The Blob

For the first 2 hours of fully functional central air conditioning in our house, I sat and watched The BLOB.  Like a blob, I sat.  Crap piled high around me, men still working, lots of commotion.

That movie scared me to death in jr. high.  I watched it while babysitting.  Pretty stupid huh?  It may have been the night I called my Mom and told her I was afraid and she came over and sat with me.  I doubt I told her what I had watched.  So this is the first time since then I had seen the movie.  Part of it was hysterically funny.  My fav part was the guy who was unable to decide which hat to wear when both fire siren and air raid sirens were blasting.

do you remember air raid sirens?  and kneeling in the hallway covering your head… rows of kids in front of the lockers.  or crouched under your desk.  after closing the windows and black out shades.  what was all that about?  did we really think it was gonna stop something?  did the govt think we would be safer?  or feel safer?  cuz guess what….. it didnt work.  as a kid it scared the crap out of us.  for years.  every kid knew where there was an air raid shelter.  do you now?  i have no idea where to find one within 500 miles of me.  not that they dont exist, its just that i dont know where they are.

ok, so i watched the blob.

enjoyed a/c

enjoyed my tub

and did a whole bunch of other stuff that isnt worth mentioning.  not that the blob was either.  lol


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thegoldenneedle
    Jun 24, 2008 @ 00:17:29

    I remember the BLOB, your right, as a kid, it was scary….now its just a giant piece of liver!!!! I’m glad your enjoying your bath tub.

    Karen L


  2. freda1951
    Jun 24, 2008 @ 08:06:26

    I remember the Blob too. Not so much on air raid sirens. I don’t think we had those and I don’t have a clue where an air raid shelter is.


  3. Linda Steller
    Jun 24, 2008 @ 12:38:44

    I saw the Blob again a couple of years ago and remember laughing through almost the whole thing. I was terrified of that movie as a kid and was hesitant to watch it again. I think it’s part of having an over-active imagination as a child. It’s too bad we lose part of that. Yep – air raid drills. I remember ’em, never felt safe either. My dad was going to dig a fall-out shelter in our back yard. Because the commies were coming. Oh my. I only know where the fall out shelters are because I’ve been in them on campus — lots of steam tunnels that run underground all around here.


  4. Christine Olson
    Jun 24, 2008 @ 14:03:43

    Ahhh, the Blob! A true classic. Yep, scared the bejebees out of me as a kid, too.

    Some summer days require being bloblike. Enjoy!


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