happy birthday to me

My birthday was a mad scramble this year. Flight cancelled in Glasgow due to fog in London, we dashed to the train station instead. Reaching London very late, I was surprised to find a birthday dinner (still) waiting for our arrival. It was prepared by Nadia, Chris’ wife. He and I were flying to Saudi Arabia on the 3rd for a Gymnastics course. Nadia leaving 4am to Romania.

It all worked out well in the end. :-)

cat in the hat on aging

Thanks Bieche.

Pitch Perfect 2 – “You are the kicker of ass?”

Pitch Perfect 2 is a 2015 … sequel to the 2012 film Pitch Perfect, which was loosely adapted from Mickey Rapkin’s non-fiction book, titled Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory. …

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film received a rating of 66%, based on 154 reviews, with an average rating of 6/10. The site’s critical consensus reads, “Pitch Perfect 2 sings in sweet comedic harmony, even if it doesn’t hit quite as many high notes as its predecessor.” …

A sequel, Pitch Perfect 3 is set to be released on July 21, 2017.

Yep. It’s not near as good as the charming original.

Still … I’d say Perfect is worth watching.

Keegan-Michael Key was great. As always.

And John Michael Higgins as the sexist pig a capella competition commentator is a joy to watch.

“This is what happens when you send girls to College.” :)

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Fat Amy was disappointing, I thought. But nonstop cameo appearances keep you trying to remember the names of comic actors.

Pitch Perfect 2 quotes:

Flo: There’s only one thing to do: Fake your own death and flee the country.

Kommissar: I’m sorry, I don’t speak loser.

Fat Amy: There’s gonna be a whole lot of haters out there, people asking, “Hey, why is the most talented one in the group Australian?” But hey, I’m fat, so that’s close enough.