Friday, June 11, 2004

Turns out tomorrow's rugby tournament is actually the following Saturday. Damn. Now I have to figure out something to do tomorrow. On the up side, this means I don't have to drag my ass out of bed at 6 a.m.

Last night was a hell of a lot of fun. My friend Paul suggested going to see Grease at the Clearview Chelsea Cinema; it was part of their Thursday camp classics series hosted by Hedda Lettuce (who was fucking hilarious). I haven't seen the movie on the big screen since, well, since 1978, I guess.

Highlights: Paul winning one of the raffle prizes. Irish Mark, a former teammate who happened to be at the movie and is looking buff and fine) winning one of the other prizes. Realizing I still have a bit of a crush on Kelly Ward and Jeff Conaway. Hearing the immortal words "Tell me about it, stud." Noticing that the tight, tight jeans the guys wore in the movie leave little to the imagination. Wondering if this is why I liked the movie so much as a kid.

Lowlights: The idiot behind me who sang along to all the songs despite not knowing the words. He'd kind of start open mouth humming until he figured out what the word or phrase was, then he'd sing the words in a rush trying to catch up. By the time 'Sandra Dee' rolled around, I wanted him dead.

I suppose another lowlight is that you can really tell how old the 'seniors' of Rydell High are when you see them on the big screen. I don't remember any of the kids I went to school with having crow's feet. I mean, Stockard Channing was almost my age when she made this movie. Can any of you see me passing for a high school senior? I think the only one who was even close to age-appropriate was Lorenzo Lamas, who was 20 at the time.

Well, regardless of that, I had a great time. There is a string of John Waters movies coming up over the summer; I think I'll check some of those out. It doesn't hurt that tickets to the Thursday movies are only $5.50.

Trivia: Brian Stokes Mitchell of various Broadway musicals fame is the same Brian Mitchell who was on Trapper John, MD. The fun stuff one learns on IMDB.


Anonymous said...

Help me Dude, I'm lost.

I was searching for Elvis and somehow ended up in your blog, but you know I'm sure I saw Elvis in the supermarket yesterday.

No honest really, he was right there in front of me, next to the steaks singing "Love me Tender".

He said to me (his lip was only slightly curled) "Boy, you need to get yourself a shiny, new plasmatv to go with that blue suede sofa of yours.

But Elvis said I, In the Ghetto nobody has a plasma tv .

Dude I'm All Shook Up said Elvis. I think I'll have me another cheeseburger then I'm gonna go home and ask Michael Jackson to come round and watch that waaaay cool surfing scene in Apocalypse Now on my new plasma tv .

And then he just walked out of the supermarket singing. . .

"You give me love and consolation,
You give me strength to carry on "

Strange day or what? :-)

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