Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Officially Summer

I know that according to the calendar, summer does not officially begin until the 21st of this month, but after four days of hot humid weather (with no air conditioning I may add) I made it official for myself. I had my first swim of the season. DJ, AT, J2 and myself went to Momma D and Big D's tonight for a swim in their pool. It was wonderful, not to mention we had grilled steak for dinner. The boys enjoyed themselves and I was able to relax and watch the evening turn into dusk by the side of the pool, Yes summer has arrived. For me anyway.

I also got to see REVENGE OF THE SITH tonight. I must say I was enthralled. I've never been a huge mega Star Wars fan. I enjoy the movies and have seen all of them but I don't wear a Darth Vader mask and travel around the country seeking Star Wars memorabilia. (Robin the Boy Wonder on occasion, but not Darth) But this one was in my opinion the best. Ewan McGregor is excellent as always. He is one of my favorite actors, and I feel one of the most under-rated. I felt that Hayden Christensen still needs to work on his acting. He is just too stiff and really has little emotion. His body though looks yummy. The scene in the bed when he wakes up from a nightmare was worth waiting for. Other than that everything else was true Lucas magic. The plot (even though we already knew the plot going into it) was excellent, the special effects were right on the money and it closed up the story, tidy and neat and keeps your interest. It really didn't seem that it was as long as it was. This is one Star Wars movie I will definitely watch more than once.

DJ and I also bought the First Season of Lois & Clark tonight. So I am sure my next few nights will be sitting in front of the TV, drooling over watching Dean Cain. The first season was the best and I can not wait to dig in and see him them again.

The boys go home tomorrow after a week with Dad, and I am sad seeing them go, but they will return next Thursday in time to share Father's Day with me the following weekend. I normally get irritated after a few days with them here. But as they have gotten older we seem to have more in common and we enjoy one another much more. AT is begging to stay the entire summer as he says there is nothing to do at home in the summer. If we had a bigger place I think I'd love that. So we are are working on rectifying that situation real soon.

One more little jot before I'm off to bed. This whole Russell Crowe thing has me a tad upset. He, unlike Ewan McGregor is one of my least favorite actors and Over-rated in my opinion. His arrogance has caught up with him again it seems. Throwing a hotel phone at a concierge at 4am seems a bit much, don't you think. P. Diddy made a comment on it today when he stated that "it was exaggerated and what he did was more common than you think, everyone has done it." Well, I don't think so. I mean I've been upset before, but assaulting an employee of a motel that you are staying with a phone seems a bit cocky if you ask me. But according to a compatibility test, P. Diddy and Russell Crowe are pretty close in the emotional and intellectual scheme of things. Maybe P.Diddy and Mr. Crowe need to realize that they are just normal people like everyone else and need to follow the same rules and laws as everyone else. A good stint in an anger management class sounds appropriate. But an apology on Late Night with David Letterman wouldn't cut it for me if I was that concierge.

1 comment:

Graham Wyatt said...

I agree about the Russell Crowe incident. Even though I don't agree with your assessment of him as an actor. He is YUM. But I still think they should "throw" the book at him! :-)