Food, Family, and Hospital Visits: The Christmas Weekend Wrap-Up
I got off work early, met up with the podcasting crew at Comics and Collectibles, and gave Ben his b-day present, which was The Lookout on DVD. I also gave Justin Vactor his present, which was the debut CD by my favorite rap group, Little Brother(www.myspace.com/littlebrother). The CD is called The Listening. It is an awesome CD, and if you like real hip-hop, you should purchase it.
After that, I went over my Aunt Mary's house. My family celebrated Christmas on Christmas Eve. I gave my stepfather his gift, a Western DVD called Posse. This is the one with Kirk Douglas, not the 1990s western directed by Mario Van Peebles. I gave my mom her Christmas present, Stormy Weather on DVD. Her b-day is Dec. 31, but I don't think she's doing anything that day, so I gave her that present as well. I bought her season 1 of Beauty and the Beast. This was a short-lived '90s series with Ron Perlman(Hellboy)as Vincent (The Beast) and Linda Hamilton(Terminator) as Katherine, his beauty. Every woman I know who has ever watched this series has loved it. Mom was pleased. My gift-giving game is awesome, son!!! I gave my cousin Randy a Booker T wrestling action figure. I gave my cousin Anwar a wrestling DVD about the Road Warriors. Later, I followed my parents home and they gave my some new socks and undergarments and a DVD about the wrestler Triple H. Good times. I did get a little lost traveling from Aunt Mary's house to my parents. I hadn't traveled that way in a while, it happens.
On the actual Christmas day, I chilled out until about 1 PM. I visited my cousin Cameron in the hospital. Cameron is three, and he has a cancerous tumor on his kidney. He was not doing so good that day. They had a lot of tubes coming out of him. I just tried to support his parents, Chris and Kaci. Afterwards, I went over my friend Denna's house, and we exchanged presents. I had bought her a Barbie doll that looks like Rizzo from the movie Grease, and she had bought me a DVD about wrestler turned actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. After that, I went home. Later, I decided to try and get some food. NOTHING was open, not even Pizza Hut. I had to buy some microwaveable dishes from the local Circle K and call it a night. The Poor Man's Christmas, there's nothing like it!!
I got out the house around 1 PM and visited my good buddy Rod Pitts. He had a light stroke and he's staying at Methodist Healthsouth Rehabilitation in Raleigh. He's doing pretty good. He says that his rehab is like boot camp. He's getting around in his wheelchair pretty good. I told him that he was like Professor X. If you've ever seen the X-Men movie, you get that joke. We chitchatted, talked about movies, and what movie he plans to film next. I really hope and pray that he gets better. After that, I went home.
I got off work, then I went to Comics and Collectibles for our podcasts. We recorded the Geekland Podcast (www.geeklandpodcast.com)and the Entertainment Overload Podcast(www.fusedfilm.com). After that, I went to McAlister's and had soem nachos, then I ate some yogurt at TCBY. After that, I went over my friend Courtney Wright's house. She had a small gathering. I exchanged gifts with her boyfriend, "Angry" Nick Jones. I bought him a Ring of Honor DVD. They're an independent wrestling organization(www.rohwrestling.com). He bought me the debut CD from this hip-hop group EMC. The group consists of four excellent underground rappers. I've liked the few songs that I heard from them, so I am confident that I will love the CD. I was sleepy from my long day, so I didn't stay long. However, I did get to watch comedian Kat Williams' latest DVD It's Pimpin, Pimpin. Kat Williams may currently be in a psych ward(supposedly), but that dude is funny. He's hilarious!! He even made fun of himself and his mishaps after buying his first motorcycle. Good stuff. Shortly after that, I had to get home. Daddy was tired.
I left the house around 6:35 PM. I ate some Quiznos, and then I went to the Cordova Cinema to watch The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Brad Pitt plays a man who was born old and ages in reverse. Cate Blanchett plays his love interest, and Taraji P. Henson(Hustle and Flow)plays the African-American woman who takes him in after his dad abandons him. The film is a bit long, but it is a good film. Pitt, Blanchett, and Henson play each other at different ages. Their talents combined with makeup and special effects made for a very interesting movie. It really seemed like you were seeing moments out of these character's lives. I will probably give it a 4 or 4.5 on flixster.com.
I am back to work now. I saw little kids outside playing with their Tonka trucks while I drove to work. I envied them. Grown people need playtime and naptime,too, darnit!!! Be easy readers!!!