This is my final little treat to myself before Christmas saving etc. (That’s if you don’t count visit to the hospice shop to stock up on books and some other books I need and some mascara that it is good to get because I have a voucher and some theatre tickets oh and I will have to get a new cardi for work. Think that’s it. Possibly not.) So this lovely phone case came from China which I feel a bit guilty about because of the cheap steel imports and the human rights but it is really difficult to get a Lilo and Stitch phone cover. I have read that sentence back and am thoroughly ashamed of myself. Lilo and Stitch, by the way is the best Disney cartoon EVER. (This is not a debate – this is a statement of fact) Possibly rivalled only by Mulan. Do not bother me with Frozen – full as it is of tiny waisted insipid girlies running up and down piles of ice and bellowing songs at me. Mulan is a lady soldier who SAVES CHINA! (This blog is very oriental, I have noticed). And Lilo and Stitch has the best quote ever in it:
Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten
You can also get this on a phone case but I keep crying every time I read it which is not very helpful when you are trying to answer your phone.
I am a bit puzzled by the inclusion in the phone cover package of a little blue jewel thing to stick up my phone’s bottom. I cannot for the life of me think why anyone would want to do that. But I am old.
We moseyed on down to the cinema to see The Martian. It’s very good. Probably about 20 minutes too long. There was a bit in the middle about China (good grief, there it is again) that I couldn’t really see the point of but it was good. Everyone in it plays the person they normally play. Matt Damon is a decent everyman sort. Sean Bean is a gruff, Yorkshire, Lady Chatterley’s Person sort. Jeff Daniels is the man he plays in the Newsroom – tough but fair. Jessica Chastain is edgy but somehow appealing. Still, they all do it very well and it was a bit jumpy at the end. Cinema does space very impressively these days and it freaks me out to see people behaving normally in a spaceship when out of the window you can see that they are a gazillion miles away from anywhere. Although, is it true that you can see the Great Wall of China from space?