Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday Fragments: Car, Taxi and Trailer

1. The Car.
Our son, Mr. Cool, clearly has designer genes. Check out this car he created for the Pinewood Derby last night. He sketched out the plans for it himself...and my amazing husband helped him figure out how to make it work. And work it did...He not only took Best Of Show for the awesome design, but it also placed third in the race. The best part of all? Was the sheer, radiant joy in his expression as we left last night. I would not be surprised to see this kid pursue a career in some design field.... architecture, automotive, sculpture?

To quote Dieter Uchtdorf, "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. Creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty....Creating and being compassionate are two objectives that contribute to our Heavenly Father’s perfect happiness." I saw this little guy demonstrating both last night: The joy in his own creation, and genuine compassion for his little buddies who lost the race. He worked so hard to build all of them up and make them feel good about THEIR creations. The result was a boy brimming over with genuine happiness. And it was contagious.

2. The Taxi
I truly wish I had photos to upload for this one. The Princess was given a ticket for the midnight premiere of High School Musical 3? 4? I can't keep track of which version they're up to now. But she and a friend dressed up in these hilarious red and white teeny-bopper outfits and went to the big opening. Then, lucky me, a little after 2 a.m. I got to venture out into the night (sorry, folks, I don't consider that morning!) and pick them up. I slept in my sweats and then pried myself off the mattress, tippy-toed out of the house, and picked up two giggly thirteen-year-old girls to shuttle them home. The girls said the movie was so dumb it was hilarious. ( Sounds about right. Maybe they've got a career as movie critics?) And as much as I might hate to admit it, I kind of dug the whole adventure. (But not quite as much as I dug taking them toilet-papering last weekend!) Cue evil laugh.

3. The Trailer
Now here is my gift to you. This could seriously make your whole Friday, and maybe even your whole weekend. (And from a bunch of the blogs I've read lately, we all need a good laugh!) My husband and his team of creative wizards just finished this hilarious (fictitious) movie trailer that will look very familiar and is wholly invented. But somehow rings true. So true. Enjoy!
Here's the link:
Feel free to forward this one far and's fair game...and I'm sure they'd love all the YouTube hits they can get!

Happy Friday!

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Friday Fragments?
Friday Fragments is the brainchild of Mrs. 4444 @ Half Past Kissin' Time. Click here to see the other fragments.


Melanie J said...

Okay, that clip was silly and ridiculously apropos.

Thanks for the laugh!

Melanie J said...

Oh, yeah....and I totally dug the Uchtdorf quote.

Heidi Ashworth said...

That was hilarious! No wonder you are confused about how many High school musical movies there are (hee hee!) I still want to know which screenplay your husband wrote . .. .is it a secret?

LisAway said...

What a handsome boy you have!! Wow. Talented, too!

That clip is so funny. I was so out of the loop with HSM. I had heard of it but never seen it until it came on TV here last month. We started watching it and I was like, "Whaaaa Huuuuuuh?" And then we turned it off. I think nobody in our
family is the right age for those movies?

*MARY* said...

Wow your husband has some awesome editing skills, that trailer was great.

Brillig said...

Oh my gosh, i just left you the longest comment and then I got an error message and now it's GONE! AAAAKKKH!

Basically, what I said was that Mr. Cool is so stinking cool.

Maddie and I are going to HSM 3 tomorrow morning. And, of course, we've been watching the first two all week in preparation for this. And whether or not your princess admits it, she's in love with Zac Efron and enjoyed EVERY SECOND of the movie, if for that reason alone. (The movies are SO CHEESY and ridiculous and cringe-worthy, but boy-oh-boy is that boy cute.)

And lastly, that clip is BRILLIANT and I posted it to my blog too. SO STINKING FUNNY!!!

Mrs4444 said...

Wow-Your husband is very talented! Kendall and her friend are at the movie as we speak! Thanks for joining me today :)

Kazzy said...

1. Love Mr. Cool and all his cuteness.

2. Love that Princess and her brightness.

3. Loved the trailer! We were watching it right as the prayer was getting ready to be said at a play, and I chuckled through it a bit!

*That's a lot of love I know, but what can I say?

Heather of the EO said...

I saw the clip on Twas Brillig and it is SO great. So creative and silly and fun and just plain good. Love it.

That boy is too cute for words.

I love it that you're the kind of mom that goes toilet papering and shuttling at 2a.m. I'm looking forward to those days. I think I'll drive Miles and Asher nuts with fun-lovin' I hope :)

Luann said...

Okay, that pinewood car is super cool slick! If engineers need agents, you should get him one. :)

I nearly busted a gut watching that movie trailer. Good stuff!

Kimberly said...

Love that clip!

And love that the girls thought the movie was ridiculous instead of awesome - that's a good sign, I think!

Congrats on having created someone who creates so fabulously!

Hailey said...

I totally already watched that clip on youtube and had no idea that I knew the person who made it!

That Girl in Brazil said...

I wanted to thank you for your comment - it made my day!

Also - I'm right up there with your daughter. High School Musical actually lowers your IQ ... and yet I still find myself singing the songs in the shower ....

Eowyn said...

Loved the clip!

I love the car and I love creating. It rang true to my heart when I heard President Uchtdorf say those things. In fact it's motivated me to get back on sewing, because really, I love sewing!

Jessica said...

The clip was incredible and I LOVED the stories you shared . . . esp. the wonderful quote which I will file away AND the fact tha tyou took your daughter tp-ing! What a fun family!

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

That trailer was so funny! Hurrah to your husband and team.

What an adorable looking boy you have. His car looks pretty spiffy. Pine Wood derbies. Ah, joy! :-)

I think my kids are too old for HSM, so I barely have any clue what the show is all about.

Jenny P. said...

Oh my stars. Does he look like you or what?

One of the ways that singlehood has blessed me is that HSM3 nor any of it's ilk ever have to cross my threshold—physically or mentally.

Luisa Perkins said...

Congratulations to the winner! That is some car, and I speak from experience.

Speaking of winners, you are a co-winner of my cookbook naming contest! Email me your address, and I'll send your signed copy as soon as it is hot off the press!

Anonymous said...

The Pinewood Derby!

Duuuuuuuuude! That was a memory and a half from my cub scout dsays (and I will be 45 in three weeks).

Ewelina said...

I really wish there was High School Musical 4. Ha ha ha. Especially the last little part!