Oh, Dear

>> Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Oh, dear. I honestly don't know what to do. As I am sitting here typing this, something truly frightening is going on in the other room. Toddler is safe in bed, and Darling Husband is sitting in the family room chuckling to an episode of Wizards of Waverly Place.

I mean, it is one thing to leave it on for the youngsters. It is one thing to listen to it in another room when the show comes on long after the show you wanted is off the air. BUT IT IS ENTIRELY ANOTHER THING to take the cat food to the back door, get waylaid by the tv and pause for a full 10 minutes laughing out loud. I guess it is the curse of young adult programming. The shows are just entertaining enough that if it starts, you want to see what happens. I know I was bummed this past weekend when I missed the middle segment of "Wizards On Deck with Hannah Monanta". Oooh, it bugs and irritates while it entertains. Each time I see even a part of an episode of The Jonas Brothers I have to ask myself whether my parents thought the reruns of "The Monkees" or the episodes of "Kids Incorporated" were that ... what's the word ... inane?

(Now, for the record, I am not old enough to have watched the Monkees when they first aired. I only caught the 80s reruns. Just so we're clear on that.)

OK, now that I have all of that out of my system, I'll tell you what I sat down to tell you. Darling Husband and I were driving down a four lane main thoroughfare with traffic lights yesterday. True story -- we were stopped at a red light when a gaggle of about 6 or 7 geese decided to cross the road. They crossed, single file, with the light, in the crosswalk no less. They didn't manage to all get their tail feathers out of the road before the light changed, but all the drivers were laughing so hard at their serious attempt to comply with the rules of the road that we gave them a little bit of leeway.

Where were they going, you might ask? Well, they were crossing the street from a complex of office buildings to ... wait for it ... the mall. Yep. No joke. I guess they were taking advantage of the summer clearance sales. (What do geese need to buy, anyway?)

Well, the last episode of Wizards just ended, and I feel compelled to change the channel before another episode begins, so I will cut this one short today. (Makes up for the long one last time, right?)

PS -- It's me again -- a few hours later. When I went to bed tonight I found Darling Husband already upstairs watching Hannah Monatana. Yikes!


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