Wednesday, June 19, 2024

The American Society of Magical Negroes

 

Yeah, it stars Will Smith's son Justice. Just in time for Juneteenth to rent! It's a gem of a movie. The tagline is "Comfort is an Illusion." It was pulled from movie theaters after 3 weeks. It could be the worst movie of the year. It seems no one was thinking about what has happened in real-time. But you know, sometimes, it happens that way.

A young man, Aren, is recruited into a secret society of magical Black people who dedicate their lives to a cause of utmost importance: making white people's lives easier.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Kevin Brophy

 


I guess he was always meant to be a bad guy. He was born in Utah but raised in the San Fernando area of California. His claim to fame was Lucan. The boy raised by wolves.  He died at 70 on May llth. He had a battle with cancer. He looked to be a warrior, but his war with cancer was for 10 years. Many have forgotten of him. Usually, he played the bad guy. Truly, he was the face of the 70's that many longed for in their youth.

Do you remember him?

Monday, June 17, 2024

Writing..and keep going...


 I feel I have somehow slipped into a new phase of my life that I didn't know had already happened, but it has. I guess you could call it...going the distance. No one seems to have any good solutions that I can turn to in the family. No one was expecting it. No one knew I was going to be the driver.

Could I expect it early on? Sense it, perhaps. Some know when very bad things are going to happen. Oh, I always knew it. But what was I going to do? 

Yes, I'm at that phase to be with someone who is in a state of confusion. Who can wake up at 8 pm wondering why I am not at work at 8 am...among other things. 

Having a congested heart means you might need a hospital bed, but he prefers to sleep in his computer chair instead. Someone who can fall asleep while waiting for breakfast to arrive at Village Inn. Everyone was a bit alarmed when he went to sleep in his chair while at Olive Garden on Father's Day.

It's the new norm, I try to say. In all, Father's was a good time, even if the little ones arrived late. And I got to bring home the salad no one wanted. So in all, not a bad time. And we got to see each other. Even the son who didn't have to go to work until 2 in the afternoon.

Of course, later, while someone had a snooze at home, I got to roll back to 2013 in my ELLIE story blog, when Harry Styles was the face claim for Henry, while Josie was still with Ian...and I noticed ALFIE was the bad guy. Well, different character..not the Alfie I write about now. Back when I wrote a lot about Henry. When Henry had a drug overdose and was never the same. Now days Henry is Miles Meng who is pictured in the pic above. Funny, I can't seem to get away from certain names.


"Henry had been away for a few weeks. It felt like years. The rehabilitation. But it was progress.

His speech was on the mend. He didn't sound as strange, anymore. His syntax was up to speed now, for the most part.

And he was remembering.

Although, there was much he didn't want to remember. He didn't want to talk about. Why must they? Wasn't it best to forget some things?

Besides, it took a lot out of him to get to this point. To come home. Wasn't that enough?

A part of him felt he was starting over. "

Sometimes, there are just certain occasions when you need to read certain things.


Saturday, June 15, 2024

Happy Father's Day Weekend!

 


I don't know what it is about Miles Ming, but he tends to play the dad in at least a couple of C-dramas, and for the longest time, many thought he must be married with a family, but..you know, he's just a performer. Recently, he's gone the other direction in dramas so he won't get typecast. But really, it's Lennon Sun he played second fiddle to in Unforgettable Love. Let's hope Lennon will be in more dramas as a child actor who is now 8 going on 28, perhaps.

Anyway, I see more dads on duty at the library, the park and even the grocery store. And it is a delight to see. Oh, and those girl dads. Yes, that should be spotlighted too. 

Recently, I saw a dad with his toddler and a four-year-old girl. She needed to go the bathroom, and he said, "You can do it, all by yourself." Hahahahahaa..that didn't happen. She just needed Dad around.

This made me think of the time my hubby had to take our daughter to the bathroom when she was four. OH, THE DRAMA! Needless to say, it never happened again. It was at the library too.

Here's to all the dads, making time for the kids. They are so grateful and happy for the time you've served. Even when you become a grandpa, they need you around. You can even sleep through all their favorite YouTube shows, but they are happy you are there to cuddle up too.