Friday, February 11, 2005

Thursday Night Television

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At 9pm there's The Apprentice. OH MY GOODNESS!!! Those were the worst ads. Everybody should have been fired.
Man I love that show.

At 10 pm it's ER. I watch for one reason only: John Carter. He needs to get back together with Abby. Every week, I faithfully watch, anticipating the moment when their eyes will lock on each other as they will re-discover their love. Every week I see storylines not even close to this.
I live in hope.

And at 11pm, my new favorite show - 7th Heaven. Last night I watched with Max as we put the final touches on his Science Fair display. He mocked me for 45 minutes, but then got quiet as he noticed my tears. The storyline was about a Camden neighbour who was a Jewish concentration camp survivor. Seeing him and I will be visiting The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, this episode was poignant.
Tonight I watched it with Clint and Claire. They could barely handle being in the same room as the ficticous Camden family. Clint was confused as to who the 'bad guy' was...everyone was so nice.
"This is how a functional family handles issues" I said.
"Mom. They're not real." He replied.
But I love they way their crisises are resloved in 60 minutes or less. That's so cool. And inspiring. I want to be calm and wise like them.

I was out for supper tonight with 3 friends. Friends with messy lives. Friends with imperfect families. Friends who cry over their rebellious kids' actions and their own never ending money problems. Friends whose lives have turned out nothing like they expected. Friends who are struggling and worried and sad and tired.
It was so much fun.
We laughed and felt good about ourselves.

That's about as real as it gets.

Hey, maybe I should write a script about 4 middle aged women...
and their adventures in suburbia...
only we'd all be thin and rich...
and probably not Mennonite.

Take care,

"Do not remove a fly from your friend's forehead with a hatchet."
Chinese Proverb

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