Saturday, November 28, 2009

Random Ramblings

So, lots of little things to tell.

First, I find the term preggers extremely annoying. It bothers me. I can't help it.

Now on to other things. I'm a little sad because it's time for my Ninja to go into hibernation for the winter. We had some pretty nice days last week while I was sick, and I didn't get one last ride in.

Speaking of Ninjas, I am desperate to see the movie Ninja Assassin. Not because I'm under any delusion that it will have anything close to a plot or character development. No, only because it will be a bloodbath of martial arts gory goodness with a cool-assed knife on a chain. It takes me back to a guilty pleasure of my youth. Kung Fu Theater. Every Saturday afternoon one long ago summer, while the family was laboring outside, I'd sneak away from my chores and absorb in mind, body and soul the craziest martial arts movies out of Asia from the seventies and eighties. Blood spatters, flailing arms and subtitles. Ahh the thrills and chills of youth.



Moving on. I seem to dream up odd heroines. Either they're sliding under a tiny table in a honkytonk when the hero approaches in a panicked attempt to hide, they're being abducted by aliens while wearing a sock monkey hat, they're losing a bar bet, they carry brass knuckles, they'll provide only name rank and serial number to the hero, or they're terrified of animals, and their mates are wolf shifters. I'm not sure where they come from.

So, any quirky heroines, guilty secret pleasures or eighties flashbacks you wish to share? I'm all ears.

4 comments:

Susan Kelley said...

I like the monkey hat. I think I'll skip the ninja movie. My boys went through a years long ninja stage during their elementary years. I remember all the warnings about kids watching too much ninga turtles and power rangers. Somebody thought the little boys would all grow up to be violent criminals. All the good old days. Thanks for reminding me.

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

I'll leave the ninja assassins to you, Ava. It sounds like the movie is just what you're looking for, though! :)

Ava Quinn said...

Yeah, kung fu flicks are an acquired taste. I won't make you guys come along.

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

LOL! Thanks! :)

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