Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Rehash Episode, With a Bonus

Do you know what I mean by a rehash episode? It happens frequently right before the holidays. You know...it is when the network teases you all week that your favorite sitcom is All New. You tell the kids to go brush their teeth and say their prayers and whatever you do don't bother mommy, and you settle in with your twinkies and Diet Coke for 24 minutes of pure escapism, interspersed with 39 commercials. And then it happens. It usually comes in the form of a dream sequence or series of flashbacks. It is the rehash. They didn't want to pay all the actors to come in this week, so you get one or two main characters who keep remembering all the stuff that has already happened. The Twinkies turn to sawdust in your mouth. You feel cheated and defeated. If you had wanted to watch what already happened, you would just jump onto your computer and watch them all over again on Hulu, right? (The photo is from the Dream Sequence in the movie "Vertigo." It really says it all.)

Well, the holidays are coming up, and sorry, but I have decided to rehash and recap. I'm Victoria. This is my blog. I have six sons and one daughter. I am a musician, a photographer, a Domestic Goddess, and (this part is new... even in a rehash episode, you always have to throw in a little All New material...) I shoot a pretty mean free throw. If you look back through my old posts, you will find that I have ingeniously figured out how to embed mp3 files in my posts, and you can hear some of the songs I have written. Shameless plug: I'm working on recording a cool Christmas one, that I will post early next week, so don't forget to check back to hear it.

Now, pay attention... this part really is All New. Tomorrow I am making a 14-hour drive to Oregon to pick up my only daughter from Grandma. DK (Darling Kevin, also herein referred to as KH, or Kevin Honey) cannot make the trip, as he has to stay and work to keep us hip-deep in whole wheat. I know. You are probably worried about me right now. Don't be. I should have been a trucker. I love driving long distances with nothing but Skippy, Excedrin and the sound of Kung Fu Panda to keep me awake. But just to keep things interesting, I have plans to blog several times while on my trip. The route up I-5 from Orange County to Oregon could be considered long and uninteresting. Unless you love agriculture. Imagine... a personally guided tour through the garlic farms of California. But have no fear. Skippy and I will find some fun on this trip.
Do me a favor and check in tomorrow and leave me some comments so I don't feel like I am traveling alone. Here is the bonus: If you comment on my blog while I am driving along, I will enter you in a drawing for a loaf of whole wheat bread and a jar of Knott's Boysenberry Jam. Don't worry... I won't bake it until I get home, so it will be nice and fresh before I mail it.

18 comments:

Lisa said...

I think you can add additional contests (like guess where I am)while you are on the road, too!

Lisa said...

When does this contest close? did I win?

~ Jamie ~ said...

I was wondering if that was Jimmy Stewart in the picture. He looks a little creepy. I can't wait to hear the new Christmas song. I'm sure it is amazing. And (did I mention I like starting sentances with and?) how can you love to drive by yourself like that? I go CRAZY!!! It's a chlostrophobic thing I think.

Victoria said...

Yes, that IS Jimmy Stewart. The disembodied head look does not do him any favors. But then none of us really look our best on this blog. And no, Lisa, you did not win. We haven't even started yet. Did I say I was already driving? NO. I am not leaving until very early tomorrow morning. I have to figure out how to beat the L.A. morning rush hour. Whatever time I have to get up to do that...that is when I will leave. It is like in that movie "Iron Will." The only way you can win, is to run at night, while others sleep. Then on the last night, when all must run, you alone will be friendly with the dark...

Lisa said...

Did I win yet? I personally love the word verification section. The almost words are really quite disturbing yet attractive at the same time. I might need to start using them in everyday speech. What about "reducle?" What do you think that is?

Lisa said...

This one is good...exputi

It sounds like some kind of former sputum.

Lisa said...

Okay, best on yet...."cominbum."

I'll wait for you ideas about that one.

Lisa said...

one yet

your ideas...

geesh, who has been eating by this keyboard and making it stick?

oh, that would be me.

Rachel Ricchio said...

have fun on your trip! that bread is starting to sound pretty delicious right now! :)

allison said...

Where are you? You left before I picked up the boys for Seminary. I imagine you must have missed the LA traffic and any no on 8 traffic. You are driving a suburban. It has Yes on 8 written all over it--figuratively.

allison said...

again with Allison...she sneaks on here and checks her email. it was ME....not Allie. don't enter her in the contest!

Lisa said...

Ack.....

Okay, I will also be thinking of how to describe the craptastic movie that Twilight will be tonight at midnight. Why, oh why, did I say I would take her tonight?

I love that kid, that is why.

McD Three said...

I'm in the drawing. :) Drive safe

Erika said...

I want to play!....Enter my name in the drawing. You are too stinkin' funny! I know I say that all the time but I'm hoping you won't notice that I'm sucking up. I love bread and jam! And exclamation points!

McKenzie said...

Heyyy Sister McDaniel!!! :) have i ever told you that i like bread? :) haha i love you and hope you are having great trip!

Nan said...

Um...stop in Monterey on your way home...it is only a bit out of your way, but I have Aquarium passes that might entice you...
Nan Lemmon
(former RSM resident)

Victoria said...

NAN LEMMON! How are you??? Invite me to your private blog! Tyler said he told Whitney that he loves her. It had somethig to do with some Texas sheet cake and peppermint ice cream, I believe...

Nan said...

You are totally invited to our blog...send me your email at jnwlemmon@gmail.com
I love your blog. Besides the fact that you are a fabulous writer, I love getting to listen to amazing music.
Oh, Whitney must have been up to some baking and then forced the King Henry boys to eat it...