Superman VI: Trouble in Miami.

I had a dream last night that I watched ‘Superman VI: Trouble in Miami’ which was a low budget, direct to video Superman sequel staring Christopher Reeve as his last on screen appearance as the man of steel. The story goes that Superman is on Holiday in Miami when he discovers that Lex Luthor has opened up a casino next to Miami beach since he was released from prison. As Superman is on Holiday he decides not to use any of his powers. This includes not flying or seeing through walls, so he recuits the help of local Miami cop Angel Batista from Dexter to help him find out if the rising crime rate in Miami is linked to Luthor and what Lex Luthor is really up to.

It then becomes like a buddy cop movie with them driving around Miami, fighting crime and staking out the casino trying to find Luthor himself. When they do finally find Luthor (cameo from Gene Hackman) they discover that Luthor has indeed gone straight and isn’t connected with rising crime rate in Miami. The casino is all above board and legal, and has in fact brought lots of money and tourism to Miami. It turns out that while in prison Luthor had realised the error of his ways and had decided to turn over a new leaf. He gives most of the money made by the casio to a charity which is trying to save the environment. Superman learns that he shouldn’t be so quick to judge and that people can change. But most importantly, that gambling is good in moderation. The film ends with Superman and Lex being friends and laughing…

It was a great dream but, WHAT A RUBBISH FILM!??!

Also… I was watching Superman VI… What happened to Superman V?

OPERATION: GET SKINNY (update 2) Six months in…

On Monday 22nd August I started OPERATION: GET SKINNY FOR THE WEDDING and things are going well. I passed my original goal weight of 11st on Monday 17th October and wrote an update about it here. In that post I set myself a new goal of being the “perfect” BMI of 21.7. I call it the “perfect” BMI as it’s bang in the middle of the ‘healthy range’ of 18.5 and 24.9. To be a BMI of 21.7 I would have to weigh 10st 3lbs (143lbs 64.9kg), so that is my current goal.

Today is Monday 27th February. I am now 6 months into my diet and 6 months away from my wedding, and things look like this…

As you can see I am currently 10st 9lbs (149lbs 67.6kg), with a BMI of 22.7, so I am slowly getting there. I am only 6lbs away from my goal, but as you can see by the tiny graph, I was this weight in December so it is getting harder to lose weight. The lightest i’ve been since starting this diet was 10st 8lbs, but that was before I put some weight back on at Christmas. I did get down to 10st 8lbs after Christmas but my weight has been up and down by a few pounds ever since.

I would like to reach my goal but I wouldn’t be upset if I didn’t. I am at a body shape I am happy with but it is always good to have a goal to aim for.

My starting weight on Monday 22 August 2011 was;

12 st 4 lbs (That’s about 78 Kg or 172 lbs)

At the half-way point on Monday 27th February 2012 I am;

10 st 9 lbs (149lbs 67.6kg)

My goal weight is;

10 st 3 lbs (64.9kg or 143 lbs).

You can follow my weight loss progress with the tracker below;

Created by MyFitnessPal – Nutrition Facts For Foods

Can I do it? Will I be able to keep the weight off before the wedding? Is it possible? Who knows? The wedding is in 6 months and this blog will tell you how I am doing on a weekly basis.

Check out my profile at www.myfitnesspal.com for more.

Deep SPACED

I had a dream that I was watching the third series of SPACED, and for those that have seen spaced would know, there isn’t a third. The original show only ran for two series, from 1999-2001. But this series was new and picked up on the characters lives 11 years later.

My dream started with Tim (Simon Pegg) and Mike (Nick Frost) in a pub, Tim was telling Mike how he had met up with Bilbo (Bill Bailey) the other day. Bilbo was now living with his mum since the comic book shop had gone bankrupt, but over all he is doing well and now has a shop online, much to the displeasure of his mother as her house had now become filled with Sci-Fi Memorabilia.

After the pub Tim and Mike head home, and home turns out to be in a block of flats. As they make their way slowly across the car park to the main door they are circled by a gang of youths. At first you don’t know if the guys are in danger but it turns out they are friends with Mike and Tim, and they have a fake gun fight before heading inside, commenting that they are getting too old for that sort of thing. You can tell that the flat is more Mike’s than Tim’s as there are guns and camouflage everywhere, including a massive poster of Rambo. Meeting Bilbo again has brought up memories for Tim of the past and working at the comic shop, and he tells Mike that he misses the old days and that time seemed to gone by leaving him behind. Mike says maybe he should get in touch with ‘her’ again. This doesn’t seem to go down well with Tim. He says that she is not the same person anymore and doesn’t want to talk about it. He ends the conversation by telling Mike that they are going to be late for work. He puts on a cap and the camera zooms out to show that Tim and Mike are both dressed in security guard uniforms, and the two of them head off into the night.

We cut to Daisy (Jessica Hynes), who is reading a book to a group of small children. She finishes the story and closes the book. The cover shows that the author is ‘D E Sader’. The parents and children applaud, then a smooth, dark haired Mediterranean man informs the crowd that Ms Sader will be signing books later. Daisy is now a successful children’s author, who goes by the name of D E Sader. The man who spoke to the crowd is her agent & fiancé, Paolo. You can tell that Daisy is not the sweet and innocent person she used to be. The wealth and fame has changed her, and she has lost sight of who she really is. She berates one of her fans for comparing her to J K Rowling, by saying that she is far more successful than that one hit wonder. The couple are joined by blonde 8 year old girl, who addresses Daisy as mum.

Tim and Mike receive a letter from Marsha’s daughter Amber informing them that Marsha has passed away. The gang all meet again for Marsha’s funeral. This is the first time they have all been together for 7 years. Tim keeps looking across at Daisy who is being constantly followed by press and fans. Mike says he should just go and talk to her, but Tim ignores him. At the wake, Tim finally gets a chance to talk to Daisy alone. Tim gestures across to Daisy’s daughter who is standing with Paolo, Brian & Twist and asks Daisy is she ever talks about him. Daisy shoots down Tim with a look and tells him that it isn’t the time or place to bring that up, and goes to walk away. But Tim tells Daisy that he loves her. Daisy pauses, her back to Tim. You can see that Daisy appears moved, but does not let Tim see the look on her face. Tim corrects himself to say. ‘I loved you. I loved who you were, before you turned to the dark side, before you became… D.. Darth Sader!’ by hearing these words she then turns back to Tim and tells him that the old Daisy he knew is gone, Tim says that he still knows there is good in her, and that she must also miss the days when they lived together at 23 Meteor Street. ‘That dump’ she replies. ‘I am glad that they are knocking that place down’. Tim is shocked to by the news and left standing as Daisy walks away.

The camera cuts to 23 Meteor Street which is now boarded up, it zooms into a sign which reads ‘Scheduled for demolition’.

DUN DUN DUHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

I would then imagine that the rest of the series was spent trying to save 23 Meteor Street from demolition. Marsha (Julia Deakin) would appear to Tim in a dream as a ‘Force’ ghost and give Tim advice. The series would also be filled with lots of pop references that made the original Spaced great, there would be a Field of Dreams ‘If you build it they will come’ moment, and in the final episode will see Tim rushing to stop Daisy’s wedding. Watching from the loft at the back of the church, Tim bangs on the glass window and screams, “Daisy!” several times, attempting to stop the ceremony. With some hesitation, Daisy returns a cry of “Tim!” and rushes toward Tim. Just like the end of The Graduate. The show ends with a montage of the gang and their lives today. Brian & Twist now have a child of their own, Mike is now living with Dexter, Daisy is writing a new book, and Tim has his own line of graphic novels, he also illustrates Daisy’s books. The final scene shows 23 Meteor Street. It has been restored to its former glory and is the family home, of Tim, Daisy, their daughter and a puppy called Wicket.