Friday morning the new small wardrobe for the same room arrived and n the afternoon 2 guys arrived and somehow managed to get our new SuperKing bed with lovely mattress into the main bedroom.
We then attempted to attach the required bits to the bed and the 2 halves together and finally the beast of a mattress. It was fairly tough work but we survived it and managed to get a bit of a nap in before heading over to my folks.
I was expecting some kind of chickeny food but to my surprise it was lasagne night instead. But to keep a bit of tradition I did still have an Elephants Foot cake (or is it a cream puff) with a candle on top :)
I took home my 3 pressies and we had a really good sleep in the megabed. After a few more sleeps we’re glad of the purchase and not disturbing each other every hour or more, and I get to not sleep on the edge anymore :)
I opened my pressies in my big bed the next morning. I got a DVD of Drag Me To Hell and CD of The Black Crowes – Before The Frost plus another 2 which I’ve already got (Marillion & Blind Melon). I also got £20 in Boots vouchers and £30 in money.
2 years ago I had a lot of people round my house for my birthday. We had fun and games and it went very well. So seeming as I had extra help this year I decided to do it again.
So Saturday day after my yummy eggs and bacey wakey we went shopping and bought a lot of stuff; pizzas, pastries, and cakes including a monkey face bday cake :)
Between 7pm and 8pm 20 people arrived and started to eat the food which K was in charge of. After all the meet and greets I jumped onto Beatles Rock Band for a bit of drumming before having a nibble myself.
Then it was quiz time. I’ve enjoyed participating in them at other parties so decided to do one myself. This time with a theme of 23rd January 1975
QUIZ - Jan 23 1975
GENERAL NO LEDGE
1 – Jan 23rd 1533 – Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII of England, discovers herself pregnant - But who was that baby? Elizabeth I of England
2 – Jan 23rd 1688 – Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden is 322 today. But what does the Swedish work Tack mean in English? Thanks
3 – Jan 23rd1855 – The first bridge over the Mississippi River opens - But can you spell Mississippi? MI SS I SS I PP I
4 – Jan 23rd 1943 – Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time - But how do you get to Carnegie Hall? Head north on Broadway and turn slightly right onto 7th Avenue towards 56th street or practice
5 – Actor Richard Dean Anderson is 60 today. But what resourceful secret agent did he play in the 80 and 90s? MacGyver
6 - In 1975 who fought in the "Thrilla in Manila? - Muhammed Ali and Joe Frazier
7 - Charlize Theron was born in 1975. Which film did she win an Oscar for? Monster
8 - Fawlty Towers started in 1975. What’s the name of the actor who played Manuel? Andrew Sachs
9 - Actress Milla Jovovich was born in 1975 – In which European country was she born? Ukraine
10 - Jan 23rd 1985 – O.J. Simpson becomes the first Heisman Trophy winner elected to the Football Hall of Fame - But in which films did he play Detective Nordberg? The Naked Gun
11 – Jan 23rd 1997 – Madeleine Albright becomes the first woman to serve as United States Secretary of State - But who in the 1991 song charts might not be a lady but was all woman? Lisa Stansfeild
12 – Jan 23rd 2003 – Final communication between Earth and Pioneer 10 when it was 7.5 billion miles from Earth - But which planet was demoted to dwarf planet in 2006? Pluto
Guess the 1975 film from the following clues:
1 – 27th in a series. Professor Roland Crump takes Russian Professor Vooshka on an archeological expedition to find Roman remains on a caravan site. (Bottom behind you in the past) - Carry On Behind
2 - Bank robbery to pay for sex reassignment surgery. (Pacino) - Dog Day Afternoon
3 – Shark. - Jaws
4 - Randle Patrick McMurphy Vs Nurse Ratched - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
5 - James Caan plays full-contact sport in a dystopian society on skates - Rollerball
6 - Robot Spouse replacement - The Stepford Wives
1 – Jan 23rd 1570 - The assassination of regent James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray throws Scotland into civil war - But what year was Scottish hero Supergran first on the telly? 1985
2 - It’s Bounty Day, celebrating the burning of the Bounty in 1790 – But what year was the chocolate bar Bounty introduced? 1978
3 - Rutger Hauer is 65 today – What year was the movie Blade Runner released? 1982
4 - Drew Barrymore was born in 1975. How old was she when E.T. was released? 7
5 - Angelina Jolie was born in 1975. How many children (adopted and natural) does she have? 6
6 - I am 35 today. How many CDs do I own (a box set counts as 1)? Over 3000+
MOO SICK – Name the artist (1 point) and song (1 point) from the intros
1 - 10cc - I'm Not in Love
2 - ABBA - Mamma Mia
3 - AC/DC – T.N.T.
4 - Aerosmith - Walk This Way
5 - Bad Company - Feel Like Makin' Love
6 - John Fogerty - Rockin' All Over the World
7 - Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
8 - Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I–V)
9 - Queen - You're My Best Friend
10 - Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
That went well so after that I returned to an old favourite but this time with extra twists.
My game of Pass the parcel involves silly dares. When the music stops whoever is holding the parcel gets the chance to rip off the layer and gain the prize on that layer but only if they complete the randomly chosen daft thing to do.
This year I had people being mummified, doing 10 sit-ups, taking a group photo, drinking a double, eating an ice cube, saying 10 possible names for a pet fish, dancing like Michael Jackson and having 4 people create a band with air instrument.
There was also Parcel Wars where 2 people would compete over the chance to have the prize. Wars included drawing pictures, popping balloons, counting to 60 while blindfolded and abused, and yodeling.
It passed the time well and a lot of fun was had. I dread the day that anyone else decides to do one with me in the circle :o
I think by 1am the house was ours again and while I didn’t drink a load I think I had enough beer and wine to make me a sleepy boo and so up to bed I went, we went.
I think I did as little as possible on Sunday (apart from tidying up and nearly building a wardrobe) :)
2 more films have also been watched at the flick.
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll is the story of Ian Dury, or more so the story of how he affected his son and his band The Blockheads. From his occasional afterlife in a theatre appearances Ian played brilliantly by Andy Serkis tells us that this is a film with no moral. Instead it’s a good tale of rock and roll excesses and the psyche of a man with poetry in his veins who had to survive in the business with his polio disabilities. A very interesting film.
Ninja Assassin had ninjas. Lots of them. It also had an 18 certificate which meant the ninjas could be chopped up with swords. Oriental supertrained bad guys after oriental super good guy in Russia with English people (one of them being an American). It was heavy on the CGI blood and the action scenes were very fast paced (sometimes too fast). But on the whole I enjoyed what it was supposed to be. Blood and guts and ninja rolls.