Thursday, March 31, 2005

Deathwatch Day II

The worst thing about being sick at home, is when you have watched every movie, read every book, and there is nothing to do but lay down in bed and feel miserable.
One of my good friends just blogged about 'Auntie Mame.' Now I want to watch it, and of course, my copy is loaned out.
When I was but a wee little queen, at the tender age of 18, I went to my first Pride celebration in LA. I was invited there by my friends Ron and Jim. They spent the whole week instructing me in Homo 101. When Jim was around, he wuld take me to various LA locales and explain historical significance to me. We saw Marylin Monroe's grave, as well as Truman Capote's. Jim was rather impressed that I got hit on in a cemetary. I was too stupid to realize what had happened until later.
When Ron had to go to work, he would leave me with movies to watch. The first and most important was 'Auntie Mame.' I saw many Bette Davis movies that week as well, but Rosalind Russell captured my heart.
Since that time, I have always felt a responsibility to carry on the traditions of Homo 101. So anytime I hear of someone who has not seen it, I loan it out. Today makes a case for having two copies, so I always have one on hand for emergencies.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005


I feel like crap. One of those unenviable Summer Colds. The temp outside is great, no wind, no clouds. But inside Chez Hubble, it is dark, cold and unhappy. I called into work, which I should not have done. So here I am, with Kiwi for company, finding out there is nothing on tv.

Monday, March 28, 2005

The Culture Nazi

'Guess Who', a comedy remake of the classic 'Guess Who's Coming To Dinner' starring Ashton and Bernie Mac was number one at the box office this weekend. It's bad enough that this crap got the greenlight, but what does it say about the movie going public that it was NUMBER ONE??!!!
With this kind of response I can see where other classics might get this treatment:

'Windy Tower' Hilary Duff plays a savvy, but spoiled business woman, who's condo project, Tara Towers is in danger of being taken over by the Yankee Corporation, until she sleeps with the CEO (One Rhett Butler, played by Josh Hartnett).

Britney Spears lives alone in her mansion, replaying all her old records while her butler Jason Aleaxander (not from Seinfeld) keeps her sheltered from a world that has forgotten her until one day an unemployed dancer by the name of Kevin Federline parks his car in her garage in the hilarious romp, 'Sunset Blvd 90210'.

And of course, the Olsen twins have a falling out when Ashley is the only one nominated for an Oscar after they remake 'What Ever Happened To Baby Jane.'

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Book Nazi

I have recently come to the conclusion that I am a Book Snob. No, make that a Culture Snob. I never read major authors anymore. You see, I have this theory about the John Grishams and Danielle Steeles of the world: They have actually written only four books. These books are always saved in the word processor of the PC. When it is time to publish a new book, they cut and paste chapters and rename the characters. Voila! A New Legal Thriller/Romantic Susupense novel ready for mass consumption.
It actually makes it hard for me to sell books somedays. This nice little old lady will come in asking for the new Nicholas Sparks, and all I want to do is scream,'He's a HACK! Read something worthwhile. Here is a copy of Christopher Moore's book, 'Lamb.' Read it.' But I don't. I do try to broaden the horizons of my clientele, it works sometimes.
I was under the impression that I reserved this snobbery for books, but I have learned this past week that I also go ballistic when someone comes in to rent, say 'Fat Albert.'

When did I get so snobby?

Friday, March 25, 2005

Electric Youth

I was sitting at home running through channels on my tv at breakneck speed, when I came across Club MTV reruns on VH1 Classic. I swear, looking at it now, I thought it was an SNL sketch. Did we really wear acid-washed jeans?
Debbie Gibson was on singing 'Electric Youth.' Everyone was doing what moves passed for dancing that year. Debbie had the gayest backup dancers this side of Madonna: Slick hair, white button up shirts, with sleeves rolled up just so, the ever present acid washed jeans. Actually, if they were still dressed like that today, they would be mistaken for lesbians...


Monday, March 21, 2005

Spring Fever

I absolutely believe Spring is the perfect time for a fresh start. Forget all that New Year's Resolution crap. I mean, January is in the middle of Winter. It's cold and depressing. March on the other hand, is warm. You start seeing grass and feel the sun on your skin. Nothing is as rejuventating as that. So, I have begun lots of little projects at work, as well as going through our closet at home. You know, packing away the sweaters, throwing out stuff you don't wear anymore. I am just sorry there isn't a Gay Goodwill. You should see some of the stuff I am getting rid of: black sequin button up shirt, shiny silver shirt, ect. But I refuse to get rid of my silver vinyl Daisy Dukes. I might need them someday.
I am also on the eating healthier track. Lots of salads and flavored water. I just refuse to give up on the coffee. Starbucks would go out of business.
Everyone mark your calenders. Lets see how long this positive attitude and productivity lasts...

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Welcome to the show

Ok, for the few of you who have wondered, I am still alive. I have just moved my blog, for a few reasons I don't want to go into now. For the curious, Mitchum Sinclaire was almost my name. My mom was very fond of it. It reminds me of a 50's crooner. You know, 'Now appearing at the Rainbow Room...Mitchum Sinclaire!' I wonder what my signature song would be?

For some excellent news, Joss Whedon has been signed to write and direct the Wonder Woman movie, with a target release date of Summer 2006. I was doing cartwheels when I found out. I think he will do an excellent job, as long as he does it the way I want.

Work has been going well. My butch-o-meter is slowly creeping up as I have been spotted on ladders and wielding other sundry tools.

I have to take a moment to mention Ron, as he has been reading my blog and I didn't even know it for a while. (You really shoud comment once and a while...)

Back in a few days...