Thursday, May 13, 2010

Local couple resolves argument using telephone

By Ken Devine

SEATTLE—Rick Montgomery and Sarah DeMarcos, a couple of three years, recently abandoned typical text messaging to save their relationship from certain doom.

Sarah, 27, called off their engagement after she'd reached her breaking point with Rick's control-freak tendencies. Minutes earlier, she learned that Rick had gone behind her back to contact her mother about mailing the remote control for Sarah's 12" excuse of a TV—a controller that's been sitting idly at her mom's home for months. Just sitting there, collecting dust.

Furious, Sarah immediately sent a disapproving text message to Rick that initiated an interminable, back-and-forth texting argument that carried over past midnight, with no resolution in sight.

But shortly after receiving a text from Sarah that said "IT'S OVER. GOODBYE", Rick decided to pick up the phone.

"I kind of forgot that I can call people on my phone," he said, using hand quotes and motioning to his cell phone’s keypad. "You just press this green button, and it calls someone. See, like this," he demonstrated.

"Honestly, it was kind of an accident when I pressed it," he admitted. "But once it started dialing, I was like, 'What the hell?' You know, just let it go."

According to DeMarcos, the whole thing was a big misunderstanding, and the couple was able to resolve their relationship-threatening argument within mere minutes.

Best of all, the engagement is back on—for now.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Celebrity Sighting #8

One good thing about walking around Midtown on Saturday night? Crossing paths with Tony Goldwyn (a.k.a. the bad guy from Ghost).

Tony was walking arm in arm with his wife around 46th Street. I noticed him immediately as my brother and I walked by him. But just to be sure, we doubled back and creepily followed him for a few blocks to get the confirmation.

You may be wondering what Tony's been up to since having his viscera serrated by a broken-glass window in 1990. Although the angry ape reapers proceeded to drag him off to Hell, Tony resurfaced for a few notable films in the next 10 years or so:

Kuffs (1991)
The Pelican Brief (1993)
Nixon (1995)
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Bounce (2000)
The Last Samurai (2003)

I'd actually completely forgotten about Tony until I saw The Last Kiss in 2006, a film that he directed. The movie has a cool opening that features Snow Patrol's awesome "Chocolate".

According to IMDb, Tony had a less prominent film debut in 1986, in which he played the role of Darren in Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI.

"I got skewered through the chest after uttering about three words," he said.