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!
August 17th, 2006
August 17th, 2006
August 15th, 2006
Clip of the Radical Faerie Tent at San Francisco Pride 2006
August 15th, 2006
Hear me scream when Jaws comes at me at Universal Studios!
August 15th, 2006
Well Luis and I officially did our first visit to Universal Studios Hollywood. It is literally about 9.5 miles away from my house! We purchased annual passes at Costco which were an amazing bargain. For the price of one regular annual pass, we received two! We decided to go on a Monday since we figured it would be less full. I had thought the kids would be back at school already but I guess they don’t go back until late August. So it was a bit full but the wait times were not that bad.
We rode Terminator 2 and the Studio Tour. It’s neat because the Studio Tour combines the back lot tour (including Wysteria Lane!), Jaws, Earthquake, and King Kong! It also had a special effects show of Tokyo Drift and a mexican village that floods. While the ride was fun this is where I lost my wallet. Right before I realized I lost my wallet, we rode Van Helsing’s ride. It was a walk-though haunted house. It was scary as shit because they had live actors. I was scared shitless but I was also laughing my ass off because Luis was scared shitless. He almost ran over the asian family in front of us trying to leave. An actor came behind him and whispered in his ear. It was hilarious, but don’t be fooled. I was scared shitless.
Of course I didn’t know it yet. We decided to leave the park and go to CityWalk to eat lunch and watch a movie. When I went to pay, I panicked. My wallet was missing. It’s the worst feeling in the world. After I calmed down some and Luis helped me call the bank and my major credit card, I felt a little better. I filled out a lost report with Universal and we ate lunch and saw the movie, Zoom. The movie sucked by the way! I didn’t think it was going to be a kids movie. Luis was cracking up because he knew it was a kids movie.
We went home shortly after that and I didn’t think they would find my wallet. That night they called but I missed their call. The next day I go over and they had found my wallet at the Studio Tour! It even had all my cash in it! Universal Rocks! While we didn’t get to ride everything, we are definately going back next week. In the meantime enjoy the pictures that Luis and I took in the Universal Studios Hollywood 2006 gallery.
I’m all over YouTube now. It’s a great way to share videos with friends and it lets you upload short videos and post them on your blog without taking up space on your server! It rocks. Look for more videos coming soon to the blog. Right now you can see the Jaws video where I Scream like a girly-girl and the San Francisco Pride video of the Radical Faeries tent. More to come!
August 8th, 2006
I just attended my first OutFest Film Festival. OutFest is Los Angeles’s Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. This year it took place July 6th through the 17th. I made a donation to OutFest so they gave me two OutPasses to check out all the movies. I was a little too ambitious in trying to see every movie. I think Luis was over it after his six movie! There were some amazing movies that I’ve highlighted here. I can’t wait for next year! While all the movies that I saw were good, the following are my four favorites.
20 Centimeters was the closing movie of the festival. It was an incredible movie from Spain. I have to say that all the foreign movies that I have seen lately from Spain have been awesome. This one was about a narcoleptic trannie. Whenever she fell into one of her sleep spells a musical number was performed. My favorite number was the one performed to Madonna’s True Blue. The boyfriend in the movie is very hot. Very hot! And you get to see full frontal too!
Reinas was from Spain too. It reminded me a lot of the Almodovar movies except with no trannies or drugs. Best of all the movie is being released by Warner Brothers! This movie was hilarious and watching it at the Ford Amphitheatre was great. It was the second movie that I saw there. The first was the sing-a-long which was West Side Story. I had never seen it before and I probably would never have seen it if it wasn’t for it showing as the sing-a-long and that it was free! The most frustrating about these movies is that I want to buy them instantly. And most of them haven’t even come out to the theatre yet!
Odete (The Two Drifters) was one of the first movies that I saw. I was already a big fan of the directory because he made O Fantasma. I have to say as highly sexually charged as O Fantasma was, Odete was way better. The story made more sense and it was great! The guy was super hot and the story was bizzare. It’s everything you expect from the director, João Pedro Rodrigues! Definately check it out if it is playing in your theatre.
Everyone was anticipating Another Gay Movie! It was definately great. It was so funny to see a parody on American Pie that was all gay! The actors were great and some of them were very, very hot! The film had so many cameos from gay stars. It was incredible. The movie also had me laughing for hours afterwards. Luis and I really liked this one. The highlight was that the cast was there for a Q&A session. The director, Todd Stephens, was the same guy who did Edge of Seventeen. I recently rented Gypsy 83 from NetFlix, which was the movie he made between these two movies, but it sucked! Real bad. I gave it one star because you can never give a gay movie zero stars. It’s wrong!
That’s it for now! I really like this getting back to my blog thing. It’s great. I’m definately going to try to write an entry every day. Especially now that I am unemployed!
P.S. I hope I win the lottery so I can do this for a living.
August 7th, 2006
August 6th, 2006
This has definately been an interesting summer. After the Home Inspection i rememberd that I always wanted to take the summer off and explore Los Angeles. I got my wish, I guess. About three weeks ago 411web laid me off! This is my second job to lay me off! I think I’m starting to see a trend here. I have to admit that I didn’t freak out like I did when I first lost my job in South Beach. This time around I actually had some money saved up, and 411web was nice enough to give me some severence.
Instead of looking for work right away I decided to enjoy the rest of summer and begin looking for work during September. It’s always nerve-racking to change jobs. I was so used to the ebb and flow of 411web. It’s hard to let go of that and start over. I hate interviewing. Tech interviews are the worst. They grill you big time! I’m going to have to read my Perl textbooks to brush up on my skills before I go for some jobs that I like.
Don’t feel too bad for me though. I’ve been having way too much fun this summer. Luis was here for the summer only. He was going to return to Miami after August. He fell in love with Los Angeles and now he’s staying for good!! About a week before I lost my job, he lost his job too! We are definately living the Los Angeles dream! Nobody works here, and we are proof! In subsequent entries I’ll talk about all our adventures: we’ve gone to Long Beach Pride, San Francisco Pride, West Hollywood Pride, and most recently we went to Las Vegas.
It was hot as hell in Los Angeles so what better place to go than Las Vegas where it’s even hotter! It was about 115 degrees! But it’s a dry heat! We stayed at the Monte Carlo. It was right on the strip and since we didn’t have to work we went Tuesday through Friday. The rate was awesome! The room was really nice too. We spent a whole day at two of the four pools that they have. The rest of the time we spent gambling, eating, and gambling. We did go to a movie: My Super Ex-Girlfriend. It sucked. I don’t even want to waste time talking about it.
But what was hilarious was that Luis’s shorts ripped at the theater. I could not stop laughing. He had this crazy look on his face when he realized he had to walk across six lanes of traffic to get back to our hotel room. I almost busted my gut! It was too good. I had dreams of winning big, but alas Vegas doesn’t let you leave with too much money. We did have a great time though. I can’t wait to go back!!
July 12th, 2006
It’s been a very long time since I update my blog. People have asked me if I died. I have not. I’m alive and kicking. I apologize to all my friends for not calling them. It has been nuts. This is the busiest summer I have ever had period. Work always sucks but at least Luis and Rafael are in Los Angeles staying with me. At first they came to visit but they have both committed to staying!!! So as you can imagine we’ve been busy, busy, busy doing all kinds of “cultural” and “community” events.
Currently I’m doing OutFest which is awesome. As soon as things slow down again in August I’ll be writing more often!! Look forward to some new galleries coming very soon. We’ve done tons of Pride’s this summer and I have to post those pictures.