Miscellany

by DaniGirl on June 23, 2006 · 11 comments

in Frostie, Infertility

You, my bloggy friends, have been wonderful thing week. Thank you for your jokes, all of which I will file away to later torture friends, colleagues and strangers on the street. Thank you for your support, and your kind words, and your suggestions on how to brush my kids’ teeth. Y’all are rockstars in my book – for this week, at least!

But hey, it’s Friday, and the Friday before I have ten whole days of vacation, nonetheless. So forgive me if we ramble just a bit, because I have the attention span of a firefly today.

For those of you keeping score on the frostie thing, I had my ultrasound yesterday and everything looks great. I have a blood test on Monday, and if the progesterone levels are within range, we’re good to go next month. After this week’s leaky ambivalence, I’m feeling excited and enthused again. I was gobsmacked by how nice the new Ottawa Fertility Centre is, especially compared to the facilities before. The ladies’ room had granite counters and flowers – I can only imagine how nice the sperm-gathering room must be! The whole place has an air of cool calmness, just what you want when you are at your most vulnerable.

It’s been such a busy week, and there have been tonnes of stuff I meant to talk to you about. For example, did you see that new show “America’s Got Talent“? We were instantly hooked; it’s perfect summer brain candy. It’s like the Gong Show, which I’ve always loved, but with David Hasselhoff, for whom I have developed a latent affection after seeing this video. Go ahead, click on it – I dare you, and then I double dog dare you to not be humming that song all day (right, Andrea?) What with this, and that new Gameshow Marathon, it’s all my favourite childhood TV shows all over again. Nothing reminds me of the endless summers of my childhood like The Match Game, the Price is Right and Card Sharks.

And speaking of childhood TV, did you hear that CBC is finally retiring the old Mr Dressup episodes? Even though I didn’t realize they were still on any more (Ernie Coombs died in 2001, after all) it does make me feel a little sad, and a little old, that they won’t be running those old episodes in perpetuity.

One more note on seminal children’s programming – I don’t think I ever told you that I finally got my Electric Company DVD set as a Mother’s Day gift. It so rocks! Now I just have to get a couple of Muppet Show DVDs and The Littlest Hobo and I’ll be set! Simon’s current favourite movie is Beloved’s copy of the old Batman and Robin movie from the 1960s, so with a little luck and a good stock of 1970s TV DVDs, we many never have to watch an episode of Dragon Tales or Arthur again.

And now, finally, my contribution to the joke-fest yesterday – to which you should feel free to continue to contribute, by the way. If you know me IRL, chances are you’ve heard this one; it’s one of my favourites!

When Beethoven passed away, he was buried in a churchyard. A few days later, the town drunk was walking through the cemetery and heard some strange noise coming from the area where Beethoven was buried.

Terrified, the drunk ran and got the priest to come and listen to it. The priest bent close to the grave and heard some faint, unrecognizable music coming from the grave. Frightened, the priest ran and got the town magistrate.

When the magistrate arrived, he bent his ear to the grave, listened for a moment, and said, “Hmm, interesting, that seems to be Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony being played – backwards.”
He listened a while longer and then said, “There’s the Eighth Symphony, and it’s backwards, too. Most puzzling.” So the magistrate kept listening. “There’s the Seventh… the Sixth… the Fifth…”

Suddenly the realization of what was happening dawned on the magistrate; he stood up and announced to the crowd that had gathered in the cemetery, “My fellow citizens, there’s nothing to worry about. That’s just Beethoven decomposing.”


{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Miche June 23, 2006 at 2:17 pm

Hahaha… love the Beethoven joke!
Hope you have a fun, happy, relaxing, joyful, well deserved vacation!
(And great news on The Frostie Front!)

2 twinmomplusone June 23, 2006 at 2:49 pm

enjoy your time off dani ๐Ÿ™‚
I drove by the OFC the other day (down the street form our church) and went AAAHHHH, what a nice place, seems so peaceful and inviting. Best of luck there.
major hugs and hoping to see you and your brood this summer ๐Ÿ˜‰

3 suze June 23, 2006 at 3:40 pm

have a good vacation. I’m very sad to hear that Mr. Dressup is going off the air – I was hoping the reruns would live on long enough for my (future) kids to enjoy them. He was a treasured part of my childhood…

4 Renee June 23, 2006 at 4:07 pm

Have a great vacation, Miss Dani! We’ll be missing you!

5 Batman June 23, 2006 at 4:31 pm

Where to start… First of all, have fun on the vacation and good luck (encore) with the whole frostie thing. I’ve got my fingers, toes and eyes crossed for you. Second, that Hasselhoff video is way too funny. I’m still laughing about it. Hehe. Finally, tell Simon he can come play at my house any time he wants. That kid is going to grow up to be a freakin’ genius.

6 Jerri Ann June 23, 2006 at 6:02 pm

At least you know Frostie is in a good home until you can provide a warn snugly one!
By the way, I have a guest blogger today if you have time, stop by and give her a whirl!

7 the lorider June 23, 2006 at 9:21 pm

a travelling salesman knocks at a house and the door is answered by an eight-year-old boy wearing garters and high-heels. he has a stogy in one hand and a glass of red wine in the other.
“is your mother in, sonny?” asks the salesman.
“does it f***ing look like it?” replies the boy.
(didn’t you laugh when Hasselhoff just kicked back in his chair to see how far the world’s oldest male stripper would go??)

8 Marla June 23, 2006 at 9:48 pm

I think of you often!
And by the way, You Tube has lots of Schoolhouse Rock episodes, you know.
Now try not to get Conjunction Junction stuck in your head. Personally, I’m suffering with Interjections!

9 Javier Tadefa June 23, 2006 at 11:40 pm

You can do a search for other video playing services on http://girgle.com

10 Chantal June 24, 2006 at 2:40 am

Mr Dressup was my Mr Rogers (and most of Canada’a I venture). When he passed I was so sad. Each episode made me think of how happy he made me as a child.

11 Sue June 25, 2006 at 2:15 am

Have a great vacation! And best wishes for the little frostie.

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