Saturday, April 15, 2006

Joaquin :)

So lately I've had a slight obsession with Joaquin Phoenix. For some reason, Mike is taking it really hard. This is nothing new for me, though. All my life I have cycled through obsessions with movie stars, usually coinciding with the likes of my sisters (this was back when I lived at home). In the past I've liked Christian Slater, Tom Cruise, Tommy Lee Jones (don't ask on that one), Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, etc. I get on these kicks where I have to rent/watch every movie they were ever in and then, gradually, the obsession fades. (In the case of Johnny Depp, well, he's still hot, but it's moved out of the obsessive phase. And there's even movies of his I haven't seen! GASP!)

So like I was saying, my latest crush is Joaquin. He was damn sexy in Walk the Line, so I've been revisiting movies I'd already seen with him (The Village, Quills, and, yes, even Spacecamp) and keeping an eye on cable for other movies with him (Ladder 49 was on recently and Clay Pigeons and Buffalo Soldiers will be on next week). Our Blockbuster sucks because they don't have Inventing the Abbotts or Return to Paradise, but Mike owns Gladiator, so we also watched that. Mike is uncomfortable with this, though. He's normally the extreme opposite of jealous, but this irks him. Big time. He thinks Joaquin is ugly and he keeps reminding me of the fact that he's a "PETA freak" as I so affectionately pointed out to him. The PETA thing is a definite negative. I like animals and all, but PETA's just extreme and insane.

So I'm going to recreate a funny conversation Mike and I had about this yesterday:

A: "I don't know why this bothers you so much. You don't get jealous."
M: "But he's ugly."
A: "You could watch movies with some female movie star you think is hot. I don't care. I wouldn't be jealous because I know they're famous and you'd never be with them."
M: "I know because I'm fat. But you're thin."
A: "Haha, what? Yeah, and you don't like Hollywood."
M: "But you do!"
A: "LOL, so I'm thin and I like Hollywood. That's all it takes to date a movie star? LOL."

Well move over Mike, last I read Joaquin was single.

Monday, April 10, 2006

I wanna be a lobbyist

How does one go about finding a job as a lobbyist? I've been lobbying the Rhode Island State Legislature for the past month on marriage equality and it's fun! I love it! Sadly, as the school year soon comes to a close (which is not the sad part), so will my short-lived lobbying career. Since working with Marriage Equality RI I've lobbied...umm...about a dozen legislators? Perhaps I am heading for a career in politics. Wouldn't that be fun?? Anyone have connections for a government job back in Michigan legislature? Riiight.

Also, random note. Mike sent me this and I think it's ludacris. I know most of my readers won't understand not being from Harper Woods, but perhaps you can relate on a more basic level of how it would feel if a name change was suggested for your city or town. Check it out if you're interested: Harper Woods becomes a Pointe? If any of the Harper Woods city council happens upon my blog: DON'T DO IT! I was born, raised, and remain a resident of Harper Woods and I STRONGLY OPPOSE A NAME CHANGE FOR MY CITY. I am PROUD to be from Harper Woods and I am GLAD I am not a Grosse Pointer. Even if the name change happens, I will never be anything other than a Harper Woodsian. (It's like Pine Knob. Sorry folks, it will never be DTE.) That's my two cents on the issue.

Anyhow, I don't have much else interesting to report. Oh yeah, except I have changed the location of my wedding. What?!? Yes, 6 months away and Mike and I changed ceremony sites. I'm happy about it, though, even though it means I'm getting married by a priest (yuck) because it's really important to Mike. Our reception is still at the Eagle Tavern, but our ceremony is now at the Grosse Pointe Academy Chapel. (And before you say it, yes, it is in Grosse Pointe which I just spent the last paragraph despising, however, it is where Mike is from, so I have to be tolerant to a degree.)

So there ya have it. Sorry I don't have much else to say. Hmm...I wonder if Lucy will mind if I post this to here (I hope not)'s my super cute nephew. :)

Happy Trails...