Friday, December 02, 2011

Double Rainbow Thanksgiving

Instead of the usual stories of turkeys, stuffing and pie (mmm four berry pie), our Thanksgiving was filled double rainbows.  We had a tiny gathering of 5 including my mother.  But she brought along her iPad, a device that my kids had never laid eyes upon in person.  And with that came our first double rainbow.

I may have a slight addiction to Bejeweled as evidenced by Jewel Mania in 2006, then denial by using big scientific words like Stochasticity in July 2009 and finally admitting the need for intervention in Novemeber 2009.  Nowadays, I have pretty much overcome the addiction, only imbibing the jewels on occasion.  I had never reached the 500,000 mark in Bejeweled Blitz and just shook off the high scores over 1 million points as crazy people who don't have anything better to do with their time or harvest the Phoenix Prism gem by luck. When we played Bejeweled on my mom's iPad, it was ridiculous to use the full screen mode because the jewels were so big that you couldn't keep track of the entire board.  But then we realized that all three of us (my mom, Adam and me) could play on the same board at the same time, and we saw the potential for really high scores.  On our second game together, we managed this incredible score over 700,000 points without any special gems!

OMG, Grandma, Adam and I jumped for joy, whooped and hollered and were completely besides ourselves. On her very first day of playing Bejeweled Blitz, my mom got a 500k star and beat my all time high score!!   We finally unlocked a secret of outrageously high scores.  Now I just need to get my hands on my own iPad.

Later that weekend, Adam mentioned the phrase, "OMG, it's a double rainbow!"  I asked him how he knew about double rainbows, did he see the video?  Nope, he never heard of the video, he knew it from the Pocket God game.

In that case, I insisted that he see the original video.

When I first saw this video, I thought it was just a goofball that was totally high.  But when Adam saw it, he started laughing and could not stop.  He literally rolled off my bed laughing.  He laughed so hard that he couldn't catch his breath and his eyes teared up.  He laughter was so contagious that everyone around started to laugh despite themselves.  He kept repeating lines from the video, "It's starting to look like a triple rainbow", "What does it mean?", "Double rainbow all the way across the sky!", "It's so intense!" and  simply, "Whoa!!!  OMG OMG!"  Then we sang along to the Spongebob version of the Double Rainbow Song.

The double rainbow video was easily the funniest thing Adam had ever seen in his life.  I'm not sure whether it was set up by knowing the Pocket God version first and finally learning why those silly people were so gaga over double rainbows.  Either way, I'm glad it made his day.

Hope your holiday was filled with double rainbows!


linda said...

The guy in the vedeo was so histerical about the double rainbow! I hope he was OK after he finished the laughing!

Magpie said...

do you like word games too? if so, W.E.L.D.E.R. is amazing - it's a little like bejeweled mixed with boggle/scrabble. and it's beautiful on the iPod.