Saturday, May 31, 2008

I posted this on Chez's Deus Ex Malcontent blog, and he apparently enjoyed my on my thoughts on this weekend's premiere of what I like to call, "Sex is so shitty....."

A friend emailed a bunch of us at the beginning of the week, saying what a big fan she was of this idiotic slut-fest and how she had been DYING waiting for this movie to come out and did a group of us want to get together and go see it? My reply? I would rather eat my son's shoes. If you have ever been around the shoes of a 13 year old boy, you know how serious that is. And, I am SOOOOO sick and tired of the media talking about all the "women" who just can't wait for this and who will be lining up around the block (Yeah, thanks Meredith Viera) to see this stanky turd dressed in horrid designer rags. Umm, I don't know what brain-dead Romero-type zombie bitches you are talking about, media-heads, but my REAL friends and I will be staying away in droves. I think if I do see a movie this weekend, it will be "Ironman," again. I much prefer action and explosions to horsefaced horny twats. Kill me and re-animate me when they are gone for good.....and can they take Victoria Beckham with them? She looks like she belongs.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Ok, so I haven't posted for a while. But, I have a REALLY good excuse. We pulled it off! Last Saturday, the Riverside Park Amphitheatre Committee put on one whale of a shindig down at the Amphitheatre. We had a hog roast, bluegrass band, DJ, games, silent auction, the Colts in Motion van......the weather was pretty good (AWFULLY windy, but otherwise, not bad) and we had a great crowd. We did a cake walk.....and we ran out of baked goods!! The people playing were having so much fun, they kept playing even though all we had to give them was potato salad and slaw!!! They didn't care!!

I really sweated this out. I am new on the Amphitheatre committee, and they made me special events coordinator. Of course, this was a special event. It was also the first event of the year, and the first time we had ever done one of these "community picnics" so I was completely stressed out about it. I couldn't haircolor is shot......I couldn't eat.......I did a lot of non-work related stuff at work (like thats any different!!) and the night before, I was up until 1 am making out bid folders for the auction items. But, when all is said and done, we will have made about $3000 for our restroom fund. Not too shabby. I feel pretty good about it now.

I am really happy to have been asked to be on this committee, and some of the others I am now serving on. I want to make a difference in my little town. It has been on a downhill slide for a long time, and if I can help make it a better place, I want to.

Take a look at out Amphitheatre schedule. Come down and see a show. They are all free. We have a great time. Look around our little town, and let me know what we can do better. I want to make it better, I really do. Maybe some fresh eyes will help me see where to start. But, first, I am going to have several drinks and a l-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-n-g nap!!!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Just wanted to say, Happy Mother's Day to all you real Mother's out there, like me!!!! Hope its a good one!

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Yes, it's Tuesday. Yes, I VOTED! Yes, I encourage you to GET OUT AND VOTE!!! But, we've talked about that, haven't we? I think you have heard enough about that, kids, now, haven't you? I mean, really? Seriously, if you don't know that this election is about the difference between the same old Washington politics as usual and A NEW BEGINNING (yes, Obi-Wan), well, I don't know what to tell you.

Enough of that....I have something else to talk to you about today. Something called.....IRON MAN.

We went to see this on Sunday. I have never been a big comic book reader, but I do love me some action movies. No girly-girly chick flicks for me. No frilly romance crapola, no Sex in the City or 257 Dresses or Calgon Take me Away or what have you....give me a muscle man and stuff that blows up and guns and chicks and fire trucks and hookers and booze and all the things that make life worth living for!!!!!! Oh, wait, that was "Bachelor Party." Oh, yeah, I love that movie, too. Anyway, I love action movies. I love Robert Downey Jr. and I am happy as hell to see him in a good role. I have been seeing the trailers for this FOREVER and waiting........and waiting......and waiting........

So, Sunday, we go. You can't say too much bad about a superhero movie that
a) starts with a trailer for "The Dark Knight" which looks amazing...sad, but amazing. Next trailer? A surprisingly good-looking "Hulk." Edward Norton? Liv Tyler? TIM ROTH???? ARE YOU FREAKIN' KIDDING ME??????? I am in just on the basis of Tim Roth! And, finally......"Indiana Jones and the....whatever...." who cares what the frickin' title is. He still looks great, sounds wise-ass, Cate Blanchett is phenomenal and they had me at the hat on the ground. I'm in; and
b) starts the movie with Humvees driving thru the desert to AC/DC's "Back in Black" (the theme to my senior year in high school---'82 rules!!!) while our hero drinks a scotch in the back of said Hummer. SOLD!

It just gets better from there. Even the usual nausea-inducing Gwyneth Paltrow didn't look pale and emaciated and make me want to stick her head back in that box. Even Terrance Howard was ok. But RDJ? He was FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC! Seriously. Apparently, there was a lot of improv going on, and he kicked at it. It was his idea to have the reporters sit in one scene (very cool). His asides say alot about his character.

It's just a great, great movie. Not just a great SUMMER movie, but a well-written, well-acted, well-directed movie. Lots of fun. Oh, and stay till after the credits....I didn't, but found out later. I guess after the monster opening this had, they are already talking about Iron Man 2, to come out in 2010. RDJ is crazy to do lots more of these, and I hope he can. He totally owns this character...he can obviously use a lot of his own experience in Tony Stark's struggles. He's a very human hero, something we can relate to right now.

At any rate, see it. Enjoy it. Have some popcorn or a pretzel or some M & M's and just have a great time at a movie. Forget about gas prices and voting and layoffs and all that crap for 2 hours and enjoy yourself! We did!!!!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

This is it, Indiana. This Tuesday is it. For the first time in my lifetime, we get to help choose a Presidential candidate. You all know where I stand. In spite of all the crap that has been shoveled the last few weeks, in spite of the visit from venerable former First Daughter, Chelsea Clinton, to our dear ol' Rushtucky a week ago (for a whoppin' 15 minutes or so), my stand has not changed. I am an ardent feminist. I desperately want a woman President. I feel a woman would do an infinitely better job than most of the men who have held the office.....but not Hillary. She scares the living bejeezus out of me. I don't trust her as far as I can throw her. She has talked out of both sides of her face for years....both while Bill was in office, and ever since. She does not support NAFTA......yet she and Bill shoved it through. So on and so on.......

Mostly, I just want to say.....Hoosiers, for once, we matter....get out and vote. Take a stand. Make a choice. We are usually just a "fly-over" state that doesn't matter to anyone out there in the rest of the country. But, now, the eyes of the country, and the world, are on us. USE YOUR POWER!!!! MAKE A STAND!!! We CAN make a difference. You know where I stand. I know some of you will disagree with me, and I respect that, but at least exercise your right. VOTE MAY 6!!!!!

To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain. -- Louis L’Amour