Okey-Dokey, M’Lovelies!

Self is here to tell dear blog readers that, last night, she had absolutely the greatest time.

Breaking down hubby’s long-standing opposition to paying anything more than matinee price for movie tickets, self wheedled hubby into watching the 6:15 p.m. showing of “The Pineapple Express” at the downtown Redwood City cinema. And was it a hoot!

James Franco, who knew you could be so meltingly funny, especially when playing pothead! Were you channeling your high school days at Paly High where, if truth be told, various ex-classmates of yours have described you to People Magazine as being a “total nerd”?

Anyhoo, so nice to see the following actors and actresses, who self had missed exceedingly:

  • Gary Cole, who hasn’t been this smarmy since playing Ron Livingston‘s boss in “Office Space”
  • Rosie Perez, whose turn as villainess gave self the exhilarating pleasure of  watching her get pounded into the ground by yellow Daewoo
  • Seth Rogen, who self last glimpsed being chased down by a plane in Vanity Fair‘s Hollywood issue (looking like he’s had somewhat of a make-over, lost some weight, actually passes for “cute” at certain angles)
  • Ed Begley, Jr., who self used to have a crush on oh, something like 20 or 30 years ago (!!)

The movie was such a gas that self was laughing almost continuously. Which  —  just ask hubby (whose response to the movie was markedly more sedate) —  is not a pretty sight!  But, fortunately, self was not alone in her enjoyment, for most of the audience (most of whom were also, coincidentally, female) were laughing pretty much continuously as well.

Why is this movie not attracting more viewers? It’s pure gold! And, if you don’t believe self, watch “Tropic Thunder” first, as self did. Then see if you don’t just die laughing as you watch “The Pineapple Express.”

Stay tuned, dear blog readers, stay tuned.

Crowing About: Ateneo Chamber Singers

Self is a proud graduate of the Ateneo de Manila, as is hubby, as was her father before her.

Ateneo was where self first heard the words “liberation theology.”

Also where self had her first plays staged.

Last night, as self was wandering the thickets of her various e-mail accounts, she encountered message from the Ateneo Alumni Office, announcing Umawit sa Kagalakan (Sing for Joy): the Second US Tour of the renowned Ateneo Chamber Singers, who won the 38th annual International Choral Competition in Tolosa, Spain for the category “Mixed Voices/ Folklore” Read the rest of this entry »


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