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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Precious Moments

No, I haven't blogged in a long time. It's because I was buried under MOUNTAINS of work (ask Cl. Panic and Green Thumbs if you don't believe me). But what has dragged me out of the bleary-eyed just-wash-enough-clothes-to-get-me-through-the-week mode that I've been in? The almost indescribably creepy concept that is Precious Moments.

You all know what I'm talking about. Those figurines of angelic children with the large eyes? Yeah, those. But you must be wondering why these precious and momentous little things should creep me out, right? Okay, I'll tell you.

I received this email today from Midge:

Without reading the URL, I just clicked on the link and was greeted with this. "What's so creepy about that??" Right. Just bear with me. So, as you all know, 3-Fish is Midge's and Midge's Sister's mom. She is also MonkeyPig's and my sister. We all love her, but 3-Fish sometimes does things that are, well, to say the least, unexplained. 3-Fish lives in Kansas and there are not any Disneylands or Magic Mountains there. Instead, they have Silver Dollar City and the aforelinked Precious Moments Park.

Now, I have nothing against SDC. I love SDC. I remember eating a very tasty turkey leg at SDC. They also had great rides. But, PMP is another matter entirely. I was never creeped out by Precious Moments until I went to the park one time when MonkeyPig, Jean Cutter, and I were visiting the Fishes in Kansas. We parked, we got out of the car, paid for admission, and was allowed onto the grounds. Now, what do you think is the first thing that greets me? The thing that sets the tone for the entire visit?


I thought I was having a Donnie Darko moment. If I am not mistaken, I swear I heard a low hum that didn't seem to have a source as the PMI otherwise noiselessly approached. I don't know if it was because the size, dead silence, and hover of that thing was totally unexpected, but that has creeped me out for over a decade. I believe that everyone else on the visit had the same reaction and are probably traumatized by that thing, too. Okay, with the exception of 3-Fish, who just loved the visit. *rolls eyes*


Freelance Midget said...

the horror! the horror! and we had to do it in that damned taurus station wagon and you guys were too cheap to turn on the AC. *huff*

Nonny Nu said...

Didn't your mom already have the mini-van? I could have sworn that there was some disagreement between the adults and the kids and my memory shows us having that disagreement in a van-like setting. But, being too cheap to turn on the AC does sound a lot like us.

Blago said...

Lord knows i love 3-fish, but sometimes i wonder if slipped some acid she'd feel any differently.

Nonny Nu said...

Wow, check out the prices on the figurines. There are actually two that I like (the John Deere ones--here and here) but they are both so expensive! Oh, and hahhaa!! One of the terms you can narrow the results by is "Clowns." Mr. Nonny Nu is gonna love that.

Cl. Panic said...

W? T? F?

MonkeyPig said...

Those "precious momment" is a nice way of saying -- savor the momment when we give you the bill. So, Freelance Midget..That's why we had to save money by limiting AC use.

Blago said...

monkeypig, you'd drive 700 miles out of the way just to cash in a 50 cent coupon for something you didn't even need. and, your aversion to air conditioning borderlines insanity. ¿cuál es su problema?

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