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The Bachelor Weekend

This weekend Cindy has gone to visit her parents leaving me on my own for three nights – so I have got some serious time in with the Xbox, Twitter and PartyPoker. Bit bored now so looking forward to her coming home tomorrow. I am conscious that computers and video games provide much more entertainment than TV these days.

I also managed to go on a few runs this weekend because in September we have challenged ourselves to do the Windsor half marathon:

We did an 8 mile run in April and it felt really good to achieve it – so whilst we were in relatively good shape and after some serious badgering from a guy at work – we signed up for Windsor. I got the t-shirt too! Come September, will have to cut down on boos and get some serious training in – I am aiming for about 2 hrs 5 min.

Just finished watching the Wimbledon final – which was ridiculously long. Federer ended up winning 16-14 in the 5th set. Then they have to go for interviews and all sorts of other PR stuff and they must have been freaking knackered after a gruelling four hour tennis match. Roddick after losing looked a mess – he lost his service game once – the last game of the match. As much as I did want Fed to win – I felt bad for Roddick who gave everything he had into the final.

On the sports note – the Lions series just finished against South Africa which I was following really closely. Amazing series – even though the Lions lost on a last minute penalty in the 2nd test. I can safely say Rugby is my new sport of choice to watch – its so exciting. England suck right now at it – so will be good to see how Martin Johnson coaches them going into the Autumn internationals.

On the movie front – I am not really good at doing good detailed reviews like Edo and Matt. However, I highly recommend a new German movie called The Wave. Its subtitled in England – and details the story of a teacher turning his class with modern day students into a “fascist like” group of people. At the beginning of the movie the students said Fascism would never exist again after the Nazis, however, just in a week the teacher challenged them to think like one group of people and not individuals. A very believable movie with a strong message. Check it out.

Found out Fifa 10 is coming out in October in the UK 🙁 and Prison Break season 4 DVD box set is out tomorrow!! 🙂

I have been invited to another Thames cruise by a client on Thursday so looking forward to that with the sunny weather London has been getting recently…

About Pat

Patrick lives in South West London with his girlfriend and works in the online marketing industry. He enjoys attending buffets, running half marathons, complaining about Air Canada and watching rugby.

One comment

  1. Sounded like some much needed time off my man.. sorry i didnt get around to seeing you. Was on deadlines and Saturday was a blur..

    The wave is a really good movie isn’t it? I really enjoyed it and although I think the story has been done before I thought it was one of the better movies to come out in the last 6-8 months.

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