Saturday, June 16, 2007

give me some of that old time popping corn

I realize "winter in Sydney" sounds like a bit of an oxymoron, but there is such a thing and it can be pretty dramatic and make a recluse out of someone on a weekend. This is the case at our house today. I ventured to yoga and Haydn to the store this morning, only to both return wet and rather windblown. So here in the apartment we have stayed.

We found the movie Singles on tv this afternoon and took a little wander down early 90s grunge nostalgia lane. In the span of watching the last 45 minutes or so, there were THREE scenes featuring popcorn. In one scene, Bridget Fonda's character is eating from a bowl of popcorn as she talks to the camera (there is an actual film term for that, right?). Shortly after Kyra Sedgwick and Campbell Scott's characters are at a movie drinking a coke and eating popcorn. And then we have the guy from thirtysomething, Peter Horton, with a small role, making popcorn in the kitchen of the woman he was suppose to meet for a date. They have a missed connection, he ends up knowing her roommate, and, well, at this point I'm like "Can we make some popcorn and get a bottle coke?"

Haydn to the rescue! He dashes to the corner shop and comes back and makes honest to goodness popcorn on the stove in a big pot, just like Grampa Carter did with all that oil and real butter.

So, here is your own visual cue to crave popcorn. Plus you can see the somewhat wild weather out the window.

Happily indoors,