Posts Tagged ‘ Friends ’

Five Films That May Have Slipped Through Your Radar


The most anticipated film of the summer, Guardians of the Galaxy, makes its debut this week. While Guardians will undoubtedly enjoy the same success as this year’s previous blockbuster hits such as The Lego Movie, X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the more recent Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, it is worth taking a look at some of this year’s lesser know cinematic entries.

The film industry currently churns out more big screen outings a year than ever before, which sadly means we have to trawl through mountains of sparkly vampire love stories and Michael Bay presents too-many-explosions-for-its-own-good movie fluff, to uncover the real diamonds in the rough. Fortunately, you don’t have to, because since the invention of the internet, others can do the trawling for you and tell you what’s hot and what’s not. Continue reading

Saving Face (Book)

Ok I admit it, I’m at least 4 years behind the trend but I’ve finally joined Facebook.
Why the delay you ask? Am I computer illiterate? – no, in fact for almost all of the last decade I have spent eight hours a day sitting in front of a computer screen in an Admin capacity. Do I have any friends? – Why yes I do, and these are flesh and blood people I actually see on a semi regular basis as opposed to the 618 ‘friends’ I recently observed as being linked to another (non famous) Facebook member.
Who has 618 real friends? People that they know socially and actually spend time with ?? If you really had 618 friends surely you wouldn’t have time to be on Facebook what with all the social ties that would entail? Maybe I’m missing the point; maybe the whole point is to have friends who aren’t actual real friends but just names on a screen that you don’t need to talk to in a real life capacity.
For me friends are my guilty pleasure, I live to spend some quality time with them. They are my sounding boards, my counsellors, and best of all non-judgemental. Who can compare sitting and having a chat with a good friend about what’s on your mind to sitting in front of a keyboard ‘liking’ some insane comment that a person you hardly know has just blogged about , such as what they’re having for their tea! And believe me, I know people who do this. Only they are interested, no-one else is- it’s narcissism at its worst. Who hasn’t shook their heads in derision at logging on and seeing an old nemesis looking fatter/thinner/richer than you and all the while posing as if to say ‘You may have known me in school as a bit of a nerd but hey look at me now, I pose on the hoods of fast cars I don’t really own and have highlights now, aren’t I fab?’ – it is so frustrating (yet I hate to admit it, strangely addictive to watch).
So why join Facebook you ask if things like this bother me so much? Well it’s as simple as this, a person who means a lot to me lives thousands of miles away, she’s repeatedly asked me to join so that we can keep up to date with each other’s lives despite living on two different continents (surely Facebook’s original and pure intention). She is a true friend and I want to be a true friend too. She’s such a good friend that she also wasn’t afraid to ask if I was joining Facebook because I was just a teensy bit nosey, well I suppose I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t some truth to that…….……….and by the way I now have 18 Facebook ‘friends’.