Monday, May 24, 2010

The Grumpening!

I don't know how it is possible, but it seems the older I get, the more grumpy I get. Seeing as how I'm turning 30 this month, I expect that I will lose the last remnants of pink in my cheerful chipmunk cheeks, my inner-child will probably die at 11:59 PM on July 18th, and the cheery soul you once called Michael will cease to be.

In his place will the cold-hearted, monocle wearing Colonel Brimstone whose mere scowl sends puppies running away squealing and children's dreams to dust.

Knowing this massive soul-death event is approaching, or as I like to a call it "The Grumpening", I was overjoyed tonight while re-watching "Spiderman 2" that even though I am losing my optimistic youth, there will always be the two "Spiderman" movies whenever I need a reminder of that bright-eyed, imaginative kid I used to be oh so many years ago. Whatever your criticisms of the Spidey flicks may be, no one can deny how perfectly Raimi and his team managed to capture that amazing range of emotion and imagination of comic-book inspired youth.

To me, these two movies are my youth in a bottle and I am thankful they exist so that whenever life gets me down, they will always be around for me to take a sip.

Originally posted on July 9, 2005 on Myspace.

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