Retail therapy and The Dark Knight

Thank goodness it's Friday - it's been a very long, stressful, physically and mentally demanding week. I'm holding down the fort at work today, and sitting at my desk feeling quite spaced out right now for some reason. Weird. My fingers aren't even hitting keys in the right order...

Anyway, I do so enjoy online shopping: better prices, better selection and better all-round convenience. But I've had a few "expensive necessities" months so I haven't actually splashed out on luxuries for quite a while; not since around Christmas actually. However, earlier this week I placed a Take 2 order for the following:

Having featured Addams Family Values on the Most Quotable Movies feature a short while ago, I managed to find a Region 1 DVD boxset that includes both The Addams Family and Addams Family Values for the price of one DVD. I'm so looking forward to watching these again...


My other 2 purchases are more in the self-improvement/creative inspiration line.

After I finished the fantastic Ancient Greece-set Gates of Fire, I was browsing around the website of that novel's author Steven Pressfield - and discovered that he had also written a book about disciplined creativity and overcoming self-imposed barriers to achieving your dreams, entitled The War of Art.

I know I'm terrible for putting off doing things like writing my novel/s and just being downright lazy when it comes to working on some of my long-held creative projects, so the online extract really spoke to me... without any of the grating "alternate spirituality" and metaphysical musings I found in Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist. The War of Art was promptly added to my digital shopping basket.


The last book I bought comes from PvP cartoonist Scott Kurtz and assorted other authors and creators, called How to Make Web Comics. Yes, I'm taking Girlz 'N' Games more seriously, and I thought it was a good idea to learn some tips from long-established pros about achieving success (and an income) in the online realm. The book is brand new, having only been released last month.


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BTW, totally off-topic but do you want to see some new pics of the Joker (Heath Ledger) from The Dark Knight? Warner Brothers has been pulling these pics from sites like Ain't It Cool News, but you can still view the set of images here... for now.


Have a good weekend, everyone!

Comments

Anonymous said…
Hello!

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Have a nice day!

Aart

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