Yo ho ho, and a Barrel of Rum

Jack SparrowPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest… because it is so new I don’t want to give away anything but let me say this, it has a Matrix 2: Reloaded style ending.

A great movie, everyone fits right back into their charaters, and while Captin Jack Sparrow is quite as funny this time round, the plot is a little more intense.

And of course Pirates of the Caribbean: The End of the World is already filming so be ready for the third some time next year.

Before the movie we stopped in at Lamb on Chapel (394 Chapel Street, Prahran, 3181) where they sell some of the best souvlaki in Melbourne.

30 + 1 day

Well if you want to know how yesterday went, you can check out Craig’s blog over at Outside the Box
Craig’s blogs are quite detailed so there’s not much point me repeating everything here. (Thanks Craig). I’ll have to pick up the slack soon though as he’ll be over in Seattle all too soon.

Today we are at home, doing the domestic stuff, waiting for Peter (David’s dad) to return from golf. Apparently you can’t keep a golfer off the green, even when they are on holidays.

When he gets back we’ll be off to the Chapel Street for some food and to the Jam Factory to catch Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. If it’s anything like the frst movie it will be fantastic… but more on that later.

The Birthday

Bowling Final Game Final Score

The morning started off with chopped chicken on toast, topped with melted cheese.

Then off to the city to pick up David’s present, a paster roller, cutter for the KitchenAid.

Back to the Pub at Crown Casino for the usual fantastic fair, in for a spot of Rapid Big Wheel (we came out about $2 ahead) and down to bowling at  Strike inside the crown complex.

On the way home we stopped in at the Cheesecake Shop, where we got a half-half, Cheesecake and Orange Poppyseed (David’s favourite).

We’re out tonight to Viva Zapatas in Williamstown, an old favourite.

Happy Birthday David

YAY the boy is 30 today… that means I’ve now spent 10 birthdays with him… how time flies when you’re having fun.

Off to bowling, lunch at The Pub at Crown, where yep, you guessed it, they sell Chicken Parma. Probably stop in for a bit of Rapid Big Wheel, see if we can win the rent for next week. LOL. Then catch up with Mark and Craig and out for dinner for Mexican. Yummo.

Melbourne Zoo

Female Low land Gorilla at Melbourne ZooA great day was had at Melbourne Zoo… can’t spend too much time blogging this week as family is visiting and I don’t want to appear anti-social… watch Flickr for photo updates from the Zoo.

Note to anyone planning on visiting the Zoo, I’d hold off for a while if you can. The price has gone up since we were last there, now $22 for adults (up from $18) and almost a quarter of the zoo was unavailable due to refurbishment… displays being upgraded or animals off display due to “them being affected by the noise of the building works”.

So while I’m sure they do have Tapier, after two visits I’m still yet to see it. We missed the Orangutans, Lemuers and some other animals.

We’re off to Ten Pin Bowling tomorrow, followed by dinner at Viva Zapatas in Williamstown.

1st Blog on Windows Mobile

David’s mum & dad arrived yesterday from Sydney.

They have opted to use the inflatable matress in our computer room.
In doing so we have no access to our computers until they wake.

@6:25 in the morning I’m already thinking it might not have been such a good idea.

So probably for the next week my blogging will be done on the little Ipaq 4700. Its browser is only showing me an input box 3 characters wide. Makes it somewhat hard to review what I have written so please forgive any big errors. Note to WordPress… we could do with a mobile interface.

Today we are off to the Melbourne Zoo. One of my favouri te places & somewhere David’s mum wanted to go.

Oh and for those who wanted to know, the sale is still on in Nth Fitzroy. David took his parents there yesterday.

Oh My Dr Who

Seems like it only started a couple or weeks ago and it’s already time for it to end. With one episode to go (the finalie to this weeks ep) it looks to be a fantastic end to the season.

Let’s just say that two old friends come back to play and as a world we should be very worried indeed.

I love the way Dr Who doesn’t exist in a world of its own, they make reference to other Sci Fi like the Jaffa Sun Fighter.

I hate the feeling of a series coming to an end, like a good book I want to see how it all ends, but I want to prolong it for as long as I can… I hope they keep Dr Who going. Oh and this episode features more of Torchwood… bring it on.

A Super Superman

Superman ReturnsAs always I walk into a remake (sequel) with a little hesitation. Would Brandon Routh be a good Superman will they bring a good storyline to us? How will Kevin Spacey be as Lex Luthor.

In the case of Superman Returns, I needn’t have worried. The movie was well made. Brendan Routh brought a lot of the nuances presented by Christopher Reeve in the 80’s movies.

The storyline was light on, but a good reintroduction for Superman to the big screen. He’ll be back for another round.

Parker Posey was a stand out in the movie, Lex Luthor’s sidekick and excellent comedy relief. And who can’t be happy with a movie featuring James Marsden?
As the movie is so new we won’t say much more about it, but as Craig points out, it’s not a short movie, so cut down on drinks.

Our super night ended with dinner at the Gold Leaf restaurant, a fantastic Chinese restaurant in Sunshine… the food was great, who can pass up a Chinese place that’s full and full of Chinese people, you know’s got to be good. Thanks to Craig and Mark for bringing this place to our attention.