Sunday, May 22, 2011
Hot Rod Mama ... and 400k hits!
This is one of those captions that I had mentioned previously as one I really liked. It was a special birthday present for Petra, who I remember back when she first joined the haven. He captions are great, and as a person, she is wonderful, funny, sweet, and kinky ... and that puts her right at the top of my list for qualities in a friend.
Being that I am fond of her, it was both a blessing and a curse in making her a birthday caption. I wanted to make sure it was worthy of the occasion, and truthfully, I didn't want it to suck. I found the picture a few weeks before knowing that it was definitely "Pea worthy" and I made the lay-out when I found that picture. That way, all I would have to do is stare at it for inspiration and add the words when the muse struck me.
Somehow a few friends at work got my mind running about Urban Legends, and specifically ones about cars. From there, I found it really easy to get a bit silly and over the top with them in this caption. When I can push things past silly and into ludicrous ... I have fun in that zone, and Pea doesn't mind hanging out there either. I didn't have space to fit in all the legends, but I gave enough to get it where I wanted. At some point I will revisited the guy with the hook for a hand and weave that into a TG caption. I know I have one in me. LOL
Sorry I hadn't posted earlier. My social calendar was more full than I wanted it to be. Daughter was invited to TWO sweet 16 birthday parties for her friends (oh the social hell she'll be cast into if she wears the same outfit to more than one party!) and one of my longest running friendships (over 30 + years) son turned 8 so we had to do the whole cake and presents thing today. It was an easy gifting moment .. plenty of LEGO, Phineas and Ferb, and battle hamsters! Its weird cuz I had my daughter early, and all my friends are now having kids. They weren't too interested in Bday parties when WE were throwing them, but God Forbid if I can't make it to theirs!
Anyway, I pretended that the ice cream cake I was eating was in celebration of the blog reaching 400k page views, which should happen sometime tomorrow or Tuesday. At the current rate, we should hit half a million hits around my birthday which would totally rock.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: What Urban Legends would make great ideas for TG captions? Have you seen any stories of captions based off them? Perhaps that would make a great idea for one of the Monthly Challenges on the Haven?