Sunday, February 15, 2009

Love taps

At the moment, I'm in the midst of a three-day getaway to the First Coast. It's all about the beach, some sightseeing and a lot of seafood.

Hopefully, the weather will eventually cooperate. Sixty degrees and cloudy skies just aren't going to cut it.

Anyway, this will probably be my last post for the next couple of days. Because that's the point of a getaway, no?

But a few things:

1. The First Lady and I caught most of "The Breakup" with Vince Vaughan and Jennifer Aniston late last night and earlier this morning. Gotta say that we were both disappointed with the end.

2. That said, hands down the best romantic comedy of my lifetime has to be "When Harry Met Sally." I'll stop whatever I'm doing - within reason - to watch that movie.

3. I learned last night that I like bread pudding. It only took me 30 and a half years to figure this out. In particular, I'm a fan of white chocolate sundried cherry bread pudding. Who knew?

4. Now that I've had time to think about it, I really want to apologize for the Deep Thought last week. In no way did I mean to make light of the abuse allegations against Chris Brown. I'll refrain from much comment until there's been some sort of resolution in the case. But whether herpes or infidelity or sheer teenage stupidity preceded the alleged assault, there's never a reason for a man to put his hands on a woman in anger. The whole situation, in general, just makes me sad. Also, check out this link to Jay Smooth's interview with Elizabeth Mendez Berry, who wrote Vibe magazine's 2005 Love Hurts feature about domestic violence within (and without) hip-hop.

5. And because I love you all, here's a gift of music. Happy belated Valentine's Day. I wish my arms were long enough to hug you all:

Show Me The Way featuring Raphael Saadiq - Earth, Wind & Fire


Anonymous said...

Very cool song. And it's odd how you discover you like certain foods after awhile. Enjoy the trip!

avery said...

My man said stop everything 'within reason.' Hagler vs. Hearns has, in fact, stopped anything. (I was able to get a rematch, but I lost a looooota points.)

blackink said...

@Cami: In the past year, it's been jerk chicken, almonds, bread pudding and banana pudding. Maybe I'll actually get around to liking pudding. But I doubt it.

@A.T.: Wow. You're lucky "The War" went only two rounds. A 12- or 15-round bout probably would have meant no rematch for you. But it's as good an excuse as any.

avery said...

Nah. Back then, H v. H was a known quantity. I knew how long it lasted, so it was kinda like a wager over whether I'd be able to forestall for the 3 rounds. Nowadays, since I can watch it on youtube all the time, it wouldn't be such a big deal. But back when I was in college and you might get to see it once a year? Pssshhhh.