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Monday, November 04, 2013

Life with Hoff

Oh, David Hasselhoff, you complete me.

If you're a friend of mine on Facebook, you may have heard this story or seen some of these photos.

If not, you're in for a treat.

You see, here in the Northeast, a local gas station/convenient store chain named "Cumberland Farms" decided to hire David Hasselhoff to do a jingle for their Farmhouse Blend coffee.

This? This is the commercial and - I must warn you - it's one of the best commercial/jingles ever made in the history of ever.


Suffice it to say, pretty much all of New England was singing this at some point.

This includes, but not limited to, this time:

My son and I had just dropped my daughter off at a Red Cross Babysitting course because, well, it's probably best that we have an established organization to blame when her babysitting results in some type of maiming.

It's all about deniability.

As we were heading home, I decided to stop at Cumberland Farms for some gas.

It was at this time that my son - 9 at the time - got out of the car and headed toward the building. I could not see him over the other cars pumping gas, but I DID see the store door swing open and then, my son, full blast singing:


I saw the door swing closed and my son running, as fast as he could, right at me screaming "GO! GO! GO!" as if he had just robbed a bank.

Of course I wasn't done pumping gas, so he just jumped in the passenger seat and slumped down so no one could see him or his embarrassment. But I've always been one to tell my kids, "If you want to do something stupid, just do it. You will probably never see this people ever again as long as you live." My son has taken this to heart and does crazy things whenever he can. Sadly.

As is custom, I Tweeted to Cumberland Farms what my son did.

I was surprised when, in a response, they asked for my home address because they wanted to send my son a "Hofftastic Surprise." Their quote, not mine. This makes me sad, too, because it's awesome and I wish I'd thought of it first.

A few weeks later, THIS arrived in a 6-foot long box at my doorstep:


A roughly 6-foot tall cardboard David Hasselhoff on a surfboard holding an iced coffee magically appeared and was immediately set up in front of my fireplace in the living room.

Of course, David instantly became one of the family and started showing up in all our photos:

We love him so much.

That last one is my new profile picture on Facebook and Twitter.


1 comment:

Agent 54 said...

That maybe the best video I've ever seen.

I'm jealous of you Hoffhouse now.

If I can swing a trip to New England, can I have a pic with Hoff?

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