Monday, August 16, 2004

Monster's Brawl

Erik and I had to do one of the menial tasks that we hate doing but must do from time to time ... we went grocery shopping (EEEEK!). But on the way to the store we passed a SWAT team in full gear complete with drawn rifles right on Mack Avenue in Grosse Pointe Woods. There were tons of people on the other side of the street watching. I found it odd that so many people were interested in crowding around a supposed crime scene where the Police were outfitted in bulletproof vests and drawn firearms. I told Erik that we had to drive home a different way because I didn't want to risk driving past a fire-fight after having just blown megabucks on groceries. It turns out that a victim was robbed outside a bank on Mack Ave. and the perp was seen fleeing into a building that is under construction. He was not found and the search was called off. I don't have much faith in the Grosse Pointe Woods police force.

Anyways, after Erik and I had a nice takeout sushi dinner I jetted off to see Alien Vs. Predator (or AVP as some people like to call it). I had a free ticket from using my AMC Movie Watcher card and it was about to expire. It was now or never so I chose "now" even if I had to go by myself (Erik had *no interest* in AVP). I must be a fan of really crappy movies or something because I loved this movie! If you are a fan of the Alien movies or the Predator movies you will like this flick. They came up with a great history for these two characters and fashioned a very fun storyline. And can I get a Whut Whut for my peoples?! The Aztecs were in the hizzy, y'all!!!

I'm not going to spoil it for those of you who haven't seen it (many of you have though, it was the #1 movie of the weekend raking in more than $38 million bucks) but the individual(s) that I thought would win in the end did win in the end (kind of). Of course there was a surprise it's-not-really-over ending which leaves the possibility for a sequel but I was pleased nonetheless. I went in expecting a lot less considering the movie was rated PG-13 but it was very good regardless. And HELLO!!! How come I didn't know that Raoul Bova (the star of those HOT Gap commercials) was starring in this movie?!?

I was *very* happy to see him in this movie. I was very *unhappy* to find out that he wasn't going to be slipping in and out of Gap jeans.

But, the best part of the evening was the fact that I had my first soda pop in 3 months! Yes folks, the fast is over and I'm back in carbonated beverage land. I haven't had pop to drink since April and let me tell you, it went down like sweet, sweet nectar falling from the heavens. My new thing is that I'm only going to drink pop when I go to the movies with very rare exceptions to the rule. Michael T. promised me a Mexican Coke so I'm very much looking forward to it. Mexican Coca-Cola only comes in bottles and is made with sucrose (which isn't used in American Coke) ... Mmmmm!

Once again, can we give it up for my peoples!?

What The Eff Is That Thing Up There?

Grrr ... so Blogger has *just* decided to put a Search NAV Bar across the top off all their blogs. I'm not quite sure how I feel about that. I did want to add a search feature to my site in case anyone wanted to look for a specific thing in my blog but I was thinking of something a lot less intrusive. It is a free site so I guess they have to put their name wherever they want. We'll see if it starts to bug me. I may have to weigh my options and make a change. Does it look bad? Do you hate it? Let me know.

What Would My Mother Say?

So I just took the Hello Kitty Psych Test and found out that I'm most like Sigmund Freud.

I'm sure you're wondering what good is a Hello Kitty Psych Test (well, more likely you're wondering what the eff I'm doing surfing the Hello Kitty website) but I can assure you, the questions are surprisingly high-brow, especially for a Hello Kitty Psych Test. Take the test, find out who you really are ... if you dare.

Alexander's Man

Jared Leto is on the cover of the new issue of Out magazine. As you may, or may not know, he is co-starring with Colin Farrell in the movie Alexander. Jared is playing Hephaestion, the best friend, confidant, general and most likely lover of Alexander the Great (played by Farrell). The Out article is an interesting read. Like most articles on straight actors playing gay roles, this article takes great pains to declare over and over and over that Jared is straight. Mention is made of his relationship with Cameron Diaz ("I've had one girlfriend my entire life," he says of her) and he is again linked with Scarlett Johansson. But, if the right man came along ... Jared says:

"... [I]f I saw a man and I was attracted ... I would probably follow through with it. Of course, that's easy for me to say now. If it happened, maybe it would be a confusing and difficult thing, considering the world that we live in."
Yeah whatever. I think he did a great job in Requiem for a Dream and I am mildly entertained by 30 Seconds to Mars so I'm pretty sure he'll do a good job in Alexander. I also have to admit that I do like his hair. He's got the look that I am going for. I'm not sure if I'll be able to grow it out quite like his but that is the gist that I'm going for.

In other "probably gay boy" news, I just saw the video for On The Way Down by Ashlee Simpson cast-off Ryan Cabrera. It's a catchy pop song with a pre-brunette Ashlee splashed all over the video. Hmm, I don't get it. Why would they go ahead and release the video of the two of them if they just broke up? You don't think it's some ploy to say that they're broken up and then still use the video of them together to sway sympathy towards him in order to boost record sales, do you? I mean that would only work if they were both managed by the same person ... hey, wait a minute ...

A New Weak

I had a very bizzare dream last night. It involved some crazy evangelicals who trafficked in Hello Kitty toys, Sarah with wispy Farrah Fawcett hair and Xtina Augilera running her fingers through my hair in a flirty fashion. Don't ask me, I have no idea. Let's move on ...

You guys have to head over to VLB Sarah's blog to check out the cool graphic she made for me. Welcome to Trentylvania!

Shane sent me a new Ashlee Simpson song called Sorry. If you purchased Autobiography from Wal-Mart you were allowed to download an extra song (just like you could if you bought Britney's album from them). This is that extra bonus song. It's pretty good, a little darker than the rest of the songs (there's a going-through-rehab vibe in the lyrics) but hey, sometimes she gets dark. I can't wait to hear the other new tracks that are going to be released soon.

I got a head's up from Bingo (Boy and his Toy) that 98° is not completely dead. The official website that was not functional a few days ago is now up and running again. There is a prominent message stating that the band is not breaking up, according to Drew (the little Lachey)
Hey Everybody,I just want to apologize to you all. I didn't know that we had broken up until I heard it on the radio. If you can't tell, I'm joking. WE HAVE NOT BROKEN UP. I hope that will clear things up. We are however taking a break like I said before. Many doors have been opened up to us over the past couple of years and we want to take advantage of some of those. Don't forget that Universal is releasing the "Collection" CD in May. And the single "Why" officially goes to radio on 3/12. We hope we can count on you guys to support this project with as much enthusiasm as you have in the past. Thanks for everything. I hope you like the new stuff. I do. Drew
Hmmm, but while they are "not breaking up" another member is going solo. Jeff Timmons has his own website (complete with beefcake pictures) to promote his upcoming solo debut.

"Damn, maybe I should have married a Simpson!"

There is no word on the 4th guy (the one with the horrible dyed-blonde hair). Maybe he's shopping around for his own reality show? I suppose it's cool that the other guys haven't been given the shaft. I mean, Nick isn't even a huge breakaway star at all. It's all because of Jessica ...

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Finally, scratch that "early" Spears-Federline wedding date (there was a rumor that the date had been moved up to late August), the new date for Brit's nuptials is November 14th. Hey, I'm just letting you know in case you wanted to send a gift.