Hoppin’ Mad!

First, I am going to apologize for this snarky, sarcastic post. It’s because I am angry. I can’t keep my mouth shut when I am this angry. My grandma in West Virginia never cussed, but we would try to sneak out of the house when she said she was ‘hoppin’ mad!’. If she did not call us by name, it was not us she was mad at. Eventually, you could piece together the story if you listened close to the kitchen when grandma would rant and rave it out of her system. Once she calmed down, she would quietly say, “Lord have mercy!” and carry on like nothing had happened.

I am hoppin’ mad at Reid McCarter. He is the %&*@# who wrote the news article about Spiderman’s demise yesterday. Big accident in the Disneyland Marvel Studio. And a video clip showing what happened. My previous post told all about it. The entire article and video were posted on my blog because I had a knee-jerk reaction to what he wrote.

After getting a negative comment from my sister, I wondered if this whole story was a hoax. Snopes.com did not seem to know anything about it, so it probably wasn’t. I researched Spidey and found articles about his crashing into walls & buildings a lot of times.

Whoops!

Reid McCarter, a.k.a., The Jerk, intentionally slanted and manipulated facts to misrepresent the entire event. He lied to us! Reporters are supposed to report the facts. Unfortunately, he left out the most crucial fact. He did not tell us (or even allude to) that Spiderman was animatronic. Other articles I read reported this fact upfront. Not this guy. He wanted us to believe that Spidey was a real man and that something horrible had happened to him.

Shame on you. I hope you get a lot of @#$%&*! about it.

Astonishing News Article

I found this article on the Yahoo Home page… I still feel sick to my stomach. Why am I sharing this? I’m not sure. Maybe to protest against the attitude of the media, or how much this is NOT Okay.

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Spider-Man crashes during a show at Disneyland’s Avengers Campus

By Reid McCarter Wed, June 15, 2022, 10:30 AM

In a moment that must be watched repeatedly if we are ever to truly understand its gravity, we hear Spider-Man announce “Here goes something!” before he goes swinging into view above Disneyland’s Avengers Campus. Spider-Man’s limbs lock up at the top of his arc through the sky, rendering him unable to safely descend. Heroic music swells in the background as he yells out “Airbags, please!” in vain. A moment later the web crawler smashes back-first into the side of a building, crashing against a wall and disappearing from sight.

The crowd gasps, and then a robotic voice announces that the facility Spider-Man has just rocketed into “is not equipped with airbags,” and we hear the simple, pitiful last words of the hero as his life ebbs away. “Okay,” Spider-Man replies.

Okay.

An Instagram user named Darren L. captured the footage at Disneyland California, writing that “the show briefly stopped for a couple of hours but was back up and running later!” This, unfortunately, shows that, for The House Of Mouse, the horrific takedown of even a marquee superhero is simply just business for them—something to be moved on from immediately.

The show must go on. The people must be entertained. A new Spider-Person must immediately step into the still-warm, bloodstained suit of their predecessor and swing around a theme park.

The only redeeming quality of this video is the fact that it is short, unlike the above article which gets more horrifying as you read.

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TTFN – Please comment on how this article made you feel. I can’t be the only one sickened by this!

Home Sweet Home

Homebody:  [hōmbäd′ē] – a person mainly concerned with affairs of the home or one who prefers to stay at home.

Yep, that’s pretty much my M.O.  except for the red shoes. NoPlaceLikeHome

Being places, seeing family and friends, those things are fun.  Traveling to get there is not.  First, I’m obsessing about what to pack, how many meds, supplies, equipment, extra, etc., will I need to last me until I return home.  Because there is always that – thing hanging over me.  I don’t even know what the item is!  But it is the one I completely forgot that is critical to have.  This horrible fear of screwing up is agony.  Why don’t I trust myself?  I made my list and checked everything off.  I packed my suitcase like an overstuffed parlor chair.

Then, I open the fridge door to grab my water bottle as we leave for the airport.  At this moment, my heart stops, and I can’t breathe.  I see the little drawer I keep my insulin in – that was not packed. This is why I don’t trust myself!  I can’t stop beating myself up about it.  I imagined my pump alerting me to change it to a new one and realizing I had not packed the insulin.  Whew!  Close call there, but no harm done.  Not physically.

Because of approaching snowstorms, I am dumped off at an airport hotel the day before my flight.  It took until noon to dig the cars out from the previous night’s snowfall.  Then another 3 hours to navigate icy mountain roads to Sacramento – normally a 2-hour trip.  After a quick kiss and hug goodbye, hubby & son were back on the road, hoping to beat the incoming storm home.  I was able to relax here in a hotel, alone, with power.  I felt almost giddy.  I could even watch a movie on TV.  The mountain has not had electricity since the last week.  I almost felt guilty.  I got over it.

After a leisurely shower, I watched a movie, wrote in my journal, and slept like the dead.  The 4:30 am wake-up call got me outta bed and repacking.  I wanted to “gussy up”, but in the hideous fluorescent bathroom lighting, no amount of makeup or hairspray could help me look better than a morgue shot.

I was looking forward to a large coffee at the airport, but the coffee shop line was so long that I had to get out of line to make my flight.  I was still feeling edgy from nearly leaving my insulin in the hotel room fridge.  Thank you, Guardian Angel!

I can’t leave home without him 🙂

TTFN