Too Good To Be True

I’m in a huge living room. The carpet was lush & thick & white, the kind where your feet sink in a bit and it’s all soft underfoot. The sofas huge and soft and inviting. I was sitting on one of the ridiculously comfortable sofas, with my feet up and resting. I’m wearing blue pajama bottoms and a white t shirt. There’s a huge jug of ice cold orange juice on my right.

The a/c is on at just the right temperature – cold but not too cold. I look to my left, my late dog Shawny is half asleep on a smaller, round sofa but she’s wagging her tail as I look at her. Right next to her is a smaller cushion kinda thingy two cats are lounging in similar semi-sleepy states of laziness! One is predominantely white with patches of light tan on her body and tail. The cat next to her is a mix of brown & white – they are the cats that I had with me during the ages of 12-16.

I look to my right and I’m amazed to see a huge fish tank with these gorgeous looking fish of wonderful colours. There’s a giant flat screen tv and it’s on at the moment, although I can’t remember what it was showing. I take a long drink of orange juice – man I was thirsty and I needed that. Where am I? I look outside the window – breath-taking view of snow capped mountains with a semi-frozen lake near it. A car is pulling up just outside.

The woman who is getting out of the car is beautiful. I look at the picture frames in the room – it’s all picture of her…with me! She & I holding hands, hugging & kissing near the lake, playing with the cats & my dog, on a picnic! She has a smokin’ body! What am I doing with her? The door opens and she walks in, glides towards me, takes my hand and sits next to me and holds me while she places a wet one on my lips!

And then I woke up……shit!

RIP Patrick Swayze

Best-known for his roles as romantic leading men in the films Dirty Dancing & Ghost, American actor & dancer Patrick Swayze died yesterday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57 years old.

Swayze first came to the attention of movie lovers back in the 1980s with movies like The Outsiders, Red Dawn and hockey movie Youngblood. But in 1987 he became a huge star as the lead in Dirty Dancing and 3 years later starring opposite Demi Moore in the ever popular Ghost.

Another notable movie of his is Road House in 1989. In 1991, he starred in another major action hit, Point Break, and was also chosen by People Magazine as that year’s “Sexiest Man Alive.” 1992 saw him shoot in Calcutta for City Of Joy. He was nominated for the best actor award for his role (dressed in drag) in To Woo Fong, Thanks For Eveything! Julie Newmar.

Since the 1990s his star has waned with a few bright spots here and there but he never became the big star that he was supposed to be. Swayze was married to Lisa Niemi, his one time dance student, from June 12, 1975 until his death. He was a licensed pilot and also bred horses on his ranch. He came out in public in March 2008 with the news that he was suffering from a particularly deadly form of cancer.

Patrick Wayne Swayze August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009