White Ninja Vs. Half Asian Ninja: The Domination
Posted on June 20, 2013
Nobody ever believes me when I say I’m going to sit down and watch a very cerebral, very artsy, very finely crafted film. Okay, it was Ninja III: The Domination, but it was released on Blu-Ray and it has an audio commentary on it! Somebody enjoyed it enough to finally put it out and add an extra. That says something. It’s still a bad movie, but it’s an honorary bad movie. Yes, it was a birthday gift to myself and it didn’t backfire for once. How do I know? Because honorable husband actually saw it when he was a kid and enjoyed it, too. Seriously, you need to have this film as a part of your collection. I also made out like a bandit the other night when I won a bet that allowed me to order two new Blu-Rays I was going to have to sneak into my collection if I hadn’t. I’m sorry. I’m sneaky for a white ninja.
Incidentally, the two films I ordered are Lifeforce and The Howling. I will NOT be denied adding a werewolf film to my collection. And Lifeforce is such an oddity that there was no way not to include it considering all the extras that have been included here. It was all made possible by my husband’s ego. Yes, my little half Asian wasn’t about to back down telling me it couldn’t possibly be the actor from Third Rock From The Sun in Looper. It was. He insisted it wasn’t. He wanted to bet. I asked him what he wanted to bet. “A nickel.” Nope. I bet him two Blu-Rays and he agreed.
NEVER bet me when I throw Blu-Rays into the forum. You’ll lose because I never bluff. I may have tried to bluff years ago and been lousy at it, so I don’t bluff now. He just finds it difficult to take my intelligence seriously. It’s one of those white/Asian things. I just happened to win and it annoyed him, which made it a double win.
Now, how exactly did I spend my birthday? Not sleeping, I’ll tell you that. We were up at 5 a.m. so I could take Ralph to the airport. He’s off to look after his Hong Kong grandmother for a bit. I dropped him off, then stopped for a quick breakfast before heading to the house to let the contractor and his crew in.
Now, I have to say that I do love the work my contractor has completed. This guy keeps track of his stuff, knows what’s going on, keeps me advised and is a pleasure to work with. We have, however, apparently hit his time of month. Men get them. Don’t laugh. And this is his. He didn’t even say a word to me when he came in this morning and didn’t say anything when he left. I simply heard him inform his worker that he hadn’t gotten any sleep last night and was as tired this morning as he was when he was at the house yesterday. That’s my cue to stay away and let him do his thing, otherwise he might take it out on the kitchen walls he’s dry walling.
Contractor did call later and apologize. Poor guy is just overworked.
So after they left, I headed out to the tile shop to look at the sample they got in for the backsplash, stopped by to see my parents and show them the sample tile, did some banking, dropped by Best Buy to say hello to all the new Blu-Ray releases, drove by Sears to pick up our new undermount microwave, then finally made it back to the flooring place to find out how to clean the new kitchen floor. These aren’t exactly birthday-ish things, but they did have to be done.
All in a day, right? I met the folks for dinner, so that was pleasant. Dad behaved…mostly. Mom and dad told me that they’d like to get us something for the house, so when we find out what it is, we’ll let them know, which is very, very cool. Mom did surprise me with a little something, though. I’ve had my eye on a U.S.S. Enterprise door chime from Think Geek. You hang it outside a door (probably our bedroom door) and when you walk by it, the sensor activates a door swooshing sound from the series. That’s just…awesome! I don’t know if honorable husband wants it on the wall and that’s okay. It’s going on there anyway. That’s my compromise.
So sayeth the white ninja…
Kristoffer Gair (who formerly wrote under the pseudonym Kage Alan) is the Detroit-based author of Honor Unbound, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To My Sexual Orientation, Andy Stevenson Vs. The Lord Of The Loins, Gaylias: Operation Thunderspell, several short stories featured in anthologies (to be combined in a forthcoming book), the recently re-published novella Falling Awake, its sequel, Falling Awake II: Revenant and Falling Awake III: Requiem.
3 Responses to “White Ninja Vs. Half Asian Ninja: The Domination”
June 20, 2013 at 8:34 am
Ninja III…isn’t that the one with those adorable little turtles?
Glad things went well on your birthday and are progressing well on the house.
June 20, 2013 at 10:10 am
Those would be the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And I do have a favorite one of those!
Joelle Casteel says:
June 20, 2013 at 10:16 am
oh wow, so that was totally unfair, Kris. How’d you time that? I was still laughing from telling you and Patricia about the weird dream you two where in, an unintentionally funny guest post on my blog, and I get to your post, which has me continue laughing so hard I’m still crying?
Hm, the door chime does sound fun. I have to go look on Think Geek. Master was teasing me the other day that I have atrocious taste in gift buying- although I do try to go with Ralphie Mayes on gifting giving for guys because I do pick odd things like the talking Gollum/Smeagol that I bought a few years ago, beyond certain that Master would love it- He was disturbed 😀
I think I need to go enjoy the blu ray of “V For Vendetta”- only machine capable of playing them in the house is in Master’s den and well, He left for a gaming convention this morning heh