My brothers 45th birthday
Booked the campsite in Wisconsin for the Memorial Day WeAkend trip
Put in my press request for the Blondie/garbage concert at Ravinia
Saw LOGAN finally. A great great film. Note: I HATE THE SEATS AT 600 N MICHIGAN AMC THEATER. I don’t need a big oversided recliner with a table top connected.
So this happened as I was waiting for the feature presentation to come on.
A family of four sits in the row directly in front of me. Father in the aisle, son and daughter (under 12) between and the mother who was seated in the seat before me. I thought to myself, “children at an R-rated movie?” and witnessed the reaction throughout the R-Rated approved previews which included this trailer for the new release CHIPS.
As if the language wasn’t enough, as soon as the co-stars uttered “she ate my butt” and She ate your ass?” followed by “everyone’s eating everybody’s ass”, I thought the mother was going to have a heart attack. I couldn’t believe they didn’t up and leave and ask for a refund right there. Myself, I couldn’t help but snicker at the irony. Even myself had I been on a date would have felt embarrassment.
Logan itself wasn’t vulgar but there was lots of violence, plenty of explicatives, including a curse filled temper tantrum by our hero and some partial female nudity which also shocked the good mother.
All in all a great final chapter to the Wolverine legacy, a 3 picture series that would have been best suited R-Rated in its entirety but not ever suitable for children under 17. Parents let your children learn such language the old fashioned way, at school. Or for millennials, the internet.
It makes me so sad going there anymore since Heaven on 7 closed that location. It was my favorite place in Chicago to dine, brunch, lunch or dinner. Now there’s nothing in that space. Note the inspiration of my own kitchen.
I’ve had some time to think especially after the incident at Reggie’s and all of the backstabbing I’ve encountered since. All of those people who I have for years indiscriminately supported, opened my home to, fed, housed etc and to see what they have to say about it sends a loud and clear message that I should have seen years ago. Now its over. Those days are gone and I’m keeping my close circle tight and nobody gets back in. The days of those big BBQ’s where I spend hours prepping, spending money and cleaning up are a thing of the past. I hope everyone enjoyed the ride. The ship has sailed and I’ll be much better off moving forward. In the end it really was just dead weight.
As far as the incident, I look forward to having my say when the time comes. That’s all on that for now.
Something I was thinking on my way into work today is that it’s somewhat an anolomoly when it comes to the mixture of pharmaceuticals I’m currently taking in order to succeed in a solid night of sleep. Surely it would kill most men. I can only assume that it’s that tolerance is what was behind the fact that when they injected me with a sedative for my colonoscopy last December that it didn’t put me out. I was wide awake and alert during the entire procedure.
I finally located and touched base with Danny Lee Hill. I was worried sick about his well-being. He was laying low. I should take note. Actually I have. All I have on my calendar for next weekend is that long train ride to Quaker Steak & Lube for some of the tastiest chicken wings I’ve ever had.
Last year with Dave Ganz and Bryant Bohne