Ok, so I think I have truly lost my mind.
In becoming once again addicted to the World Series of Pop Culture (which, by the way, I so could totally win…if not for those totally crazy tie breaker questions), I have also added a new addiction.
I am so not into reality show competitions like Survivor or the Amazing Race…but give me a pop culture icon of my childhood and I just CANNOT. GET. ENOUGH. Whenever I have some downtime just to veg out and watch tv for a while, I get entranced by “Hogan Knows Best”, “Simmons Family Jewels” and now…”Scott Baio is 45…and Single”.
I don’t think I had a crush on him as a kid but I think I always thought he was cute.
Well, he’s still cute.
And the premise of the show is pretty interesting. I’ve only seen the first episode (now about 4 times since Wednesday at about 1 AM, when I found this amazing spectacle) but he gets a life coach to find out why he is unable to commit to a woman. I won’t spoil it thus far but I have to say I’m interestd to see how it all turns out. There’s a lot of joking around, a fair degree of bawdyness, but underneath it all there is a great deal of truth here. We always think of celebrities as having all this money and these perfect lives…but they are just like all of us, deep down. They have insecurities and worries and…real lives.
I’m rooting for you, Scott Baio!
Mine was great. I didn’t have anything I “had” to do on Saturday this week, so I ran a few errands and relaxed. Then I went to a picnic at my friend Kristin’s house and got to see all my peeps! Liz & Slim, Michael & Jenn, Tom & Keri, Kristin & Matt, and Maryanne. It was a really nice time – it was great to see Kristin & Matt’s new place. And nice too that they don’t live far from me now!
Sunday was good, too. Cindy & Michelle talked about their trip to Israel at church. I’ve heard pieces of their trip before and saw Cindy’s pictures but the context they put everything in was very cool. As I was sitting there next to Trish, I was thinking to lean over and say, “Let’s start saving now!” to go on the trip…and it was so funny, afterwards we were talking to Cindy and Trish turned and said, “I’ve decided that you & I should go on this trip.” Great minds think alike.
Onto our first church picnic of the year. We had a great turnout and it was just a lovely afternoon. But I started to feel bad – I had woken up with a headache and during the picnic, it appeared to be fast turning into a sinus infection.
We went to Bible study after. Everyone was a little quiet but I think the discussion we had was good. By then, I was feeling rather poorly and was grateful to get home to my bed.
Today was back to work. Funny thing, when you come to work sick in the health care industry – people harass you until you call the dr. He wouldn’t call anything in so I had to leave early to go to the office, have him poke me in the head & face and declare that I indeed had a sinus infection. Two cool things though – I am very concerned about cash these days and had asked him for samples. He didn’t have any and immediately sent my scripts through his PDA to Walmart (first cool thing) where I had heard they had $4 generics. I drove over and found MY PRESCRIPTIONS WERE NO CHARGE. I was so happy.
I came home, took my meds and got in bed for the next two hours. I don’t think I slept but I did rest and then got up, made dinner and have been trying to get things done around the house.
Now thunderstorms cometh…so I am going to log off. TTFN!
I’m gearing up for another adventure soon. It’s really been a fun summer so far – even with our race at Dover getting rained out. I can’t believe it’s half over already, though! I was just looking at day trips for the local tour company and realized I should probably plan for November or December – they’ll be here before we know it.
It has been a tiring week. Tomorrow I don’t have any evening activities, so I’m hoping to cook a nice dinner and get some housework done. I keep thinking I have all morning Saturday now to clean but wouldn’t it be oh so nice to not have to do anything before heading to my friends’ picnic in the afternoon? Ah, a girl can dream!
Sad news tonight…my one girlfriend from church who was expecting went to her midwife today for a routine checkup and they couldn’t find the heartbeat. It is just so terribly heartbreaking. I know there is very little I can do to comfort her – I prayed with her on the phone and have been praying for them all evening. At her request, I sent a prayer request to our church’s prayer chain and called some folks individually. I pray that one friend in particular can bring her some comfort through her own experience with this…and I pray that I can be the kind of friend she needs right now.
I just got home from here. It was an amazing experience! More later – after I catch up on my sleep!