Saturday, December 8, 2007

Random Thoughts #1

Movie poster for The Poseidon Adventure

Have you ever had one of those moments? The ones that stick in your mind and you are positive that you lived it. But it feels almost like it was a dream? I have this happens to me all the time.

I have very fleeting memories that sometimes are just out of my reach from things in my distant past. I have lost much of my long term memory and some of my short term memory because of medical procedures and chemicals.

So anyway, a memory of mine has been plaguing me for years and years. When I was being babysat by this family, I was very very young. Under 8, probably. The family I stayed with loved horror movies. I remember seeing parts of Halloween, and being scared out of my mind later on in the night. One movie was on ABC as a Saturday Night movie. I remembered parts of it, well one part in particular that made me never, EVER want to go on a cruise. I had a vision of an overturned cruise ship, during a Christmas party, and everyone was being rescued by helicopter.

After searching around the wonder that is the internet, after all these years, I found out that the movie I had been looking for was The Poseidon Adventure. The original. It makes me laugh because I kept saying, "No, that can't be it. It's too easy." Now, I know.

I have just spent the last three hours (I know) looking for another movie that I think was a made for TV movie. I can't find it through keywords, or even the date. I feel like I am losing my mind. I have a very clear memory of watching this, at least one scene in the movie and where I was, etc. It drives me crazy when I get the snippets, but not the whole memory.

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