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Monster!

July 9, 2007

I’m killing two bird’s with one stone here, killing being the operative word! Last night, I watched one of the best films ever. Monster. I was absolutely gobsmacked by Charlize Theron’s performance. I’ve read the book based on the story of Aileen Wuornos and was looking forward to seeing the film.

A dark tale based on the true story of Aileen Wuornos, one of America’s first female serial killers. Wuornos had a difficult and cruel childhood plagued by abuse and drug use in Michigan. She became a prostitute by the age of thirteen, the same year she became pregnant. She eventually moved to Florida where she began earning a living as a highway prostitute–servicing the desires of semi-truck drivers. The tale focuses on the nine month period between 1989 and 1990, during which Wuornos had a lesbian relationship with a woman named Selby. And during that very same time, she also began murdering her clientele in order to get money without using sex. This turned the tables on a rather common phenomena of female highway prostitutes being the victims of serial killers–instead Wuornos, herself, carried out the deeds of a cold-blooded killer.

So the second bird? It’s me…

Trying to relax in my favourite spot! Hubby thought it was all so funny. The fact is, the film didn’t finish till 1.30am and I was petrified when I went to bed!

~More scary monsters here

Yay!

July 9, 2007

  My first nomination and I’m over the moon. Thanks to ‘Bridget’ at ‘And Miles To Go’…

“As it goes, schmoozing is the natural ability “to converse casually, especially in order to gain an advantage or make a social connection.” Good schmoozers effortlessly weave their way in and out of the blogosphere, leaving friendly trails and smiles, happily making new friends along the way. They don’t limit their visits to only the rich and successful, but spend some time to say hello to new blogs as well. They are the ones who engage others in meaningful conversations, refusing to let it end at a mere hello – all the while fostering a sense of closeness and friendship. So how in the world I got this award I will never know LOL but I’ve thought of five great people who have made me welcome and schmoozed their way into my blog and life that I’d like to give this most prestigious Power of Schmooze Award!”