July 02, 2007

Transformed

It is two in the morning and the elusive peace and quiet I pine for during a busy day is at last thankfully at hand.

I am shrouded in dimness, with only the soft light of my computer screen emanating a warm whitish glow.

I glimpse my husband and little boy splayed beside each other on the bed. Their arms touch slightly, and I hear them both snore gently in a strangely comforting dissonance.

It's been a long while since I have been gifted with a moment like this, when the world suddenly gives pause and a reverent hush satiates the air. All at once, the possiblities for inspiration seem endless.

I cannot help but tense a little, as I sense the opportunity to write about something great passing me by.

I know it would be incredibly foolish not to seize the singular moment.

I should let the muses run amok in my being until I am driven into creating something memorable, something moving, something grand.

I could pen a heart-wrenching poem about eternal love, or craft a profound piece about the indefatigability of the human spirit, or come up with a dramatic story on the life-shaping events of my childhood.

Yes, I really should.

But I won't.

Because right here, right now, there is only one great huge overpowering thought in my head that is fiercely and shamelessly pushing out everything else and impatiently wanting to be let out and shared with all of you....

And it is this....

Watch Transformers!


Watch Transformers!


Watch Transformers!


Watch Transformers! (Yes...this photo has been added to better persuade the women!)


So seriously - just for now - drop the serious. Forget the overly profound. Cease the esoteric philosophical waxings. Halt the emotional psychobabbling.

Just lose yourself for a little over two hours and have some fabulous, fabulous movie fun.

Watch Transformers!


And with that, my poor stifled literary muses have no choice but to come back and try again another day.

33 comments:

Bearette24 said...

Hee...that photo does help but i still probably won't be seeing it...strikes me as a boy movie through and through ;)

ian said...

Lovely Irene - Always you give us the sharp left turns in your posts. I love them! Don't ever change!

Ian

houseband00 said...

The Transformers rock big time, Irene.

Just like you! =)

Irene said...

Beautiful Bearette: It's NOT just a boy movie. Believe me. It's a movie to be enjoyed by all and sundry, including YOU! Watch it, dahling! ;p

Ian my favorite Irish: Not to worry. I won't change.

I sure wish I could transform though. Those autobots are hella cool! ;p

Handsome Houseband: Yeah, baby! ;p

Have you brought D to see it? He will LOVE it!

Scott from Oregon said...

If there were but a theatre within 50 miles of me...

You got a pirated copy?

houseband00 said...

Of course, we have seen it, Irene! With matching palakpakan pa sa ending. =)

Irene said...

Scott: It would be a sacrilege to watch this movie on the small screen! To appreciate it fully, you've gotta see the real deal in the theater.

I saw it as soon as it opened yesterday. The Philippines is hardly ever late when it comes to showing movie premieres. We love Hollywood blockbusters! =)

Handsome Houseband: I really wanted to clap my heart out after the movie kaya lang pa-sosyal naman masyado ang Rockwell crowd. Nagpigil na lang tuloy ako. ;p

TidalGrrrl said...

Great post!! I loved that show when I was a kid and thought it was too good to be true that they made a movie!

I'll be there! =)

Pamela said...

so... it isn't a kids movie.

I rarely go to movies anymore. I'm always so disappointed,

The Winged Acrophobic said...

Yours is probably the compelling plug for the movie, for me.

Eliza said...

Hi, Ms. Irene. I watched it due to hubby's prodding and for the sheer 80's nostalgia (80's animation still rocks!). It was a blast! Can't wait for the sequels!

Irene said...

Tidalgrrrl: You bring up a good point. I think the nostalgia factor majorly contributed to my liking the movie so much. You're in for a ride, dahling....enjoy! ;p

Pamela: There were people of all ages in the cinema - from little kids to grandparents. It seems everyone had a blast. Maybe you won't be disappointed this time. In any case, let me know what your think if and when you do get to catch it. =)

The Winged Acrophobic: Ha! Then I should charge the producers a fee for my marketing prowess. As it is, they are making a HUGE killing with this one. ;p

Eliza: Sobrang galing, diba? =) It's the upcoming sequels I am worried about. I really don't know how they can top the fabulousness of the original....

krystyna said...

Hi Irene!
Your new photos are soooo beautiful!!! It is good that you left your black-white one too. It is beautiful and unconventional.
I love your beautiful transformation. You are very pretty woman, but time made you even prettier.
Thanks for this movie.
Have a happy, successful day!

Irene said...

Krystyna: You succeeded in putting a furious red blush on my cheeks and brought a silly smile to my face with your overly generous compliments. Thank you! You are much too sweet for words. Mwaaaah! ;p

Shionge said...

Hiya Irene...thank you for visiting my blog I truly appreciate it.

Hehe...after reading your recommendation, me gonna watch this movie for sure...tks.

See you again :D

Nikon said...

Hi Irene
Thanks for the visit to Hemingway -good luck with your writing!

thethinker said...

That was pretty convincing. I guess I have to go see it now!

ShadowFalcon said...

Ohh the photos look so good I can't wait!

Irene said...

Shionge: Cool! Enjoy the movie! :p

Nikon: Thanks for dropping by. I'll catch you again soon!

The Thinker: Don't think too hard when you watch it. Just sit back and let yourself be entertained! ;p

ShadowFalcon: I hope you have fun watching it. Let me know what you think, okay?

Kris said...

I like the new layout of the blog, and you are absolutely gorgeous in your profile. And Transformers totally rocked when I was a kid.

Irene said...

Kris: I appreciate the kind words. Thanks so much! Mwaaaah! ;p

choochoo said...

despite of that very convincing pic, I don't really think I'll be watching transformers. lol.
My muse is taking a break. Maybe it ran off with that dvd I can't find anywhere...

twilite said...

Hi Irene! You're watching the American version of Transformers... I enjoy Japanese anime and had watched those versions... wondering if it's along the same line? Anyway it'll be interesting when the dvd enters the market here.

Enjoyed your write. Cheerio.

wolfbaby said...

teee heee

that pic convinced me;)

Menchie said...

Aarghhhh! I can't wait for Saturday!

I had a huge crush on Optimus Prime.

Irene said...

Choochoo: Good luck recovering your muse! ;p

Twilite: I used to watch the cartoons when I was a kid. The Hollywood version will not disappoint you. Grab the chance to see it!

Wolfbaby: Haha! I knew it would. ;p

Mench: Optimus Prime was sooo cool in the movie!

I'm excited for you to see it. Joshua and Faith will definitely have a blast! And so will you and Jun! =)

SQT said...

Oh oh oh! I so need to go see this.

Margo said...

We took the kids to see this, an dit was so much fun!

Irene said...

SQT: So have you seen it? What's your verdict? =)

Margo: Glad to hear your family had fun! I want to bring my toddler to see it but he might get too excited with all the action and raise a ruckus in the theater.

my4kids said...

I just saw this post.

The hubby and I about fell over with excitement when we first saw the previews for this one! We made a promise to see it together so I have not seen it yet. Hoping it will still be in theaters in August when he's here and we will have to take a break from our frantic moving and go together. The kids saw it with a friend already and loved it.

Both the hubby and I were transformers fans as kids. I had several of my own and played with my brother all the time.

Irene said...

my4kids: Oh, you and your husband will be in for a ride! Now you have one more happy thing to look forward to when you are reunited. :)

Margee-Martha-Marsha Pick-One said...

You had me there until the word 'Transformers'... Otherwise, quite a beautiful piece of writing.

Irene said...

Marsha (I picked one!): Haha! Come on, you gotta watch it. It's so much fun! ;p