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'Brokeback' slash 
1st-Dec-2005 11:56 pm
colin blue: brn_gamble
Read a fascinating interview with Jake Gyllenhaal this week where he's making "controversial" statements about the characters in Brokeback Mountain not really being gay -- rather being straight guys who find each other and fall in love.

Jake, welcome to the world of slash! You just defined it once again.

Just watched the trailer for 'The New World.' I'm in love . . . or lust . . . again.

Made it to Thursday, despite a wicked week of 40+ hours in four days. I actually took a break today for the first time and went to 'Target' but I couldn't find the new book club book. Tomorrow I go to Barnes & Noble and get it. Finishing 'Kite Runner' and 'Prize Winner' are a priority.

Adrian wanted me to come over for drinks tonight, but I was planning on leaving work early (which I did if you call 5:30 early). I've been emailing both her and Kelly a ton this week.

And speaking of email messages, here was a surprise on Wednesday morning! I had an email in my work inbox that I very nearly deleted as spam, but I hesitated because of the last name. And it turned out to be from my high school boyfriend!!!! That put a smile on my face before the Nominating Committee meeting. I don't think I've heard from him in nearly 15 years. Wow.

And on a sadder note, last night Wayne finally told me his lung disease is fatal. Something called Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Idiopathic just means it's a disease with no known cause. But Pulmonary Fribrosis is a disease with an 'average' survival rate of 3-6 years, and it *could* be caused by some sort of autoimmune disorder or the after-effects of a virus. It occurs to me that Wayne had Bell's Palsy years ago, and that's another strange disorder that has the same mysterious origins. (I need to mention this to him.)

Nice to be done for the week. I slept for hours tonight.

Shout out to Laurie forublue2c! Today is her birthday!!!!
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2nd-Dec-2005 09:18 am (UTC) - MM! So Glad to 'See' You!!!
Just watched the trailer for 'The New World.' I'm in love . . . or lust . . . again.

Oh, GOD!!! Me, too! I'm DYING for this movie to come out!!!!!!!

(I was just telling Jimbo that I want to go see it -- and he was talking about needing to take Chad to see 'Narnia'! Yikes and double-yikes. I must see 'New World'!!! I was saying to Jim that I want one night with John. Maybe I can talk him into some role-playing. If ONLY he could have that HAIR for one night! Yum. LOL.)

Sorry to hear about your friend. That sucks...

Love,

Bri
2nd-Dec-2005 02:01 pm (UTC)
Did you see my post yesterday about "Brokeback Mountain"? Omg, I'm dying for this movie!!!!
2nd-Dec-2005 02:29 pm (UTC)
Which side is deeming his comments "controversial"? I can see where both might. Must go to alt.showbiz.gossip and Snarkfest and catch up on the latest. Haven't been to either for a while now.

Sorry to hear about your friend. Perhaps he could get on a transplant list if he is eligible, or maybe somebody is doing a study and he could get in on that.

High school boyfriend, huh? Nothing like voices from the past. I live where I grew up, so I see my old classmates, etc. all the time. Sometimes weird that these kids I knew have gotten so old, while I have remained exactly the same. ;)
2nd-Dec-2005 10:19 pm (UTC)
You're right on. Both sides are finding his comments controversial. Proulx (the author) conceived of the characters as closeted gays. Ang Lee (the director) agreed. Sounds like the Oliver Stone can't win scenario to me. "Too gay!" "Not gay enough!"

Yeah, just got another email this morning, reminding me of something funny we used to do involving little toy koala bears that he remembered so much better than I did.

Sometimes weird that these kids I knew have gotten so old, while I have remained exactly the same. ;)

My feeling exactly!!!!!!!! Or as I said to him, "Wow! You're got kids older than I am!"
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