Remember how I asked you to guess whether or not I got the Jean-Charles de Castelbajac sailor outfit? It was a trick question! I got a navy blue version of the white pants I was wearing in the picture and a different nautical-themed top. So, yes, I got a head-to-toe outfit, but it wasn’t the one I showed you.
The sailor outfit has caused the song Sailing by Christopher Cross to be stuck in my head. This is unfortunate, because I’ve hated that song for 30 years.
The movie starred Dudley Moore and Liza Minnelli. I saw this movie when it first came out and again on TV recently and every second of it is as perfect as I remembered. I’m appalled that Russell Brand is starring in a remake. I like Russell fine, despite his tedious autobiography (WTF? How can you be so boring when you’ve been a bulimic, a junkie, a sex addict and a stand-up comic?), but he’s never going to deliver lines like, “Are you a hooker? I forgot! I just thought I was doing great with you!” with Dudley Moore’s charm.
It cheers me up to remember that the full name of Family Guy’s Chris Griffin is “Christopher Cross Griffin.” The name was mentioned in an episode that I saw with my stepchildren, who were like, “Who the fuck is Christopher Cross?” That’s what you get, real Christopher Cross, for bothering me with that Sailing song!
If you’ve never read my 2009 post on Dudley Moore, do it now. Not only will you learn about a great comedian, you’ll find out which Law & Order guy gives me the horn. Speaking of the horn, I am so loving Mallorca. It’s beautiful here, of course, but more importantly, a 16-year-old English kid chatted me up at the pool with, “Hey gorgeous! Wot’s yer name?”, then invited me to “pop down to the bar.” Samantha Jones ain’t got NOTHING on me! Bow down to WendyB, queen of the cougars.