Welcome to my blog! This will be my official "introductory" entry - and then I'll move on to the good stuff.
As you probably read in my previous entry (which was something I wrote for the paper that didn't run), I was born, raised and educated in Illinois - Sycamore, Illinois to be exact. A suburb of the western Chicago suburbs. I moved to the Columbus area via Fort Benning (my boyfriend is a Ranger Instructor there) and I've been here just over a year.
I try to be very culturally aware, and this blog will be dedicated to all things "pop culture." Luckily for me, that's a pretty broad topic (I'm random). I mostly enjoy things involving reading, writing, music, my boyfriend, my dog, hiking, red wine, coffee and dark chocolate.
Speaking of dogs (or briefly mentioning them as I did in the previous paragraph), the Westminster Dog Show was last weekend. I generally enjoy watching this because I'm amazed at how well behaved the dogs are. Mine is not so well behaved. Of course she's only 3 months old. And she's a super-hyper boxer.
And an actor - or former actor - who is as shaggy as a dog these days is Joaquin Phoenix. Last night he appeared on David Letterman looking more raggedy than we are used to seeing him.
Rumors have been in circulation about him quitting acting in order to pursue a career in rap music. If this wasn't an odd enough statement, his mannerisms during the interview with Letterman put him over the top. Some have compared his behavior to Amy Winehouse.
I didn't see his appearance last night, but I caught a bit of it here. Not that I *know* the guy, but based on other interviews I've seen him do, he did seem pretty out of it. Kind of detached from reality. And he reminded me of this guy I knew from high school who I always suspected of having anti-social personality disorder.
I hope the whole thing is just a stunt because, as Letterman pointed out, he is one of the better actors out there right now. My favorite role of his is Johnny Cash in "Walk the Line."
What is your favorite role of his?