Archive for May, 2008

Iron Man

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on May 20, 2008 by Budd Black

Last Wednesday, I took the kids to see Iron Man.  We got to the theatre and sat down with about 10 other people.  The movie was showing every 30 minutes so people had a huge choice of times to see it.  It was also 3:30 on a Wednesday.  The movie was good and all except one scene toward the beginning with a reporter was appropriate for the kids.  It held Ashli's(7) attention all the way through, but Ally(3) just couldn't follow the movie completely.  They both loved the movie and I enjoyed it as well.  Someone told me it was better than Spiderman 2 and that is setting the bar way high.  It was not better, but was still very good. 

On the way home from the movie, Ashli was looking out the window and being very quiet.  I knew exactly what she was thinking.  I asked her, "What are you thinking about back there, how to create an Iron Man suite?"  She lit up and said, "Yeah."  Ally made up and Iron man dance where she shuffles her feet and then kicks.  They both run around playing Iron man now. 

With all the movies coming up, I think I will go broke.  They both want to see Prince Caspian, Indiana (or Indian according to Ally) Jones, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and The Incredible Hulk. 

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Boom De Yada

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 12, 2008 by Budd Black


This commercial is awesome and it gets the whole family singing Boom De Yada together.  I don't know what Boom De Yada means, though.  The commercial is addictive and very well done. 

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The Baby Bird

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on May 7, 2008 by Budd Black

    For some odd reason, yesterday, my wife took my daughter back to school to get a baby bird that had fallen out of its nest.  Ashli, along with every other kid, had noticed the bird hopping around while they were at recess.  No other parent, if even asked, gave in and went back to the school to look for the bird.  I said to my wife, "Don't, it will only die."  My protest via phone were either ignored or already too late as there was a bird in a box in my living room when I got home from work. 

     A quick internet search revealed that I was in fact right and that their was about a zero chance of survival with us nursing this bird.  The site I referenced also mentioned that in the State of Tennessee it is illegal to take a wild bird out of the wild.  I doubt wildlife management was running a sting, but it was another reason to be rid of the thing.  More research revealed that the mother would continue feeding the bird even after we had touched it.  It said we should try and put it back into its nest, make a nest to put in a tree for it, or, at the very least, put the baby in a tree or bush off the ground. 

     Of course it was up to me, the heartless dad, to take her back to the school with the bird and let the bird go.  Tears flowed for hours as my daughter explained that she could have kept it alive and that it would have been a great pet.  We put the bird on a thick branch in a tree, the nest was not evident.  Hopefully its mom and/or dad will find it there and continue feeding it. 

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