Wednesday, January 04, 2012

My mushy memory and the Titanic

When I'm at home, I'll think, "OK, next time I'm at the store I need this and that and a new whats-it."

Then I go to the store, walk in and think, "What am I here for?"

I try to write lists, but sometimes, I think of something and by the time I made it to the kitchen where my pen and paper are, I've forgotten.  My brain is like mush.

It goes the same with my blog.  I think of terribly clever things to talk about, but by the time I sit down at the computer, I've forgotten them.  Mushy, mushy, mushy brain.

Oh well!

Today I unpacked the girls room and I put away all the bathroom stuff.  That was fun, let me tell you.

Something I found amusing while driving across America last week:

The year 2012 is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.  A reason to celebrate, right?  I heard about a company that is charging $8000 for people to go on a cruise ship and re-enact the Titanic experience.  How many people are jumping to be first in line for that?  Then, as we were driving through (I think) Tennessee, I saw a large billboard.  Now, I was passing it at 73mph, so I only caught a quick glance, but this is what I saw:

A woman dressed in a maid outfit with a huge smile on her face.  She is holding one arm up in the air as if to say, "Come on in!  Welcome!"  Behind the smiling maid is a large black ocean liner.  The billboard says, "The Titanic, a family experience."

Words failed me.  I laughed.  I had to.  What else are you suppose to do when you see something this ridiculous?  Any thoughts on "The Titanic, a family experience?" 

To top it all off, why is the family Titanic experience in Tennessee?  I don't think they launched the Titanic from there.  I mean, unless they sent it sailing down the Mississippi River first.  So, why Tennessee?

I would be most interested in any insight you might have.

OK, I found a link to the Tennessee Titanic enthusiasits historical family fun website:  You can see the maid with her arm up welcoming you to the Titanic!

1 comment:

SLC said...

If I remember correctly, the Titanic was a family experience only in the sense that the whole family experienced death together. Weird. People will do anything to make a buck.