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Optimus Primordial

Posted on 2006.01.28 at 17:05
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My son has been getting interested in Transformers. Not that we've put away the Power Rangers just yet...So, being the benevolent father that I am, and always wanting to be up on what my son is interested in, I downloaded Season One of Transformers. I don't want to say that he was ungrateful, but he watched several episodes in confused silence. "What is this, daddy?" He finally asks.
"Transformers, son, I thought you liked them."
"This is like Transformers for babies." He tells me.
Come to find out, I had downloaded the cartoons of Tony's era - what is now referred to as, "Generation One." The last three iterations thus far are Armada, Energon, and now Cybertron. So much to keep up with. The most interesting thing, apparently, as I have no first-hand knowledge of this, is that all the same characters from "Generation One" reprise their roles during each new segment, despite being killed off in the previous segments. Ergo, whilst watching "Generation One," my son was familiar with each of the characters, but they appeared so different (and far tamer would be my guess) than the newest Cybertron series. So I found him Season One. I'll no doubt watch the first few episodes with him so I can keep up. The reason for my post today, is that harddrive filled up, and I'm offloading his episodes to seven CDROM's, as my mac is currently both geographically separated, and I don't get my DSL until Tuesday.

In other news, got a surprise call from an old Air Force buddy of mine I hadn't seen in 5 or so years...he moved to Texas six months ago! Exactly the time I've been in St. Louis! It was great to hear from him and he's a bigwig salesman now in the Aerospace industry and one of the city's in his area of responsibility is...St. Louis! I can't wait to catch up. According to his story, he just got connected, thought, "I'll see if I can find Eric..." He found unixwolf.net in approximately three minutes, and my cell phone on my resume therein shortly afterwords. Five minutes after his initial search, we were catching up. Awesome!

Lori and Carla are painting my daughter's room today. I have the kids. It is my job to keep the children occupied and away from my wife during this period. She finished my son's room last night and it looks GREAT! He's wanted a Nautical-themed room complete with submarine bed and the base coat is now complete. My daughter's room will be a pink-princess room. No real surprise there. Watched The Wedding Crashers and Old School last night. The former wasn't nearly as good as I had been led to expect. That being said, there were several times during the film that I was laughing so hard I couldn't breathe and my sides were aching with laughter. I did the same thing during the latter film, despite having seen it before.

While sitting in the back seat of the car admiring herself in her mirrorma, my daughter exclaims that the rain pelting the car came from the clouds. At three years old, I was awfully impressed, and told her so. Something she learned from Strawberry Shortcake she told me. I don't feel so bad her watching those now that I know she's learning from them.

Have a fantastic weekend!


wardlejew at 2006-02-02 18:46 (UTC) (Link)
"Transformers. More than meets the eye!" Literally. Used to love playing with them. Didn't know there was so many versions.

Your entry had gone so long without a comment. Had to give you something.
ehowton at 2006-02-02 19:15 (UTC) (Link)
Threw me a bone, eh? Thanks! I got him Optimus Prime for his birthday. He's six today, and I took him outside, just the two of us last night, and sat on the front step with him, telling him how proud I was of him, and reminding that his birthday was the next day. "I got you a little something, boy." He was pretty excited. I asked him, "Would you like it now?" He thought about that and said, "If my birthday's not until tomorrow, I'll just wait until tomorrow." Wow. So tonight, he gets his Optimus Prime. He's guessed that it was either a small Transformer or a Power Ranger. He has no idea.
wardlejew at 2006-02-02 19:33 (UTC) (Link)
Amazing! He said he would wait! Smart kid. My sister's B-day is the day before mine. We usually celebrated on her B-day. Makes my own B-day less exciting. So your boy will be able to have that much more excitement today!

Funny, I think I'd be tempted to let my son open his present early too, especially if it is a really cool present. As parents, we love to see the kids light up.
dentin at 2006-02-05 05:48 (UTC) (Link)
Heh, I remember transformers. The electrum episode in particular sticks in my mind, because it didn't make sense to me that they didn't exploit it in later episodes.

BTW, could you possibly mail me some OOB contact information? I'd like to drop you a line some time.
(Anonymous) at 2006-02-06 21:59 (UTC) (Link)
For Babies? OMG. All of these new iterations of transformers that recycle the names of the original are an affront against the True Transformers.

Give me Transformers, He-Man, and Voltron any day over the crap they try to pass off as children's entertainment now.
ehowton at 2006-02-06 23:57 (UTC) (Link)
I was actually thinking of sending you the entire first season of Cybertron so you could view it prior to pontificating about it. It's not bad.
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