Friday, October 15, 2004

My -First- Concert

No, this is not a flashback of the first time I ever went to a musical concert, but the intro to my actually going to one, ever.

I am 30 years old and have never been to a rock concert.

How is that possible, you ask? Don't ask me, ask my friends and family.

Obviously they all suck.

Just joking. Or am I?

Anyway, MsP bought Metallica tickets for November 6th for my belated birthday gift and man, is she siked.

Oh and I am, too.

I love me some Metallica. I just don't get too excited about things until they actually happen...well, about things that I have never encountered before.

In movies and TV, concerts always seem so crowded and dirty, smelly even.

Is that really fun? Maybe it wasn't anyone but myself who shirked my childhood (teen years) out of going to one of these grand events.


Either way it should be a helluva time, and I know you all are jealous and ohso, envious of my rubbing shoulders with old fogies such as myself, banging head to Sandman.

Come on, admit it. You want to be my friend now right?

'course you do.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

2D 22H 12M 7S

This is how long I haven't had a cigarette and out of that I would've smoked around 20 of them by now. As you can see I am not a "big" smoker, but I don't think you have to smoke a pack a day to get cancer, black lungs or yeah, die.

I am holding strong and I am not going to make this a blog about my big, bad habits, but hell it's my blog and I can do what I want.

I will have a review of Taxi tomorrow or in a couple of days. I am pretty sure it will suck, but here is to god willing some funniness on Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon's (or whatever his name is) union.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

My reviews ='s renting alot

I realize that alot of my reviews steer towards renting movies after the fact, but don't think for a minute that I am not one who doesn't enjoy going to the actual theaaaaa-ter!! because I do.

But, at the same time, movies are darn expensive and the studio companies (as well as ever other Tom, Dick and Harry) want your hard-earned dollars.

It's bad enough we pay taxes and receive no healthcare, or wait, have jobs but can barely get by...yeah, so let's go to the movies and spend $10 on a ticket on a lousy film instead of eating for the week...yeah! *fists pumping in the air*

Or let's say we did, but didn't.

Anyway, there are rarely any films I will recommend to see in the actual I am just clarifying why.


Raising Helen review

Raising Helen could have been an excellent film by any standards, but it was too long and alot of time was wasted on unnecessary shots of family time and their issues.

I felt like I was running in circles alot of the movie and I can't believe that the actors didn't feel the same way too.

The story is about Helen Harris (Kate Hudson) one of 3 sisters who has the single life down pat and she loves it. When her oldest sister dies and leaves her 3 children to Helen, all hell breaks loose. Helen must figure out how to take care of these kids and manage her life around them.

It starts off great and you are amazed at how fast she gets this done but then there are minute issues that she tends to overlook and her sister, Jenny (Joan Cusack) ends up having to bail her out alot of the time.

Then, there is Helen's romance with Pastor Dan (John Corbett - fine fatty hotty) and I can actually believe in some way that these two people could be attracted to each other, but not for the reasons that they exhibit in this movie. I find Hudson's character although willing to give up her life for the kids and take care of them, strangely still very self-centered and living in some kind of la-la land.

Pastor Dan doesn't have much personality either, if I do say so myself.

There are a couple of funny parts in the movie, like when the next door neighbor is recruited by Helen (yet again) to help her out by getting some hoodlum kids out of her house when the oldest child (who looks like a minature version of Hudson and its kind of creepy considering she is 15 and is kinda slutty) throws a party and she wields a steel baseball bat like a pro.

But other than that I would give this flick a pass until it comes out on video, its about 2.5 hours long.

Unless its a period piece or literary masterpiece, no movie has the right to be that long, certainly not a comedy-drama that is more comedy than dramatic.

I Quit Smoking


And the evil pain controller, Ibuprofen.

I have been having these extreme stomach pains for the last week and did some research online only to find out that alot of my symptoms may be the result of some very bad habits I have incurred over the last 13 years of my life.

In order to prevent any further problems, I had to stop them.

So in hindsight of preventing a peptic ulcer, I have given up my sweet, sweet Advil, my luscious cigarettes, and I have placed drinking to a happy medium that will hopefully increase my life span and my stomach lining.

Being sick is not fun, and I am not a fan of it by any means, so wish me luck on my journey, cause man, I am sure as hell gonna need it.

By the way, I am not an idiot, I am going to head to the doctor at the end of the month to see if I was correct in my assumption, and at that time, I will be healthier (food wise) and off of cigarettes and the pills (lord no!) for almost a month.

Pray for me.