Sunday, March 26, 2006

Regrets, I've had a few

Does it seem like I love everything I consume? Well, this won't change that perception much. Witness as Mike hearts 4 out of 5 more things:
  • I caught V for Vendetta over the weekend. See it. Especially if you live in the US. Or Australia. Or England. Or anywhere in the Middle East. Or Ireland. See it. Oh, and Natalie Portman is tiny/gorgeous.
  • I also caught a production of Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance. Auspicious start as the guy I met while walking from parking offered me his extra ticket. Then the company director cites Albee as our greatest living playwright. News to me. It was OK. The dialogue was dense and often funny, but nothing much happens. I'm a Philistine, so not in a position to judge, but that works for a good 30 minute sitcom, but at 2.5 hours, it got long for me. You heard me. Too long.
  • I'm currently reading The Line of Beauty. I know, I know, it's SO 2004, but it's GORGEOUS and I'm savoring it. So much goodness on every page. And if some of that goodness includes, within the first 50 pages, some covert man sex in a private park in London, well, so be it.
  • I'm now three pounds from the goal weight I stated three weeks ago, so naturally I was trying on swimwear this morning. Sure, my vacation entails multi-layered and forgiving ski clothes, but in-TEG-ral to a day on the slopes is the apres-ski hot tubbing, people. I'm almost ready to leave a lasting impression. 2.5 more weeks.
  • Are you a sweater guy? Many gays/girls aren't, but despite the colder than normal temps today, I wore a powdery-blue cotton/cashmere v-neck (from the Banana) and it made me happy. Before that, I layered in the running gear and went out for 5.5 miles on the trail. It was beautiful and briskly invogorating and one of those effortless days that sneak up on you, making me feel like a runner again, even though I can't really claim that as my own again yet.


Michael Guy said...

You had me at 'powdery blue cashmere V-neck.' The rest all sounds good, too. I want to see "V for Vendetta" but get lazy in my movie-going habits. The previews showed some bang-up special effects.

.: Hug :.

Michael said...

Powder blue makes my eyes dance. ;-)

Also, belatedly, I am a brother in Gemini. June 10th.

Yeah, "V" has some stunning and disturbing effects. And some 'au courant' themes echoing our inching nearer to hegemony government.

Also, thanks for the hug, but you could feel my appreciation, right?

Charlie said...

I stopped concentrating on this post after thinking about leaving a lasting impression while wearing your swimsuit. ;)

The Other Andrew said...

"Au courant"? Oh my God, I just got wood.

Michael said...

Charlie. Charlie! I'm up here. Would a little eye contact kill you? I kid, because I'm not in your head, but you would SO not go for me. Well, maybe with a pillowcase over my head. Which wouldn't be so bad, come to think of it.

Andrew, with our respective present gov't leaders (OK, mostly ours) and the world situation in general, "V" is all too current. There is an indelible sequence showing how the gays are inevitably victims under totalitarianism.