Friday, February 27, 2009

Poke Me What?

Pikachu- God Bless You.
At least that's how I would have responded
had you said this around me 4 days ago.
Now I know this is a character from Pokemon - a game young kids are playing all over the world. He is the Most loved of all.

Then there is Misty- She is somewhat of a brat but underneath
it all is a good girl

Ash is a 10 year old boy with big dreams
And Brock is the older testosterone male with
a large ego.
Gary-He is very self centered and Ash's rival

Meowth- He is much like Pikachu but can speak English

There is also Jesse and James- 2 kids stuck in
pre teen bodies
These are all Pocket Monsters with special powers to share the world with humans.
There are currently over 150 different characters.
They have 4 different cards that are collected
Basic- depicts creatures that fight for you against Pokemon
Evolution- depict pokemon that are able to evolve into more powerful creatures
Energy- unite with others to create more energy
Trainer- these are used once and then discarded.
Why do I know all this you ask yourself?
My grandson Tegan is turning 9 years old on Sunday 3/1/09 and he asked me to make his birthday cake for his party. (I took a cake decorating class a couple years ago and now do all the cakes for family functions.) He wants a Pokemon cake.
I looked at him in confusion and asked " Poke Me What? "
Tegan: "Pokemom, Grandma"
Me: "what is that and where do I find it?
Tegan then tried to explain what it was all about. At that point, I just said, "Stop! I will look it up on the Internet and go from there." Hence all my knowledge.
So now I am ready and willing to go forth and attempt to create a Pokemon birthday cake worthy of a 9 year old boys praise and adoration. God help me next year, I can only imagine what he'll come up with.


Tara said...

I'm right with your on the Pokemon stuff. I had no idea what they were until some child that I know (not sure which one) schooled me on them too. Good luck with that cake.

Debbie said...

When this phase first started, my husband and I even learned how to play the cards so we wouldn't be so out of it! Now, we just let trends pass us by!