06.30.2009

Michael Keaton


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batman2That’s right, I have obsessions with weird actors.  And in my opinion, underrated actors!

Michael Keaton is probably my favorite because he is in most of the movies that are my absolute favorites (if you are looking for reviews you will not find them here):

batman1) Batman: He is THE Batman.  Do not argue with me, you will fail.  I hate action/sci-fi/fantasy/etc. movies but for some reason I’m obsessed with Batman movies.  This is the best one.  The second best one?  Batman Returns.  All others pale in comparison. 

2) Jackie Brown: I am not a Tarantino fan (i.e. I have never seen Pulp jackiebrownFiction), but this movie is LEGENDARY.  Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, that crazy guy who plays Max Cherry, Robert DeNiro, Bridget Fonda, and….Michael Keaton!  He plays the cop that tries to get on Jackie’s (Grier’s) side when she is busted for running various jobs for Ordell (Jackson) as a flight attendant.  I would like this movie without Keaton, but he is the icing on the cake! 

3) Out of Sight: By now you can tell I love an ensemble-ish cast.  This one includes: George Clooney (almost overshadowed by Keaton), J. Lo, Don Cheadle (another fave), and Keaton as a cop… again.  He may not have had range in the late 90’s, but he plays a damn good cop!

beetlejuice4) Beetle Juice:Soooooo freakin good.  Plus Alec Baldwin is in it!

 

 

 

Stay tuned for the Kevin Costner installment!!

Things I Live For: Obsessing; getting my nails done; loyalty

Quote of the Day: “Boys and girls in America have such a sad time together; sophistication demands that they submit to sex immediately without proper preliminary talk.  Not courting talk- real straight talk about souls, for life is holy and every moment is precious.” –Jack Kerouac

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06.29.2009

Vocab Lesson


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I say a lot of weird shit.  I don’t call anybody by their real names (and if I do it probably means I don’t like you or know you that well), I make up some words, and say some unusual ones.  Here’s a vocab lesson to help keep you on your toes around here:

Vom: Short for vomit.  As used in a sentence: “A shot of tequila or Jameson makes me wanna vom.”

Annoy2k: I am fairly certain Biggie’s friend from college, Marcy, introduced me to the simple “annoy” to describe something as annoying.  I wanted to take it one step further, and the year was 1999.  Hence, Annoy2k, vocabthe most annoying of all annoying things.  As used in a sentence: “The Cardinals got DeRosa?  Wow, annoy2k!”

What’s tha date:  I’m not asking you what the date is.  It’s more like, I didn’t hear you/what’d you say?  As used in a sentence: “Wait, what’s tha date?”

Mobile: Cell Phone.  As used in a sentence: “Klinker, where the hell is my mobile?!”

Vale (Bah-lay):  It’s Spanish for ok, yeah, agreed, etc.  I use it quite liberally and whenever I feel like it.  As used in a sentence: “I will meet you there.  Vale.  Vale.  Vale, vale vale!!”

Euro:  No, not my favorite currency.  Urinate.  As used in a sentence: “I just chugged a bunch of water and now I gotta euro.”

Shit’s piece:  I was asking my Italian friend to provide me with some Italian terms and phrases I could use.  (He doesn’t speak English that well.)  So he sent me a list and on it was some Italian term translated by him to say “shit’s piece.”  I thought that was the most hilarious thing I had ever heard.  I knew he meant to say “piece of shit” but goddamn if shit’s piece isn’t funnier and more descriptive!  As used in a sentence: “That weirdo that kept stalking us at the bar was a fuckin’ shit’s piece!”

I also use a variety of Aussie phrases as I love Australians and strive to be more like them:

Jumper:  Basically a hoodie or sweater.  As used in a sentence: “It’s so cold, I better go put my jumper on.”

Runners:  Gym shoes.  As used in a sentence: “I wish I didn’t have a need for runners but I guess exercise is kind of necessary.”

Sunnies:  Sunglasses.  As used in a sentence: “I’m gonna wear my sunnies inside so people will think I’m a celebrity!”

And a term I made up based on Aussie-ness:

Flippies:  Flip-flops.  As used in a sentence: “I love wearing my flippies in the summer.”

I am sure I am forgetting some… but if you’re curious about what something I say means, just ask!  More often than not it’s just some nonsense…

Pet Peeve of the Day: The smell of blown out candles

Quote of the Day: “And she made a vow, to have it all, it became her new religion.” –Tom Petty

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R.I.P. King of Pop, R.I.P.

 

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And something to lift our spirits:

funny pictures of cats with captions

P.S. Taste of Chicago starts today!!!  Yay!!

Pet Peeve of the Day: When men don’t let me off of the elevator first

Quote of the Day: “Fundamentals are a crutch for the talentless.” –Kenny Powers

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06.25.2009

Sleeping


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I love sleeping more than anything.  Except lately, some people feel it necessary to tell me that sleeping is stupid and you can “sleep when you’re dead.” 

Ok, first of all, you fucking think I’m gonna SLEEP when I’m dead??  That’s why I’m sleeping so much down here!  I’ve got a lot of people and animals I’m waiting to see up there; the last thing I’m gonna want to do is sleep when I can reunite with people and pets I haven’t seen for decades.  And, I’m gonna come back and haunt all you fools who hate sleep, so you can enjoy your precious sleepless nights!  Plus, in the sleepimmediate presence of God, I am not going to want to appear lazy so sleeping all day will be out of the question.  So no, I cannot sleep when I’m dead.

Some people think getting 8 hours a night is out of the question whereas I like to get around 9 or 10 if I can (I am not a napper).  What is there to do that is so exciting that would necessitate my staying up into the middle of the night?  Even when I’m out drinking I know there is a time to go home– nothing good has EVER come of going to a 4 o’clock so I am happy to traipse home at 2. 

Plus, the health benefits I enjoy from getting my sleep are many.  I do not have dark circles under my eyes and scientists will tell you that I weigh less than the person who gets less than 8 hours a night.  When you get sleep, coffee isn’t a must but rather a pleasure.  I can enjoy my Venti coffee instead of sucking it down hoping it will perk me up.  I am not stressed and irritable but relaxed and well-rested. 

So to the people who scoff at the amount of hours I sleep, I say go back to bed and get a better attitude you crabby shit’s piece!

Things I Live For: U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, grilled cheese

Quote of the Day: “Someone once asked me why women don’t gamble as much as men do and I gave the commonsensical reply that we don’t have as much money. That was a true but incomplete answer. In fact, women’s total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage.” –Gloria Steinem

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06.24.2009

Summerfest


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Summerfest in Milwaukee starts tomorrow!  I went last year for the first time and it was awesome!  I can’t wait to go again this year.  If you have never been, I highly suggest you try and make it out for at least a day.  It runs 6/25 to 7/5.  Here are some highlights:

summerfest08 025Marcus Monroe.  My favorite juggler.  His show is on the main strip area at the main entrance.  They are usually every hour or so.  Do not miss this!!  Unfortunately it looks like I will be missing him this year as his website only lists him as being there until 7/1.  I’m going after that.  Not cool.

Adult tickets range from $8 to $15 depending on when you go.  Perfect price for these recessionary times!

For that admission price, you can see any of the following: The BoDeans, Better than Ezra, Blues Traveler, Lupe Fiasco, Heart, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, The Wailers, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Roots, Huey Lewis and The News, plus many other bands that may possibly become your new favorite!

For an additional price, you can catch these acts at the Marcus Ampitheater which is located at the very end of the Summerfest grounds: Bon Jovi, Keith Urban, Kiss, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, No Doubt, Kenny Chesney (you can guess who I’m going to see!), The Fray, and Kid Rock with Lynyrd Skynyrd.  (Some of these may be sold out).

summerfest08 007Aside from the music, there is plenty else to do: watch a strongmen competition, ride the Sky Glider that goes across the main drag of the festival, take a break from beer and drink a martini at Jo Jo’s, browse the marketplace for an awesome t-shirt or an ankle bracelet, and of course there is also the obligatory people watching (it’s GOOD up there in the Wisconsin heartland let me tell you!)  Also, you will not go hungry here.  There is sooooo much food, from BBQ to Pizza, Burgers to Shish-Kabobs.  It’s a couple cuts above your regular fair food but don’t worry, the standbys such as corn on the cob and funnel cakes are also available.  I don’t know what the prices are this year, but from what I recall last year, the beer and food were not as expensive as you would imagine; it all seemed very reasonably priced.

So really, you have no excuse NOT to go to Summerfest.  Unless you live really far away I guess.  I like to take the Amtrak there from Chicago instead of dealing with all the traffic on the way to Milwaukee.  If you wanted to just go for a day (since hotels are sold out) and plan on drinking, Amtrak is the way to go!  They run trains to and from Milwaukee/Chicago all day.  Plus, who doesn’t love a good old fashioned train ride?!  For more information about Summerfest, go here: http://www.summerfest.com.

Pet Peeve of the Day: Humidity

Quote of the Day: “Somebody told me it was frightening how much topsoil we are losing each year, but I told that story around the campfire and no one got scared.” –Jack Handy

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