from Cold Days, by Jim Butcher:
"I reminded myself that just because someone is courteous, it does not necessarily mean that they aren't planning to vivisect you. It just means that they'll ask whether the ropes holding you down are comfortable before they pick up the scalpel."
from Skin Game, by Jim Butcher:
"I want an extra pair of eyes along. Someone of my choosing."
"Because Nicodemus is a murderous, murdering murderer," I said.
I've been to the movies three times this past few weeks. I've seen "Home" with the character "Oh" being voiced by Jim Parsons, aka Dr Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory. I expected it to be funny, and it was, it was also a little silly, which only made it funnier.
But it was also a little emotional, which I hadn't expected and there were a couple of scenes where I got teary-eyed and had to fish around in my bag for a hanky.
A couple of weeks after "Home", I went to see "Tinkerbell and the Legend of the Neverbeast"
It's a children's movie, aimed at the very much younger than me crowd, but I'd seen reviews and thought I might enjoy it. hmmm. I might have enjoyed it more if I was seven. It didn't appear to be a popular choice, I was the sole occupant of the theatre that day.
Third movie? "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
I'd seen the first Exotic Hotel movie and liked it enough to buy the dvd, so I thought this would also be good. I'd read in the newspapers that it wasn't as good as the first, but decided to reserve judgement and see for myself. Then I heard via Andrew's blog there was a big Bollywood dance scene at the end.
I love Bollywood dance scenes! So of course I was going to enjoy this movie. And I did. Enough that I will buy the dvd when it is released.
I also discovered The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was a book first, so yesterday I went to the nearest Library and borrowed a copy to read. I like the story, so I'll buy my own copy of the book eventually.
It was a public holiday (Monday), when I saw 2nd Best Exotic, so the buses only ran every hour. (*~*)
I got to the cinema with just under an hour to spare and I knew I'd have that time, so I took along my camera and hoped it wouldn't rain. You'll be seeing some of the photos on Sunday.
I set off walking along Belair Road, taking photos and discovered a Cheesecake Shop!
Woo-Hoo!! It's been at least ten years since I'd seen one, they'd been closing down all over the place.
I made up my mind to go there after the movie, but then forgot.
I'll be going to see "The Book of Life" next week and after that, waiting for "The Lady In The Van" to come to the theatre. It stars Maggie Smith as a cranky old lady who lives in a van, gets invited to park in someone's driveway for a short while and ends up staying 15 years.
Yesterday, I had to go back to that same shopping area, so of course I made a stop at the Cheesecake Shop and picked up one of their price list menus and learned the shop I was at, was the original.
The first Cheesecake Shop ever opened in Adelaide!
And still operating after all these years.
They make fabulous cheesecakes, both baked and continental styles, as well as fancy cakes including mudcake varieties, tortes and gateaux, pavlova and lemon meringue pies.
They have two sizes in cakes, but even a small one is too big for me, so I moved across to the refrigerated "slice" section which had a selection of cheesecake slices and quarter cake slices.
I bought a quarter Black Forest, because it is one of my favourites and I haven't had decent Black Forest in a very long time. Most bakeries or cake shops these days use mock cream :( instead of fresh and the cake is usually stale and bland.
This one was lovely. Large enough to be cut into three generous slices, fresh and tasty. I've eaten one slice and the rest is in the fridge.
Angel wanted to try some, but I'm not ready to handle another bout of cat diarrhea so I shooed him off the table.