If someone where to ask me what movie captured your life the best, well at least the growing up part, I'd have to say it would be Quadrophenia (close second for adult life, the breakdown scene in the beginning of Jerry Maguire). It reminds me so much of growing up in Huntington Beach, discovering punk rock when you used to get beat up for being punk rock (happened twice), going to thrift stores and buying old boy scout pants and pegging them and trying to find the ugliest shirts, this was several years before there would be a Hot Topic, discovering drugs & alcohol, the clubbing, the fights, falling in love then getting your heart broken and discovering your idols were not all they were cracked up to be. Quadrophenia has it all. I would really love for them to update it. I'm sure kids growing up these days are facing a lot of the similar stuff. And let's not forget the soundtrack, The Real Me, Love Reign on Me and many others are theme songs for my life. Below are a few clips for fun. If you haven't seen it, go rent it.
I thought I'd let you all know about an opportunity to support AIDS Services OC
this weekend. This Saturday night Michele and I will be having
dinner at Bistro 400 in Santa Ana and immediately following that we
will get to see Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble perform Portrait of Ten Women, a play about ten brave Latina women who open their hearts and share their inspirational stories of
learning to live with HIV/AIDS. All of the proceeds will go to support ASFOC. Tickets can be found here and we hope to see you there.
I've finally come to a decision. This summer I'm going to apply tothis program. If I get in, my life will be a little different for the next three years starting in Jan 09. If not, I have a back-up program. Regardless, I'm going back to school. Everyday since the day I graduated with my BA in Psych a few years back I have contemplated going back and getting my Master's with the intention of getting licensed as a MFT. Everyday I go into a Starbucks and see someone working on some homework and I ask myself do I really want to do that? Well I guess I do. I have to try, otherwise that voice will always be there wondering, what if?
I actually feel like a weight has been lifted. I'm sure panic will set in eventually..