Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Long Live the Dukes!

So it just so happens I am a closeted Dukes of Hazzard fan. Okay, I guess I'm not really closeted, anyways I've been a huge fan of the show since I was a wee one. My brother and I used to watch the show all the time growing up and when it went off the air in the US we were heartbroken. My Dad was stationed in Okinawa so he'd tape the show and ship it to us so we could still watch it. My brother and I had all the cars: The General Lee, Daisy's Jeep, Boss Hogg's car and Roscoe P. Coltrane's Police Cruiser. My Mom drew Hazzard County on a sheet and we used to play Dukes. I always had to by Daisy Duke of course. On a side note my mom is pissed to this day about those rugs that now have roads and houses for kids to play with their cars on. She says she should be rich!

When I was in high school I came home one day after school and discovered they were playing reruns on CMT. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I know I'm such a nerd, I'll be the first to admit it. I somehow even managed to convert some of my friends into Dukes followers.
A few years ago for Christmas my husband got me the first season of The Dukes of Hazzard on DVD and at that moment I knew I'd married Mr. Right. Up until about 6 months ago I even had the theme song as my ringer on my cell phone. I'm just making myself sound so cool right now!

Okay so about two months ago I told my husband that before I die I want to go to Dukesfest. I'm actually compiling a list of places I want to go/see before I die, more on that subject in another post. Dukesfest is pretty much just a huge Dukes of Hazzard convention. Well my hubby pretty much just laughed at me, rolled his eyes and told me I was nuts. I think he's in denial about how huge of a Dukes Nerd I am. I told my mom too and she laughed, but she took me a little more seriously. So my Mom comes home from work today and says she has a surprise for me.
This woman my mom works with, "D", her boyfriend "R", is a Hollywood stuntman. Well it just so happens my Mom was telling her how big of a Dukes fan I am. She told my Mom that her boyfriend was going to be at Dukesfest driving the cars and such. So my Mom shows up today with some Dukes goodies for me! I was so surprised and thrilled beyond belief! When I told my hubby he said "Yeah I already knew, your Mom told me 3 weeks ago he was going to get some stuff for you." Then he asked "How much can we get for that stuff if we put it on EBay?"

Thank you R, you've made me one very happy Dukes fan!


LuAnn said...

Aren't connections GREAT?

St. Amy Jane said...

lol.... when I was a kid i was daisy duke and I had two step brothers... yeah... so guess who luke and bo was... I haven't seen the movie... i don't care for jessica simpson and from what I have seen she cheapened daisy duke.. anyway great post! :)

Anonymous said...

John Schneider made a new movie - Collier & Co. Hot Pursuit. I was at Dukesfest and he was selling promotional autographed copies. I think he has them up on his ebay store. The back says it's everything Dukes of Hazzard movie could have been but wasn't and it's good family film.