Friday, May 23, 2008

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2008.

I don't even know why I should be so excited or happy today, since I'm battling an oncoming cold bug, but I guess since Memorial Day Weekend is here I have a right to celebrate a bit I suppose!

The reviews for the new Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull film have been generally positive, so I'm pretty excited now to go see it! WOOHOO! I remember watching the first two films like crazy on video back in the 1980s, and then actually going to the theater to catch the last one they made back in 1989! OMG! I was still a teenager! And River Phoenix was still alive! The years fly on by! Ya know, even the worst movie by director Steven Spielberg is still good, so you can never go wrong with the Jew. A lot of people criticize him for his commercial moviemaking style, but he is undeniably a genius filmmaker, and I always applaud him for getting good believable performances from his actors. Hey, I grew up with Spielberg's movies okay? My co-worker says she frequently sees Steven in my neighborhood by the Emmy building and he is a very nice fellow who always waves and says hello. The new movie should be a huge blockbuster hit, and I am so there baby!

I have no set plans this holiday weekend, other than to relax, hang with friends, and watch movies. Any of you crazy yakgellars got anything hot going on? Who's gonna venture out that far out of their town anyway, with gas prices being what they are right? After a hot-as-hell scorching weekend here in L.A. we're now cloudy and rainy! Go figure! No wonder I feel a bit sicky poo. I don't recall starting my 33rd year of life so upbeat or optimistically. In fact, I was kind of down and depressed, but this year 2008 has been very good to me so far, and I am impressed by my very laidback demeanor and simplicity with which I have been able to deal with life and the generally positive perspective I am taking with many of the things that used to stress me out or make me anxious. What has happened here I wonder? The latter half of being 33 has been quite wonderful! Maybe it's the prunes I now eat in high quantities! LOLOL! Maybe it's what my bud Adam said, that being three decades and three years old was actually one of the best years for a gay man. I'm doing concerts and other general outings more often now than ever before. I sure feel braver than I used to. Thank God. Thank you Lord. Please keep me as healthy as possible, is all I ask.

Have a great great holiday weekend! I expect 35 comments by Monday. HA!

23 comments:

alice said...

Here is the first of 35......

I hope your cold is short-lived and you enjoy a relaxing-mental-health-renewing week-end. I'm looking forward to the new Indy movie too - loved Shia in Transformers!!! But I will probably wait until it's on the pay channels or video - I rarely go to the theaters anymore. It's so annoying with everyone talking on their cell phones - I can't get into it.

Age 33 is a good age - I started to really enjoy life in my 30's and 40's - the 20's are too angst-filled. I hope you continue to be consistantly happy.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the new indy movie, even with lukewarm reviews (most I've read give it a B) - unfortunately I'm heading out of town (yeah again) tomorrow and tuesday 'my fam' are taking off work as indiana jones day!

look forward to your review. hey, check out the question on the mouse today (saturday)....and play along, definitely want to learn what my birthday brother's faves are!

have a great weekend. and hope the cold never really materializes!

d. chedwick said...

I heard a couple of smashing reviews of the new Indiana Jones movie-- Harrison Ford and the girl from Animal House--what's not to love?

you're right about Spielberg not disappointing-- and your theory extends to doctors and accountants as well. I remember going to see the first Indiana Jones movie--somewhere in the Bronx. I remember stepping back outside and everyone was chattering away, happy to talk over various scenes.


get well & stay well !
This has been a crap year for me health-wise and I was always super healthy, so you can imagine... but I seem to be pretty Okay now, so the summer should be an active one.

d. chedwick said...

here's a little something to cheer you up

http://youtube.com/watch?v=TqAJTCk6yHc&feature=related

M- Filer said...

33 is a good year for a gay.

-Christ died young and hot (and on cross) at 33

-double numbers are lucky (numerical fact)

-at 33 you are older and wiser without noticeable physical signs of being older or wiser, in other words you get to look like a twenty something AND act like a fortysomething ((which is a good thing in my opinion)all at the same time.

Enjoy

Todd said...

Speilberg's best movie kind of sucks. I can't stand his movies, other than Sugarland Express.

Yeah, today it's 33 then all of a sudden you're 40 and life really starts to suck...

Squirrel said...

I think you are the forever young type, so no worries!

I heart spielberg too!

Professor Montblanc said...

Ne vous inquiétez pas s'il vous plaît au sujet de l'âge, qui est ainsi ... old fashioned, and not in zee good way you know! ? la nouvelle tendance doit agir comme cela est dénué de sens, parce que c'est si très dénué de sens. Vous êtes élégants, regardez fab et avez le goût excellent dans les films et quels que soit.

Professor Montblanc said...

I forget to say i saw "Close encounters" again-- A great story to watch and I like that Francois t. shows up, you know, for the cameo.

Dan Wayne Sims said...

Spielberg films is very popular here in the stir, and you sir, would be SO the most popular in here, so I advise you to respect the laws son, don't end up like me.

Dan Wayne Sims said...

P.S. don't knock prunes, they were once cheerful hopeful plums!

Anonymous said...

in dog years you're a mere kindergarten kid.

Chedwick University said...

You're still young enough to be a student. Enroll Soon!

Bob Dylan said...

Life is good, Wat! Hope you found some sun and fun this weekend, and some decent Bar B Que.

WAT said...

These comments are making me laff my arse off! Thank u all, and I hope you're all having a great weekend! My cold never materialized! YEEHA!

Recipe Boy said...

Have a nice weekend! Cheers!

dennis said...

Dennis tried to leave a comment earlier but it would not go through. (Dennis loathes his internet provider)

Dennis forgot all of the witty pithy bon mots he had for you. sorry!

dennis said...

Dennis wanted to add that he (Dennis) is 40 years old. Cat years are measured in 5's (2 less than those dog years) Dennis is your elder, so please post some food pictures soon. (hint: Gravy is a turn on, Jelly beans a turn off)

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

I saw the first Indy film on the big screen as a tad more than a teen. It's rare that I go to blockbusters these days, but it's worth the effort much more than those Star Wars/Lord of the Rings movies since I've been to most of the places it's supposedly been shot. The representation of Kathmandu in the first one was the most laughably inaccurate, but I still loved it all the same. My comment gets you about 2/3rds of the way to your goal. Come over and visit me at the appropriate time, Tuesday when you're at work and need a diversion (like I think people would waste their leisure time on my blog).

d. chedwick said...

is it Monday yet? Should not have hit the piano bar last nite

WAT said...

Damnit, the long weekend is over!

:(

Gary said...

I am supposed to be in a power year due to the double digits of being 44. I am not sure what that means exactly but I have had some luck. We'll see if the second half brings any big, wonderful changes.

LBIC said...

Ugh, I know how you feel. I have mono and my head's been killing me since I got really sick a couple of weeks ago. I keep telling my mom I have a brain tumor and she tells me to shut up and that it's not funny.