Friday, January 10, 2014

I have been Transformed...


MadSnapper Stunned Look taken by laptop magic

In a previous post I threatened promised to tell more about ME....

In our bedroom we have a TV for the sole purpose of shutting down my brain at bedtime.

My husband, Bob, can put his head down on a rock or a pillow and he is Gone In 60 Seconds...zzzzzzzzzzzzz.

I must have at least 30 minutes of shutdown time, aided by mind numbing TV shows. The list is long and includes HGTV,  QVC, HSN, game shows or anything to do with bachelors or brides...

I put my head down and remote in hand, pretend I am a man, I  flip channels stopping for short periods until I can stand to watch them put make up on a beautiful model...only then does the MAD part of my brain start to calm and allow me to become sleepy...

Last night, I landed on a car chase extraordinaire! if you have 2 minutes watch it, or just drop below and I will tell you what I saw.




As my jaw rested on my chest, I watched this in total amazement. My hand did not push the up/down on the remote. Bob came in the room and stared in amazement.
and said "What is THAT?"

I said "I don't know but I want to know how they make those cars turn into razor handed robots"
I did manage to go to sleep after watching the chase scene because my mind was stunned at what it saw and the fact I had never seen it before.

Today I typed this sentence in Google " movie about cars that turn into robots" and was totally shocked when .... up came all the Transformer Movies that I had no idea existed... seems this scene was in T-3 so that means there were 2 others and then I found there is a 4... color me amazed....


Short Story is.... Bob goes to sleep fast, I have to have shut down time, we do not watch Sci-Fy and must live under a rock.....




32 comments:

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

You are amazed. I am stunned. Did not the existence of these robotic beasts either :)

crafty cat corner said...

I sympathise with you over the shutting down once you get into bed, My mind drives me mad. Tom tells me to just empty it and think of nothing.....fat chance, I don't know how he does it but like Bob he's asleep in about 3 minutes flat. Very annoying..
Briony
x

Blackberry Lane said...

I must be living under that same rock!!!

I have trouble falling asleep, too!

EG CameraGirl said...

TV is a good way to fall asleep. I desperately try to stay awake long enough to see the 9 o'clock news and almost always fall asleep in the middle of it. TV commercials numb my mind.

diane b said...

I read in bed. It puts me to sleep before TOH. He also reads.

From the Kitchen said...

I know those movies well. I've never seen one but most of them were filmed in Chicago and brought traffic to a halt many times! Reading works for me.

Best,
Bonnie

Kathy said...

Even I know about transformers. But probably only because I have a young grandson!

Inger said...

I read myself to sleep but hubby is just like you, except he seems to need several hours of TV nonsense, before he nods off. If it gets too bad, I put my earplugs in. I've heard about transformers, but have no idea what they are nor do I care.

Mersad said...

An they always say that the target groups are 14-49! :) Wrong! Maybe you can get them on DVD, they are quite good action movies. :)

TexWisGirl said...

you're a goof.

if i watched tv in bed, i'd never get to sleep. i need quiet to turn off my brain.

Snapper II said...

I would not be able to sleep after seeing all that action. Great blog. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me.

Chatty Crone said...

I think because I have a grandson age 12 - I have watched all those Transformer movies and we have had Transformer cars. sandie

Gail said...

I haven't seen these either.

My entire evening is a shut down time. I read while watching tv and then turn off tv when I'm serious about resting.

SweetMarie said...

Kyle loves those movies and he needs the tv to fall asleep. funny too because when he was younger he didn't have a tv in his room and he liked it dark and quiet.
Hubby and I don't have a tv in the bedroom and we never will. :) I read until I get sleepy and hubby is always asleep before me. When I finally get sleepy it has to be dark and quiet. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

My husband too, head hits the pillow and he is out. No TV in our bedroom because it keeps him awake yet he sleeps in front of the TV all evening long! I've never been into those transformer movies but it is amazing what they can do with computers today.

Susannah said...

I could never go to sleep with all of that going on....ever. I read every night before shutting the light off and drifting to sleep.

Well, now we know about this transformer stuff!! That is enough for me right now. How about you?

DawnTreader said...

I don't think I'd like to watch Transformers just before going to sleep. Who knows what might happen... Joke aside, I need shut down time as well, but I listen to audio books with my eyes closed.

Madi and Mom said...

MS I'm with you as soon as my hit touches toothpicks fall from the sky
to prop my eyelids open and my mind turns as quickly as the wheels on those cars. And my B falls asleep in a nano second and of course the snoring begins before I get to sleep. Thus I just bought a digital radio. I can get Pandora One on it via my wi-fi connection. Thank goodness Pandora One has no commercials...because they too get my mind churning.
Hugs C

George said...

We haven't seen any of the Transformer movies either, so I guess we must also live under a rock. Fortunately I can fall asleep fairly quickly, although Bob would beat me.

Rose said...

Lorelei has several of the transformers...I don't think she has watched the movies though.

All my life, I needed shut down time...and sometimes it was a half hour or so, and sometimes even more. I have no idea what changed, but most times my head hits the pillow and I am asleep. Which I do stay up and watch tv till I either am falling asleep or do fall asleep.

Still when at Sarah's I don't watch tv and still go in and I am asleep just in a minute or two. I don't know if this is a good thing or not.

Also, I was always the one to hear things...the least noise would wake me...now you could carry off the house and most times I would not know it. And that is NOT good. It is kind of scary in fact.

Rose said...

Also, there are certain shows I can watch and if I lean back in the recliner, they are as good as taking a sleeping pill!

photowannabe said...

Nope, you don't live under a rock and you are perfectly normal.
My hubby is the same way. Instant asleep while I bounce around and the brain goes at break neck speed.
Never have seen any of the Transformer things and probably won't either. Not into that thing but the animation is fascinating.

Betty Manousos said...

i threatened..lol!

i always watch tv in bed.. actually, i can't sleep without the tv on.

Willow said...

hee Love that shot of you. I have to unwind before I go to sleep too. Unless it's Summer and I exhaust myself in the garden until it gets dark ( and love every minute of it).

Michaele said...

I do the same thing only with Netflix (no TV here) and a glass of wine : )

Betsy Adams said...

George is the same as Bob---asleep at the drop of a hat. I have to take care of all of the problems in the world before FINALLY going to sleep... We have a TV in the bedroom --but I don't turn it on.. It would just keep me more awake...

We watch alot of TV but very few shows that are Sci-Fy... I don't care for them --but GE sorta likes them.

Hugs,
Betsy

Linda said...

Amber loves those movies! I went to see one at the fifty cent movie place and left......wasn't even worth that to me!

SquirrelQueen said...

You already know I'm a Syfy nut so, yes, I have seen all three of the Transformer movies. The transformation is done through the magic of CGI. Transformers were a popular toy back in the 70s or 80s.

I need to unwind too. We have a TV in the bedroom with a Roku attached. Last night I watched a new show about the mystery of Oak Island (History Channel)and new work being done there. Google Oak Island, it is a fascinating mystery.

Terri Buster said...

I have to read or watch a movie to settle myself down to sleep. My problem now is waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to go back to sleep.

LC said...

Computer and TV of any kind usually does the opposite of shut down for me. Reading for 30 minutes to an hour do it for me. Glad you have found what works for you!

Ann said...

I normally shut down pretty easy. I do turn the tv on when I go to bed though.

Ian H said...

I take a little pill that shuts my brain down!