MonthMarch 2011

More talking, less texting

My first negative experience with texting came when I called an acquaintance, left her a message to call me back and she sent a text saying, “What’s up?” I called her again and there was no answer. But she answered with another text message that quickly popped up and repeated, “What’s up?” I text her back and said, “I want you to call me.” Needless to say, a few months later, I realized that this friendship wasn’t going anywhere because this individual chose texting to show me exactly how she felt about our relationship.

Throwback of the month: Diana Ross

If you ever find yourself strolling down the Hollywood Walk of Fame and see the name Diana Ross twice, don’t worry. You’re not experiencing a bizarre case of déjà vu. What you are experiencing is the magnitude of a star like no other. Diana Ross is Diana Ross. There is no comparison.

Close encounter of the British kind: “Paul”

“E.T.: The Extraterrestrial” was an unforgettable movie. It was heartwarming and it created a relationship between man and extraterrestrial that was, well, I guess…human. What “E.T.” didn’t have though, was an alien voiced by Seth Rogen, who usually plays a stoner-type. Combine that with a story written by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and a stellar comedy cast that includes Bill Hader, Jane Lynch, David Koechner, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiigg, Joe Lo Truglio and Blythe Danner and you have “Paul,” a hilarious comedy about the relationship between man and man-child-type alien.