I went to Safeway (the local mega grocery store) this afternoon and while standing at the check out line I glanced over to the 5-6 gossip magazines they usually have opposite the candy rack and I didn't recognize a single person who was featured on all their covers. It dawned on me that I know nothing about current popular culture and that I really didn't care. I looked down into my hand basket and there were 2 pints of organic blueberries, some stilton cheese, sliced bread from Vita Vittles bakery, kosher salt, and a bag of frozen scallops. I looked at the conveyor belt of the person in front of me and there was Kellogs box cereal, a sack of potatoes, hot dogs, ground beef, frozen pizza, gogurt, and whole bunch of commercial junk food that she had coupons for. I looked at the other conveyor belts on each lane besides me and they were all buying the same kind of stuff. Was my diet and interests so different from everyone elses? Is this why I have a hard time finding any type of joy in things everyone else seems to enjoy, revere? It dawned on me that I have slowly drifted very far, far, far away from mainstream America and all the commercial popular culture that it holds important and dear. How does this happen?