Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Mama Kat's Prompt....A First 5 at a Special Time?

Mama Kat actually is giving me an option on her prompt for a First 5? Oh my gosh...this is what I live for!! So, an early Thursday edition a First 5 of my most recent favorite things. First 5 aficionados...both of 'em ...will notice that the format is slightly different. But, gotta follow the rules of an essay, right?

To look at this in practicality, I have to define what recent means. To me it is either a new discovery or a very recent rediscovery of something you used to love. In addition, 'recent' to me defines something within the last couple of years or so. So, here is Lane's Most Recent First 5 things.

My fifth most favorite thing in life right now is Scrubs. My wife told me, "You need to watch this show because it's stupid..and you like stupid things." Well, I'm paraphrasing, but that's the gist. I didn't know if I should've felt slightly abashed or insulted. Then I realized something.

She's right.

I love stupid movies...Naked Gun....Airplane...Hot Shots...I love 'em. But, as I got to watch this show over the last year and a half, I noticed that this show also has a great deal of heart. There is an episode that always leaves me slightly emotional. (Of course in this episode, one of the patients mentions the single worst sports moment in my life, Dwight Clark's lucky ass catch.)


My fourth favorite thing is Hogan's Heroes. Yeah, I know, the thing has been on longer than I've been alive, but this is more of rediscovery. The show is tacky, stupid, and slightly insulting. So, what...I love it!! "I know nothing!!" As Sergeant Shultz would say, but I think the fact is that it is poking fun at something that really should not be poked fun at. But, they stay out of the truly evil stuff and use the Nazis as harmless doofuses. (It is fiction, guys)

By the way, I am interested in some of the stories behind the cast and what may've happened to Bob Crane. This series has a lot of history behind it as I'm finding out.

My third favorite thing actually happened about four years ago as I watched the movie 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets'. I had no experience with Harry Potter and could've cared less...or couldn't have cared less...whatever works. Anyway, I was only there because it was a way to get out of half a day of inservice to join the English Department in their screening of it. I loved it. Ever since then, I have read, re read, listened to CD's/cassettes, and watched each movie at least twice. This has become my favorite series of all time...even better then the greatness of the 'Longarm' western series.

The runner up in my calvicade of faves is Pringles...specifically, BBQ Pringles. Sometimes, when you get a certain can, it is reprocessed BBQ heaven. My little girls have also gotten into the BBQ bug. Whenever I try to hide a can of BBQ goodness to secretly snack on, they bust me and confiscate at least half of my intended snack. Shouts of "P'ingles", from Itty Bitty and "I want a BIG GIRL bite of Pringles, Daddy!" from Addsy echo through our house as their thievery and their panhandling begins.


Finally, my favorite most recent thing is....Tackle Football...with toddlers. With my girls, they love to get 'tackled' and they love to tackle. Really, I suppose, this is just a catch all for playing with the girls. With this, it is one of the great things with kids. They love fun. They will run around, scream, squeal, and just love life. As you get older, you supposedly get perspective on my life. I have gotten more wisdom from watching my kids as they approach life. They are amazing creatures, aren't they.

Well, this is my list. I hope that you to play along on Mama Kat's site. Also, be watching Friday as my First 5 list hits television characters.

----Lane

7 comments:

Dan said...

I can second the Scrubs and the tackle football - it works on boys too until they hit the preteens.

Jenners said...

Visiting from MamaKat's Writer's Workshop...

We found "Scrubs" when it first started and loved it from the get go! Has a nice funky/funny/heartful vibe. You might like "30 Rock" too!

Did you see that movie about Bob Crane's life starring Greg Kinnear? I think it was called "Auto Focus" and pretty much tells the story of his rather racy and weird life. Check it out if you haven't seen it already.

And Harry Potter is brilliant! Books are better than the movies in my opinion ... the imagination of JK Rowling is awesome!

And Pringles! Oh yeah! They never last more than 30 minutes at our house.

And my husband and son LOVE playing tackle!

Great list! I really related to all of them!

WhatsTheSkinny... said...

I love stupid movies too! I just can't seem to turn them off...thinking the ending is all I dreamed it would be.

NateAndJakesMom said...

I love reading daddy blogs!! Though you sound like my husband...he likes stupid things too...I don't get it...

Tiffany said...

Great list!

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

Scrubs cracks me up. It never fails when ever i have pringles i feel the need to put them in my mouth so they hang out like duck lips. Can't help myself.

blueviolet said...

I think Scrubs is ridiculous fun too! Stupid is funny!