Not even sure how to start this week’s article.
And I really do not have any idea what direction I am gonna take.
It is almost midnight. My 16 month son has vomitted about 12 times in the last 3 hours. The antivomitting medicine that I just ran to the pharmacy for (a pharmacy that did not accept my insurance by the way), he managed to puke up in about 7.5 seconds. Or maybe it was 2.5 seconds. Ughhh….My wife, on the eve of Mother’s Day is holding him in her arms in his room as I compose this gem of a review.
Not sure if an ER trip for some IV fliuds is in our future or not. But what I do know, is that this world would not be worth a dime, if not for the love of a Mother. My sweet wife will hold my son all night long if that is what is needed. She will stay up and watch him until the sun comes up and rises on Mother’s Day. A day to celebrate her. A day for her to take off. Relax. Enjoy. Laugh. Smile.
Even if she is up all night long, she will not complain. More than likely she will not even take a nap. That is what makes a Mom a Mom. Nothing is more special than watching the mother of your child take care of and mother that child. Seeing her holding him in her arms tonight as they both drift off to sleep will be a lasting memory. One that deepens both the love and respect that I have for my wife, the mother of my 2 children. My hope is that each and everyone of you find someone in your life as special as my wife is to me. And if you do, make sure that you tell them as much as you can…and buy them vinyls Or jewelry. Yeah that works too.
…see I told you I was not sure where this article was gonna go.
I guess it is time for me to wipe the tears from my eyes and discuss Urban 9.
Urban 9. What an odd release. When was it again? Has it even happened?….Of course it has. We just saw a surprise release of sorts at the Disney Stores. It has made an appearance at D-Street, but I am not sure about the Parks.
So have you guys had a chance to check this series out? Here is the whole thing minus that Fun House Mirror Mickey.
Did you know that if you actually hold the chaser up to the Fun House mirror that is on the Boardwalk at the WDW Boardwalk Resort, Mickey actually takes the form of the Julius in Runaway Brain. Or is it Mickey in Runaway Brain? Or Mickey as Julius? Julius as Mickey?
Actually, I just made up that Boardwalk thing…or did I?
Now that you have had a chance to see this series, which do you hope to blind box? Which do you hope never to hold in your hands? Do you want to feel the slither of that snake or the teeth of that menacing swamp monster thing?
This series has a ‘what are you gonna dress up for Halloween’ feel to it. Some costumes being much better that others. If I was in charge of the Halloween party grading comittee, I would give the Gold Metal to that nightmarish Businessman Dude. But this is not a Halloween Dance and I am not looking to hook up with Cleopatra or that Evil Queen I am strangely attracted to (see intro paragraphs for clarification). Since no prizes are gonna be awarded for this Halloween dance, Mr Freaky Business Suit Man is my first Zero.
Xero’s #1 Rule of Collecting – A collectable should not and will not give me nightmares. Pinocchio are you listening?
If I ever were to blind box this painted face warrior businessman, the Virtual Trade Box would be opened again and he would be the first one out the door. So to this Blue suited freak, I say,
“No Deal”…Not even sure I want to shake on that either. Just go away…
Next up on the Haloween hitlist of horror is the Elephant Kid
He looks about as confused as I was when I first saw a picture of him. If Eeyore was a Pop Vinyl and he got together with a Cutester kid, this is what it would be the result. A weird and slightly disturbing thought. Even weirder and more disturbing vinylmation.
Moving on to the final of my Urban 9 Zeros
I had toast tonight with my Cinnamon Chex for dinner. Vomitting toddlers do not make for extravagant meals. Either way, I like toast. I like waffles. I like English Muffins. Toaster Strudel even has its attributes. But unless I can plug this little guy in and make warm little vinylmation size snacks whenever I so choose, I am not interested. And exactly what flavor of Tic Tacs are those on the ears?
Tic Tacs. The cure for Sidelers all across the globe. If you ever get tired of that one friend of yours who is always sneaking up on you when you least expect it, give him a pack of Tic Tacs to put in his pocket. Problem solved…
You know who would not appreciate a Tic Tac pack put in his pocket?
Hero #1 wouldn’t. And anyways, who cares if he has bad breath. That bandana does the work of 50 Tic Tacs. Our Hero may be prepared for a close encounter at Lusty Lil’s, but unfortunately he is not ready for his High Noon Showdown. He has no gun. Come on, Vinylmationears, put a gun in his hand. Or is his quick draw so fast that he actually had a gun in his hand and we just never saw it?…ohhh…look….there he goes again. He drew his 6 shooter. Did you see it? If not keep on looking. I am sure that he will draw that weapon again. Afterall what is a gunslinger without his gun? Don’t know? Ask Lil.
You know who doesn’t need a gun to sling to be a Hero?
Foo Dog. That’s who. Hero Two is a Hero too. That’s Foo. Foo Who? Two who? Too Foo? Tofu? No Foo Dog. Foo What? No, not Foo What, but What the Foo? Enough Foo—ling around. Foo Dogs are the ancient sacred dogs of Asia who guard Buddhist temples. Also known as the Celestial Dog, and the Happiness Dog. And, just like the Gunless Gunslinger, who doesn’t need a litlle bit more happiness in their life? I can see a bunch of vinyl Foo Dog armies forming as I type. If you are forming a Foo Dog army, don’t forget this one.
Quick WDW Trivia – Where in WDW can you find a male and a female Foo Dog displayed side by side?…and don’t say Lusty Lil’s. No such thing at WDW.
That leaves us one last Hero to be revealed. I ask you what do you need to make a proper reveal? The one thing that makes every reveal a reality. Without this no reveal would ever be possible?
Well let me shed some light on the issue…
Yep. Chandelier is Hero #3. If this was OMC, it may actually have cracked my top 10 list. Something about this one really appeals to me. Not sure that even I have any witty banter to rub in the face of this design. This one to me just looks like a work of art.
Oh wait I do have something…
Why did the woman fix her bed to the chandelier?
……Because she was a light sleeper.
We had just finished eating a beautiful dinner that my mother had prepared for our family. As I glanced up at the chandelier over the table, I was mesmerized by the creative handiwork a spider had woven around the prisms and light bulbs.
“Don’t look up there!” my mother screamed. “It’s the one thing I was too tired to clean!”
“Don’t look where?” my brother asked.
“There!” my mother pointed. “It’s my own personal web sight!”
Speaking of websites. I hope you enjoy this one. I sincerely hope you enjoyed my take on Urban 9. And to all you Mothers out there I hope you enjoyed your weekend. You are more special than you could possibly know.
Quick Update. My son did well. No trip to the ER needed. My wife was actually able to get a nap in on Mother’s Day. Unfortunately she caught what he had the night before. Stinks being sick at any age. I should know. I caught the bug as well. Ughh….