One night, I was watching the Muppet Show. This episode was about Luke Skywalker, R2D2, and C3PO storming through the wall of the theatre looking for Chewbacca. I remember watching and thinking--who are these characters?--this was not normal fare for The Muppet Show. What is this “Star Wars?” I vaguely recall thinking "I am now going to like Star Wars".
Part 2–A Little Ball of Ground Beef
This story starts with my sister praying for a dog at bedtime. I know my sister well enough to know that she really wasn’t praying for a dog, this was a coded message to my parents. Finally, my parents got the message: my sister wanted a dog.
Part 1-OJ and Christ the Redeemer
Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain My father likes to retell the following story to anyone who will listen: “We were making our final descent into Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, straining our necks to get our first glimpse of our new home. When suddenly, Curtis said ‘I don’t feel good’, and proceeded to throw … Continue reading Part 1-OJ and Christ the Redeemer
If you are offended by breasts, do not continue.
The first novela I remember watching was a “novela das 7” called “Um Sonho a Mais.” It was a light, fluffy, ridiculous story whose plot I vaguely remember only after reading about it on Wikipedia. This was my introduction to the daily, can’t miss, 6 day a week world of Brasilian soap operas.
Even just a candy bar
My parents, like many other families, were sucked in by Hallmark and we were made to participate in the “I have to show you I love you by buying you a card” machine.
Chacrinha is credited with saying “I came here to make you confused, not to explain!”