Sunday Bloody Sunday

Of course it wasnt a bloody Sunday; I was just referring to the U2 song 🙂

After many weekends working on materials for upcoming training sessions, I decided to take last Sunday off from my normal schedule and treat myself to a homing Sunday. It started off in a pretty normal way – me waking up to make a steaming mug of NESLO (yummy yummy) and then snuggling back under the bedcovers with a book. This lasted for half an hour. My mind wandered off to the living room, going through my furniture layout. I had visited Cavenzi a couple of weekends back and the dining room set that was displayed there really caught my eye. Before I knew it, I was out in the living room, rearranging my furniture. Now the TV rack is moved to another side of the wall and funnily enough, I found out that I could get all my subscribed satelite TV channels from this new position! Now, isnt that interesting?

That discovery pretty much influenced my decision on what to do for the rest of the day. I watched a few movies and discovered several interesting stuff:

  1. In The Bodyguard (Cinemax), the actor who played the assassin who was hired to kill Whitney Houston’s character in the movie, Tomas Arana, was the same guy who played Quintus, head of Caesar’s Pretorian guards in the Russel Crowe vehicle Gladiator. Arana also played the renegade crew member of Red October, in the Alec Baldwin-Sean Connery hit, The Hunt for red October. Arana played the cook who sabotaged the nuclear sub (and shot Sam Neil ‘I’ve always wanted to see Montana’)’s character.
  2. The actress who played Carmen’s mum in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Star Movies) was the same actress who played Melina, Arnold Schwartzenegger’s love interest in the 1990 movie Total Recall. If she looks familiar to you, it’s probably because you saw her also in Nic Cage’s Con-Air. She played security guard Sally Bishop in that movie. BTW, Ugly Betty’s America Ferrera played the role of Carmen in the Sisterhood movie.
  3. In one of Midsomer Murders’ episodes (Electric Vendetta), the actor who played Lloyd Kirby looked so familiar. Then I remembered where I had seen him. He played one of the Imperial Officers in 2 of the Star Wars movies (episode V and VI). According to my trusty source, IMDB, he’s the only actor to play an Imperial officer in more than one Star Wars film (not including the extras, naturally). I suppose that’s understandable, considering the fact that other Imperial officers were killed off in battle with the rebel alliance or killed by Darth Vader within 2 minutes of screen time.

I guess it was a bloody Sunday after all. A bloody good Sunday! 😀

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