My daughter and I saw this yesterday and loved every happy minute of it.

Here’s the blurb from Universal Pictures:

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) reunite for the comedy adventure Paul as two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them to America’s UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. For reasons unknown, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town-a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Frost). Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes…

The verbal and visual references to sf culture are a delight and the whole thing is just laugh-out-loud fun from start to finish.


My Boyfriend’s Back – Chrissy Olinger

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My Boyfriend’s Back

A Short, Sweet Romance

by Chrissy Olinger

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“Fear not! I bring you tidings of… DAMMIT!”

With those few words, Jack Lynch’s world was turned upside-down. Once the nerd everyone loved to torment, he has returned to his home town for his twentieth reunion. Now a multimillionaire, Jack has everything but the one thing that matters: his true love. Twenty years ago he let her slip away. Now he’s back, and determined to win her heart.

But screeching tires on an icy road change everything. If being temporarily dead weren’t bad enough, Norman— an angel in training— returns Jack’s spirit to the wrong body— the class bully, John Lydon.

With the rockin’ hot bod of his former nemesis, the help of a nerdy angel, and his own wits, Jack has to get Rori to see him, love him, and bring about a miracle… without revealing this true identity. The clock is ticking, and he only has three days.

Jack’s got the brains; his new body has the brawn; and Norman’s got his back. What could possibly go wrong?

*This book contains some mild language, no strong sexual content, and an excessive amount of silliness.

Five Friday Favourites

I love doing these. Let’s make it a regular feature here. Tell us your favourite:

winter memory

exotic pet


current tv programme

way to spend a rainy Friday afternoon

Here are mine:

Snowed in for a long weekend at my grandad’s cottage in Shropshire, a week or so before I went away to join the navy and three years before he died. We had all the food and firewood we needed, and nothing to do but enjoy each other’s company. It was quality time and I treasure the memory.

Tarantula. But I can’t have one because certain other people in this house would freak. 🙂

The hug and kiss my wife and I share first thing every day.

CSI New York. This franchise gets better and better, although I do miss Stella Bonasera.

A long luxurious massage in front of the fire.

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