Friday, October 16, 2009

Colorful Past

The girls volleyball team I coach had a team dinner last night. We had finished eating our carbo load (stuffed pasta shells and garlic bread...yes mom, we had a salad too) and we were tearing into the caramel layered brownies...one of the girls said that they like my red sweatshirt. It was "a good color".

I told her that I seem to wear a lot of red. Claire likes me in that color and I have always sorta liked it. As a matter of fact, I confided in them, I have always thought it would be cool to have a nickname that is a color like "Red" or "Blue". They laughed and thought that was silly.

It was then I remembered that from about age 8 to around high school, I did have a nickname that was a color...or at least a color was in it. White-Boy.

At that age, my father was living very close to the Mexican Boarder. I was the ONLY white kid in the neighborhood.

Everyone called me "White-Boy". My friends, their parents and even the ice cream man.

"White-Boy".

I think I would prefer to be called "Red" or "Blue".

Nah, I will stick with Bogart.

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So we went and saw the 12:01am showing of Where the Wild Things Are last night...this morning?...I'll stick with last night.

The reviews have been generally good and the previews are really freak'n fantastic.

The movie...well, it was good, but not quite as good as we had hoped.

A little darker than the previews would lead you to believe, but both Claire and I enjoyed it.

I am not a parent, but I am guessing kids under 8 or 9 would probably be a little scared...older than that and they will enjoy the heck out of it.

That is all.

5 comments:

for a different kind of girl said...

I'm kind of on the fence about seeing that movie. Sometimes I just like to leave a classic book alone and keep it's 10 sentences alive in my imagination.

Now, on the other hand, I really want to see Paranormal Activity, but I'm going to be home alone most of next week, so that one is going to have to wait. Because I'm a weenie.

leighann said...

awww, man.
The previews make the movie look gorgeous!! I'm bummed.
My kids all had nightmares after Coraline...maybe I'll go alone and screen Wild Things first.

Thanks for the reviews, White Boy.

Sue said...

I'm a little on the fence about seeing it too. The book was my favorite when I was a child. I even wanted to get a tatoo of Max when I grew up...but me, being a "white girl" couldn't figure out how to make his white suit look good on my white ankle...

The Wilson Window said...

so, this 25 yr old girl i work with married a 65 yr old man this year and his name is red. it creeps me out, don't make that your nickname please!
was wondering about the movie... will wait and let jack watch it on dvd :)

WILLIAM said...

I enjoyed WIldthings. Max and Wyatt enjoyed it. I would not say that is is dark as it is deep and that the themes would go over most kids (7 or under) heads. I like Spike Jones