Everyone is pretty much on board with the concept that Matthew McConaughey seems to have a pathological aversion to shirts, right?

I have a ton of friends that like to do McConaughey impressions and they all boil down to pretty much the same thing. Keep the eyes half-closed, speak slowly, trail off on your vowels and do it all with a stupid grin on your face.

In most ways, McConaughey has been playing off his character Wooderson from Dazed and Confused almost as long as he’s been in Hollywood. You have to assume that’s what he’s like in real life. Every once in a while he turns in an interesting performance like he did in A Time To Kill or Frailty. Heck, even Reign of Fire had it’s plusses because of him. But for the most part, it’s slow-talkin’, easy-goin’ Matt.

Part of me wishes I could adopt the McConaughey philosophy in real life. I’m just not one of those people who can let stuff roll off their backs. I wish I knew the secret. I mean, I can guess what the secret is – “there is no secret. You just… be.” or some other new age mumbo jumbo. But some people aren’t wired to accept the Hakuna Matata interpretation of things and I’m one of them. I could probably save myself a lot of stress if I could tap into it somehow. But at the same time, I’d probably get a lot less done.

Fool’s Gold is a re-paring of McConaughey and his co-star from How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Kate Hudson. I have to admit, I liked How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. I thought McConaughey and Hudson had good chemsitry in that flick, so I’m not opposed to seeing them cover the same ground.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days was one of those movies I initially rejected based on premise. It was too cloying, even for a romantic comedy. But I went, and it grew on me. Then it came out on DVD, and we bought it. Then it was on TBS all the time and eventually I let it into my heart.

What can I say?

Cami and I probably won’t end up seeing Fool’s Gold this weekend. We’re saving up karma points so we can trade them in next weekend for a Valentine’s Day babysitter. Both Cami and I are excited to see Definitely, Maybe It seems like the more interesting of the two romantic comedies. We’ll see.

Not much else to report from the home front. Thanks for swinging by the site this week! Have a great weekend and I’ll see you here on Monday!

↓ Transcript
Hey, Tommy Bahama. What’s up with the shirt?

Why, helloooo pretty lady!

In honor of Fool’s Gold coming out today, I’ve decided to be more like Matthew McConaughey and have adopted a new laid back persona.

Yup, nuthin’ gets to ol’ Matt. He takes everyday in stride!

You wanna know how committed I am to this lifestyle change?

Check it out – Birkenstocks.

Now it you’ll excuse me, darlin’ – I’m gonna step outside and get the mail!

Cheese ‘n rice! It’s gotta be twenty below out there!

Damn you and your shirts-optional lifestyle McConaughey!