Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Cheap Trick 'Music For Hangovers'
This weekend wasn’t as tough as I thought it would be… It was the first
weekend of Free Food February.
Here’s the breakdown of food over the past few days…
3 slices of Pizza Hut pepperoni pizza (courtesy of Mom)
2 packages of Snyder’s Multi-Grain chips (station supply)
1 package of Lance Toastchee crackers (station supply)
1 slice of Pizza Hut pepperoni pizza (leftover: courtesy of Mom)
A dozen Buffalo Wild Wings Mango Habanera wings (courtesy of Kim Thore)
1 bagel with margarine and 3 strips of turkey bacon (courtesy of Kim Thore)
3 Taco Bell tacos with a side of Beans n’ Cheese (courtesy of Mom)
1 Krispy Kreme doughnut (Brought to the station)
Broccoli with Ranch dressing
Swiss and Cheddar Cheese cubes
1 slice of Papa John’s meat pizza (these items left over from a sales
An order of Outback Wings (Courtesy of Tina Sutton)
Man… Let me tell ya… I was feeling the hunger late Sunday afternoon. If my cat Monroe was still alive, I could have possibly turned her into a plate of Sesame Chicken.
So thankfully my mother came through with some Taco Bell tacos!
--Over the weekend, I watched some movies from Netflix. I tried watching The Reaping and The Machinist, but I just couldn’t close on them.
The Reaping had promise, but it just wouldn’t move along with the story. After 40 minutes… I gave up on it faster than a search for a 14 year old virgin in Kentucky.
The Machinist was no better. Even though I was dealing with hunger pangs of my own… I couldn’t look at the emaciated Christian Bale without wanting to throw food at my new 32” High-Def LCD television.
The movie was taking its time to go absolutely nowhere. After 40 minutes of that nonsense… It was pulled from the DVD player.
I also gave up on The L Word. I wouldn’t think it possible… But seeing lovely naked women (lesbians) engaged in sexual situations wasn’t enough to keep me interested in the series. The L Word isn't the type of drama I like to watch. It was too much of a soap opera for me. There was nothing to make me laugh… Sure, it was a good study on relationships no matter which side of the fence you reside on… Gay or non-gay… The L Word just didn’t make me want it. I never found myself saying, “Hot damn! Another DVD of The L Word!”
Then I put in the last movie that was chilling on my entertainment center. A film that I was interested in seeing, but not interested enough to see in the theaters... Transformers.
Although I watched it and gave it 3 out of 5 stars… I still don’t really understand what the hell it was that I saw. Let me explain…
The Transformers come from a planet where machines evolved like people. Then some evil machine found the cube from Hellraiser and all hell broke loose. The cube would make machines evil and they’d go out to find worlds to destroy.
I liked Transformers simply because it was a fun ride. There's really nothing more than fun and special effects. And that cube from Hellraiser... Where was Pinhead?
Do you remember the animated television series?
I do and I remember the movie although I never saw the series. And I never liked the movie.
I had a friend that worked at a theater when the animated Transformers flick came out. He was a fan of the show and was surprised to find that they killed off Optimus Prime in the film.
That news didn’t have any impact on me, but he told me about something fascinating that happened whenever the Transformers showings let out. So I had to check it out.
I couldn’t believe my eyes! And for some reason, I found it a little funny (I’m blaming my age and lack of sensitivity at the time). Kids by the dozens were coming out of the theaters and crying their little eyes out because Optimus Prime was killed off in the movie. I even remember parents being outraged about spending their money to take their kids only to have their hearts crushed.
Oh, it was good times.