Thursday, July 31, 2008

Spreading the "Love Bug"

I can't tell ya how long I've believed in Herbie the Love Bug. Actually? -- yes I can. The original movie came out in 1969, & I saw it now too long after its release. I was 8 years old in 1969, so I've believed in Herbie for 39 years. That's LONGER than I've believed in mermaids, but not quite as long as I've loved all things French. That's a long dadblasted time, huh? Today, I decided I'm going to have a Herbie Party [Love Bug party, BIPPY party (as in 'you bet your sweet')]. Something. Certainly that means My Lovely Mother will be invited, and both of my male children (who will invent reasons to be elsewhere, I'm sure), and Miss Ciera, at minimum! Double BB might indulge me; he sometimes does.

Then it occurred to me that maybe there are other Herbie-Philes out there like me, in Bloglandia, who would be interested in spreading the LOVE BUG (ha! pun intended!) and joining me. Of course, in order to make my Herbie party I reality, I maybe sorta kinda need to get a copy of the DVD or VHS, for myself. So what do I do? I go to my on-line movie/DVD club to order it, and eesh! Blimey! SHITE! Can you believe they don't have it? Columbia House doesn't carry The Love Bug! [I think a strongly worded email is in order, don't you?]

Meanwhile, I'll be snooping on Amazon and hoping anyone out there who wants to partake will stay tuned for date and time. And if you have ideas for how to make this share-able via Bloglandia, send them my way -- i.e. I want to have my face painted with hippy flowers and hearts. I have NEVER had my face painted. Shouldn't one have flowers & hearts on her face to watch The Love Bug? And what kind of treats should I serve? Decor? Costumes?

As you can see, I have some research to do. Much as I love and believe in Herbie, I haven't actually watched the movie in ... ??? I think it's been 4 years.

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