Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Happy Birthday Toni

Happy Birthday to my beautiful wife

Hope you have a great day!
Love you loads
xxxx

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Star Wars films

This wouldn't be a blog of mine if I didn't get back to talking Star Wars again at some point so here goes with a little update

Given the negative reaction to Episode VIII: The Last Jedi and Solo: A Star Wars Story's failure to light up the box office it might be surprising to learn that there are apparently NINE Star Wars films in various stages of development. If it unclear what these are at this moment in time or whether or not it includes Episode IX. So here is some information on what we do know

  • Rian Johnson has already been confirmed to be signed on to produce a new trilogy (more info here)
  • Game Of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B.Weiss are going to write a produce a series of Star Wars films (more info here)
  • There are rumours (but still not officially conformed) that we will be seeing two more character movies on the form of Obi-Wan and Boba Fett but it remains to be seen whether or not this actually turns out to be true.

Of course there are no timelines for any of these things so it will be interesting to see if Lucasfilm stick to the one film a year plan that we've seen so far. The could take a Marvel approach and try and release two films a year or perhaps a more relaxed schedule will come in as some people seem to feel that Star Wars fatigue is setting in.

Whatever the truth might be it still looks like Star Wars films have a good future ahead of them.

Oh, and just in case you were wondering..............................

Talking of Episode IX, well we are now.... There is a very strong rumour doing that rounds that we will be seeing Mr Billy Dee Williams reprising his role as Lando Calrissian! This would be brilliant to see!



Monday, 18 June 2018

Knackered.....

Today I have been mostly knackered due getting an escalation phone call at 00:30 and having to work until 03:30 and then do a normal day!

I made it into work on time but it was a bit of a struggle. Strong coffee was the order of the day. I bailed out at lunchtime so that I could WFH in the afternoon as I had a busy schedule plus I was also lined up to be on call for a client live implementation between 4 and 8 so it made sense to not be travelling home in the middle of that.

A busy afternoon soon led into on call time. Thankfully despite having a couple of calls there was nothing serious to be sorted out and everything was good with the client. Happy days.

Chillout time was spent watching many more episodes of Suits.

An early night was needed in order for me to be sort of operational tomorrow!



Sunday, 17 June 2018

Early start, NXT Takeover: Chicago, Dietland and Pose

In stark contrast to yesterday I woke up early today and couldn't get back to sleep again. As Toni was happily snoozing still I got dressed and headed downstairs. I started catching up with NXT Takeover: Chicago 2018.

Although NXT has seen some its key stars move up to the WWE main rosters it still remains a strong brand and is still better viewing than RAW or Smackdown (I stopped watching RAW and Smackdown over a year ago but I continue to watch NXT every week.

First up we saw Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan take on Undisputed Era for the NXT Tag Team Championship. This was a good opener with plenty of near falls before Undisputed Era got the win and retained their belts.

Next up was Velveteen Dream taking on Ricochet. This was a fun match watching Dream do loads of Ricochet's move to try and psych him out. Needless to say this only lasted so long before Ricochet turned the tables. It was hard to call this one as both are good athletes who take risks. In the end Ricochet held out to win a fantastic match.

The Women's Title was on the line next as mad Scot Nikki Cross took on defending champion Shayna Baszler. This was a match I couldn't wait to see with Baszler's MMA style against Cross' off the wall madness. This was never going to be a match of wrestling prowess but it was certainly entertaining. Unsurprisingly Baszler won by being put to sleep but I suspect this feud is far from over!

Aleister Black defended his NXT Title against Lars Sullivan. This match was athleticism (Black) versus brawn (Sullivan). This was another great match. Sullivan is surprisingly versatile given his size and stature. There was some great close calls before Black finally retained after two Black Mass spinning heel kicks.

Last up was Johnny Gargano versus Tommaso Ciampa in a Chicago Street Fight. This feud has been going on for a LOOONG time and so for me it's lost a bit of sparkle and excitement especially as Ciampa has come out the victor in most of their meets. The match was good overall with the Street Fight element being played well with some brutal parts. Gargano flipping out was genius but it was so disappointing to have Ciampa walk away with the win once again. Who knows where the feud goes after this......

Once Toni was up we watched the first three episodes of Dietland which is a new series. The show explores the beauty industry and society's obsession with weight loss. Everybody should watch this show for the learning experience.


We then followed this up with Pose. Pose is set in the world of 1987 and "looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world." I think this one has some potential although Toni was less than impressed. I might watch a couple more episodes and see what happens.

Sam came back from a weekend in Southend to present me with this wonderful Father's Day gift:

Thankfully it doesn't have sound and do the whole, "NOOOOOOOO" thing!

We caught up with RuPaul's Drag Race and Battlebots while we ate dinner and then finished the day off back on the Suits trail.




Happy Father's Day

Wishing our dads a happy Father's Day!

Love from KT & Toni

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Late start, Queer Eye and Suits

We didn't get up until after noon today. We haven't done this for a long time and it was so nice to have that extra chilled time in bed.

We got up and made tea and then settled down to watch Season 2 of Queer Eye on Netflix. I adore this show and Season 2 was just as good. Being the big emotional goof that I am there were a few watery leaks each episode.

Dinner came courtesy of Zizzi (via the magic of Deliveroo). This is wonderful but awful at the same time! The food from Zizzi is delicious but it ain't cheap and having it available for home delivery now mean more temptation LOL. It was very nice though :)

The last bit of our evening was spent watching the start of Season 2 of Suits. We've only juts discovered this little gem that has been running for 7 seasons now and stars Megan Markle who is now a member of the British royal family. The show has a fine blend of great storylines, character growth and humour. Who would have thought that a show about lawyers could be interesting LOL.


In other news we rescued a cat that was stuck on the roof of the extension next door!

Friday, 15 June 2018

Slower paced day and Lucifer is saved #SaveLucifer

It was a much slower paced day today which was a welcome change. No emergencies, not a lot of issues and I even got to go home earlier than usual. RESULT!

Just before Season 3 of Lucifer ended it was announced that Fox had decided to cancel the show much to our disgust. The show was doing well and had a massive fanbase but became the victim of corporate decisions. Brooklyn Nine-Nine was another show that received a mysterious cancellation from Fox but after an internet campaign it was picked up by Amazon so the show would continue.

Lucifer leading man Tom Ellis was determined to try and find a new home for Lucifer and there was a #SaveLucifer campaign started by the fanbase and stars of the show. The good news was received today that those good guys at Netflix had picked up the show and so there will now be a Season 4 (and hopefully beyond).  I can't tell you how amazing this news is for everyone here in Glitzville.


Thursday, 14 June 2018

All go at work

Well it's still all go on the work front. Wearing three hats hasn't broken me.....yet!

Some days are quieter than others but invariably they are all very busy days and a 9-5.30 lifestyle isn't happening but at least I am not having to work stupid hours at the moment.

My hard work is finally being rewarded, we have office drama, grumpy clients and grumpy stuff but the plates are still spinning and the wheels are still turning. It's all good!

I have some interesting resource challenges coming up but I'm sure we'll muddy on through as usual and come out laughing at the other end. well I hope so at least......