Forget Romeo and Juliet. I never really understood how people thought theirs was a good love story. Always seemed kind of depressing that someone would kill themselves for love. I think love should want to make you live. But I digress. Where love stories are concerned, the ones we seem to reference, and sometimes idealize, … Continue reading The greatest [real] love story ever told
Life lessons: Defying stereotypes one paper clip at a time
It's always late at night, when I can't sleep, but can't work either, that I 'discover' the best things. Last night, in my search for something to watch that would also help me fall asleep I found the documentary, Paper Clips. Over an hour later, eyes swollen and nose stuffy from all of the tears, I … Continue reading Life lessons: Defying stereotypes one paper clip at a time
Forever thankful that John Hughes movies were my generation’s Twilight
As I continue to see today's "breaking news" headlines about a 22 year-old girl's admission to cheating on her boyfriend, I'm ever more thankful that I spent my teen years in the '80s when that type of news would've been relegated to publications such as Bop, Tiger Beat, and The Enquirer. I'm not immune, I read the articles. … Continue reading Forever thankful that John Hughes movies were my generation’s Twilight
“Magic Mike” lets you know that strippers are people too, sorta, and Adam Rodriguez was in it
I'm already a few days late in my promised review of Magic Mike, and weeks late from the late June premiere. It's not that I've ignored it, but that I've started writing it several times and what I wrote wasn't working for me. Discussing the first time I saw a male stripper live (in my … Continue reading “Magic Mike” lets you know that strippers are people too, sorta, and Adam Rodriguez was in it
What’s the opposite of May/December?
Last week I watched two movie classics, Funny Face with Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn, and An American in Paris with Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. I have a few observations to share. I used to love musicals and now I find them annoying. Though I thought this was a recent discovery, it actually dates … Continue reading What’s the opposite of May/December?