Resistance Training

I’m not really sure that cycling into the wind along a cycle path using knobbly tires on a mountain bike actually counts as resistance training, but it’ll do for today. I don’t know if it was the go juice I’d been drinking, the extra tai-chi and running I’ve been taking part in or what but the ride back flew by. 40km under my belt without even really thinking about it. Admittedly, it’s the cycle path so it’s flat but it still felt good.

Now I’m standing in the kitchen with a big pot of curry on the go, some early Billy Connolly on the hi-fi. Tonight will most likely consist of finishing watching Black Book and then loading up Resident Evil 5 and scaring myself shitless. I’m staying in for fear of the sky falling since Hamish is now in twitter and Adam has started blogging.

Tokyo Zombie

I’d noticed Tokyo Zombie last time I was in Fopp and though I doubted the box’s claim that it was the Japanese equivalent to Shaun of the Dead it looked entertaining enough. The title was filed away for future purchase given that I have more than enough DVDs to be getting through.

Luckily, after heading up to Scott’s after Watchmen last week it turned out that he had bought it so we sat down to see what it was like. Well, we only made it 2/3 of the way through. The first half of the film was reasonably entertaining, low budget with some laughs but nothing special but at the halfway point it stop and changes direction. After a nice looking anime section the action leaps forward five years to, yawn, a Thunderdome style fight pit where people fight zombies for the pleasure of the rich folk watching.

There were still some jokes coming out but the sudden shift derailed our focus, conversation ensued and the movie was forgotten. Despite that, I’ll probably watch the second half at some point, or even pick it up myself given that it was £3. Can’t really say whether I recommend it or not just yet, but I wouldn’t say avoid.

Comments (6)

James TurnbullMarch 15th, 2009 at 1:54 am

Well it managed to stay up there the day you started a blog! What’s your Twitter?

rossMarch 15th, 2009 at 10:11 am

Me? I don’t have one and don’t intend to.

James TurnbullMarch 15th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Ha! But you said that about a blog!

rossMarch 15th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

It’s true. Twitter does actually sound like it could be a laugh, but I would end up spending even more time sitting in front of a screen than I already do. I’ll leave it up to you Jesus Phone users. Hmm, apparently there’s still a bit of Register Reader in me.

James TurnbullMarch 16th, 2009 at 10:06 am

I think you may have unresolved random iPhone-hating issues.

Do you not already use a computer at work?

rossMarch 16th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

They’re very similar issues to my initial hatred of mobile phones and the way people used them. It used to be people would ooh and aah over their latest four colour display in the pub and now it’s “oh, look what apps I’ve got. Isn’t this amazing. Hang on while I write a forum post while you go to the bar.” It’s not the technology, it’s the people who wield it.