Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Talking Heads 'True Stories'
This past weekend, we had a party for my mother who turned 60 on March 14th. For some weird reason, she didn’t want everyone to know exactly which mile she was logging on her odometer. It’s not like having a 40 year old son wandering around the party looking for any hint of alcohol would give it away. But she got over it and decided to be a good and sober sport.
When I turn 60, I will be just like I was on the night of my 40th… Drunk like Otis Campbell…
There were a few family members at the party… Paulette, Grandma Pence, Uncle Byrl, Aunt Sherry, Christine, Lilly, and the grand assortment of in-laws. I had no in-laws for anyone else to pick on because I’m not married. I went alone.
I think this bothered my grandmother just a bit.
I saw her Sunday afternoon and she sat a spell to chew the fat. She asked, “So Eugene, how’s your love life?”
Being the guarded S.O.B. that I am with the folks that actually care about me, I kept things to myself and said, “It’s all right.”
“You’re 40,” she said. “Are you going to be an old maid?”
I looked her in the eye and said with the most serious tone I could muster, “Grandma, I’m gay.”
She knows me pretty well. She knows that I am a maker of jokes and nothing is out of bounds no matter who I’m talking to. Although she did tell me that I nearly gave her a heart attack.
I guess that my 19 year old lover Zach and I will have to wait a little longer to ride around on my inheritance in the new convertible with our scarves waving in the wind like Jackie-O.
For a long time, Netflix has been telling me that I should seriously consider renting the HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm. I went ahead on put that joker on my queue. I mean after all… It had a shooting star semi-halo over it.
For those you do not know, that star means that according to previous ratings, Curb Your Enthusiasm would be up my narrow alley like a big bodied Cadillac. (Please don’t take that as a “masked” coming out of the closet comment.)
I finally got season one last week and found the time to watch it last night.
Through the first episode that ran just over 29 minutes, I looked like this…
It was like watching a bad public access show.
I LOVE Seinfeld! I think Larry David is very funny and border line genius. I decided to give the second episode a try. Maybe the first one requires getting to know the characters a bit. I shouldn’t be too hasty.
Here’s how I looked after the second episode…
I pulled the plug on Curb Your Enthusiasm. Not only had it been curbed, it was taken outside and put down like an old, gimpy horse.
There were only 2 discs for the first season and I sent them both back. Holy Mother of Liza Minelli, it was boring.
Here’s the friendly invite to add me to your list of Netflix friends… Just use my email address! firstname.lastname@example.org