The Simple Life. After reading a pretty funny article previewing this show the other week, I thought I’d give it a look. It sounded funny. And it was, kinda. I mean, I know they’ve probably spent a lot of time editing this show to make Paris and Nicole seem stupid, but they wouldn’t have been able to do it if the raw material wasn’t there. However after 45 minutes of it (including a 15 minute break where I went outside and hung laundry on the line) I couldn’t take any more. Those two really seem to barely have a brain cell between them. It was getting excruciating. I don’t think I can face watching it again.
Lost in Translation. Funny, poignant, full of mesmerising Blade Runner-esque scenery. Bill Murray looking older than ever before (make-up, or does he really look like that now?) Great soundtrack. Terrific movie, very enjoyable.
Motorola E365 phone. This new phone is getting irritating. Possibly it’s mostly that I’m so used to the Nokia-style user interface on phones, but there’s also stuff I simply can’t seem to do on this phone. I can’t get it to display no background — it only lets you choose between various garish inbuilt wallpaper images or a photo of your choosing. After copying all the numbers from the SIM card into the phone, I couldn’t wipe them all from the SIM so they wouldn’t show up twice on the list — had to put the SIM back in the old Nokia to do it. I can’t label some numbers as “fax” or “work” or “home” without adding that to the name — and the name is limited to only 16 characters. There is no way of making the ring start off quietly and get louder. I can’t even look at the smegging time on demand — it only seems to show it when the phone has been idle for a minute or two. This is all beginning to annoy me far too much, and I’ve rung up the phone company and am arranging to return it in favour of something else.