That line is from the great Gen X teen romantic comedy film, ‘Say Anything.’ In it, good guy optimist oddball aspiring kick-boxer Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) invites the beautiful and brainy valedictorian Diane Court (Ione Skye) to the high school graduation party – and, to the amazement and respect of all and sundry, she agrees. But more than that, people surprisingly respect Diane for saying yes. Lloyd and Diane go on to have a summer romance which her father (John Mahoney) sabotages as he fears this with threaten Diane’s academic future. Dobler does not quit but wins her back with a grand romantic gesture. [MORE}
Recently I have been asked why I haven’t posted on Pop Culture in such a long time. There are lots of reasons, lack of time being the consistently underlying one. As a father of three boys, scrambling to pick up work, often working three different jobs and – with various home and community responsibilities on top of attempting to bootstrap creative projects of my own – I have no time. But that’s a lie. [MORE]
“… There used to be a time (when we had fewer and younger children) when we would have a small life raft of time between their finally going to sleep and our bedtime. As we have grown increasingly exhausted (and our children older and more demanding), that time has shrunk to almost nothing. Our bedtime routines, begun in youthful and new parent enthusiasm and naivitee, are always in danger of consuming us. …”
POP CULTURE: Bedtime Routine. Pop Culture is a humourous blog about being a Modern Dad. It also appears as a regular column in Village Living Magazine. This post is about Exhaustion, Bedtime Routines and performing Freebird.
Pop Culture: TO SIRE, WITH LOVE. Pop Culture is a humourous blog about being a Modern Dad. This post is about Daddy Issues, Game of Thrones and the importance of keeping a knife in your boot. A version of this article also appears in the February/March issue of Village Living Magazine.
“Do you know how there are inside pets and outside pets? Some animals are content to spend their days snoozing on the carpet where others need acres of open space in which to run until their tongues hang out a foot or so. I can say that my boys are outside animals.”