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Sunday, April 02, 2006

Sunday Rainbow

The weekend is coming to its end and I'm gearing up for another hectic week at work.
Today we saw a great rainbow - I haven't seen a rainbow for a long time. This one was crystal clear and you could see both ends of it. It was incredible.

I've just finished watching McLibel, which is a documentary film about two protestors who took on McDonald's after they (McD's) issued a writ against them regarding the content of a flyer they were distributing. It was a really good film and shows how that people can take on the big multi-nationals, but it takes some doing.
Check out:

I had a listen to your Podcast Mr Behi, it's cool to hear your voice and a some Iranian music. Great news on winning the iPod - is it the big one? I have a 4Gb mini (which I've yet to fill up).
What is interesting about your new year and the your cleanup is that we also cleanup in spring time (it's known as spring cleaning), there must some cultural tie in from
our ancestors?!? Also I was going to comment that our new year (31 Dec - 1 Jan) also coincides with the earth completing an orbit of the sun - but some other smart arse has put it on the comments! I guess that new year could start and finish any day of the year really - what dictates you start/end point? Do you use a different calendar system?
I did some spring cleaning yesterday. Trying to sort out the garden, painting fences and stuff like that.
This morning I got up at 5am and watched the Australian Grand Prix. It was a great race. I was a little bit disappointed in Jenson Button (who is the top British driver at the moment), he qualified his car in pole position (1st) but was fairly unimpressive in the race. He would have finished sixth but his engine blew up spectacularly on the last corner before the finish line.

Today was the 152nd boat race. This is a 8 man rowing boat race which takes place on the river Thames in London between teams from Oxford and Cambridge University. The course is around four miles long and they normally row it in about 16 minutes which is pretty incredible. Today it took a lot longer as the river was very rough and choppy. The Cambridge team were favorites and were deemed to be a smoother team, the Oxford team were classed as more powerful. In the end the Oxford won by a decent margin, perhaps helped by the choppy conditions.

Anyway I'm going to sign off with my top five films (as the top five tunes got me loads of good comments and I'm getting sick of the crap comments which just link to peoples porn finder sites...)

1. The Usual Suspects
2. The Shawsank Redemption
3. Goodfellas
4. Back to the Future
5. Star Wars

Nothing too high brow in there eh?!? I really wanted to put Sleepless in Seattle and It's a wonderful life, but I'm in a macho mood tonight!

posted by Steve @ 8:16 PM   


At 9:55 PM, Blogger Joe & Karen said...

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At 10:33 AM, Blogger Scouser107 said...

I like your style of writing. Kind of what a blog is all about, don't you think?
I bet the boat race was awesome. I was born in Liverpool, but left England when I was 15 to go to Canada. Never did get to see one of those boat races. Kind of think it is something that I should plan for the future.
Just looking around at other people's blogs, just getting ideas and seeing what other people on the planet are up to. Kind of the idea of having a blog, don't you think!
I am in Asia at the moment... an ongoing adventure for the last 4 years or so.... loving it too. Get to watch lots of football too, so I don't mind being here... haha.
Keep the stories going.

At 6:19 PM, Blogger Poll said...

Hello !

Very nice blog !!


At 7:47 PM, Blogger Road Warrior said...

No way ...
You couldn't put "Goodfellas" bellow "The Usual Suspects"!
While I think all the movies posted - are great, I would choose the "Goodfellas".

Nice blog, BTW and I like the writing style ...

At 9:50 PM, Blogger miZ said...

Love to see a complete rainbow. When my fiance and I were in Hawaii in January, we saw them all the time. Totally amazing how commonplace they are there. No wonder they are the "Rainbow State".

Hey, you can't leave out Sleepless in Seattle and It's a Wonderful life no matter how macho you're feeling - it's always good to have balance!

At 4:33 PM, Blogger driant said...


At 2:07 AM, Blogger mooncrazy said...

I love this blog. So interesting to find out the common things that make up all our lives. Spring cleaning, I wondered who to blame. I always feel the itch to throw things out this time of year.

Ah, Shawshank Redemption, one of my favorites, as well.

At 11:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aye! Goodfellas rules!!

At 12:46 PM, Blogger Laura said...

Hi. You do not know me, I am a Brazilian student and as activity of the English lesson. I mounted one blog with the spreading of my country. If you would be able to visit and to comment I would be very happy. I would like to have contact with somebody out of my country.

At 2:06 AM, Blogger Matt Butcher said...

Those are awesome movie choices.
It is great to read the perspective of somebody from far away. I am from Nome, Alaska, and it interests me. Nice site!

At 10:36 AM, Blogger Adam said...

The Usual Suspects is greatest crime/mystery/thriller ever
concocted by a human being. Might just be my favorite movie.

ps-Who is Kaiser Soze?

At 12:21 PM, Blogger Rachel said...

Love the films you've chosen. i personally would have chosen three out of your five : suspects, shawshank,back to future along with wedding singer and life of brian. Great blog by the way. see you later x (its ok anyone else who reads this i'm Rachel...Steves wife!)

At 10:39 PM, Blogger Richard Quick, Millionaire said...

I'm sick of these poser comments actually just designed to promote some scumbag loser's site, while pretending to be on-topic.

The topic is rainbows. A great man once said: "What good is a rainbow if you can't buy it or sell it?"

That great man was me.

See you on the veranda!

Richard Quick, Esq.

Never criticize a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes. Then if he gets pissed, he’s a mile away and barefoot. Revered Millionaire Richard Quick, Esq.

At 3:37 PM, Blogger Joshua Victor said...

Hey dude,

Nice blog !!! I like ya smooth style. But the top five movies, well I guess my list is a bit different.

1. Forrest Gump.
2. Shawshank Redemption.
3. Reservoir Dogs.
4. Jerry Maguire.
5. Guess, whos coming for dinner?



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