Friday, October 03, 2008

My senior moment, courtesy of Tim Allen

There were two sets of TVs on at the health club today. One group aired CNN, and the others showed Home Improvement. As I switched my attention back and forth between the sitcom and the Congressional vote on the bail out, it occurred to me that I could not remember Tim Taylor's real name. His "wife" was played by Patricia Richardson, I knew that. But I could not remember Tim! I could recall that he was the voice of Buzz Lightyear, that he wrote a book with a title about standing next to a naked man, that he'd done time for coke before he became famous.

It was making me crazy! Not because I care -- I don't believe I've seen an entire episode of Home Improvement from start to finish -- but because I could not remember his name! This went on for about 10 highly-distracted minutes. Then, as I left the cardio area of the club and headed toward the machines, "Tim ALLEN" popped into my head.

Oh well, I feel better for the physical exercise, and I got to move my excercycler (bottom of the page).

Tired and sad

I got home from my nephew's birthday party and immediately turned on the TV. I watched the five-run second inning. I saw the errors. I stayed with it as long as I could ... then I began toggling back and forth between the game and the VP debate. I found myself eating handsful of carmel corn (my nephew is selling tins of the stuff for his scout troop), and decided to look away. I had worked pretty hard to reduce my sugar/sweets intake, and while I had to BUY the caramel corn, no one said I had to eat it all -- and in one sitting, no less.

I cannot believe my Cubs lost, and lost so decisively.

It's exhausting.