Wednesday, October 24, 2007

An ever so brief respite

I know it's Wednesday night and all, but it's taken me this long to realize that I'm only now recovered from this past weekend and the extremely busy days and nights that led up to it. There was, of course, Henry's birthday party, an event which brought together family from both sides of the tree, not to mention a couple of boyfriends who got dragged along by various aunts. The boy was so wired by the end of it that we had to coax him down off the ceiling with a stick.

But even before the party, I had a full day of classes, wherein I turned in two assignments: one quite ginormous, the other small to mediumish. Oh, and I took a test. So I'd been a pretty industrious Holmes in the days leading up to this rather full weekend. Which is why, as soon as we got Henry to bed Saturday night, I hit the sack too. I don't even think it was 10 yet.

Of course, the semester isn't over. I've several more tests to take, two more little papers to write, and one more heavyweight assignment to knock out. But for the moment, I'm relishing this lightweight feeling. Which is not to say that I'm sitting on my ass, um, writing blog posts all day. I've got tons of reading to do, but I'm on top of that. But I will say that it's been kind of nice to take the last few days off from being heavily engaged in the work of a huge assignment. I'll be back to it soon enough.

But in the name of all things unacademic, let's talk about something completely trivial, like, oh I don't know, my wife's Hollywood crush on Christian Bale. I must say, I don't particularly mind this little infatuation of hers. Hell, I practically encourage it. He's not only a handsome bastard, but he's an immensely talented actor. He's the best Batman/Bruce Wayne ever, and I'll exchange heated email and/or blog commentary with anyone who says otherwise. He's followed closely by Michael Keaton, with Adam West running a distant third. Besides his other amazing performances, there's also the fact that he's the kind of guy that will say the kinds of things that you'll find between 2:25 - 2:35 in the video below. Feel free to fast forward to it. Gotta love him.

11 comments:

yer mama said...

I just love how you didn't mind when I tacked a poster of him to our bedroom ceiling.

Whit said...

He's a cool guy, and yes, the best batman/bruce wayne by far.

Dana said...

I had never really paid any attention to him until now. I think I'm in love.

CamiKaos said...

he was totally the best batman/ bruce wayne. Especially Bruce. Yes. And I even enjoyed the dragon movie because he was in it... but he is not my on screen love.

Jeff said...

Let me get this straight... you've got a bunch a tests, 2 papers and 1 big assignment due and you're "relishing this lightweight feeling"? Umm, apparently you and I have two different definitions of "lightweight."

That Bale quote was classic!

sybil law said...

You da man, Holmes!
I loved this post. Smart, cute, funny, informative, touching, etc. Loved the Christian Bale clip. (Like Cami, he is not my favorite actor love, but he is the best Bat Man. Still good to look at and listen to, too!)
Thanks for the laughs before I go to bed! :)

Bubblewench said...

I'm totally with your wife, he's H O T... not my #1, but damn close... and hell yeah he's the best batman!

Thanks for taking the time out of your super crazy busy schedule to let us know!

radioactive girl said...

I never heard of him (don't be mad) but after watching that, I am with your wife on having a little crush.

Marsha said...

My husband lovingly tolerates my crush on Masi Oka. He'd better, cause he has a crush on my oncology nurse: )

Quirkee James said...

Sounds like you are keeping yourself insanely busy these days!

Love that quote.

Keith said...

I've tried to implant Hollywood crushes into my wife's brain so that I don't have to feel guilty about mine. It doesn't work. She's very difficult. Beyond Morris Chestnut a few years ago I don't think she even thinks about other men. I'll keep working on it.