Kelvis Korner Blog
Adventures of a gay Internet Programmer in Southern California. I have enough wacky friends and hilarious stories to keep you interested, or at least mildly amused!
Archive for May, 2008
Mariano and I checked out Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. I heard mixed reviews on this movie. Some people loved it, some people hated it. I have to admit I really wanted to see the movie. The only way I got Mariano to go with me is because I told him I had free tickets. Our grocery store in West Hollywood, Pavilions always has a promotion in the summer where if you buy a certain number of frozen foods, you get two movie tickets of your choice. It’s not like those free movie tickets for AMC where you have to see an old ass movie. This one is good for anything.
So we headed down to the Hollywood ArcLight Cinema to watch the movie. We hadn’t eaten dinner yet so we decided to get some food at the restaurant at the theater. They had the motorcycle which was used in the movie on display. So that was cool. The movie itself was pretty bad. The special effects looked pretty crappy. I don’t know if that was done on purpose or not. I found myself bored through much of the film. I used to love how these movies used to get my imagination going….not this one. It was pretty lame.
Even though it was the long weekend for Memorial Day, the weather was pretty crappy in LA. It never rains here except in the winter-time, and it was overcast and even rained a couple of days. So it was the perfect weekend to lounge at home and watch movies. I totally threw myself into my Wii and PS2. On the PS2 I’m still playing God of War II. It’s a great game and I’m glad I’m getting back into it.
The Wii I had ignored for a couple of weeks. But now I’m back playing the Virtual Consule and Wii Sports. Wii Sports came with the consule but it’s so damn fun!! I even played a litttle bit of Mario Galaxy!
I decided that this was a perfect weekend to get out my Yoga DVD. I’ve tried a couple but my favorite DVD still is: MTV: Yoga. It’s a great aerobic pace and it really works you out. Every time I’m done with the DVD I feel amazing. Hopefully I’ll start doing my Yoga as part of my workouts!!
Rafael, Brian, and Myself
Mariano Working his Over It Pose
Luis and Heidee
Ivette and Luis
My Shiny Head with Ivette
Who Has the Fakest Smile?
Mariano Giving His Botox Face
Outside the Restaurant
Mariano, Me, and my Pit Stain
For my 31st birthday, I know it’s hard to believe that I’m that old, the plan was to go out to dinner at Tinto Tapas in West Hollywood and then check out my favorite show on Wednesday Nights: Candis Cayne @ FuBar! I loved the restaurant. It was a Tapas place, and I was in the mood for it ever since we went to the one in Vegas with Franklin: FireFly.
I loved the food. I think everyone was over at how expensive it was. I had a really good time. And note that in the pictures I make look shiny and red, it’s because I was fucked up on Sangria. Believe it! For dinner we had a good showing. It was: Luis, Ivette, Heidee, Mariano, Rafael, and Brian. And of course me! After dinner we all had the bright idea of walking down to FuBar. It was a little far. People were tired and over it when we got there but everyone got all spiced up when the show started. Everyone except Mariano…He couldn’t go because he had a presentation the next day blah blah blah…..blah.
He did make it up by taking me to get a massage the next day, so that was awesome! The show was so much fun! I think everyone had fun. It was great. Too bad I’m getting so old otherwise it would have been perfect!
After Luis and I went to the Natural History Museum, we swung by Video West in West Hollywood to pick up some movies. Yes I do have a NetFlix account which I love very much, but sometimes you miss going through your neighborhood gay video store. That’s what made me decide to pick up a free membership at Video West. They have tons of new gay movies and they have a large foreign section! Plus you can’t forget their adult section!!! It’s a win, win, win situation!
The last movie that we saw was the best. East Side Story was one that Luis picked. It was so cute! The writing was very well done, the characters were written very nicely, and it had that latino factor that made it feel like it was my life. It was great! I definately recommend this one if you haven’t seen it. Luis said it had that Mambo Italiano vibe. The production value wasn’t the best, but it definitely added to the at home feel that the movie had. The movie was about a mexican-american 20-something in East LA who is just coming out and wants to open up his dream restaurant. He lives with his grandmother and has to work her restaurant while he puts his dreams on hold…It’s so realistic!
Now for the not so good news! The first movie that was saw was Matrimonium. The premise of the movie was that a straight guy and a gay guy have to go on a reality TV show and pretend to be in love to win the grand prize. They have to fool their parents and friends into believing that they are in a real relationship. IT WAS GAY BAD! The acting was horrible. The gay character looks like it was written by a straight homophobic writer who has just uses stereotype after stereotype for the gay character. I watched it through the end because it was a gay movie, but DAMN, I was tempted to just turn it off! If you watch this movie don’t say I didn’t warn you. Oh and the host, was just creepy. CREEPY!
The second movie that we saw was Hooked. This one was a very nice surprise. I thought this was another movie when I picked it up called Open Cam. This one was a documentary about hooking up. It was really nicely done. I always find it fascinating because I always have my Manhunt.net account open and ready for business! It had this fun and upbeat start and then it kinda ended on a really sad note. It was like a classic french film except no one killed themselves.
So that was our movie weekend!
My friend, Davi Kutz, was one of the lucky bastards who got to test drive and showcase one of the new GM Fuel Cell cars that will be coming out to market in the near future. So many people are curious about the fuel cell technology and how it compares to hybrid type cars like the Prius. He made this cool YouTube video showing how cool this technology is! Click the play button above the player to see it.
Jim and I saw Rick and Steve from Logo at the Long Beach Pride festival. They were being dirty…
Rick and Steve Kissing
Rick and Steve Doing the Back Door Bambi
Long Beach Pride was cute! I wish I would have spent more time there. Nobody wanted to go except for Jim! I couldn’t stay all of Saturday because I had a Robyn concert that night and we had the craziest heat wave ever!!! You know I like it hot, but it was freaking crazy hot! Jim and I were outside for about two hours and in that time the sun drained us completely of our energy! We saw the Rick and Steve blow up dolls that I have picture of above. We also met two of the costars of the Big Gay Sketch Show from Logo: Nicol Paone and Stephen Guarino. They both were very friendly even though it was like an oven outside! They autographed photos for Jim and I.
The next day I tried to get Luis to go to the Pride festival. He wasn’t having it. I also suggested the Body Worlds exhibit at the California Science Center. It was a little pricey and it’s a popular exhibit so we didn’t go. Luis did however mention he wanted to go to the Natural History Museum at the Exposition Park. It was really neat because I’ve never been to that area! So it was a real nice treat. There are two large museums in that area.
The Natural History Museum was not so impressive to me. We had the unfortunate luck of going during this gigantic Bug Fair that was being hosted by the museum. A lot of the exhibits were covered up because of the fair. The museum itself looked like it hadn’t been kept up. The exhibits were marginally interesting and the cafe was a hot mess. Luis was going to get a membership to the museum but I told him to check it out before he decides to get a year membership! I think he changed his mind about getting a membership! I think we would have had more fun at the Science Center, but I’m glad that we explored something new!
It took me forever, but I finally processed the pictures of our Vegas trip when we went to see Margaret Cho.
Group @ Bahama Breeze
Planet Hollywood Shopping
View of Paris, Las Vegas
Botanical Gardens @ Bellagio I
Botanical Gardens @ Bellagio II
Botanical Gardens @ Bellagio III
Mariano’s new Manhunt Pic
Margaret Cho @ the Palms
Konichiwa Bitches!!! I’ve been totally into Robyn lately. I like the vocals she did on Snoop’s song, Sexual Eruption. It totally made the song for me! And her self-titled album finally came out in the states. My favorite song off the album is Handle Me. I heard the Remix on Sirius’ The Beat and I can’t get enough of it! The standout tracks for me are: Konichiwa Bitches, Handle Me, and With Every Heartbeat. If you wanna read or see some more stuff on Robyn, check out her website.
So needless to say when PerezHilton.com had a promotion to win tickets I signed up! I received an email today saying that I won some tickets!!!!!! It’s so awesome. Even though this coming weekend is Long Beach Pride, I’m going to leave Pride early and check out Robyn at the Wiltern Theater! If you wanna check for tickets to Robyn in your area check out the tour list. I’ll let you know how the concert goes!
Here is the email telling me about my free tickets!!
Hi, you have won 2 tickets to see Robyn at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles on 5/17/2008!
3790 Wilshire Blvd
Your name will be on a list at the door
UPDATE >>>>>>> 5/17/08
I went to the concert with Nicola. I had just done Long Beach Pride earlier and it was about 100 degrees outside! I was exhausted. I’m glad that we made it though. We both had such a good time! The tickets were for the floor general admission. Robyn didn’t come out until 10:40PM or so. The concert went by so fast! She even did her old songs in a new style. It was awesome! She had so much energy!! I thought that Nicola was a fan but she had never heard her stuff before. I think a new fan was made that night! She even did about 2 minutes of Sexual Eruption by Snoop Dogg!! It was awesome! There were tons of cuties too!
Luis and I went to go check out Chico’s Angels 4: Chicas are 4ever at the Cavern Club Theater. It’s one of our favorite play series of plays and this was a new one! We were very excited. I also got to meet a whole bunch of Luis’ friends. I met: Ivette, Nestor, and Norma. They were great fun! It’s always nice hanging out with fellow latinos! Before the show we had dinner at the mexican restaurant above: Casita Del Campo. My friend Heidee also joined us! We had a very good time! This one was cute but I have to say that the best one by far was Part 3. This time around they did their own music instead of doing parodies and it didn’t work out!
One of my favorite scenes though was at the stripper bar with the stripping puppet. You have to see it! It was hilarious. As Luis always says, “You know You Like it Funny”. After the play we all went back to my house and hung out for a while. It was so much fun!
During that same weekend, Luis and I caught two movies. We saw IronMan at the ArcLight Hollywood and we saw Baby Momma at the Grove. I have to say that I really enjoyed watching Iron Man. I went into it skeptical. I usually hate the cheezy comic book turned to movies. This one was different though. The story was engaging, the special effects were amazing, and the writing was superb. I mean there were times where it was cheezy and things didn’t make sense but it was overall a very good movie! I loved that they used witty humor instead of the usual one-liners. It definately was a movie worth watching. I enjoyed this one as much as I enjoyed Batman Begins with Christian Bale (I love you). The cast for Iron Man was very good. Paltrow and Robert Downing Junior were very good together. Who knew!!
I liked Baby Momma. Luis didn’t like it so much! I think most of America hated it. I love everything Tina Faye does! Although I do have to say that Amy Poeller stole the movie! Her scenes were very funny. I also loved Sigourney Weaver. Her character was too funny!! I loved it. It could have been a little funnier and the ending was total crap. It looked like they changed the ending during one of those audience polls to better suit stupid America. It was dumb! At least we still have 30 Rock!
We also tried Jinky’s. It’s a little Cafe really close to my house that I’ve been wanting to go to forever! They do brunch and that’s what we did. The food was good but it was a little pricey. I think we are jaded because we were expecting something like the Griddle Cafe. If you’ve never been and you are in Hollywood, you have to go check it out! There is always a big line outside, but it’s worth the wait trust me!!!
Meera and I at High School Prom ’95
Luis and I Dressed up for Halloween
Getting old and fat is a bitch! Alex just sent posted these pics on FaceBook!! The first one is my Prom picture with Meera! I think I had a 28″ waist or something crazy like that! WTF Happened! Time to get Carribbean Body© Back! The second picture is Luis and I in College for the big gay halloween party. I was the slutty priest and he was a poodle skirt wearing hoe. Although because of the hair everyone thought that he was dressed as Ricki Lake from Hairspray. So he went with it!!!