Just a quick post about what I got up to this weekend! It wasn’t very much really, as will become apparent (how’s that for a teaser, eh?) On Friday night, we went to Ipswich to have dinner with my parents, and then load up a van they hired with our new suite. Some people we know from my parents’ church are moving to a smaller house, and they wouldn’t have room for the suite in their new house… so they gave it to us! Which was incredibly generous of them, especially given that it’s such a nice one.
Anyway. On Saturday morning my parents came over with the van and we unloaded the suite. Unfortunately they couldn’t stay long as the van had to be back before noon (maybe it was going to turn into a pumpkin or something after that… no, wait…) In the afternoon we went into town and did various things. I bought a new phone, which means that I have a new mobile number, which means that I shall be contacting people in the near future! On Saturday evening we had the evening in, as it had been a long week and we hadn’t had much of a chance to rest.
On Sunday I had a cold so didn’t really do much at all! In the evening, Alex came round and we had Lasagne, and then afterwards we went round to Alex’s to watch “Torchwood” (which was very good, by the way).
So there you have it! Now, before I finish, there is one thing I must rant about. I’ve just bought a new Family Guy DVD. I got home today to find that it had arrived! Which is good news. Unfortunately, a lot of new UK DVDs seem to have a thing from “FACT“. I don’t know if you’ve ever bought or watched any UK DVDs (or been to the cinema in the past year or two) but they’ve been showing a little short clip about how downloading movies is illegal (it’s stealing, the boldly proclaim).
Well, that may be the case, but … why on earth are they making is sit through this freaking sutff on DVDs WHICH WE HAVE LEGALLY BOUGHT?!!! It’s crazy. Yes, I have just purchased legally a DVD which I want to sit down and watch, without waiting for all this stupid “downloading is illegal” rubbish to finish first. The ironic thing is, people who pirate DVDs will probably remove the copyright warning at the beginning, meaning that buying an illegal DVD in this case would actually prove beneficial.
I think I’m going to start ripping DVDs to my computer and burning them to CD as DivX without any of this superfluous rubbish on them — slightly lower quality, but at least I wouldn’t have to wait ages in order to start watching. Grrrrr.
And, that’s all folks!