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Love Is A Battlefield. [Aug. 29th, 2004|12:30 am]

You can think whatever you want.

Go ahead, call me nutty. I'm not homosexual, really.

However, when I watch a good film, I know it.


I really liked 13 Going on 30. Oddly enough, the last two films I've really watched, Collateral, and 13 Going on 30, Mark Ruffalo played an important character.

Oddly enough after that, I realized that the other film I rented, In the Cut, has . . . Mark Ruffalo . . . in it.

However, I love my bunches. Mark Ruffalo couldn't have me, even if he wanted me.

Actually, Jennifer Garner was the reason I rented 13 Going on 30. I figured, yeah, maybe I'd get some choice smiles and shots of Jennifer Garner being the decent actress that she is.

Brad knows about my actress history. It's a long one, let me tell you. He met Reese Witherspoon on some set some time ago, and he told her that she had "a superfan back in Michigan." To this day, she probably doesn't want to travel to Detroit. Thanks, Brad. :D

1. The film actually is a decent family film, if I think about it long enough . . . there really isn't any 'taboo' sexuality, and the character that Jennifer Garner plays, Jenna Rink, is essentially . . . a 13 year old girl.

2. The knock . . . it's Big with a sex change. The truth, in parry of the facetious 'knock' . . . that would lead you to believe that they threw a set of knockers on Tom Hanks. This is far from the case. The story is similar, however, this film takes it's own shape from the successful format. I kept thinking to myself that it was The Butterfly Effect-lite.

3. Jennifer Garner.

I'm sorry Heidi, but she's an amazing actress. I didn't care for her "Alias" work because I didn't need a weak TV series that was being done with a lot more depth by "24" at the same time. Sure, you might say, "But those are two different series, and you just argued that 13 Going on 30 is nothing like Big . . ." Sorry. I really don't like watching TV. Just you watch, I'll bet I would get nothing but TV show offers, now that I've said that for the umpteenth time . . . Okay, I like watching sports on TV. Well, okay, I liked Garner, but I really didn't like the rest of that "Alias" show.

So, in other news, this place rocks the house for a sports bar.


Not only was it a sports bar, but for 10 bucks an hour before 6PM, they do billiards on some really, really good pool tables. There's a small outdoor patio area to watch TV and smoke, cigars or cigarettes. Dress is casual, and the drinks weren't outrageous. To park in their lot, it's 3.50 for the valet, but there's tons of spots around Hollywood Blvd. for some free parking. I went there to watch the USC/Virginia Tech game.

USC defeated Virginia Tech, but they were rather close in competitive level. Personally, I think the banners about USC's "National Championship" were a bit much in Landover, MD. Actually, this opening game was close, and the teams are more similar upon deeper inspection . . . Kevin Jones was one of the the big guys that left Virginia Tech from last year. On USC, they had Mike Williams ruled inelligible to play, and Keary Colbert left. On Virginia Tech, Marcus Vick, Mike Vick's younger brother, got in some trouble. On USC, I think it was Herschel Dennis that got in some trouble. The score was close until the 4th, and it looked like VT could have pulled off the opening day shock-the-world on So-Cal. The teams are similar. VT looks like they'll be around the Top 25 polls this year . . . what an impressive defense they had, minus the 3 passing TD's to Reggie Bush.

For those about to rock . . . remember, love is a battlefield. Oh, that's another minor reason to go see 13 Going on 30. I remember being a knobby-kneed dork, sitting there, watching the Pat Benatar video in the living room of my parents' house, back when it was new, when MTV played . . . music videos. Sadly, it was supposed to be 1987, and yet none of the girls in the movie wore their hair in poofy-sprayed big bangs . . . everyone female under 13 wore their hair that way, even my cousin Michelle, back then . . . oh well, chalk that up to lack of research, or picky child actors . . . who knows.

If there is any big mistake that you've made in your past, maybe you won't get pixie dust to take you back to that moment to make corrections. However, I pretty much believe that things work out the way they work out . . . not because of fate, but because at that time and place, whatever we wanted wasn't going to happen, so if it was a different time or a different place, a different age . . . it would have worked out . . . or maybe not at all . . . it's hard to explain.

In other words, don't wait for that pixie dust to undo all your frigging mistakes. Just move on, and know that fate doesn't exist for the future. If you were a jerk in the past, you don't have to be one today, or the next day.

Knowing is half the battle . . . Yo Joe.

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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-08-29 03:00 pm (UTC)
I can give you a great example from my own life.

I wanted to live in California since I visited my friend Brad in 2000.

My visit lasted a little over 2 weeks on that first vacation to Los Angeles. When it was time to head back to LAX, I half-joked with him that I didn't want to leave. When I returned to Michigan, I wanted to return to visit him as soon as possible.

The second time I headed out to Los Angeles was in 2002. Again, the feeling didn't change . . . not only was it great to visit Brad, but I also noticed that I liked the city as much as I did the first time.

The third time I visited Brad was in 2003 . . . I brought out my friend Jim and Heidi . . . we had a great time. Again, I had fun spending time with Brad, and I also enjoyed the city as much as the first time and the second time.

I could never afford to make it out here on my own merit. Jim, however, had witnessed the grand experience of the city, and he also wanted to finish his degree. With his help, we moved out here.

If it had been up to me, I'd have never went back on that plane in 2000. However, I needed help to get out here. I still need help . . . the cost of living is expensive, and I haven't found anything worthwhile for income.

Despite the fact that I wanted to be out here for about 4 years, I didn't let my inability derail me. I continued in Detroit, and I kept moving. When the opportunity developed, I acted upon it. The previous 4 years weren't wasted . . . far from it. If I had moved out here on my own in 2000, it may not have worked out as well. Who knows . . . there's no way to change any of it, and I'm happy that I'm out here for the present and the future. :D
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-08-30 02:08 pm (UTC)
You could live like a hermit for most of the time, like me, until you find something worthwhile to pass the time for the bills.
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[User Picture]From: cutedestruction
2004-08-29 08:40 pm (UTC)
I totally agree with you on 13 Going on 30. It was a surprisingly good movie. I was really impressed by the ending. :-)
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-08-29 10:42 pm (UTC)
Man, what's even better are the bloopers in the special features!

Also, I've been watching the Rick Springfield video, over, and over, and over . . .

At minute 1:16 of the video, the drummer's t-shirt, in a winged design, reads: Detroit.

Also, there should be a Weezer or some other rock video that takes the exact style of the Rick Springfield video. It's almost bizarre, and if done once by one band, it would sell them a few more records.
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[User Picture]From: lilymd
2004-09-27 09:02 pm (UTC)
I liked this movie alot. It was sweet.

I also like your writing. Interesting stuff.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2004-09-27 09:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

Feel free to add . . . I read most everything from my friend page.

It feels good to receive appreciation. :D
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