So I fondled the iPhone on the way to take my kids to see Ratatouille. The mall in Honolulu has an Apple store, a movie theater, and an Orange Julius all in one place. Doesn't get any awesomer than that.
First up: The iPhone (which I have written about before). It truly was love at first touch, but not enough to buy the first version of it. Plus, when I want to get it, I want to walk in the store at my leisure and purchase it, not have to wait in line or line up the next day to get my shot at their alotted 20 units. What is it, a Wii? Nuh uh. Homie don't play dat.
When I heard the announcement that the iPhone wasn't going to run on the "good Cingular network" (Edge schmedge) I said, "Eff that." I plan on using my iPhone as my laptop on-the-go, and if so, it must be fast. As much as love my beloved MacBook, hauling it around will be a distant memory once the sleek iPhone hits my mitts. So hurry up and get the shizz worked out, Apple.
Now Ratatouille. I was excited to see this movie because it's a movie about food. And it's made by Pixar (my fave of the animation studios) so everything looked beautiful. Simply stunning. But I just couldn't get past a rat cooking. Rats are disgusting, and their tails give me the skeeves. So rodents touching food? For me, it was a lot to (ahem) swallow. Despite its G-rating, I felt that it was really a movie geared toward adults. Both Wallie and Bunny stayed interested the whole way through, but frankly, I was amazed by that, especially since we saw a 7PM showing. My advice: if you have to take the kids to see a movie in the theater this summer, skip Ratatouille and take them to see Surf's Up instead. It's not as pretty to look at, but it has penguins, surfing, and Shia LeBoeuf. With a side of mochi crunch popcorn on a hot summer day, it's a real-cute kid-pleaser.