Just a couple of things.
One, I watched a few minutes of “The Bachelor,” last night. Does anyone still watch that show? I watched the first couple of seasons, I admit it, but now it’s just the same thing over and over again. Boring, “perfect” guy, hoochie (how do you spell that?) bikini-clad girls. Where do they find these people? Does anyone really think that you can have the “most dramatic rose ceremony ever” every single time? And “surprise,” if you’d like you can stay together in a fantasy suite! The girls all seem to think they’re going to meet their future husband — do they not watch Entertainment Tonight? No bachelor has EVER gotten married to someone he met on this show (only one bachelorette). The most disturbing thing to me is that this is one of the classier reality shows on TV. It just gets worse and worse. The only one I can stand anymore is “The Amazing Race.”
Two, today is a sad day for Gilmore Girls fans everywhere. Conversely, my husband is thrilled. Quick story: when I was in labor with Mary (and we’re not talking cushy, epidural-cooled labor — I do it the old-fashioned way), Gilmore Girls just happened to be on. A new episode, even. Fabulous, I thought, just what I need to distract me. About 2/3 of the way through the show, I asked Matt to turn it off — it was really irritating me. He took one look at me and went to get the nurse. Mary was born moments later, before the doctor even had a chance to get her gloves on. I’m still not sure what happened in that episode.
On a complete different note, you may have noticed that I’ve added a link to “Karl’s Calculus Tutor.” I have a 4-year degree in Mathematics, and have recently discovered (I was doing some math just for fun — yes, I realize this isn’t normal) that I can’t remember a lick of Calculus. This is pretty upsetting when you consider that Calculus is just the first class of the four-year degree. So, I have determined to re-teach myself college mathematics. Feel free to join me. Perhaps by the time my oldest child needs help with his Calculus (he’s in 3rd grade), I’ll be back up to speed.