Thursday, October 21, 2010

Alias: YellowJacket

At three years old, Bryan was mesmerized by the first generation transformers. Optimus Prime, of course, was his favorite. We still have the original Hasbro Optimus Prime. His dad and I would sit back and watch-listen to Bryan as he sat three feet away from the TV while the VHS movie played. He recited each line word for word, every line, every character, and he delivered with different voices to indicate the different characters.

In the past few years, as the new Transformer movies came out, I'd be reminded of the little boy sitting for hours watching the cartoon version.

A new movie is in production. They have been filming in Chicago, LA, and recently Washington DC. This Fox News footage shows, unscripted, a Washington DC police car crashing into "Bumblebee" (a 2010 Camaro) during the shoot.

There was confusion during a police call to respond to an incident and the officer blew through an intersection that was set up and in production.

Optimus Prime, the semi-truck you see first, makes it through the intersection but when Bumblebee arrived, so did the Washington DC police SUV. That's when you see the front of Bumblebee annihilated!

Can you imagine my surprise when I heard "Bumblebee" was being shipped "someplace" in metro-Detroit for repairs? Can you imagine my disappointment when I heard (from my boss) that there will be no photos taken what-so-ever as part of the agreement? Can you imagine how hard it would be for someone like me, a blogger, the mother of an original transformer worshiper, not to be able to blog or post photos about this?

I suppose I could just post about the 1969 GTO used in the movie Striptease staring Demi Moore that was restored "someplace" in metro-Detroit, but that's old news.

Friday, October 8, 2010

I Hate When This Happens!

I am so mad I just have to vent.

You are NOT going to believe what happened.

I had been working all night on Caitlin's baby shower.

Wrapping gifts. Wrapping the prizes. Getting all my baking things together to make cupcakes with Sandi tomorrow.

Side note: Oh f*ck, after work I went to buy some neat flowering plants for centerpieces I saw a week ago ... GONE!

But I have a worse dilemma than that...

So I'm getting all the things together I need to bring and then... UGH... so DAMN MAD!

You know those chocolate covered raisins? The pretty shiny ones?

Well, I was putting them with the things I need to take Sunday and then it happened!

The LID FELL OFF... ALL THE WAY OFF .... and worse ....

The safety seal just came undone! Peeled back all by itself! Imagine that!

When I tried to fold it back down and put the lid on, those darn chocolate covered raisins fell into my hand! TWICE !!!!

What could I do? I can't serve them to guests after they fell into my hand ... so I ate them.

Ugh, I know you'd be mad too!

Thanks for letting me vent. ;)