Friday, April 13, 2012

My heart will go on (until it hits an iceberg)

Just a little trick of photoshopping, and you've got an updated version of Jack Whatsisname and Kate Winslet in Titanic! My daughter's 35th birthday just happens to fall on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of that monstrous floating hotel and monument to human arrogance. So I had to make her a special birthday card, starring her and her hubby Jeff.

No, I'm not going to the new 3D version because the original one already made me extremely queasy! I've watched some of the slew of recent Titanic documentaries, including one with James Cameron that was so full of hot air, it should've been about the Hindenberg. A few of them have been, well, OK, but they all seem to have titles like "The Final Answer" and "The Mystery Solved", but they can't all be right, can they? 

Why is it such an elaborate thing to figure this out? The boat hit a big piece of ice. Didn't I learn in Grade 3 that almost all of an iceberg is UNDER the water? Isn't that where the expression "the tip of the iceberg" comes from, or are they talking about lettuce or some such thing?

Going to bed now, dead tired, can't believe my "baby" is 35! (And hey, you wanna see a great boat-sinking movie, go watch The Poseidon Adventure!)


  1. Cover of the current National Geographic - Titanic: What REALLY happened!!! Good photos, of course, and, of course, the "secret" revealed: floating monument to arrogance hit an iceberg and sank. Shhhhhhhhh!

    Happy Birthday, Shannon!

  2. I can't believe how many theories are "floating" around. The most recent one, called Case Closed, said it was visual distortion, like a mirage, that made it impossible to see the horizon or the iceberg and impossible for that other ship to rescue them coz it looked like an ordinary cargo ship. Hmmmmm.

    Shannon is halfway to 70! Scary.

  3. Hadn't heard that theory. I didn't realize there were any questions about what happened.

    35? Scary? Ha! I know scary!

  4. There weren't, but they still squeezed a lot of TV documentaries out of it, most of them boring.

    Hey, I meant when your KIDS are 35.

    1. I know. I can't even remember back that far.

  5. The time is going so fast, soon my grandkids will be 35 and I will be SO dead.

  6. I hope I live long enuf to have grandkids.