What's running though my mind comes through in my walk / True feelings are shown by the way that I talk. ~MCA Adam Yauch 1964-2012

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Rock On, Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren the bikini queen reigns supreme at 63 | Mail Online
Being that I am 35 years old, I tend to look to older women for inspiration as I age. I look for the proof that just because one ages, it doesn't mean that one loses themselves or their spirit. Helen Mirren inspires me. Not only does she rock her grey hair, she also apparently rocked a bikini in Italy a few days before her 63rd birthday. Let me put this in perspective....my grandmother died at 64 and she looked ancient. Yes, Helen Mirren is an actress, she has time to work out, someone in the comments article stated that she has never had children, but she is STILL 63 years old.

So I say again...rock on, Helen!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

What the f--k is wrong with people?!

I know I have been scarce the past couple of weeks but we are having a great summer here. I have photos upon photos to share of air shows, fishing trips, and fireworks, but right now, I must vent.

Yesterday, my sweetie and I went to the movies to see "Wanted" with James McEvoy and Angelina Jolie. It's not usually my choice of film, but he wanted to see it so badly and it looked like a decent movie. It was a good movie, but with this movie, I think I have seen enough blood splatter, violence, strong language, and guns to last me awhile.

That's not my gripe though. It was the fact of what I saw and heard in the audience. It wasn't a cell phone, it wasn't someone talking....it was the sound of a little child in the back of the theater. I heard her yell in the back before the first trailer played. It wasn't the fact that she was yelling that bothered me, it was the fact that poor judgement had her there in the first place. Not only was the movie rated R, but the trailers were too so even before the movie started, this little girl got to hear the F-bomb (Stepbrothers preview) and watch two women kissing (Vicki Cristina Barcelona preview).

"Wanted" was almost two hours of bloody violence, sex, and strong language. I am 35 years old and I found myself squirming, cringing, and being disgusted, but at the same time I know it is Hollywood makeup and CGI. When I exited the theater, I saw two young women who looked like they were in their 20's with a beautiful little blond girl in pigtails and a sundress. She couldn't have been much more than two years old. I looked right at the women, shook my head, and said, "Unbelieveable!"

What kind of lack of judgement makes a parent bring a toddler to a movie like that? What had to have been going through this little girl's mind as she saw this on the screen? I just don't understand it.