Saturday, May 02, 2009

We don't need no stinking badges

But sometimes, we like them anyway.

I've been eating a lot of Kellogg's cereal this week. After receiving some information from my friend of the great white north, I decided that I had to have this little plastic freebie toy that resembles a Starfleet Command badge. After looking online I found out there was other free Star Trek stuff from Kellogg's.

Okay, so now about a week later, I am the proud owner of four command badges, two engineering badges, eight assorted tokens, a box of Cheez-its, a box of Eggo Waffles, three packages of Keebler Fudge Shoppe Grasshoppers, and nine boxes of sugary kid cereal.

Okay, the Grasshoppers are going to go pretty quickly, but nine boxes of kid cereal is probably more than I have eaten of the stuff in the last three years. But the box says it will keep until March of 2010, so I can probably eat it before then.

And the good news is that if we all really get into a panic about the Swine Flu and stay in our homes, I won't starve to death. Even if the power goes out for a while, I'll be okay, cause I've got all this cereal that doesn't even need to be cooked. And I don't even think that sugary kid cereal needs milk. You can just munch on it straight from the box. So I'm all set.

Now I just have to decide how much more of this stuff do I really need to buy?

I addition to some of the cereal having free badges, others have mail-in offers for T-shirts and flash drives and plates. You have to either send money or collect tokens to get those. I just need to find out if they are interchangeable. I probably don't really need a flash drive or a plate, but I think I'd really like a T-shirt. If all of the tokens count the same, I only need one more. If not, I have one towards a plate and about a third of the way towards a T-shirt and about the same on the flash drive.

Maybe I'll post more about this later.

Okay, enough about cereal.

Next week is the premiere of the new Star Trek movie. And while we have long been told that the opening day is May 8th, some of us will be going to see it on the 7th. And a few of us will either be seeing it on the 6th, or else we will be going to some other Star Trek related event in costume. After going back and forth on whether or not I should bother with making a new costume, I have decided that I should go ahead and do that. So that means I will be rather busy for a bit.

So you might not hear much from me until about a week from Tuesday.

I have costumes to work on, which need to be done before Wednesday night. And then I will be at theater on Thursday and Friday, and if I'm not totally worn out by then I will also be at the theater on Saturday and Sunday. And then of course there will be the normal stuff going on here Monday, so that's a lot of stuff going on until Tuesday.

Okay, so don't get offended if I don't want to chat and I don't post much and I don't much answer your long emails. Not that you can't still send me long emails, just that it will be a while before I'll get around to answering them.

So that's about it for now.

Live long, and be happy.


Ananda girl said...

That's great! Cereal never lasts at my house. Boys eat like termites. I'm still trying to get a box with the badges in it. I think my store is still selling cereal from the 90s.

The costume thing sounds like it will be fun. I don't sew myself. I duct tape. Or I buy pre-made. Sewing frustrates the heck out of me.

Enjoy and have fun at the premier. See you when you get back.

dmarks said...

We've gone overboard on this too.

I can't recall the big interest in "Star Trek" like this since the first movie came out. Sometimes, you just have to trek out.

Ananda girl said...

It sounds like you all are having a good time. :-)

dmarks said...

Oh.. by the way, Laughing: Also be aware of the "snack racks" they have for the Keebler/etc snacks. Taller than 4 feet, I think, they are like a strong cardboard bookshelf. They are temporary displays in the grocery stores, done over with "Star Trek" graphics. I have one reserved for when they are through with it at my local store. I figure it'd be great to hold DVD's or something lighter than the usual heavy books. Something to keen an eye out for.

bulletholes said...

I went to the Pharmacy yesterday and the girl there remembered my name.
She says "Are you picking up, Mr Bulletholes?' and I said yes, and expressed my astonishment that they knew my name!
The grey haired pharmacist says
'You are one of our favorite customers, Mr Bulletholes!"
and I think to myself
'What did I do?'
I mean., I'm not in there that much or anything,twice a month, I'm just a regular guy and all...

So I ask everybody there if they know any Pharmacy jokes.
They all frown and shake their head no, they don't.
So I say 'Ya'll ought to make one up!" and the old man behind the counter looks over the top of his pharmacist glasses and says
"Like what?"
" maybe" I say "like maybe...
A pig walks into a Pharmacy and asks "Do you have anything for the flu?"'

Man, its not funny, but the whole place just cracks up, including the lady behind me in a wheelchair and an oxygen tank. They had to fix her Oxygen she was crackin' up so bad.
I still can't believe they know me down there.