Sunday, December 14, 2008

misc stuff in no particular order

the vampires left before i could say goodbye the day after the great dinner we had at downey's. there were reports of rat, dog and cat bones littered all over state street the next day in the sb newspaper.

christmas is coming sooner than later. i don't know about you but i feel enervated about the whole thing. i can't seem to dredge up much enthusiasm. the best thing is that i will be spending some time in los angeles with the uncs.
i did have a tree-trimming party here in sb in the dorm and that was fun but something was missing, christmas spirit-wise, ya know?
the guests were great, the food was slammin' and the tequila and wine were primo....but. bob was in a good mood and actually made an effort to get to know the bros. he also got drunk. but drunk in a good way: touchy, kissy, feely, vulnerable, defenses down, happy.
he was a hit with my friends both male and female. btw: there were 2 of his actual current students attending and he didn't outwardly flinch though i could sense a little trepidation. he soon got over that.

i am a great fan of jason statham (seen here) and i recently saw his "transporter3" which was a whole lot of fun. i read an article in which the director/writer of all three transporters wrote that he had created this character as a gay man. if that is true though, why does statham always have a scene in each film fucking a woman? nevertheless, run to see is a hoot. i firmly believe that they should have picked statham as the new james bond but maybe his screen personna is too ironic, too macho, too sexy, too edgey for bond. another statham movie that rocks is "crank," which is an updating of the 50'ish film noir, "d.o.a." and funny as hell.

---the bitter pill: de la hoya vs pacquiao---
obviously, at least to those who know me, the oscar de la hoya fight of last saturday night was a major downer for me: he lost. no, more to the point, he was hammered and taken apart by manny pacquiao. it was the first time that a de la hoya fight had to be stopped: stopped because de la hoya's handlers threw in the towel that is. i honestly don't remember if the white towel was actually thrown in the ring as by this time, i was not only pissed off but in, if not drunk, well on my way were my bros, also de la hoya fans. there are many social and moral reasons why de la hoya is a hero to me, some are: he is a los angeleno, his family is from mexico (as my pops parents were), he has done a lot for the poor of east los angeles and is basically a cool, moral,socially conscious and humble man.
he should not have taken this fight. it was a mistake. he should have retired without staining his professional rep with this travesty of a bout. i'm sad. my bros are sad. i am bracing myself now because hbo is re-broadcasting the fight right now and i am totally sober. will i be able to watch it again?



tommybond said...


It seems like I read somewhere in your blog that Bob was your analyst at one point. As in psychoanalyst, I am guessing unless I misunderstood. If this is true, what are the rules for a patient dating a former therapist?

Don’t worry to much about de la Hoya, guys like that usually can deal with defeat and put it in perspective. We all learn more from our losses than successes, confidence is highest just before the fall.
Hoya's Hoo Ha

tyler said...

the rules are he cannot be my analyst if we embark upon a personal relationship: which is how it happened.

Jérem' said...

the transporter 3 is really a big piece of sh**

tyler said...

ha! one man's shit is another's chateaubriand, heh?
merry christmas.

Soul Seared Dreamer said...

I saw the first Transporter - didn't even know there was a second one, let alone a third one.

Must check it out - whilst I didn't think the first wasn't great it was an okay watchable film and I quite like JS.

Not someone who follows Hoya but I feel your pain. Did you manage to watch it sober or was the sheer pain of it too much?

As for Bob-o glad to hear he's chillin' out somewhat. Is the sex just as hot. LOL.


Georgie xXx

dit said...

Happy Holidays Tyler, May all your storms be weathered and all that is good get better.

tyler said...

thanks ditty for the kind words.
i wish you all the best.

Ryan said...

just found your blog but hope u had a wonderful christmas. i got it saved now so i can comeback and check out some of your older posts. happy new year!

tyler said...

hey ryan:
thanks for posting and happy new year to you also.
btw: nice toes there, bro!