Here's a picture of us having some family togetherness. Or maybe family apartness. In any case, notice the close proximity of the people yet complete lack of interaction:No, we really did talk to each other that day. Or at least my Sweet Pea chatted with The-Guy-Who-Knows-A-Song-About-A-Chicken over facebook.
Here's a picture of me and The-Guy at blues bar in town:It was taken by a friendly drunk woman from California who was in town visiting her sister. I say she was drunk. It's possible that she was just naturally boisterous, friendly, and unobservant.
There was a guy there dancing on roller skates - not just shuffling around as if he were dancing and hoping not to fall, but really, really dancing.Here's a restaurant sign my dad and I saw in New Hampshire:I think Dad figured it was all the same food, because his comment was, "Just close your eyes and pretend!"
We saw that sign on our way back from seeing that Avatar movie. I've heard people liked it, hated it, thought the story was too simple...
Me, I got all upset because I didn't realize that a movie rated for children would be so violent. There were animals burning alive and spears piercing people's chests and stuff.
"BUT if they had showed a BOOB with a nipple, then it would have been rated R!" I declared loudly in the lobby.
So then of course, I announced equally loudly that in retaliation I was going to start showing my kids porno. It's the only logical solution, after all.
About a week later my friend Beth told me that there actually were several naked alien boobies in the movie, complete with nipples. I just hadn't noticed them, because I was either too entranced by the story or too agitated by the violence.
But I feel much better just knowing they were there, and that the movie wasn't promoting violence over sex. Because why shouldn't children see both?!?!*
I had a totally appropriate and clever ending somehow fit in the blues bar and movie and wrapped it all very perfectly. But of course I forgot that ending. I'll just have to go with the obvious: I should should see less children's movies and more blues bars.
*I realize that it was rated PG-13, but to me, any movie that spawns a line of toys and video games is being marketed to children. Also, I'm totally kidding about children seeing both.