Monday, April 21, 2008

We interrupt this Memory Monday...

For a little Forrest Gump. I love the movie...I truly do. I loved going to Savannah, GA and seeing the bench where a lot of that movie supposedly took place.

And do you know that Ft. Riley has a really COOL connection to the movie...RIGHT THIS VERY MINUTE???? Michael Conner Humphreys, who played the young Forrest Gump, is in the Army, and is currently stationed HERE. Can't remember what rank he is, but they did an article on him recently in the Manhattan Mercury. Pretty cool, huh?

And what led me to think about Forrest Gump? Why...Benjamin Buford Blue. Otherwise known as Bubba. Of Bubba-Gump Shrimp Company fame....

Because I SWEAR, I met him today. The cable guy came out to try and resolve our "tiling" picture and loss of sound. He was a very nice black man, with a slight underbite and "big gums" (as Bubba called it). He SOUNDED like him, too. Now, I KNOW it wasn't him, or the actor that played him...but I felt like I fell into that movie. And he was from MISSISSIPPI...not far from Louisiana....

So...had to share.

And yes, he fixed my cable problems. And no, he did not "hook me up" with free HBO, Showtime, or Cinemax...or anything else, for that matter. I told him we lost channels, and he said we had to pay for them. When I told him we had extended digital cable, tier 1, with the Family Variety package, he knew that I was right, so he fixed that problem.

3 comments:

Jod'i said...

FYI - I love "Forrest Gump" too! It's one of my favorites, and I never get tired of it.

Bob-kat said...

Oh yes, that is such a wonderful movie. Very clever, entertaining and touching in so many ways! I must watch it again soon!

Barbara said...

Funny story about Forrest Gump: When I was still living at home, my Mom asked me to take out the trash. She reminded me that I needed to make sure the lid was tight so racoons didn't get in the garbage. I retorted quickly with, "Well racoons get on our back porch Mama just chase 'em away with a broom." complete with southern accent. My Mom was highly amused.