Friday, March 7, 2008

Patrick Swayze

Okay, so I’m in love with Patrick Swayze, and I have been since I was about 13 years old. So when I heard the news on Wednesday that he is suffering from pancreatic cancer, and only had a couple of weeks to live, I cried…a little. When I got home that night, I googled him and found this article, so I was a little relieved, but still sad, because I know that pancreatic cancer is probably the deadliest of cancers, that and melanoma.

I’m not exactly sure why it is, but when somebody that I have never met before, but has been in my home (via VHS & DVD) thousands of times, suffers, it effects me. Even though I don’t know him, I feel like I know Johnny Castle VERY well along with Darry Curtis (The Outsiders), Orry Main (North & South) and Sam Wheat (Ghost).

It’s also funny how I automatically reacted when I heard. I first called Aaron, then my mom to see if she had seen anything about it on the news and then my dear college roommate who I believe might love him as much as I do. (but then again, that might not be possible.) Just to be able to talk to people about it.

I think about him and the work that he has done. Some people might call him a “triple threat.” Actor, Singer, Dancer. I for sure know that he is an incredible dancer and not a bad singer (“She’s like the wind”). As far as an actor goes, I don’t think he is the greatest, but for some reason, there is something about him that pulls you in and makes you love him even though it isn’t his strong point.

I am so sad for Patrick and his wife of over 30 years, Lisa. I think it is amazing that he is still working, but at the same time it doesn’t surprise me.


spandexisin said...

That must be why you married my brother...Aaron is so Patrick like!

Delynn said...

You are so funny. I actually don't remember the Patrick love affair. Call me I have a blog now too. I am a cavewoman no longer.

Marisa said...

Hey- I just saw that you signed on Steve's guestbook. You might get a kick out of what I wrote as you were probalby involved in all of the stories I mentioned. Funny that you and Steve are two people that stand out vividly in my mind from my Elementary days.