Kissing Frogs (part 1 – of many?)

So I’ve been back from NYC for almost a whole week. I Facebooked the NYC experience so not sure if I’ll ever get back here to update in any more detail.

The title of this post relates to me deciding to dip my toe into the Internet Dating scene before leaving for NYC. Some could have argued it was too early but I thought it would be an interesting way of distracting myself from mundane life and, at worst, something to blog about. One thing I know about myself is I like having a man in my life. It’s not necessarily a good thing and I have at times wished it wasn’t so… but it is what is. Probably some psychoanalysis required to figure that one out.

So I joined RSVP and after a very short time made a connection with someone who was amazing from the very first email we exchanged. I couldn’t quite believe it. By the end of that first evening I had let down my guard completely and put aside all the rules of internet dating to set up an all-day first date for the following weekend.

I was apprehensive but excited. That Sunday with M was wonderful. We just felt right together, relaxed, natural, happy. It was a superb day. I was reeling that night and the first two weeks as we flirted via text and FB; it was hard to believe and very exciting.

Leaving for NYC was a bag of mixed emotions as I was extremely excited to be going on this much longed for girls’ trip but also a little sad and apprehensive at leaving this newly found “love affair”.

Things went weird pretty early on (an innappropriate FB message from me after a few drinks: a rookie error I was told) and our communications soured somewhat. Nothing irrecoverable I thought.

Upon coming home I was extremely tired, jet lagged and overly emotional. A more sensible person might have decided to keep some distance until a more rational frame of mind returned. I am not that sensible person.

To cut a long story short it’s all over Red Rover. Worst part is that it ended via a few cranky text messages, not even a phone conversation or a face to face. I am sad because this felt so special and because it really didn’t get a fair go. But I’m not into flogging dead horses.

So as I dust myself off and eye that saddle again does anyone have any internet dating tips or possibly a brother/neighbour/co-worker who likes short women with big boobs and a penchant for Dr Martens boots and zombies?

Warm Bodies

What’s not to love about a zombie rom com. Zombies and romantic comedy are a marriage made in heaven; why someone hasn’t thought of this before is beyond me.

Skeptical? Well don’t be. It works. A good script can work miracles and it does in the case of the sweet, funny, entertaining “Warm Bodies”.

I was hooked the moment I read about it months ago (I’m still deeply perturbed by why us Aussies need to wait months to see international releases on our screens; surely the reels don’t come on slow ships anymore…no wonder pirated downloads are the norm rather than the exception these days). Where was I?

A lovely simple premise: the Romeo and Juliet scenario, in fact the characters are called R and Julie, with added zombies. Who could ask for more?

Yes it goes a little off the mark in the second half. One must suspend belief and accept the lack of logic (ok, ok I still look for the logic, even in zombie movies) to go for the ride. But the sheer brilliance of the first 20 minutes makes it worth the price of admission.

Sweet performances from the surprisingly hot Nicholas Hoult, who you may remember as the little boy in “About A Boy”, and Aussie Teresa Palmer. Unnecessary appearance by John Malcovich. For me the surprising star was Rob Corddry as M.

This is a fun and funny little film you can enjoy with your teens (or your partner, if your partner isn’t a killjoy zombie hater….but I’m not bitter…move along, nothing to see here).