Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Pirates of the Hasselhoff

Took the kids to Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. I liked it. Some parts were a bit scary for Kayleigh, but she was never scared to the point of closing her eyes - she just squeezed my hand and whispered, "Eeeewww - that guy has an octopus head!" Tyler loved it, especially the return of the zombie monkey from Curse of the Black Pearl. Be sure to stay for the credits, as there is an extra little tidbit at the end.

Afterward, we went to Seattle Lighting and picked up the fixtures for the house. Drove all the way home with an 8-foot track light bar bisecting the interior of the Sportage. It was cool to get out with the kids and do a summer thing like go to a great popcorn type movie.

Of course, I got home to see my brother had left me a message consisting of this link. He said it would make me want to gouge out my eyes with forks. He was right.

So now I sit typing blind with stupid forks in my eye sockets, and rejoicing that the plumber is back out at the house, fixing some issues. I think we passed plumbing inspection and he was going to make said changes after said inspection. And I have a rental house living room full of boxed light fixtures. I win.

Spare some juju for my good friend Caleb, who has gone under the knife today to have almost a foot of his colon removed. We're thinking about you, buddy!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Todd,
I am new to your blog. Have been visiting WN for 9 weeks now-since the death of my Don(y6 yrs. old)..
Was a bit down..go figure huh?...the Hasselhoff video made me crack up...thanks..and to your bro...I needed that.
Cindy
Vancouver,WA

Anonymous said...

He was 46..:-(
Cindy

tbone said...

Hi Cindy,
Thanks for reading. I know there's nothing I can say that makes your situation okay, but maybe knowing others have had similar experiences will make you feel less alone on your path.

Good to hear from a fellow Washingtonian. Please take care of yourself and check in any time.

Ali said...

Australia exports some fabulous things - this song is NOT one of them!

I laughed so hard watching the clip - even though my streaming is hopeless. This song was a hit when I was 13 or 14. It was sung by a very sleazy Ted Mulry - he makes the 'Hoff look good. And Night Rider was a much watched TV show at around the same time. Ahhhh, the memories......

My 13 year old loved the new Pirates movie too.

Ali