Friday, April 25, 2008


It's Friday! The weekend is here! What am I going to do though, besides watch There Will Be Blood, Being Julia, and The Mist on DVD? I adore you all for taking the time to read and comment. You are all wonderful loyal fans. I try to go visit yer blogs as best possible too!

I have nothing to write about! Zilch! Well, since Robert Downey Jr. is going to be in the new upcoming Iron Man movie, I guess I can talk about him again. I was looking at pictures of him online throughout the years, and he is utterly fascinating to me. Why am I drawn to Robert I ask? Why?! He is handsome right? Please tell me Robert is handsome. He is also a great actor, is he not? I know, I know he's had drug issues, but just look at Robert. I mean, there is such a strong charismatic draw to him. I can't help it. I just can't. And I haven't even seen many of his films to be honest, and yet I am most intrigued by him now, more than ever before. Someone had said to me that I currently kind of look like him when he was a lot younger, but I dunno about that. Anyway, someone please try to explain to me why I am fascinated and strangely attracted to Robert Downey Jr. Why?! Is it those large expressive eyes? Must be the eyes man. He is endlessly interesting, and I don't even f**king know why anymore. He's got a big year ahead of him, appearing in at least three major films! I don't think my attraction to him is even sexual, more of just being slightly smitten to be honest.

I guess I could talk about reproducing. Am I ever going to have a chi
ld? I've thought about it a lot before, and sometimes I think not breeding is a great thing because I am helping to save the Earth and avoiding another human the pain and suffering that goes with living. It is certainly nice to be spoiled and be able to dispose of my time the way I want to without having to worry about changing diapers, help with homework, or play with those mini humans. I mean, if I really wanted all that responsibility, I'd adopt a dog or cat! There is however a part of me that does feel a bit lonely and unaccomplished not having kids, and I fear that THAT urge/desire may intensify as I grow older. It'd be nice to raise one of those things I suppose. Play with him/her. Watch it go through school and perhaps become an accomplished citizen/member of society who would hopefully be there for me as I get older and stuff, but alas there is no guarantee nor obligation for one's kids to really care for you in old age. Well, I shouldn't say that because it's different in Hispanic culture, but whatever. There's no guarantee my child will even turn out an awesome adult either; I'd hate to be the sperm responsible for bringing a serial killer, the Anti-Christ, or an evil dictator to the planet! And who tha hell would the mother of my child be anyway?! I am gay and all, so this is a bit more complicated I guess. The world is a scarier place now, and I dunno. I really just don't know to be honest. Maybe adopt a child? We'll just have to see if my paternal instinct will ever be strong enough to make me even wanna go there.

Don't kid yourself, Jaws was not a fictional movie. Sharks do attack people, and I sure as hell would not want to be a victim, which is why I never go into the ocean! HELLS NO! I don't ski, bungee jump, race car drive, mountain climb, or go on any other risky dangerous adventures for that matter if I can avoid them.

I want to live.


Scot said...

You don't have to sky dive to have a "risky dangerous adventure." Just ask RD Jr

alice said...

I love Robert Downey Jr. also - I think he is so captivating, and I'm not sure what it is either - but when I watch him in any role there is a vulnerability that comes through, whether he is a good guy or a villain. I think that draws me to him.

I don't set foot in the ocean anymore. As a kid I spent every week-end at the beach and I would mindlessly run into the surf and splash around like an idiot.... Fear seemed to take over later in life and drowning is my biggest phobia.

About being a dad..... the nice thing about men is that they don't have a time limit to procreate... you could have a child in your 80's. You don't have to decide now, so chew on it a while. It definitely would change your life, (like no more freedom) so it's a big decision.

d. chedwick bryant said...

Here's a little more NYC from Paul Simon for you...

The fog rolls in from the East River's Bank
Like a shroud it covers Bleecker Street
Fills the alleys where men sleep
Hides the shepherd from the sheep

Voices leaking from a sad café
Smiling faces trying to understand
I say a shadow touch a shadow's hand
On Bleecker Street

We'll have a drink in a cafe on Bleecker when you visit--Gary and I will take you around.

d. chedwick bryant said...

my entire family is strangely attracted to Robert Downey Jr. -- we've seen all his movies, like Johnny Depp he has that certain appealing something that makes him a STAR and just a sincere REGULAR PERSON with issues at the same moment. I love him because he fell asleep in someone else's bed and apologized (sincerely) . even the not so great movies are fab because he is in them

remember the movie with all the apples? and he was crazy? what was that?? fascinating.

Todd said...

I think Downey is kind of hot. It's the eyes, it's the simple charisma of being unsure, it's those hot lips. I'd do him, even though I couldn't stand him in A Scanner Darkly.

I briefly had those thoughts about children once in my life, but it went away. I'm so glad I don't have children. I'd be the worst parent ever. And I've got lots of nieces and nephews to take care of me when I'm older, or so I've told/threatened them.

sttropezbutler said...

I'm beginning to think it is risky to BLOG! LOL


M- Filer said...

get a cat

Lewis said...

Reproducing??? EEEeewwwwww! Yucky. Stay out of the water with me, would you?

durante vita said...

I would rather people not have kids than have them and not be committed to them.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

you wrote: "I adore you all for taking the time to read and comment."

thanks it's lovely to be adored!! mouse loves wat!

hope you're having a great weekend!

dennis said...

Dennis liked the Chaplin movie.

Darci said...

Just a little comment about the procreating...

There are thousands of displaced children in our country who DESPERATELY need foster homes run by DECENT human beings who will love and nurture them instead of abuse them and use them just for the extra pennies. Just a thought. :-)

Or you can come watch the twins with me for a day and see if you change your mind entirely! LOL.

Palm Springs Savant said...

Sharks scare me WAT. That poor man who had his legs bitten off in SD last week- it's just GHASTLY

dennis said...

Dennis heard this advice--if attacked by a shark punch the shark in the face--they hate that and start to cry--then that's your chance to get away.

molly said...

i think youd be a great father!
expose your child to the finer points in life....i.e. the beatles!

p.s. i think fiona apple's almost thirty?

Gary said...

I agree. I have been a Robert Downey Jr. fan since way back, when he did that movie with Cybil Shepard where he comes back after being her husband in a former life. Can't think of the name of it right now.

Darci has some good advice about adopting. The world is a mess and being that there are so many children out there who need good homes makes it obvious that this is a great option for the gay man. I would love to adopt and as I am not getting any younger I should really look into it yesterday.

Finally, it is a pleasure to read your blog. Ched is right. When you visit we will take you out.

LBIC said...

My mom and I were talking about the pros and cons of having kids, the biggest pro being that you had someone there when you got older. I told her that I needed to start popping them out now and she said that's what I've been telling you for three years.