So while we were on the Bermuda cruise, my BFF Tracy had sent a package to my son Eric so he would have some goodies to eat, something to read, and a movie to watch while we were gone. The movie was The Bee Movie. Unfortunately he could not get it to work on his DVD player in his room, and Grandma and Grandpa did not know how to work the one in the living room so he did not get to watch it till the other night.
It was very cute, cartoons have come a long way and it did make me remember what my Dad talked about when I went home to Canada last fall, that if we kill all the bees that over time we would die too, because we need the bees for pollination and all that stuff. So although the movie was funny it was very well thought out and made you think too.
What I found was the funniest was watching the extra stuff where Jerry Seinfeld who wrote the movie and was actually The Bee, talked about how funny the movie was and he showed him and his friends as they were doing the voices. One of them was Puddy from the Seinfeld show, and Chris Rock too, so it showed them laughing etc. But as I sat and watched them I thought what the heck is so funny?
But then I thought well it is probably like when we are with a bunch of girlfriends, one who shall remain nameless to protect her from being embarrassed (I will only say 32 oz of Starbucks Frappacino) but we will be with friends and laugh and laugh till things start spraying out of our bodies from laughing so hard, but when we tell the story later to someone they look at you like you are nuts….so I think I understand where Jerry is coming from, we had to be there to understand how much fun making this movie was.
So speaking of cartoons, today Jeff called me from his truck “hey honey there’s a road runner in the front yard by the roses” so what did I do? Yep, I got out my camera…. holy heck those suckers are taller then I thought, thank goodness I had some corn there to feed the little feller, or he might have eaten Jeff as he got outta the truck…where is my anvil when I need it? Oh yeah I was using it earlier to pound down a couple eyelets.
Anyway, you know that road runners really don’t look like this right? I mean I do because we live in Arizona, but I must admit the first time I saw a road runner on the road, and Jeff said look a road runner, I thought what have you been smoking man, and where can I get some…ok just kidding, but I did think he was fibbing, I mean it looks nothing like the cartoon and it is not even tall.
So here he is behind the tree, I had to use my zoom lens cause I did not want to scare him away, and well my zoom is not that strong.
Here it is more out in the open by the roses, they have kind of a Mohawk thing on their head.
This one you can see the Mohawk thing a little better, but then he ran off and I could not get any more pictures.
See, other then the Mohawk and the long tail they look nothing like the cartoon do they?
So Tracy gave Eric a game at Christmas time called 20Q and it is a little too hard for Eric to play but Jeff and I have fun with it.
I have it by the bed so every night I think of a word to try to trick it, but I swear it usually guesses them. Last night the word was toilet….and it got it….don’t ask me where these words come from they just pop into my head like magic. Just call me David Coppafeel…I mean Copperfield.
One time I thought of picnic table, and I thought ok if it says table I will let it have it, but it actually guessed picnic table.
I don’t know how it works, but it is pretty fun.
It does not like dirty words though, so if I am in the mood to “win the game” I just think of a bad word….I feel like a winner tonight…so what’s it gonna be?
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Tracy Altemose says
Oh My Gosh!! I think you have me beat with the Interesting Bird in the yard!! Gee I call you on Saturday cause I was excited we had a Mallard and Drake Duck in our yard!! And you had a Roadrunner!!!!!!!! You win!!
Try thinking of Wooly Mammoth with the 20Q that was one that it guessed for us once and we were Shocked!
I can honestly say that I learned something new today. I didn't realize there was an actual animal "road runner". I thought it was just a cartoon character. Does the real road runner say "Beep" "Beep" too. I am going to have to google it.
Jackie W. says
Oh my gosh! I used to see those driving in New Mexico where my grandparents lived! I think they are so cute! Thanks for sharing!