Sunday, August 7, 2005

Movie review, Salad review

The March of the Penguins was a delight.  Emperor Penguins live in Antarctica, breed on the continental ice shelf, SEVENTY MILES from the ocean.  How do they get to the breeding ground?

They walk.

And they slide, stumble, and coast on the ice.  They find mates, they lay their eggs and then nurture them in fifty degrees below zero cold.  They go without food for months. Then they march off and leave the babies to fend for themselves.  Then the babies march to the sea, to live their lives until it is time for them to march to the breeding grounds.

It was a fascinating, informative film.  On the way out, considering the ordeal the penguins go through, a man commented, "Can't we build them some kind of shuttle so they don't have to walk all that way?"

I'm for that.

After the film my date and I went to IHOP for lunch and each had a Fajita Salad.  Man, was that good, with grilled steak, onions, chicken, olives, other veggies, and greens galore in wonderful dressing.  It came with garlic toast, salsa, sour cream and guacamole.

After three months without food with the penguins we were ready for that fantastic salad. Wish we could have saved a bite for them.




robinngabster said...

I have seen the previews of that movie on tv and have been wondering if it was good or not. Glad to hear you liked it. The salad sounded GREAT! Gotta love IHOP!

chasferris said...

Robin, I liked it, but it was long.  I was glad when it was over.  Not for kids.

ryanagi said...

LOL Sounds like a lovely date. I'd heard parts of that film weren't really appropriate for young children (ravages and nature and all).

mavarin said...

Heh heh heh.  Glad you enjoyed them both! - Karen  

plieck30 said...

Glad you had such a nice time. Paula

kateh2ocolorart said...

The photography was brilliant, and imagine being those photographers?  It was amazing how the Penguins had no fear of them.
I agree, not for kids, but not as GRAPHIC as your local cat catching and killing a bird, thank goodness!

Glad you had a great time Dad.   I LOVED it too.  Also recommend Finding Neverland...we watched it on DVD and really really liked it too!

fisherkristina said...

Man am I hungry!


fitzzer said...

I've been wanting to see this myself. I'm glad people are going so maybe they'll continue to make more films like this. It sounds wonderful. I will have to see it soon! The salad sounds de-lish - making me hungry! ~ Lori