Saturday, June 09, 2007

Penguins and Ice Cream

This afternoon, I saw Surf's Up, which was fun and enjoyable. It's a movie about surfing penguins filmed as if it were a documentary about surfing. It was very cute and well done. I would recommend going to a later showing to avoid hearing screaming kids throughout the movie. No, 4:10pm is not late enough to avoid that.

After dinner, LG recommended that we all go to Marble Slab Creamery. Coconut ice cream with pineapple pieces mixed in is an excellent combination.

A few days ago, I watched a DVD of Torch Song Trilogy. I though it was an excellent, funny and thought provoking film. It provided an unfathomable reminder that so many still perceive sexual preference to be a choice. As a straight female, it's still hard for me to imagine what it must be like to be gay and live in our still very straight-centric culture, where almost all forms of entertainment and regulations are still geared toward people who have relationships with the opposite sex. It, however, continues to get easier to relate to being different from the perceived cultural norm, as the percentage of people my age who are married and have children continues to skyrocket. While it is true that being married and having offspring crosses all cultures, the responses to this phase of life (the minivans, after school activites and the non-stop Disney DVD marathons) are all the epitome of American culture today.

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