I know, I know, it’s a break from tradition. But there’s a good reason! At least, if you think getting a visit from much future self is reason enough to deprive you of your dose of cinematic aw2-ness.**
That’s right, folks, my future self. I’m a big fan of travel so I’m not too surprised that when Future Me figured out there was a way to time jump, she/I leapt at the opportunity.
And she/I was thoughtful enough to bring gifties! A whole shoebox full of things from the future. The year 2023 to be exact.
I figured it was unfair for me to have all these glimpses into the future, so I thought I’d share with you guys. Here’s what I got:
- Blueprints to what appears to be a flying car.
o Completely pumped about this. Looks like Hanna & Barbera were on the right track with their Orbit City predictions. 2062, we’re gonna be flying your way!
- Something that looks like an eReader with a big green button.
o Sweet baby monkeys…..When I press the green button the world of the story forms in hologram around me. I’m walking through stories!! And, yup, double checked, if you don’t press the button, you can still read the books like normal.
- Mumford and Sons album (2022)
o Still sounding strong!
- Another Firefly movie
o *Swoons dramatically, then begins belting out “The Ballad of Serenity.”*
- Picture of book with my name on the cover.
o *Runs down the street yelling to people a la George Bailey at the end of It’s A Wonderful Life* Of course, leave it to Future Me not to let me see what I’d written. Now, I’ll have to think of it all on my own. Also, pumped to see that you can still get paper books in 10 years.
- Note that says “You got the library.”
o The only library coming to mind is the one from Beauty and the Beast. And if that’s the one Future Me is talking about, I may just throw up right here. But in a totally good way.
- Family photo
o Look at everyone, smiling all cheesy. Love it. Oooh, some unfamiliar faces. No names on the back though. Guess I’m just going to have to keep an eye out.
- And judging from the size of this box, I’m guessing Future Me has a pair of pretty awesome boots.
o May not say much about the future, but I’m certainly pleased with the thought.
Turns out I’m not the only one getting futuristic shoe boxes. Suze, Mary, and Nicki have more of the details on these mysteriously awesome occurrences.
* Check back next week!
**Awful & awesome.
**Awful & awesome.