Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Power Outage

My lights just flickered and my alarm needs to be reset.  Reminded me of wee me.

I remember back in the good old days when television stations experiencing "technical difficulties" had that long dark pause in between show and commercial that eventually led to the "bear with us..." plea on the screen.  And, the wackadoo ideas kind of kid I was, that long dark pause scared the bajeebies out of me.  For some reason, I expected the Hulk (yes, comic book and old telly icon) to jump out of the screen and "get me."  He TERRIFIED me.  My sister, who was 12 years older than me, even had "hulk spray" she spritzed around the room before I went to sleep. 

Funny thing is, 25 years later or so, I bought a pair of kids' Hulk gloves that make noises.  They were my destresser.  Something about hearing HULK SMAAAAAAASHHHHH that makes an otherwise craptastic day a wee little bit better.

Thanks Incredible Hulk.