Category: My Writing in Bits and Pieces

“Allison Mack as Chloe Sullivan”

I caHeat474n honestly say “Chloe Sullivan” was one of my favorite characters on “Smallville.”  She was adorable, smart, resourceful, tenacious and one of the most loyal friends “Clark Kent” ever had.  Despite the feelings she had for “Clark” and feeling the pain of pining for someone she knew in her heart she would never have,  she was always there for him and later on became his main sidekick.

I wish I had a tenth of “Chloe’s” character.  She had a lot of passion and she 1Chloe-Sullivan-Matrix episodewasn’t afraid to stick to her guns when she felt she was doing the right thing, even if she was being ‘crucified’ for it.  That takes a lot of guts and she had plenty of that, and who can forget the “Matrix” episode, or when they went into the future, she was bad-ass too.

Allison Mack“Allison Mack”, after looking at her blog makes me believe they knew what they were doing when they chose her for that role.   She’s quite a talented writer.  Check it out, not the ‘wall of weird’, but it’s very creative.



“My Issues with Clark Kent’s Girls”

Lana LangOkay, I’m officially annoyed.  I’m sitting here watching the second season of “Smallville” and it’s seriously pissing me off.

I thought when you loved someone, you accept them for who they are, faults and all, but I’m thinking about “Lana Lang” and “Chloe Sullivan”.  not so much “Chloe” as “Lana”.  I think at some point, even before “Chloe” truly found out his secret, she learned to accept “Clark”.  It’s ashamed too, because I think “Chloe” was a better fit for him anyway, so it’s not surprising he ended up with her cousin “Lois Lane”, who was a lot like “Chloe” in manysmallville-chloe ways.

“Lana” on the other hand, she was always blowing him off.  My take, “Clark” may not have always been there when you wanted him to be, but he was always there when you needed him to be.  How many times did “Clark” save “Lana” and “Chloe?”  Is it true, no matter how much good you do for someone, they always focus on the negative?  What’s up with that?

Look, I don’t care how many secrets you have, if you are pulling my ass out of a fire, or saving me from going ‘splat’ from a long fall time and again, I don’t care.  You don’t have to explain anything to me.  I’ll worship the ground you walk on.  I was always told never to sock a gift horse in the mouth.

My apologies to all “Lana Lang” and “Chloe Sullivan” fans.  I’m not saying I didn’t like them, as a matter of fact, I had a lot of respect for “Chloe” and in some ways even “Lana”.  I’m just venting.

“A Hard Lesson”

I used to put candles on my windowsill, not a smart thing to do, but I learned a valuable lesson.  Never underestimate a warm, summer breeze and a six pack of Bud or you may find yourself running around at three in the morning, throwing buckets of water on a wall of fire.

“Hero Spotlight: Green Arrow played by Justin Hartley”

Queen_Green ArrowAh, what can we say about “Oliver Queen” a.k.a. “Green Arrow”.  He was a hero, billionaire playboy and tortured soul.  Justin Hartley was perfect, I think.  He’s good looking, charismatic and he has a lot of swag.  I’m a sucker for a guy with swag, he may be poison, but I’ll ingest him gladly, if you know what I mean. (Big fan of ‘Whose Line is it Anyway”)

What did I like about “Oliver Queen?”  He was a playboy with a ‘heart of gold.’  He loved his parents, it’s unfortunate what happened to them and it stuck with “Oliver” for a long time, but we all know how grief can affect people, so we could relate.

He was generous, reliable, sure, he was rich, but he was down to earth too, he generally cared for people.  He wasn’t perfect, but who the hell is, even “Clark Kent” made some bad decisions, but that’s what made them human.Green-Arrow-Justin-Hartley

“Green Arrow” was cool.  He didn’t have any special abilities, but he put his life on the line to save others.  You have to appreciate that, most of us just stand on the sidelines cheering them on, but few have the courage to stand up and fight for what they believe in.

The outfit was cool.  I remember during one of the comic cons, “Justin” mentioned how hot and heavy the suit really was, but he looked freaking great in it.  “Oliver” put a lot of thought and effort into what he was doing, I mean his bow and arrow collection was ‘rad’, I know, that was so totally 80’s, but who cares, and he took care of himself, very important if you’re getting beat up on a regular basis.

Justin Hartley_Hot Justin Hartley_smileAbout “Justin Hartley” himself, he’s hot ladies!  He’s got a great smile and based on his tweets, it sounds like he has a great sense of humor too.  Now I have another actor to watch.


I’m going to leave you with one of my favorite “Oliver Queen” scenes.  You’re damn right he’s a hero! Enjoy!

“Random Thought One”

So, I saw a commercial this morning for life insurance, you’ve seen these before, they talk about how the average funeral costs around eight grand, then they make you feel like a heel if you don’t buy their insurance.

“You don’t want to burden your family with financial costs.”

No, I don’t, but I gotta’ consider my options here.

Average funeral – $8000



As opposed to…

gasoline-and-matchesProblem solved!

“Italian Eatery”

So, last year I went to this nice, “authentic” Italian restaurant in New Jersey, and when I say “authentic”  I mean the ones that make you sign a release form if you want to sit and eat by the window.  They have the private room in the back where a group of old Italian guys congregate.
I heard last week they were on the verge of bankruptcy.  I know with all the tension between “families”, people are afraid to eat there, so I imagine the manager is saying to his employees, “Look, the only way we’re going to turn this thing around is if we tell those guys to go.”
Can you imagine having to be the one to deliver that message?
I’m thinking that’s probably something they passed around in the back for awhile before it ended with Joey “The Dishwasher”
“Toe tag!  You’re it.”
Which reminds me, Giant has a special on salmon today.