This year, like last, has turned out to be one of much travel and I'm lovin' it.
As of right now I'm totally booked for San Francisco at the end of September, then I'm off to Los Angeles in October to see Stephanie in 9 to 5, hang out in a bar with my old high school friends, take in a little Knott's Scary Farm, and celebrate my best gal-palRomyBob'sbirthday. Fun, right?
Finally saw Batman: The Dark Knight today and really enjoyed it. I know it's been said a million times, but Heath Ledger was brilliant and it actually made me get a bit emotional during his long scenes primarily because he truly was a brilliant actor who was taken to soon. Not since James Dean's performances in East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause have I witness such a brilliant, nuanced performance by a young actor - both were so ahead of their game (the way he delivered the line "Six?" may help to prove my point). Then again, there was Brokeback Mountain - equally as genius.
And my apologies for sounding like such an "actor" just now. It's what I am.
Here is my new weekly Proust Questionnaire which feature people I know (and some people I don't):
Brian Magallones always makes me smile. Maybe it's because he's always smiling, but I could be wrong. As a career, Brian is a hairdresser who works his magic on gorgeous women's hair. His work can be seen on numerous celebs including Joss Stone (one of his BFFs), Mischa Barton and Nicole Richie. He can also be seen this season, scissors in hand, on America's Next Top Model.
Currently:I'm Getting ready to have lunch with the person that has hurt me and screwed me over more than anyone else in my life.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?The beach
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?Shy in certain situations
What is the trait you most deplore in others?Lying, disloyalty
What is your greatest extravagance?Clothes
What is your favorite occupation?My favorite that I have had so far is the one I have for the moment, but when I watch movies, I think it would be cool to be a spy or an assassin.
Who are your favorite writers?Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, David Sedaris, Chelsea Handler
Who is your favorite hero of fiction?Wonder Woman
Who are your heroes in real life?The Dalai Lama
What is the quality you most like in a man?Charisma
What is the quality you most like in a woman? Fabulous shoes with a very high heel
...would anyone name their twins Benson and Hedges? ...did they cut Wesley from Project Runway? He was "auwght" WAY too early. ...can't I spin at Sugarland more often? I always have such a great time there. ...am I not friends with Del Shores? Aready loving Sordid Lives on Logo. ...haven't I bought tickets to see [title of show]? It's right up my (Shubert) alley. ...am I having such a big writer's block? My one-woman show is not going as planned. ...did it take this long to get a MacBook laptop? It's totally changed everything. ...have I been single for a year and not been one ONE date? That's just not right.
So I have decided NOT to go to my 20 year high school reunion next month for a few reasons, the greatest one being that the people I really wanted to spend time with won't be going either due to work and family obligations. Why bother? Well, I'm almost totally decided but not committed yet.
I may just go out in October so that I can see my friend Stephanie in 9 to 5.
DAYS LEFT IN OFFICE: 188 (as in the year I graduated...)
For the past 2 weeks I have been waking up with sore feet - it feels like I have just been running barefoot around Mannyhanny. I looked it up on-line and it says I may have something called plantar fasciitis which can be caused by standing on one's feet for extended periods of time (see; DJ'ing) and can take upwards of 6 to 10 months to get rid of. If this is what I have, I'm gonna be all perturbed.
I'm hoping it's just the Kinoki pads that I've been using to rid my body of toxins.
Here are some of my summer's guity pleasures so far:
* Pussycat Dolls "When I Grow Up" - Not only do I love the song, but I can't get enough of the video. Those girls are hot, can move and look extremely sexy even when walking the streets of Hollywood. "I wanna see the world/Drive nice cars/I wanna have BOOBIES..."
* Big Brother 10 - The show hasn't even come on and I'm checking my DVR to make sure it's been set for this Sunday night. The cast is extremely diverse and I'm looking forward to fireworks within the liberals and the conservatives. Oh, and the gay cowboy is giving me panty pudding.
* Marino's Italian Ices - What better than frozen sugar water to cool me down in the hot summer sun? Answer: nothin'. They cost 50 cents (in Harlem, at least) and taste deeeee-licious! (But not noooooo-tritious)
* Brenda Dickson Videos - I can only stomach the original video once, but the parody videos by Deven Green are genius. I can watch her say "Well look at how big my vah-jsheen is" over and over without getting tired of it. Oh, and she's a pirate. (P.S. This video titles "Well Herro" is kinda genius, as well)
* Mama Mia The Movie - I already have the soundtrack and am repeatedly listeing to it. Seriously. It's beyond over-produced, but it's pure ear candy. I never saw the musical on Broadway (no desire) but that cast is drawing me in, kids. Where else can you see Streep, Baranski, Walters, Brosnan, Firth and Amanda Seyfield from Big Love/Mean Girls singing together in picture-perfect Greece? Right??
I really wish I enjoyed the taste of vegetables because then I could become a vegetarian and up my chances of getting salmonella. If I got that, I could lose at least 15lbs in less than 1 week. It is summer, after all and going to the gym in the summer sucks.
Kateeand Joshua are giving my favorite couple, Twitchington, a run for their money. Their Mia Michaels routine (which I interpreted as members of opposing gangs who are trying to get out where they are but keep going back - to their hometown) was beautiful and I love, love, LOVE that Bollywood is a new style that has been introduced this season. Bravo, kids!
Mr. Richard Rizzo would like all the country's felons to line up, in a single-file line please, and take a DNA test to determine if he OR she is responsible for the death of his daughter. He'd also like all the felons to step lively as we're in a recession and time is money.
Can they do this same DNA shizz on Nicole Brown-Simpson to find out who her real killer is, too? Mayhaps we should just line up all the golfers-with-too-much-free-time-on-their-hands - we're bound to find at least ONE person who would fit the bill. Am I right?
(And, no, I'm not suggesting that the Rizzos had anything to do with JonBenet's death. I am, however, pointing my finger at Orange Julius Simpson. I am also poking fun at John Ramsey. Who is he to ask that "all felons" give DNA to find his daughter's killer? He's acting like a father, yes, but a delusional father nonetheless. Get in line with everyone else with a cold case.)
Just got off the phone with my father in California and during our conversation he tells me that he just left the gas station after filling the tank on his Ford truck (it's part of his business...). The price per gallon? $4.69. The price for filling up? $125.00.
We both agree that this war in Iraq did so much to better our country... Heck, I can't think of a time when we were so well off and happy. Wait...wasn't that when Clinton was in office?
DAYS LEFT IN OFFICE: 193 (so close and yet so far)
Woo-hoo!!! My MacBook is back up and running after being in the capable hands of the geniuses from the Genius Bar for a night. I'm told it was an LCD issue and that the "part" that was needed to replace it would take less than 24hrs to fix.
SO I am back to typing away on my yet-to-be-named laptop ad loving every minute of it.
Here's a picture of Maddy and me as test out the Photo Booth feature.
My muh-fkn brand new Macbook has died. It is 22 days old and daddy's not having it. I was typing away on it when the entire screen went white and the cursor looked like it had tracers behind it. And, no, I'm not on drugs.
It's the beginning of Day 2 here in P-Town and I am just now getting my energy together. Pride weekend really took everything out of me. Spinning the Stonewall float was incredible and the pier dance was cute fun, but getting little sleep after to waking up early yesterday morning (6am) yesterday, then travel really wore me out. Getting older does not have it's privileges.
Today me and the girls are gonna bike around, do a sensible dinner with friends and try to get tix to see Jackie Beat. How rockin' does that sound?