Yesterday evening I made a futile attempt at watching a dvd I had just bought, 'Final Fantasy - The Spirits Within', but Sandra, my live-in tormentor decided I wasn't going to watch a CGI movie in peace if she can help it, so she proceeded to chat all thru the movie about her work day, her parents in Germany and the situation in Afghanistan, while I valiantly tried to concentrate on the movie. I tried to be nice I nodded and laughed at what I thought were humorous anecdotes and got a few thumps on the arm for my troubles. I had to pause the dvd a few times and stopped it altogether so we can watch 'Sex and the City'... Here is a rough idea on how she reacted when she saw what I was watching last night... "Steve whats this shit we're watching?" "Final Fantasy, look at the CGI, realistic isn't it? "I want to see something else" "Hey baby girl I just got this today, I really want to watch it" "But its shit, they don't look real" [Trying to concentrate on the movie] "My mother phoned today Stevo, she's thinking of coming to stay with us for the weekend" [Hoping she didnt say what he thinks she said] "But anyway my mothers afraid of travelling now" [Laughing out loud!] [Thump!] [Ow! Bitch!] [Thump! thump! thump!] [Sandra suddenly thrown across room] [The cat screeching] [Steve ducking behind sofa] And there you have a typical evening of movie watching at my house, and the pitfalls of having a young German girlfriend who doesn't have the same enthusiasm about movies as yours truly, but she more than makes up for this disappointment in other ways. ps. Today I sneakily watched some of the Final Fantasy extras while she was in the kitchen, watch out for the 'Thriller' easter egg its great, and I'll make another attempt at watching the movie at the weekend. Thanks for listening. Steve.