J and I watched “Brokeback Mountain” on Wednesday. We had the movie sitting on our desk for weeks and I kept pushing and pushing that I wanted J to see this movie. He didn’t feel like watching it for a couple of weeks, but when we finally saw it, he was like “What the hell? Why didn’t we watch this earlier? What a brilliant movie!”
Guys, I can only repeat myself over and over again… you HAVE to see this movie. Especially you, yeah YOU, who doesn’t want to see it because of the “delicate matter” the story is based on. It’s really not all about homosexuality, but about the uniqueness of human relationships and finding your soul mate, regardless of gender, and the tragedy and also negation of one’s true self because of societal pressures.
On Thursday, J’s Mom came to visit. J had promised her a private concert at the studio. While she and I went for a walk around Westwood and had some coffee and pastries at a french boulangerie, J and Aaron were warming up at the studio.
We drove over there later and enjoyed a 2.5 hour-long private performance. J’s Mom hadn’t heard them play in almost a year and she was quite impressed with the progress they’ve made. I really can’t wait to be able to provide you with a link to video footage on the Internet :)
Afterwards, we went out to an Indonesian restaurant for dinner. I’ve never had Indonesian food before. It – of course – basically fits in with other Asian food, but the taste is somewhat different from Chinese, Japanese or Thai cuisine.
Yesterday, J and I went bowling. We both hadn’t bowled in almost two years. J is a far better bowler than I am, but I am always willing to learn and improve and it was fun [yeah, and I feel my butt cheeks today ;)]. The first three games were the “warm-up” and then we both bowled the game of our lives. I had a score of 173… I was so impressed with myself :)
We made pizza [from scratch!] for dinner and then watched “Borat“. OMG! If you have seen this movie, I am curious about what you think of it. Please feel free to add your opinion in the comment section.
Note: I had no idea what I was getting into when we started watching the movie. I hadn’t heard too much of it beforehand. The guy who invented this character must have had a LOT of free time on his hands ;)