Ok, maybe it doesn’t sound as inviting en espanol… but it’s still such a great movie!!

In light of Patrick Swayze’s recent diagnosis with pancreatic cancer, our friends at Showtime gave me an evening treat yesterday by showing the fantastic flick, Dirty Dancing!

Take a time-out in your day for a smile… Enjoy!

And of course this brought back fond memories of:

  • a) Patricio Swayze in Cancun with Jack, Gab & Jess. (fingers waving, March 2003)
  • b) My/Our (Cindy, Dan, Dora, Jack & Ned) rendition of Dirty Dancing, while stranded (taxi ran out of gas-twice… long story, another time….) alongside the highway in Peru – while we were leaving our MTV Beach House at Beach Asia (pronounced Ahh-Cee-Ahh) heading back to Lima. (Jan/Feb 2006)

“We’ve had the time of our lives….and we owe it all to you… ipod/radio-cooler!!”

Here are flashbacks photos for those who have no idea what I’m talking about…The last couple photos sum up the experience…


But now for real, for real – my thoughts go out to Patrick and his family in hopes for a healthy and speedy recovery!… “Somebody who has taught me that there are people willing to stand up for other people, no matter what it costs them.” – Johnny Castle

I also recommend ya’ll putting it on your netflix queue and/or hit up your local video store. This movie never gets old…

dirtydancingsoundtrack.jpg“Time of My Life” by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes from soundtrack, Dirty Dancing (08.21.87)




. . don’t burn the day. .


I saw this flick a couple months back (pre-blog days), but feel it necessary to give it its just due in the here and now.

Based on a true story (already spikes up on the view-worthy-meter) and French memoir, The Diving Bell and The Butterfly tells the incredible story of Jean-Dominique Bauby, the world-renowned editor of French ELLE magazine. While on top of his game at the age of 43, Bauby suffered a massive stroke and was diagnosed with a condition known as Locked-In Syndrome – leaving him entirely paralyzed from head to toe, with exception of his left eye lid. Blinking became his sole means of communication with the outside world and ultimately the method that would form his memoir. The story swims in and out of Bauby’s past and present consciousness, addresses his relationships with loved ones – wife, mistress, children and father, along with capturing his life’s greatest and not-so-greatest moments…Cinematography is superb!… The first 15 minutes are unforgettable!

Humane. Haunting. Tender. Beautiful. Inspiring.

The Diving Bell and The Butterfly is a must see for the soul.

10 days after publication of his memoir, Bauby passed on.


. . don’t burn the day. .

I checked this flick yesterday and I give it a two thumbs up. Based on a true story, Persepolis is a coming-of-age narrative of an uncompromising Iranian culture through the scope of an observant, open-minded, young girl. Cleverly done in form of anime, Persopolis’ heroine, Marjane Satrapi undergoes a serious exploration of adolescence and identity in a culture of intolerance amidst the Iranian Revolution… not to mention understanding the cost of freedom…

. .don’t burn the day. .

PS. I’m going to miss indie flicks and Angelika Film Center dearly when I’m outta here but damn that line was LONG ARSE last night!!