Wednesday 1 February 2012

My brief career as a child spy + Spy Kids 4D giveaway

When I was a wee lass, my family moved to Trinidad. As we were coming through customs at the airport, I was carrying a Sesame Street Spy Book to help pass the time on the flightFor some reason the men at customs believed it was an actual spy book. I must have had that look of being an international spy, all at the age of three. They spent quite a bit of time working out the banana codes, while my Dad went off his brain at their stupidity. Finally, after some time, me and the book were let go.

Over the years that little tale has been told at many a family function, with chuckles of 'Who'd really think a three-year-old was a spy.' I'm guessing that Robert Rodriguez, writer and director of the Spy Kids franchise, must have listened into this story at some time or perhaps he was behind us in that customs line. Sadly, he hasn't sent me any royalties which I'm obviously owed, but what are you going to do?

When I returned home from holidays this week, I discovered a parcel with three 3D Blu-Ray copies of Spy Kids: All The Time in World from those kind Roadshow people. Not only is the movie 3D but it comes with special scratch and sniff cards that make the movie a 4D experience. Cool. I can't tell you what the movie is like as I don't have a Blu-Ray player, but I was a fan of the first couple of movies. It also features Ricky Gervais and Jeremy Piven, so bound to provide a few laughs.

If you'd like to win one of these babies, please leave me a comment below about a moment in your life that could have made a movie.

Entries close Sunday February 5, 2012, 11.59pm (AEST). Open to Aussie residents only. 


  1. Even back then Customs were hyper vigilant!! x

    1. SO much for the relaxed Caribbean attitude they talk about. Maybe they were just bored.

  2. Hee hee.
    My sister was a walking horror movie!

  3. Haha, that is SO cute Corinne. Clearly you are owed big time by this Rodriguez character ;o) xo

  4. I've got a great movie....2 young gorgeous couples, traveling around Oz, harassing truckies on the cb radio, arriving at camp grounds in ur undies, climbing and getting stuck in trees, cooking gourmet camp food, waking up with stained red lips from good quality red wine, fishing for and eating fresh yabbies and razor fish, making Melbourne cup hats on the nulabour plain, jump starting cars with the kill switch on...I could go on but will wait for a movie producer to contact me so I do earn some royalties!!! Ah the good old days x

  5. Since 'Red Dog' cleaned up at the AFI's I feel that my moment would make a terrific movie. I went to the RSPCA to get a new dog. After looking at virtually every dog they had, I chose an 11 month old bull terrier cross - a girl, but she looked like a boy dog. Once I got her home, she quickly settled herself in - on the couch. Hubby came home from work, she leant over the back of the couch and growled at him. He said something like 'who are you?' and she wondered over to him, all goey. She never growled at him after that, but she went continued to settle herself in - chewing any offending items (like window frames), getting us into the habit of letting her into bed (under the covers) and letting her indulge in her favourite food - sushi.

  6. I had a lovely little incident on a Turkish gullet where the navy stormed our boat, took the captain to task all while illegally working crewman hid underneath in cabins... And oh, that was after they tried to blackmail/kidnap some young Dutch boys who only wanted their boat back (long story - but all true!) . Surely there is a movie like this somewhere - or perhaps it's just waiting for me to write (& re-live) these experiences :)


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