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My Way of LifeUgh! I just had McDonalds and it's permeated my entire being. I just want to crawl under my desk and lay on the floor like a big pile of shit. Please don't complain about the links. I mean, what did you expect?
Well the read-through went pretty well last night. Only a couple of people didn't show. One called, and the other is MIA. It went very well, even though there was no ending. We had a little discussion afterwards and it felt very Inside the Actors Studio, except that awful James Lipton wasn't there, but it was held in in the Actors Studio! Confused?
I got a lot of great feedback for Jane and a lot to think about. It was actually pretty exciting and I came home feeling exhilarated, remembering I need to remember those kinds of feelings... So much to process.... I fear that my blondness will soon be revealed.
posted by David on 1/29/2004 10:01:00 PM | Link |
My Way of Life'I went to a party on a Saturday Night, I didn't get laid, I got in a fight, uh-huh. It ain't no big thing'
Thought I would start the Blog with a little dittie from Miss Lita Ford of the legendary band, The Runaways You don't know who the Runaways are? Only the hottest, badass chick band of all time. Worthy of a Handbag production, they are...
Perhaps I'm focusing on badass chicks in anticipation of our rough, as in sand in your ass-crack while your getting pounded draft read-through of How Whatever Happened to Baby Jane Happened Like I reported yesterday, there is no ending yet, mainly because I haven't decided where it's going yet. Does it have to go anywhere?
Do you know, where you're going to, to you like the things that life is showing you? Where are you going to? Do you know?
posted by David on 1/28/2004 04:50:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeWell I finished, and I use the term losely my first draft of How Whatever Happened to Baby Jane Happened, and it's a bear. I suppose the major flaw with the first draft is that IT HAS NO ENDING!
I just didn't have the time, and rather then just throw in the movie ending I figured we had enough to go on already. 112 pages worth, geez. That oughta' hold the little bastards...,
I have to tell you all I bought the Entertainment Weekly look at 2004 with Miss Halle Barry on the cover as Catwoman and I was shocked to read that the Catwoman she's playing isn't even the Batman Catwoman. No Selena Kyle, no fighting Batman, and WORST of all.... The 'costume' she's wearing in the pictures look like some heavy metal trailer trash vision of a wicked hot rock and roll chick. Ripped leather and halter. Positively ghastly! If these pictures truly represent what Catwoman will be wearing then I'm telling you now the picture will suck. Plus, Sharon 'Kiss of Death' Stone is in it, so there you go.
posted by David on 1/27/2004 09:43:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeCan't Blog today. Must write. In the meantime. amuse yourself at the celebrity skin disorder website
posted by David on 1/26/2004 07:19:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeHowdy! Not much to report or say besides the usual. I did manage to hit the gym last night and work on Baby Jane . I saw Howard Dean's wife on television yesterday. She makes Hillary Clinton look like Zsa Zsa Gabor. She's desperately in need of a Queer Eye makeover. Now I don't know if Dean has a chance.
I was sad to read about the passing of Ann Miller. What a life that woman had! Full of much sadness and hardship. The poor thing had to start dancing at 12 to support her mother, and I couldn't believe it took Sugar Babies to make her financially independent. I would have loved to see that show. I love how she kept her trademark look as she got older. So Baby Jane... Perhaps we'll have Jane Hudson tap in homage to Miss Miller...
posted by David on 1/23/2004 05:46:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeMy brain hurts today. My job can be somewhat tedious, staring at the computer all day. I mean, there's only so many times you can compulsively check your e-mail. So when I get home, what do I do? Stare at the computer as I try to decipher the 11 million Baby Jane scenes. The movie starts to drag after Jane kills Elvira. Oops, hope I didn't give it away...Maybe I should have Jane kill more people. Like a KILLING SPREE! Like that lesbian serial killer Charlize Theron is playing. Like Bette, Charlize threw her vanity to the wind. The funny thing about Charlize is, the one story I ever heard about her is that she refused to speak to this girl that was doing her hair in the morning during some stupid film I think may have been shot in Chicago, so I've always thought she was a bitch without even knowing her. We all have opinions on celebrities we've never met, but I have opinions on everyday normal people I pass on the street or see on a regular basis but never talk to. I think the young cashier in our cafeteria at work is a moron, although I barely know her. Today she smacked the change in my hand so hard I thought my wrist would snap. I've always thought one of the video clerks at one the Andersonville video stores was in love me. You could just tell how he turned to jello whenever I returned a video. I was, of course flattered but I always thought he would go through my rental records and record every single pornographic movie I rented (and believe me, there's quite a few titles) and he would imagine me watching these movies, and maybe he would try to mimic the characteristics/appearances of these porn stars during our brief transactions in order to catch my eye. Then, I would suddenly stop what I was doing and grab him by the collar and lay a big wet one on him! I think about these kinds of things a lot. Am I the only person that things I'm being judged by the other shoppers at the Jewel when I empty my cart and there are boxes of donuts and 'Chicken in a box' type of products?
I always try to keep the fresh produce and healthy looking items displayed on the top of the heap, so people will look at them, and think, 'No wonder he's in such good shape!'
I'd better stop now.
posted by David on 1/22/2004 09:08:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeGod, I hate George W. Bush. While I was taking a dinner break from writing last night I had no choice but to catch a few minutes of his State of the Union Address and there's just something about him that gets under my skin. He just reminds me of everybody that I've ever disliked in my 42 years on this earth. I can't help but think of him as a big bully. The type that would have given me a hard time in school. Watching him go on and on in his smug little way about how much he is doing for all of us just infuriates me. To top it off , he pauses for applause! You had to love it when they panned in on Ted Kennedy during his drone. Ted was not a happy camper and he didn't try to disguise it. Hillary on the other hand was all smiles. She still has to play the game... Bush's campaign slogan should be 'A Stupid, Frightened man, for a Stupid Frightened Country', because so much fear motivates most of the insanity that's going on right now....OWWWW!!! I fell off my soap box...
Like I said, I spent the evening at home in front of the computer writing, writing, writing. 4 hours, and you think I would have gotten farther! 82 goddamn pages already! Maybe we should do an Angels in America type thing. Then, in a few years, HBO will pick it up and whole new generation of people will appreciate me!
Things are taking shape. The way it works for me is I usually just start from the beginning, and I keep going whether I'm feeling clever or not. As I progress, I write things that inspire me to go back and make the things that might have been uninspired a little more inspiring. Make sense? I wish you'd explain it to me...
posted by David on 1/21/2004 06:21:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeLast night I had a 'date' with Steve Hickson. We saw a reading of 'Wild Goat' at the Theater Building Chicago written by Jack Helbig and Mark 'Urinetown' Hollman, both alumni of Theater Building Chicago's Musical Theatre's Writers Workshop. The place was swarming with theater types. A room full of oddballs and misfits, so of course, I suppose I fit right in. Steve is so good at these types of things. I'm more in my element when it's MY party...Control issues and all. Afterwards we hung out across the street at some antique shop for a post reception with our old buddy Chris Jones, who always has some interesting observations. I met a few people but didn't meet Mark Hollman, because people were sort of swarming around him and I didn't really want to A. Wait around to say 'hi' and look like a dork and B. Intrude
Jonesy gave me some career suggestions, and recommended I see San Valentino and the Melancholy Kid by his darlings at the House Theatre and it was a very good evening indeed.
The minute I got home I attacked the computer and spewed out one of my favorite scenes from Baby Jane. The one where Jane comes home and finds Blanche on the phone with Dr. Shelby pleading with him to come help her from the horrors of Jane. The moment that Blanche senses Jane's presence is truly one of scariest moments of the film. You've got to give Joan her props when it comes to her reaction which starts at terror and turns into a quivering mass of incoherency.
Incoherency? Is that a word? Ehhhh, who cares...
posted by David on 1/20/2004 05:37:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeHappy Monday, Baguettes! I'm doing my best to ignore the bitter cold and focus on positive things, like Baby Jane. I'm making some headway, but ultimately there's a long way to go, as I have backstory overload. So many versions of so many stories it's hard to distinguish fact from fiction, and really, in the case of Bette or Joan, is there a difference?
Saturday I went to see Hairspray with Christopher, Ludwig, BC, and my cousin Brian who was a substitute for my sister who is probably in labor as we speak. This is the second viewing of the touring cast, and I have to say that Senorita Bruce Vilanch was much much better. Perhaps he had a bad night when I saw him on opening or maybe I was in a better mood?
We had 7th row center seats, and you could see everything. Bruce was funny, stayed in the moment and made me laugh. His local ad-libs didn't even bother me during the 'You're Timeless to Me' number. As a matter of fact, that's exactly when he won everybody over. So yes, I'm eating some crow here. He's obviously been working hard and it shows. I thoroughly enjoyed Brucie. It's tough to follow Harvey Fierstein, Lord knows I wouldn't want to. Especially in a narrow hallway...
There was an understudy for Tracy Turnblad and I was so disappointed, because Carly Jibson was so wonderful when I saw her. The understudy was Keala Settle, and it was wonderful seeing the joy on her face as she took her bows. It must have been thrilling for her, but alas', she wasn't as on target, comedically as Carly Jibson. It's funny, because she's Hawaiian ( I think) and she has an ethnic look to her, so for her to be fighting and dancing for segregation was rather amusing. She could have been Motormouth Mabels illegitimate long lost daughter.
Other great news? My computer is operational again with Windows 2000 Professional on it thanks to my ingenious cousin, and my made more Baby Jane progress this weekend.
Tonight I have a date with Steve 'Rimjob' Hickson. We're going to see 'Wild Goat' at the Theater Building Chicago. I'll make sure to bring plenty date rape pills.
posted by David on 1/19/2004 05:52:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeBlah-blah-blah. Good morning fans. I'm feeling a little crunchy this morning. I kept waking up throughout the night with the feeling something was about to happen and I could NOT get back to a comfortable sound sleep, so now I feel all weirded out. This boy needs his sleep. I had to get up a little early and take Betty in to get her spare tire repaired because I'm driving out to Lisle, IL for a 2 day sales conference. Yes, Lisle, IL- the company is really cutting costs this year. To be honest, I'd much rather be trapped in Lisle, IL then say, Phoenix or somewhere farther away. I went to Mr. Brian to have my hair did last night and boy did it need it. I got rid of my That 70's Show hair, and I guess it's for the best. My hair has been doing strange things this past year. Another benefit of growing old. My hairline is receding and creating a slight 'V', just like my Grandpa's on my mothers side. Thank God he never lost his hair, but I'm having a hell of a time styling it now. Isn't this interesting? I totally sound like Dolores now. You mean, you forgot who Dolores is? She is the wonderful woman who's diaries were found by David Kodeski and turned into one of my favorite shows of all time, Another Lousy Day. David informed me that he has changed the diary site and is now keeping it up to date, so I suggest you go here to experience Dolores world.
Still reading up on Bette Davis and yes, I do like her. She seems to be different things at different times and when you catch her in a good mood she can be wonderful as she is in 'I'd Love to Kiss You' Conversations w/Bette Davis. This is the second time she credits Joan in getting the part of Baby Jane Hudson, and her Joan observations are pretty accurate. You can tell she's holding back because she knows it's going to be published nut she's not holding back too much and she's not a total bitch either. I suppose if somebody gathered everything I said about everybody I would come across just as monstrous. I just can't imagine not saying bad, evil things about people from time to time. It's human nature, isn't it? Even when you're totally wrong and you know it, it just comes out. One of the disadvantages of trying to grow spiritually and become a better person is to be painfully aware of the shit that comes out of you.
There, you can go on with your day, knowing that you have basked in my wisdom.
posted by David on 1/14/2004 04:36:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
I just spent the last hour on this fucking Blog and it not only didn't publish, but it was sent into cyberspace, lost for all time.
I'll have to you Cliff notes version of what I wrote since I'm supposed to be doing something else
In the what the fuck category? A Broom Hilda Musical . And people wonder why there's so much dope and murder in this country...
I got 4 Bette Davis books yesterday at the library and have found, surprise, surprise that she's a judgemental bully who could have benefited from a dose of Joan's sometimes annoyingly fake manners and humbling insecurity and Joan could have benefited from her candor and confidence. In her last effort, This and That, which she might have titled 'The People That Have Pissed Me Off Since My Last Book', she rags on everybody from her daughter, to Faye Dunaway, to Gary Merrill (her ex-husband she met on the set of All About Eve) . There are points you just want to slug her, but she's fucking hilarious as well, and yes, very talented. She's very good at pointing the faults of everybody but herself. Thats not exactly a newsflash, is it? Hickson should have no problem playing her.
Crazy old broad...
posted by David on 1/13/2004 07:48:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeA gracious hello to you all, Handbaggers and Baguettes.
Let's get started. Friday night- Dawn, Portrait of a Teenage Runaway. I finally found a decent copy of this ABC Made for TV movie classic starring Eve Plumb and delicious jailbait (at the time) Leigh McClocksey. The ever resourceful Mike Miller helped me find that link. Leigh, you may remember went on to star in the made for TV movie classic, Alexander, The Other Side of Dawn- the sequel to Dawn, Portrait of a Teenage Runaway. These gems were directed by Randal Kleiser, homo genius behind The Blue Lagoon and Grease
Needless to say, a good time was had by all and seeing Eve Plumb dressed as a 70's prostitute was well, nirvana for me. I remember really being excited when this movie was broadcast on television . It was so daring and 'underground'. And the fact that Dawn's boyfriend, Alexander was a male hustler (although they never actually came out and said it until the sequel), just fed my imagination. Plus, he was gorgeous, and as Tim Howard immediately exclaimed, was showing male camel toe! The sequel Alexander, the Other Side of Dawn gave this teenager a hard on for about a month. I remember watching it in my bedroom terrified that my mother would walk in and catch on to what the movie was about. When Alexander did push ups on the beach in speedos with the football pro, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven.
BJ Report- Doing well although I seemed to run of some steam Sunday evening at about 10:30pm. Of course I watched Sex in the City and Curb Your Enthusiasm first. Not tired- just couldn't think of anything clever. Sometimes, the worst part of putting together the kind of shows we do is going through each scene in the film and in Baby Janes case they all take place either upstairs or downstairs, and pretty soon they run together, but enough about my high class problems.
Here's a theater link to make you envious.
posted by David on 1/12/2004 05:01:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeThe Man. The Myth. The Legend. The Ornithologist/Nun/Captain of the SS Poseidon, Todd McConville.
Join us as we delve into the mind of Todd McConville and see what makes him tick as we go BEHIND THE PURSE
Todd has been with us for as long as I can remember, which is about as far as this morning. He's a bit of an enigma, which I was glad he was randomly selected for the second installation of BEHIND THE HANDBAG
I've always found Todd to sweet and, downright jolly at times, but there's always the feeling that he's holding back... I will say Todd is one of the few actors we sometimes have to ask to tone it down. His enthusiasm is contagious, as is (according to Ed Jones) some other parts of him. So, without further adieu, let's take a peek at Todd McConville,
BEHIND THE PURSE...
This interview was conducted at the Lipstick Beauty Salon, while we treated ourselves to a day of beauty, on Handbag of course!
David: Todd, refresh my memory. How did you get involved with this group of nutty people?
Todd: Well, Steve Hickson called me out-of-the-blue one summer and asked me if I would be interested in understudying a part in SCARRIE. I said 'yes' and the rest is history. Ouch!
Pedicurist: So sorry, Mr. Todd. Ingrown nail...Tough one...
David: Who did you play in SCARRIE?
DC: So you took over for BC... Was it tough filling his rather large Dingo boots?
TM: Well, BC made some interesting choices as far as the role of Candy. I decided to go in 'another direction'.
DC: Would you care to elaborate?
DC: Fair enough.Todd, where are you from?
TM: Desmoines, IA!
DC: That doesn't surprise me. You have that warm Midwestern appeal to you.
Pedicurist: Polish, Mr. David?
DC: Do I look like some big fag? No! Just buff them,please. Anyway, tell me about your childhood.
TM: Well, I'm the oldest of 5 children. I was a terror to my brothers & sisters and an angel to my teachers.
DC: There's that hidden side peeking out!
TM: Why, I don't know what you're talking about! Oh, it's time for our massages.
DC: Yay! Todd, you've been single for as long as I can remember. Are you a 'confirmed batchelor'?
TM: Yes, I've been merrily single for 10 years? (Moans) Oh, that feels good!!!!
DC: There's a rumor that you and Ed Jones are secretly married.
TM: (Laughs) No, Ed and I are not married; I just keep him grounded.
DC: Somebody has to! I think we have to look out for each other.
TM: Most definitely...
DC: Sorry, I fart when I'm relaxed.
TM: Did you have Thai food last night?
DC: No, just rancid Hot Pockets... Let's see, what else... I know! Name your favorite actresses. Besides me.
TM: (Laughs) Besides you...hmmmm...Meryl Streep and Juliette Binoche. but from the past, I like Joan Crawford.
DC: Excellent choices! How do you pay the rent now that your hustling days are over?
TM: I manage the TransUnion building downtown; I am responsible for all of the contractors working with the building.
DC: Wow! You really are an adult with adult responsibilities. Do you have adult....'needs'?
TM: Of course.
DC: Have you ever spanked anybody or thrown a pie at them in the heat of passion?
TM: Well, I spanked Ed Jones, but it wasn't for pleasure;I was working on Queen of the Roundup. As for pies, I think you have me confused with another person from a past show... (Knowing smile)
DC: Oh! You're right! I hope they;re not reading this right now! (Giggles) Owwww! That's a very sensitive area!
Masseuse: Sorry Mr. David. You're very tense. Maybe you should come in more often.
DC: When I want the opinion of a masseuse I'll ask for it. Just do your job, muscle head! Where were we? Todd, what's your favorite food?
DC: Guilty pleasure?
TM: Going to Starbucks 1-2 times a day.
DC: Do you do the Starbucks cruise?
TM: I beg your pardon?
DC: You know. When somebody new walks in the shop, everybody subtly lifts the eyes to check them out, and if they like them they try to look like they're involved in a very intellectually stimulating project.
TM: But I am!
DC: Memorizing your nun lines? BTW, that was one my favorite roles of yours. Sister Agnes, from Touched BY Jayne Mansfield
TM: (German accent) Yah!
DC: Looks like our times almost up. Todd, what's the best advice you ever got?
TM: I'm still waiting....
posted by David on 1/09/2004 06:27:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeGood Morning! That, my dear Handbaggers is Ms. Alecia Dickson, the poor unfortunate soul who says she lost her winning Mega Millions ticket when she dropped her purse outside a convenience store. It seems like Alecia has a shady past and since the winning ticket has already been submitted with a receipt, her chances of recouping her losses are slim and she may even be brought up on charges for lying to lottery officials. She is suing to block the 162 million payout to the person that actually submitted the winning ticket. You gotta love her reply when questioned about her past, - "I'm done with that," said Battle, 40. "I paid the fine. That's end of story. It makes me look like I'm a bad person. Everybody has bad in the past. I'm not even worried about that, really. I never did any jail time for that."
Who would you cast in the Lifetime movie?
ON THE BJ FRONT
Progress! Not only did I do my abs routine and go to the gym, but I got through a couple of more Baby Jane scenes. Finished the first Edwin & Mom scene. I'm feeling mighty pleased with me self.
Mike Miller just informed me he has a copy of Poseidon Cult Culture. I'm very excited to see it. Steve Hickson and I are in it and even though Poseidon! An Upside Down Musical didn't make it in the documentary, I still want to see it. Just because Steve's in it, of course...
posted by David on 1/08/2004 05:18:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeI was bad yesterday. I had every intention of going to the gym and working on Baby Jane and I ended up falling asleep. By the time I woke up I had time to eat and write a few pathetic scribbles. I will definitely make up for it tonight. I'm at the delightful Victor Buono portion of the movie. His contempt for the his mother/world (they are rather one in the same, aren't they?)is just wonderful to watch on screen. Bette Davis fought against his being cast but once she realized how great he was she personally admitted her mistake to him and apologized. Would Joan have done that? I wonder if she did it with Jack Palance in Sudden Fear? You think I would know, huh? Please refer to the first couple of lines - I'm getting OLD.
So, do you think Britney Spears was totally wasted when she got married to her childhood friend? Sort of like when Homer and Ned Flanders got married in Vegas...Not to each other, to two floozies... Do you think he's going to ask her for a large sum of money now? Maybe he'll write a book. I wonder if she called Madonna for advise?
I read in Playbill Online that Cathy Rigby is reprising her role as Peter Pan. How creepy is that? She's in her 50's and she's going to be flying into children's bedrooms??? Get that crazy flying dyke out of my house! I've never seen the Peter Pan musical. Is it that good? Is Cathy Rigby that memorable in it? Feedback, please.
posted by David on 1/07/2004 05:15:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeA bone chillingly cold day. 1 degree. About as cold as the dead eyes of the souless cashier at our company cafeteria. I've stopped trying to be friendly towards her because it just doesn't do any good. Of course I'm not mean, just 'professional'.
I ended up getting to sleep a little past midnight. With the old man out of town you'd think I'd be living it up, but alas dear Handbaggers, my cousin (yes, I have relatives) stopped by to take a look at my computer and ended up staying 90 minutes only to decide we had to reinstall Windows, so now I have to copy of all of my personal documents and such before I take the tower over to him. Isn't this interesting? I warned you before, it's not all openings and accolades. Needless to say this cut into my Baby Jane time but I did manage to work on it before and after he left. Nothing like the pressure of a few dozen Handbag Ensemble members breathing down your neck to write.... I'm starting to see where I can combine some scenes, and trying to open my mind to some delightfully twisted monkey wrenches. Time will tell, time will tell, my pretties...
Today we bid farewell to NYC Jere. A delight and friend to Handbaggers everywhere. Jere came from NYC just to be in Rudolph! Jere played a bunny, Sheldon Glick (the lawyer), and he filled Ed Jones silver platforms on more then a couple of occasions as the abominable Drag Beast, and he did it without hesitation! We salute you, Jere! Look for him to be starring in an off-off Broadway musical based on the life of Our Gang's Alfalfa!
posted by David on 1/06/2004 04:48:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeJesus Christ, what's with all the friggin' snow??? What is this, Chicago? Well dear Handbaggers we dismantled and dismembered yet another Rudolph the Red-Hosed Reindeer yesterday. To those of you who saw it and supported us, thank you. For those that didn't... well, maybe next time. I don't have time for bitterness or negativity because I'm in full Baby Jane mode. I did my usual staring blankly at the wall and nodding my head yes when asked if I could have a first draft byt the end of January and now I'm typing like the wind. Boy, that movie is funny and scary and sad. Sort of like real life.
There's just lots of good material and paring it down will prove difficult. Like removing a limb, but I'm surrounded by skilled Handbag surgeons.
Peace, my brother.
posted by David on 1/05/2004 04:49:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeWell it appears Rudolph was HOT last night. We had Karla in videotaping and suddenly, during the King Moon Racer scene the fire/burglar alarm went off. The ever cool BC Kalz, ever the pro just muttered something about not burning up and exited the stage. It happened again as they started back up from where they were previously interrupted during the Yukon/Dragbeast fight but everybody just ignored. Better to die entertained then to live without laughter. Nobody seems to know why this happened. Sabotage?
After the show the gang went to Rezas- I met them after dropping our lovely Miss Sharon home and I ordered some icky vegetarian sampler. I much prefer Andes food- Reza's has the feeling of eating catered party food- but what can one do. I like to sit with my little Handbaggers and catch up with them, finding out intimate details of their adorable little lives. New Years Eve proved to be tame, providing only one incestuous encounter as far as I can gauge. The usual Suspect...
Of course there was plenty of hearsay and amusing stories but I only print the facts...
When I got home I typed a smattering of Baby Jane and went to bed. I was quickly told that the television, that had been blaring all night before I even got home was too loud and I, being the kind and considerate partner I am turned 'Oz' off. Luckily I received season two as a Christmas present.
posted by David on 1/03/2004 08:13:00 PM | Link |
My Way of LifeHello there! Yes, I'm still alive...I apologize for my inattentiveness lately. There really is no excuse. Holidays, writing, etc...,
A lot has happened since we last chatted and the I survived the holidays and my family. Chris and I had a lovely post holiday soiree and I have to admit I felt very blessed with a house full lovely friends. It did my heart good to hear everybody cheering to Pee-Wee Herman's secret word as we played the Pee-Wee Christmas Special, which has turned into a bit of a Christmas tradition around here.
While we're on the subject of 'heart' I have to recommend a film we saw yesterday. 'Big Fish', the new Tim Burton (director of the first Pee-Wee movie) effort was simply one of the best movies I'd seen in quite awhile. It's a sort of fairy tale about so many things. Family /father/son relationships, but the thing I loved about it was the POWER a story can have. People want to be entertained and sitting though a movie that didn't require ridiculously overdone explosions or girls in impossibly tight outfits to hold your attention was so refreshing. Just old-fashioned story telling. Plus, there's the benefit of a nude Danny Devito...
Albert Finney- wow. Jessica Lange...a Goddess, and Ewan McGregor, my new secret husband. He even has nice feet.
Two more day of Rudolph, so get to the phone now and call 312/409-4357 for your reservations!!!! CALL NOW! You'll be glad ya' did...,
posted by David on 1/02/2004 07:14:00 PM | Link |
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