Friday, March 27, 2009

Another Secret

I have my first ever cake "order" for a friend. I might even be getting paid (we didn't really talk about that, so I could just be a really good long as I get back what I spend on cake mix, supplies, and fondant, I will call it a success :-) so that makes it even sweeter.

Now, for those of you who watch "Ace of Cakes", you know that Duff and Jeff often go on seemingly pointless trips to "see" what they are making (I bet Duff went and played in a real tank before asking someone to make this one...Karen, don't worry. No fireworks will be hooked to Lexie's cake) and better understand the dynamics of the cake. Really it is just a way for them to get to do things the average Joe would not be able to do on a cable t.v. show.

Because of their example, I felt it in my best interest, when I could not find a picture of what I was looking for, to have a viewing of the movie that the party is themed around.

What movie, you might ask? What movie would cause me to title the post, "Another Secret"? Why are you ashamed of the movie you viewed? I mean, come on...Lexie is only turning four! It can't be that bad, right?

It is. It really, really is.

The theme of Lexie's party, and therefore her cake, is...

Yep, Camp Rock! A show I know NOTHING about, other then assuming the kids go to camp and they rock. I mean, my boys are into Star Wars Clone Wars, Ben Ten, and Dora the Explore with a little bit of Curious George thrown in for good measure.
So, I start searching the internet, wondering about one specific thing I'd like to put on the cake, but only if they have one at Camp Rock. There were no pictures (that I could find) of the driveway of Camp Rock, where I was assuming a banner of some sort hung. In my mind, I was hoping for a banner draped between two tall wooden poles, hand lettered, declaring that, yep, you've entered Camp Rock.

Bart bravely put Camp Rock on the que at Netflix, causing much better movies (who am I up is Spongebob Squarepants and Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist) to be moved down the list.

And tonight, that is right my bloggy friends, TONIGHT, I watched Camp Rock. (Bart wants you to all know HE did NOT watch Camp Rock...he downloaded free music from actually got a free Dan Zanes c.d. for the boys, which I am secretly pumped about) We put the boys in bed (after watching the season finale of Ben Ten where Bart got really excited that Ben gets all new aliens next season) and I popped that movie in the DVD player, bracing myself for a HORRIBLE time.

After about five minutes, the comments from the computer room started pouring in.

"Haven't you seen it yet?"

"Why are you doing this to yourself? To me? To US?"

Then, I saw it...the sign I was looking for (literally!) It was right there, as they showed everyone arriving at camp...a wooden sign with the logo of Camp Rock, the same one you see everywhere! So, my dream for the finishing touches on the cake (I know Karen, Lexie will love it no matter what, but now I will love it, too) came true. And, along with those dreams, came more calls from the computer room.

"Okay, Jessie, you've seen the sign, why are you still watching?"

and then,

"It's been on for 45 minutes. Aren't you turning it off?"

Yep, you guessed it.

My new secret.

I ♥ Camp Rock.

Well, maybe I won't run out and buy a tee-shirt and hang a big poster on my wall, but I can see its appeal, even without a daughter by my side, forcing me to watch it. I probably won't watch it again on my own, but if I ever 'have' to watch it for some reason, I won't mind, though I will admit I DID fast-forward through a few of the songs to speed the movie up, just a bit. If you fast-forwarded through all the songs, I bet the movie would be 45 minutes, tops.

So, keep my secret, okay...though I think my tolerance of Camp Rock will bode well with me as I try and find a girl child to "borrow" for a few hours so I can go watch the new Hannah Montana movie and NOT get weird looks as I walk in to the theater, alone.

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Cathi said...

Lol! David hates it when Camp Rock comes on Disney because Ainsly and I love it! We always watch it and we were both upset when we didn't get it for Christmas. And, yes, I am going to take Ainsly to see Hannah Montana in theaters, but I drew the line at her asking to see the "Joe Bros" concert in theaters. I mean, how much teen pop can a four year old really enjoy?

Jenn said...

I love Ace of Cakes! They are so talented. You'll have to post pics of the cake when you are done cause I've never even heard of Camp Rock. :)