Reality Bites

Random musings of reality bytes ... when reality bites.

Thursday, July 5, 2007


We had a laid back holiday yesterday. We were invited to a bbq but we declined so we could relax.

We ended up watching “transformers” at the theater. DH & I are not particularly die hard fans or anything but thought it would something fun to watch.

I hung out with all boy cousins while I was growing up and I watched the Transformers cartoons with them. So I was pretty familiar with the characters and concept. DH’s nephew is enthralled with Transformers and has a lot of the robots. He’s been telling his parents he’d like to see the movie and they said they are taking him. After seeing it yesterday, I think the movie is not really geared to kids his age (he’s 7). Oh well, that’s for his parents to decide.

I found the movie to be entertaining enough and it is pretty well made. The CGI was incredible. DH liked the movie more than I did … maybe I’m just really not that into robots.

After the movie, we had an early dinner at a Japanese restaurant. We didn’t head out to catch fireworks as we were tired.

There were some people who were shooting fireworks near our neighborhood. So we watched fireworks through our bedroom window in bed. Not bad. :)

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July!

Question of the day: What are some of the cartoons you watched growing up? (My favorite was Superfriends”!)

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Name that Tune

Do you ever listen to a song and it instantly transports you back in time or recall a special memory?

I was on the bus this morning heading to work and listening to my ipod. I was feeling blah until a favorite song of mine played. Instantly my mood changed. I like this particular song because it was the song that was playing when DH & I were on our early dates, when we took a drive down the coast to be exact.

It was a lovely sunny day and we decided to drive down the coast. I didn’t particularly care where we were driving to as long as we were together. I remember feeling excited, anxiousness, nervousness and butterflies in my stomach. I remember my thoughts were consumeed wondering if and when DH was going to hold my hand or kiss me. Hearing this song brought me back to that exact time and the emotions I was feeling that day.

When I hear Michelle Branch’s song “Breathe”, it brings me back to our wedding day. For some retro moments: When I hear Spandau Ballet’s song “Gold”, it transports me back to 6th grade when my friend Karen & I sang to it countless of times.

It’s funny how a song can instantly evoke a memory or emotion from your past.

Question of the day: What is a particular song that invokes a memory or time for you?