What a gift Ed and Hank are to us! Most times when I read these little posts that Hank provides, I smile. And in this difficult world, that's a precious thing, the ability to provide a light touch, some humor, some--ultimately--some hope that things aren't so bad. With Cyn being hounded into retreating from LJ, I've got to grab hold of something positive about my fellow human beings somehow. Somewhere, Ed and Hank are listening to Roy Orbison, and that's good.
That is so nice of you to say about Ed and Hank. And I'm so glad they made you smile. With Hank hogging the computer all the time to write about him and Ed, there's pretty much no time left for me to read, so I always seem to be really out of touch about what's going on on LJ. I don't know what happened with Cyn, but I do know that a lot of people have left or felt like they had to retreat in some way and I think it's very sad either way. And I sure wish something could be done to change it.
I hope Heath wins too, and its always an uplifting day when I read some loving bickering and loving between Hank and Ed.
I was going to say and you but that sounded all wrong like a threesome, Jesus. its wonderful to hear from you and I'm looking forward to more when ever the mood strikes you.
Thank you. Have a great weekend.
LOL! There are definitely NO threesomes going on in the Ed and Hank household. Glad you enjoyed a little more of their unending bickering and the other stuff too. Hope you're having a great weekend as well. And I'll betcha Heath does win.
2009-02-19 08:04 pm (UTC)
In praise of slowness
Those slow smiles... Hank got it right. *And* those slow hands. Slow as in gentle, careful, thorough.
Humans can be fine sometimes, Jenna.
I hope you and every one of us has a good safe place to drink beer and listen to Roy Orbison (or whatever) after a day's work.
Which is what's I'm off to do now.
Good evening to all
Yep. Hank does enjoy Ed's slow smiles. And Ed's slow hands too. (I love your userpic. I know I've told you before, but I'm old enough that you have to give me a break for repeating myself.) And yeah, there's nothing better than good beer and good music after a hard day's work. I'll be writing more soon. Hope your weekend is relaxing!
Aw this is nice. Well first of all Heath WILL win. no doubt about it.
And I love Roy Orbison's Pretty woman.
And I think Ed's got Hank's number all right :D
Yeah. I agree. Heath will definitely win. (He damn well better.)
And yeah, Ed's got Hank's number. Which Hank doesn't mind at all. And Hank's got Ed's number too. Which Ed doesn't mind at all. :D
see they can agree on something. having each other's numbers.
so I guess you'll all be parked in front of the TV tomorrow night :)
"Well Jack sure as hell never said nothin' like that ta Ennis..."
"Prob'bly 'cause he knew he woulda gotten decked if'n he did."
Oh, yes! Love it!
Glad you liked it! Too bad for Ed Hank knows Ed would never deck him, so Hank can pretty much get away with saying whatever he wants to. (Although he tries to rein himself in for Ed's sake.)
These guys are so great! And Heath better damn well win that Oscar!
Thanks! And yep, he damn well better win, and I think he will.
super-villain and swiss cheese, Heath and the Joker aaannnd Roy Orbison- yeah you got it
So glad you liked it! Thanks!
Yes, Ed, you got whatever you want from Hank because you got that look in your eyes. I love this boys and I love you for bringing them and I am sure the Oscar goes to Heath. Thank you so much. Martha
Yeah, Ed gets whatever he wants from Hank and Hank's pretty good at getting whatever he wants from Ed too. So glad you liked it! Thanks!
I developed a new strategy concerning Ed & Hank. Instead of tackling the old chapters I missed (which I promise I'll do!) and only when I've finished the new ones, I'll read what you write as soon as you post it.
Nice to see them so ''domestic'', with Ed making experiments about the milk gone off, and Hank ignoring it.
And I had to smile about the Limburger, because I had forgotten that for a while it was my favorite cheese.
Interesting thoughts also about Ennis/The Joker. And about fragility as positive quality.
Thank you for the update!
Greetings from cheesy (literally meant) Switzerland!
LOL! As I just started to write this the little bubble that often pops up on my computer telling me I suffer from a bad case of low disc space just popped up again. So I will not forget that I need to make some space somehow and get around to backing up everything Hank's written about him and Ed. (It would have been much easier if that dumbass had just done it as he went along. :D )
And yeah, we all love Limburger cheese! Although there's no where around here that we can get it. :-( I can't imagine what great cheese you can get in Switzerland. Here... not so much.
Glad you enjoyed the post!
Mmm, that slow smile.
I really hope Heath wins, although I doubt he would have been as bothered as we all are on his behalf!
Great to hear from Hank again.
Good point... About how Heath wouldn't have cared as much as the rest of us do on his behalf. I bet you're right. (And I bet he'll get that Oscar too.)
Yep eyes always reveal the soul my Great Grandmother always told me. I get that a lot, I have brown eyes and I get this a lot from people they say stuff about them, I just tell them they are shit brown because I'm full of shit all the way to my eyes. But, I know what you mean. When I look into the eyes of so many people I see things it is weird, it is like a way to judge a person and their mood and what is going on. I think that was why when I was in sales I was so good. And why now when I work with the developmentally disabled I see things and no how to customize what I'm trying to get across, it is as if I can read the emotions in them. Sometimes though I see some scarry things in my line of work. Sometimes I see trust and understanding. My partner has these light blue eyes that change with different moods, my best friend Stephen has these deep blue eyes sort of like Jack and it is really something to behold the look in them at times. My mother has light brown eyes and my father has these rich sort of black eyes and it is really strange but eyes are something I always look at and decipher.
Yes, I hope Heath wins for this performance even though a little late at least his work would be honored. I have watched all of his movies now and he really could transform himself into each character and give us everything in each one. Sort of like a chameleon in that way. But, yes the eyes did it every time we could see behind them and feel the emotions he set forth for us.
I think the lack of words but the facial expressions and the looks are what he did so well in Brokeback that took us all over the edge into the place that was private and something we all wanted.
Go have fun and be good cammando is always good makes it easier for those quick times. LOL Joe
Your Great Grandmother was very wise. (And she would not approve of you telling a lie and saying you're full of shit all the way to your eyes.) And yeah, I think sometimes when you're good at reading peoples' eyes you see things you'd rather not see. I love your descriptions of the eyes of the people you love. And yeah, eyes really are something.
I have to admit, we haven't seen all of Heath's performances yet. But we definitely will. We missed some of his first movies and a couple of the more recent ones. But from the ones we have seen he sure was able to transform himself into each character. And I definitely agree with you about Brokeback too.
And the laundry's been done, so (as far as I know) Hank isn't going cammando today... Maybe I'll have Ed go check on that. Just to make sure...
This was just great! I love these two so much -- it's so good seeing this from a "more mature" pov. :) Roy Orbison -- one of the greatest singers ever! As much as I loved the original soundtrack (as opposed to the score), I always wished they would have included just a few more of the older singers/songs 'cause it was so good to hear them again. I thought that the Gram Parsons/Emmylou Harris duet of "Love Hurts" would have been perfect in several places.
LOL - Glad you enjoy the "more mature" pov.
Apologies for taking so long to respond to your comment. We were camping for a couple of weeks and then having a whole lot of computer problems and whatnot. And yeah, I definitely agree with you that it would have been good to hear some more of the older songs included in the movie. I just listened to that version of "Love Hurts" and it sure would have been perfect.
What a fitting and fine tribute to Heath - thank you.
Ove the last couple of pages I found myself singing your words in my head along to "You got it" one of my favourite of Roy's and that was fun.
Thank you as always.
Apologies for taking so long to respond to your comment. We were camping for a couple of weeks and then having a whole lotta computer problems and whatnot.
I'm so glad you liked Hank's post and that it got you singing along with Roy.