Up Up and Up …

Presque rien
Friday’s movie was the 2000 French film, Presque rien (Come Undone), starring one of my Top 10 Hotties, Stéphane Rideau. This film was directed by Sébastien Lifshitz, and, in typical French fashion, is slow, confused and depressing. Essentially a coming of age story, it follows Mathieu (played by Jérémie Elkaïm) as he heads south to his family’s summer home and falls in love with Cedric (played by Rideau).

Sure, this film has full-frontal nudity of both lads but even that is not enough to make you interested in what’s happening. The film leaves more questions than answers. Like, why does Mathieu leave Cedric? Like, what leads Mathieu to the obvious suicide attempt hinted at in the film. Like, why do the lads opt to head off to Nantes? And, like, who really cares? …

All in all a tedious, flawed movie. Mr. Lifshitz’s should have his director’s status reviewed. My rating 2 out of 10.


Willariah’s Thirtieth
Saturday night it was off to the wilds of Pacific Mall for wonderful willariah‘s 30th B-day bash at Garlic & Onion. Yay Will! Will graciously laid on a sumptuous Chinese Banquet, which was to-die for. It was great to meet some old friends and make some new ones! I even got an advance copy of Will’s upcoming CD release “Amusement” to preview. Thanks Will!

1) our Peking duck arrives; 2) b-day boy willariah with the oh-so-talented moulann and DJ San Fran; 3) desserts anyone?

CN Tower Climb
Sadly, I could not join some of the post-willariah b-day festivities as I had to get up bright and early this am to head downtown for the United Way CN Tower Climb. So, it was up and up and up I went … up all 1776 stairs, up the world’s tallest free standing structure, up 160 stories … to the top! My time this year: 16:08. Not my best by far, but still pretty damn good.

4) Tennis Star Suzie & I model our CN Tower Climb t-shirts; 5) … and our times

Afterwards, G and I brunched at Sue’s and began planning her “Christmas in Casablanca“-theme holiday party. Sue is trusting in our fabulosity to create a decadent Moroccan Adventure with sights and sounds and food in true 1940s fashion. We got the details, the budget, viewed the party room, and have already decided to bring in a belly dancer and create a ‘bedouin boudoir’. OMG, should be fun! G and I soooo love planning/executing parties!

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9 Responses to Up Up and Up …

  1. enRoute says:

    peking duck~!!! my favourite Chinese dish!!! (ok, it’s one of them~!)Hmm..climb in the CN Tower…ok, maybe next yr for me~! =)

  2. orchidgrass says:

    very critical!
    ryc: actually, i’ve never been to disney myself…the best place in hk? i think it’s the area around hollywood road. i used to go there a lot with k

  3. Len_Q says:

    I love satirical reviews!And I wanted sign up for the stair climb too… But i was too late. =(

  4. shirtpuppet says:

    a whole bunch of stuff…roomates etc…hwo are you? sounds like you’re having loads of fun :o)

  5. m3galomaniac says:

    good food again :( miss decent food

  6. Fatcat723 says:

    Thanks for the movie review. I was hoping it would be a much better film. Now I won’t bother.
    RYC: I hope I am not making you homesick with all the stuff about Florida. I will be going there on November 11th.

  7. Sounds like an interesting movie! 

  8. willariah says:

    ur parties are the best!!! :) thank u so much for coming out and for the generous gift. i hope u and g had a good time!:) congrats on the fabulous results at the tower climb. that is definitely an accomplishment. have a safe trip out east this week. talk to u when u get back.

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