see Cabaret in May! For those Brits that read this and are in to reality TV, who remembers I’d Do Anything, the Andrew Lloyd Webber search for a new Nancy in Oliver? Well, remember Samantha Barks the hot, young contestant who came 3rd? She’s the lead! I can’t wait! 🙂

The second of my blogtastic events was going out on Monday night to a house party with some of the guys from work. Now this was actually a really good night even though I had to get up for work the next day after only 4 hours sleep! We played drinking Family Guy (which was a bit of a disaster as we made up a few too many drinking rules!), and danced to a hell of a lot of cheese, including the time warp, macarena, 5678, and drinking Roxanne …was quite a mission I have to admit! Oh, and that’s all before I even explain the main hilarity to the evening, when (without me knowing) the guys decided they’d try and set me up with their lesbian friend. Lets just say, that boys are the least subtle of people, and it was just generally the most cringe worthy and disastrous thing ever (we in fact didn’t even speak one word to each other all night!). It was the biggest case of “you’re gay and you’re gay, so be gay together” I’ve come across! It does amuse me when people don’t realise that it doesn’t exactly work like that, and you have to fine the other person at least moderately attractive …oh well, at least now they know that I was serious when I said I’m not even remotely interested in butch! Ha!

Oh, I just remembered something else worthy of writing about! I also went to see Marley and Me with one of the girls on Tuesday night. It was a surprisingly good film, and despite the fact that I do not and have never owned a dog, I still cried like a sap at the end!

Two weeks of me!

March 20, 2009

Now, don’t get too excited, this post does not in fact declare my return to cyber space …I’ve just found another poor soul to lend me their connection (I’m getting quite good at that…)! So, what I’m going to do is try and cram in as much as I can think of that I’ve been up to in the last two weeks for you …it will feel like I was never even gone! Oh, and in case you are wondering, I’m not going to add any PostSecret posts, as this blog will probably be long enough without them

Movies
Well, working in a cinema, it has been a pretty busy fortnight for films. I’ve seen at least six that I can remember (which I feel is pretty impressive…). First of all I saw the haunting thriller The Unborn, the most important part of which was when the lead wears a shirt that I own! Next of which came Hotel for Dogs with the lovely Emma Roberts …and no I’m not ashamed to admit a little crush! Young Victoriafollowed with again another crush, this time in the form of Emily Blunt (how lucky is Michael Buble?!). Then, and by far the most epic, came Watchmen. What a film! I really enjoyed this one, although I feel that it’s only really going to be fans of the graphic novel that completely get it all. Mind you, if the enticement of attractive folk in latex outfits is enough for you …I’m sure you’ll enjoy it too!

The most recent I’ve watched was Lesbian Vampire Killers, and then Bolt just today. LVK was quite amusing, but is definitely a film made for 15 year old boys (the slow motion kissing and boob shots more than prove that…). It made me laugh out loud a few times anyway, so what more can you ask for? Bolt then was reallygood …but then I am a huge sucker for anything that Disney/Pixarcome up with! Plus, as my manager Rob keeps telling me, I was in the film …apparently I’m the splitting image of Penny! Ha!

Not to mention that in the comfort of my own home, I’ve been busy watching the Alienquadrology (“they’re coming out of the goddamn walls!”) and Double Indemnity, the very first noir film I’ve watched (and enjoyed!) without being told to do so by a University professor!

Books
We’ve been apart for so long that I have even finished two books and am half way through another! One of the guys from work leant me the Watchmen graphic novel, which was really awesome and I read in just a few days. Next then was The Dark River by John Twelve Hawks, which was a sequel to a book I wrote about not that long ago called The Traveller. Now normally I find I’m disappointed by sequels, but I really loved this book …it’s a real dystopian view of a society oblivious to all the ways their freedom is lost through the expansion of technologies, such as surveillance and tracking, masquerading as for our own protection. It’s quite scary actually, and it’s not such a far-fetched future for our existing society. After finishing this, I decided it was probably a good idea to move onto something a little lighter, and so am now reading Yes Man by Danny Wallace. Now this book really is amazing (and I’m only half way through!)! It had me in stitches from the prologue alone, and strangely is quite inspiring and really does make me want to say “Yes” more to opportunity.

TV
Sadly the lack of Internet has meant that I am seriously behind on my downloads, which means I am yet to see The L Wordfinale. Due to a very kind work friend of mine however, I am up to date with Dollhouse! Now this really is a good show! I must admit, I was slightly disappointed by the pilot (it just didn’t feel like it was a Joss creation), but episode two blew apart any doubts I had! I’ve also managed to catch the third and fourth episodes now, and have yet to be let down! I’ve also started on Season 4 of One Tree Hill this week. Oh, and what about Skins?! How amazing has that show become this series? Now I know that there is many a cynic out there thinking “Hmmm, isn’t this the series that finally has lesbians?” …Well, you’re not wrong, but I promise it’s not the only reason that I love it!

Life
Life has been pretty interesting over the last fortnight – first of all, I got offered a place at the Edinburgh TV Festival again this year, but sadly am on holidays at the same time so can’t make it – gutted! Then a piece of bad news got turned into some great news where, my brother’s school trip to New York got cancelled and so to try and to make it up to him, my parents are taking us to London for a few days in April, where we’re going to see the sights and watch Wicked again and Phantom of the Opera.

Now, onto events that I have actually partaken in – I’ve been drinking a lot the last week or so. Now many would raise an eyebrow at why this is a good thing, but I promise you, it’s been the good kind of drinking and not the excessive bad kind of drinking! Now let me think…the first big night, was when there was this huge drama at work, involving a bit of a boy-girl-girl triangle which I don’t really want to go into. Anyways, it all ended pretty shit and so I was in much need of cheering – cue Stephand alcohol! We literally spent the night with three bottles of aftershock and some peach snaps, discussing how life would be just so much easier if either she would become a gay, or if I would turn into a man! Ha! The next night of drinking was actually the very next night, where we went over some of the guys from work’s house and played drinking Jenga. Now if you have never partaken in said game, I warn you, it is not for the faint of heart! It’s basically a mixture of Jenga and ring of fire, where I discovered that I am actually quite good at Jenga. Stephon the other hand is not good at Jenga… Let’s just say the night ended with her telling me that I’d very definitely have to undress her, as I’m practically carrying her upstairs to where we were sleeping! Impressively, she did get up and go to work for 10am the next day, and we plan to repeat this Monday night where it is however my turn to work the next day (wish me luck!!)

The next drinking occasion was also somewhat of a mini adventure. I drove to Bristol on the weekend to visit my friend Amy, and it was the very first time that I’d driven over the bridge and into England on my own (I was geekily excited about this fact!). In true style, there was much cider drinking that took place, and though I didn’t really see much of Bristol (though I did catch the St Patrick’s Day parade…), it was a nice weekend away from all the drama at home. The most recent drinking then took place right back West, where I went out with the LGBT in Swansea (where as you can see from below was where my last Internet thieving took place!). Now this was actually a really good night out! I must admit, when I first got there and discovered that most of the people that I knew (Ruth, Adam F, Adam H, Shegs, Sefton…) were not going to be out – I panicked. It turned out to be a needless panic, as the people I did know that were out more than made up for it (Kirsty, Jo, Dom and Izzy!), and I met some awesome new members (Lizzie, Ria and Simon especially), who would be more than enough incentive to make the trip back to good old Swansea more often. I even managed to have a drunken walk down the Marina…and no, going to Tesco at 3am for a Double Decker was not my finest moment! Ha! Swanseawas more than just a night out mind you, as I also had a really nice hangover day with lunch at the Brynamor. I also ended up seeing two familiar faces in my less than attractive state – little Dan (thankfully I don’t think he saw me…) and Stacey who used to be on my course! What are the chances?!

I think that might be just about it actually. Oh no, wait…I also washed my car! (How could I forget that?!) I mean I’ve had some other odd days out with some work people, but that was generally just to see a film or catch a bite to eat. It’s been nice having so many options of things to do mind and going to different places with different people. I’m pretty excited for the next two weeks actually! I’m going into Cardiff to see Little Shop of Horrors on stage with my brother and Burke tomorrow, over the boys drinking on Monday, my cousins 18th birthday on the Saturday, seeing a stage performance of Rent on Wednesday, and then come my own birthday celebrations with a couple of big nights out planned! Things couldn’t look much better!

It’s been a while…

March 17, 2009

So before you wonder where I’ve been, it’s important to mention that it’s all my mother’s fault! Basically, she seems to have accidentally downloaded some kind of virus onto our computer, which not only destroyed my Internet connection, but also wormed its way through my entire PC deleting everything. And I mean EVERYTHING! I’ve lost my documents, music, downloads and all my pictures …ranging right from Graduation and my ball, to my holiday in Italy, my friend’s wedding, my grandparents’ 50th anniversary… (you get the idea!). It also now means that I have not used the net in the best part of 2 weeks, other than when I’ve had the odd chance to steal someone else’s and sneak a peak at Facebook. All in all, it’s not good and I’ve discovered I’d rather throw up on my own face than be without the Internet!

Meanwhile Kirsty has been a cracking host and has not only provided me with said Internet for a moment, but  has fed me, and also has had me in stiches while comparing herself to a “slightly fat member of the Saturdays” as she strips! haha!

So, as much as I realise this is a lame blog, I have zero time to go into depth of all that has happened to me since the 5th (and it’s surprisingly ALOT!). This really is just an opportunity for me to tell you all that I am still alive, and as soon as my Internet is back up and running again you will once more be hearing plenty from me.

I hope this doesn’t upset too many of you…

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Last Couple Standing

March 4, 2009

The L Word – 607

Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s time for …DANCE OFF!! Alice’s “bring it on” style fighting talk is so cute… All in all, it’s just a shame that they can’t dance! Haha! But at least they made me laugh! 😉

Seriously though, it was filled with some good messages about the LGBT community helping each other out, even if the speech giving was slightly afterschool-special like…  Plus, there’s nothing like a good toilet cubical sex scene!

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“Those clips keep the minor demon inside Jenny’s head…”crazy lady!

Notes and side notes…

March 3, 2009

So you know how every week I go on and on about PostSecret? Well, there are certain people in the world, that have been inspired enough by Frank’s idea that they don’t just send their secrets directly to him, but they leave their secrets either in PostSecret books in shops, or as graffiti etc. Anyways, the idea is that you give a complete stranger an insight into our life. This week, I’ve found two things that remind me of this idea. It’s not exactly the same …but the part with the insight into others lives runs true. 

Firstly I found a letter from the Captain of the Glamorgan University’s ‘Coyote’ Cheerleading Squad. Now, I can’t say exactly why, but everything about this letter just made me smile. It made me think about being apart of  team (a peppy, happy team at that!) and just how fun, exciting and rewarding that must be. Though poorly spelt, the letter was just so positive and upbeat, it made me sad that I’m not really around those kinds of people anymore. It kind of made me look at myself and decide that I need to inject some more basic joy back into my life. Grabbing the bull by the horns then, I’ve been hanging around said peppy people alot since, and trying to look on the bright side of life (insert whistle here!). Plus, I hear they won whatever category it was they entered, so well done …mind you, I’m still a Sirens girl at heart 🙂

The other note I found was lyrics. Now I LOVE lyrics, and I liked these so much that I’ve decided I didn’t want to Google them incase they turn out to be from some kind of lame-ass pop band! I’m liking the idea that some emo guy with an acoustic guitar sat and wrote them while all angst-ed out …just let me believe it ?! ;p  Anyways, here they are:

Music For Morons

Chorus:
Music for morons
Keep their minds numb
Flashing lights
And their having fun
Music for morons
Around the world
Get you the moolah
Get you the girl

An ancient old rocker
He picks up his axe
He strums a few chords
‘Cause it helps him relax
It’s music for morons
But he doesn’t mind
It’s rocking his socks off
That helps him unwind

Stressed out young schoolboy
Sitting exams
Usually so cocky
Now meek as young lambs
But music for morons
It picks up their souls
The tests are all over
The good times will roll

Chorus

A crazy faced mosher
Is crashing about
Emo’s in the corner
Are starting to pout
It’s music for morons
That’s brought them all here
They enjoy the music
They enjoy the beer

Chorus

 

I’m not sure why I like it so much, I just do. It is funny the kinds of things people leave around a cinema though…

 

On a side note (I do seem to like my side notes recently don’t I?!) I finished One Tree Hill Season 3 last night, and just wanted to post two jewels of quotes to end things today:

Haley: Nathan, it’s been said that there’s one word that will free us from the weight and the pain of life, and that word is love, and I believe that. That doesn’t mean that it hasn’t been hard, or that it won’t be. It just means that, I found a stillness and bravery in myself with you. You make me brave, and I will love you until the end of time.

Lucas: The last time I made a speech about Nathan and Haley was, well, at their first reception. I remember saying “Prepare to be surprised.” Well, I have to say even I was surprised. Because, you see, they do something very rare to see in someone our age. Actually, it’s very rare to see in anybody. They give their hearts to each other. Unconditionally. And that’s what true love really is. It’s not this fairy tale life that never knows pain. But it’s two souls facing it together. And diminishing it with unconditional love.

Do you have a secret?

March 1, 2009

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Just a step from crazy…

March 1, 2009

So I know I’m a little behind on my L Word blogs …so here’s the write up for the latest two …in one.

605 – Litmus Test

This episode’s best feature consists of the ‘character test’, where the gang decide to test Dylan’s feelings for Helena by seeing if she’d be seduced away by Niki and a directing deal – I loved it! It was kind of reminiscent of the gay test back in series one where the girls were trying to help Dana work out if Lara was gay or straight …immense! Though it’s important to remember, Dylan is no Lara, and Niki is no Shane – still, it was better than the rest of the episode!

We have a little more on the ‘3rd wheel crush’ scenario with Alice, Tash and Jamie. Tina and Alice seeing the harsh and bitter side of Hollywood. Oh, and an admission from Shane that jenny is driving her crazy (yay) but apparently not enough to make them break up (boo) …yet anyways!

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“Homo says what?”"What?"

 

606 – Lactose Intolerant

So, this episode was just generally awful. It involved a baby shower for Max, some more potential threesome teasing with Alice, Tash and Jamie, Jenny being crazy, Bette being a flirt and Shane doing what she does best. Needless to say, it’s not going down in history as a great episode …or even good to be honest. In fact, I was more entertained by the ironing I was doing at the same time…  

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“How many licks does it take to get to the center of the crazy?”crazy!

 

On a complete side note, they have made another The Fast and The Furiousedition, but this time, the entire original cast is back! That’s right folks, that means Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, but more importantly Michelle Rodriguez and the beautiful Jordana Brewster (gee, I bet you can’t guess who’s my favourite..)!

Oh, and on a final side note, I’ve decided give up popcorn for lent this year. Working in a cinema + boredom + munchies + denying cravings = hardest thing ever! Fingers crossed for me people!