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er....weirdness

Long time no write. But I just had to share this. It's...odd, I guess, or at least it makes me feel odd. But.

A month or two ago, I watched "Eight Below" and fell in love with the dogs and the environment. Just loverly. And, oh yes, did I mention it's not hard at ALL to watch Paul Walker's gorgeous blue eyes and easy delivery on more than one viewing? No? Well. Consider it mentioned.

Just a day ago, switching through the channels, EB was on again, and I left it on while doing something else, watching sporadically. In a moment of distraction, it suddenly hit me that...Ye Gods. Paul Walker is--maybe not quite a dead ringer for, but at least a real close brother in looks to--my own son.

Eeek. I had a moment of very odd-feeling squickiness. Kinda changes the whole tenor of things.

And now I know I'm getting older. :-/

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devohoneybee
Mar. 18th, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC)
yes, but, we KNOW your son is good looking, so someone that looks like him, it's not surprising you find good looking. in other words, it's not just a "i think he's cute out of some misplaced son association."

now i'm really curious to see this film. *s*
sundara
Mar. 19th, 2007 01:32 am (UTC)
Yes, No. 1 son is gorgeous, I know. However. I don't (ahem) look at him with lustful eyes.

Can't quite same the same about PW. And when I saw the (belatedly) obvious sameness, it just gave me a kind of....eek! weird feeling. PW's got more movies out on the movie channels right now, one with Jessica Alba, "Into the Blue", that *totally* reminded me of son, especially since it's a water/dive movie (son is Navy Seal, so yeah, *water*). Same haircut (buzzed) same physique, same gorgeous eyes (PW's are lighter, more turquoise) and face. Bizarre. Two more movies playing are: Timeline, and Running Scared. Maybe the programmers have a thing for him *g*. Which I can totally understand.

(Oh, D--PW got his break into movies opposite Vin Diesel in The Fast and the Furious...remember that?)
sundara
Mar. 19th, 2007 01:34 am (UTC)
whoops, forgot--I'll be sending out your package of care movies most likely Tuesday. Tomorrow's a bit squished, schedule-wise, so I'm not going to even try. I'll include a nice 2 hour bit of eye candy: Aspen Extreme. Heh.
catdragon_
Mar. 19th, 2007 02:18 am (UTC)
I wonder if that was the same feeling I got a couple years ago at a football game when I realized the cheerleaders were the same age as my daughter.
I still can't look at cheerleaders the same way I used to. Quite depressing to this old man.
sundara
Mar. 19th, 2007 07:04 pm (UTC)
LOL! Yes, that's it! When Titanic came out, with Leo as the romantic lead, I absolutely refused to watch it. For one, I grew up on the original Titanic movies, so I was cynical about this one. Secondly, I just *couldn't* watch that baby-faced boy play the *romantic lead*. Ye gods, he looked (and maybe was) younger than my son. It just *wasn't* working for me! I'm still probably the only person in this country who hasn't seen that movie.

Yeah, those mind-bending moments of consciousness are rather disconcerting, aren't they?
catalenamara
Mar. 19th, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
Hey there! I was hoping to see you at Escapade this year - will you be at Shore Leave? Did you get that email I sent you re your story for Jenna's zine? Hope all is well!
sundara
Mar. 19th, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
Hey!! I've been off the radar for a while...life just has been a bit more than I could fit into my day. I realized a while back I'm basically burnt out, between Mike travelling a great deal of the time and me at home with my dad and Katie, so.... I've determined things are going to change this year. I'm going to divest myself of some of my responsibilities. I *need* to have some time to myself again!

I went to L.A. right after Xmas, so I couldn't get back for Escapade--had to get my money refunded because I'd already signed up during last year's weekend. As for Shore Leave, I'll have to see what the schedule is around here, dunno.

I FOUND YOUR EMAIL RECENTLY. I took some time to sit and begin to clean out my overstuffed email program...ye gods. That email got shuffled off into some obscure mailbox (I must have about 30 different ones) and I never saw it. What's going on with the zine? I wrote Jenna last year and never heard back from her, and then dropped out of sight, so I have NO idea what's going on. I'd love to get back to that story and finish it. It's good to hear from you! How are you?
catalenamara
Mar. 20th, 2007 03:59 am (UTC)
>>>Hey!! I've been off the radar for a while...life just has been a bit more than I could fit into my day. I realized a while back I'm basically burnt out, between Mike travelling a great deal of the time and me at home with my dad and Katie, so.... I've determined things are going to change this year. I'm going to divest myself of some of my responsibilities. I *need* to have some time to myself again!

Wow, your plate has certainly been full! You definitely need some time just for you. Good luck at carving out that space.

>>>I went to L.A. right after Xmas, so I couldn't get back for Escapade--had to get my money refunded because I'd already signed up during last year's weekend. As for Shore Leave, I'll have to see what the schedule is around here, dunno.

I'd love to see you again some time. I sure enjoyed our conversations at SL - they were among the many highlights of the convention. I hope you can make it to SL this year.

BTW, Jenna is no longer doing KiScon, so I plan to hold a KiScon in Los Angeles next year, probably late April/early May. I'll have an exact date and location within a couple of months. I've created a LJ community for it - kiscon - very little content so far, but that will change in a month or two.

>>>I FOUND YOUR EMAIL RECENTLY. I took some time to sit and begin to clean out my overstuffed email program...ye gods. That email got shuffled off into some obscure mailbox (I must have about 30 different ones) and I never saw it. What's going on with the zine? I wrote Jenna last year and never heard back from her, and then dropped out of sight, so I have NO idea what's going on.

Legacy is going to be an awesome project. It's going to be in at least three volumes. Maybe Jenna wrote back and her email disappeared too? Try her at jennasts at aol dot com. I know her final deadlines are coming up soon.

If by any chance her deadline is closed, the deadline for my next T'hy'la is June 10, 2007...! :-) Kathleener at aol dot com.

>>>I'd love to get back to that story and finish it.

I would *love* to see you finish that story. It's so vivid, so sensual, so *alive*. You know, when I think about that story, I think about "light". Does that make any sense? Your writing is so infused with light. Gorgeous descriptions, fascinating characters. Please do finish it...! I'm dying to read it.

>>>It's good to hear from you! How are you?

Good! Escapade was great fun. I'm in my busy season at work right now. I've got all sorts of plans "after tax season" - travel (i.e. Shore Leave), and learning new skills.

{{{hugs}}} and good luck with everything!
jimpage363
Mar. 19th, 2007 04:55 am (UTC)
Sounds like I got a whisper of that appalling realization recently when I was admiring the very fine back and leg muscles on a young man wearing shorts.. . only to realize that he was washing cars with the high school track team.

I am a dirty old woman. Wanna share a set of binoculars?
sundara
Mar. 19th, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
Ha! Yeah. But you're not as old as me! I mean, come on! I'm a grandma...three times over!

Still. Between Paul Gross and Paul Walker, I've got a pair of Paul bookends I wouldn't mind being stuck between. Heh. Maybe if they squished me *real tight*, I'd have a flatter silhouette. Hey, it's worth a try!
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