Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Morning Edition - 1/16/06

Waiting to Inhale
Last night I went on another storybook date. We had dinner at a cozy neighborhood restaurant where we laughed, flirted and even engaged our waitress in the back-and-forth coy-play. When we returned to his place to watch a movie, I noticed the meticulous way he maintains his crib – the boy either has OCD or a live-in housekeeper. When I looked over to his dresser – oh yeah, I forgot to mention the DVD was in the bedroom – the fragrance bottles were organized in what appeared to be size, color and alphabetical order. I swear the only thing missing was the "Dream of a Witches' Sabbath" (5th Movement of "Symphonie Fantastique") by Hector Berlioz from the Sleeping With the Enemy soundtrack. The strange thing is that I loved it! He proudly picked-up on my admiration, of his somewhat obsessive cleaning habits, and we both laughed out loud. We watched the movie as we lay across his bed, pausing the film to periodically make light conversation. When the movie ended we sat in the dark and talked. It felt completely normal and comfortable. I could see his silhouette as the light bounced off him from the street lights outside his bedroom window. It all just felt really warm and fuzzy. As the evening was winding to a close we joked about the gym and suddenly he jumped up, dropped his pants and said, “I’m not as thin as I appear…. “ Uh, for the record, he ain’t! I was pleasantly surprised. Muscular thighs, a “Pert” booty…you know, bouncing and behavin’…. and a dark chocolate complexion that I’ve only seen before on a Mr. Goodbar. So, rather than taking the cue and disrobing as well, I said, “Boy, you sure are built right. …and to think you don’t work out. Go figure.” Don’t get me wrong, normally I would drop this boy and find myself up to my ears in chocolate, but let’s keep it real, I’m on a new kick here. So, after he put those trousers back on and I caught my breath, he walked me to my car. We really did have a great time and we promised we’d have to get together REALLY soon. I don’t think I can withstand another “flash” without having him in what figure skaters would call, a Biellmann spin position.

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
American Idol season 6 premiere’s tonight on Fox with a 2-hour show highlighting those can’t-look-away audition disasters that precede the actual show. Each year many of us vow never to take a look at this immature joust for the spotlight – inevitably most of us do. I’m not even going to lie…I’m so there! Proof-positive that winning the national phenomenon showcase isn’t everything, Jennifer Hudson took home the Golden Globe Award for Best Support Actress last night.

Make that 25 in 5
This morning I had my allergist appointment, followed by my semi-physical. I braced myself for my weigh-in, since I knew I’d been eating like I have a feeding bag strapped on. Although I’m still fervently hitting the gym 5-6 days per week, I knew my increased caloric consumption would wreak havoc on my plans to be 140 lbs by summer 2007. The poor attendant manning the scale watched in disbelief as I stripped down to my 2xist drawers in front of waiting patients, before I lumbered onto the scale. When the final beep was heard from the scale I was brought back to reality by the attendant asking me to please stop banging the scale and step off and get dressed or security would be called. So what was the verdict, you ask? The red numbers continued flashing long after I was pried away from the apparatus by hospital staff – 165 lbs. So I’m dropping 25 lbs. in 5 months. Brace yourselves!

On Blast
Dream girl? Beyonce, Beyonce, Beyonce… I realize there’s an undercurrent of ill-will for the triple-threat stunner Beyonce Knowles. For those of you who don’t care to Ring The Alarm at the thought of her highness Ms. Knowles or feel that she is not exactly Irreplaceable, you may have felt validated when Jennifer Hudson walked away with her Golden Globe, while Knowles failed to snatch hers for Best Actress. After watching Dreamgirls and knowing the storyline, would you say that the lyrics of And I Am Telling You or Listen best summarize the movie’s plot? Why?

Keep passin’ the open windows…

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

First of all, whatchu know about Symphonie Fantastique???lol. And I would hate to have to sit there in the presence of someone that has a "Pert" booty as you say, and not be able to do anything...I hate that kind of teasing!! Good luck on losing that weight. If I'm lucky, I'll be able to gain at least 10 by Spring Break. And as much as I loved "And I Am Telling You", and as much as I was not even visibly moved by "Listen", I say "Listen" summarized the plot of the movie more, because I think the movie was more about how Deena came into her own as a person and how she got her own voice and mind, than about Effie having a bad attitude and getting kicked out of the Dreams. But no shade here. I loved Jennifer 20x more than I did Beyonce!

Anonymous said...

It was sad to see Beyonce not winning an award but let's be realistic. She's a wonderful singer and a beautiful woman but she's not a good actress. Jennifer Hudson owned the movie!!! Listen summarized the plot but And I Am Telling You had you speechless. The movie was about Deena but I wanted more of Effie.

caspar608 said...

Beyonce better watch her man around J. Hudson.
S. Carter is known to like them thick girls. Beyonce looks manly with all that muscle nect to J. Hudson. And I like Beyonce so, you know, I am just putting it all out dere.

The answer to the question is "And I am Telling you I am Not GoinG Your The Best Man I Ever Known There;s No Way I'll Let you Go NO NO NO NOOOO WAY......."
Excuse me, I had a little bit of a moment there.

Anonymous said...

I was soo happy for jennifer and was laughing at ms. to the left to the left cause she was posing on the red carpet like she was HOTTT when she's clearly NOTTTT.

Glad the date was fine..he sounds interesting...I wonder if he really does have OCD LOL...

25 in 5..I'm with ya on that I'm trying to be down to 160 by May and let's just say I have more to lose than 5 to get there LOL...

life said...

Why are people trying to test your temperance?

Anonymous said...

You and your Allergist appointment, priceless... LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

I had to fast forward through your date story. YOU KNOW IM NOT GETTING ANY. Now question how tall are you and why do you want to drop 25 whole pounds? 165 sounds like the perfect weight.

Anonymous said...

Yup - those two songs do it...and I am telling you...and listen!

Cocoa Rican said...

J Shanlin...I'm a man of many interests... watch yo' mouf! :)
Honey-Libra...we can get this date down in 5 months...right? Oh Lawd....
Life... people always test my temperance...go figure... LOL
Kensilo...yeah...me and my allergist... perfect together! LOL
Okay Dayne...I see you want to "out" me, so here goes... I'm 5'7", athletic build, 38, 29, 34... whatchu think...I'd feel better at 140...that's all...

Anonymous said...

Listen best summarized the movie's plot, though I loved both songs when they were sung and cried both damn times.

I wish the movie concentrated more on Effie. The original Dreamgirls'character Deena was much more understated. I mean, didn't we see and hear Beyonce each time she sang and danced? I was so waiting for the Crazy In Love booty bounce to pop off. She was two seconds from hitting it!

-Tiffanie

Anonymous said...

I didn't want to admit it because it wasn't a part of the original Broadway production, but "Listen' does summarize the Dreamgirls THE MOVIE.

And you can't blame Beyonce for not winning best actress. You have to blame Meryl Streep for being so damn good in "The Devil Wears Prada". She killed it.

But the questions is, don't you all want to see the cast redo the "It's All Over' scene and then Jennifer Hudson burst into "And I Am Telling You" at the Academy Awwards?