Monday, February 16, 2009

then don't say anything at all.

So I haven't exactly been the best blogger of late. I checked the stamp on my last post. December 4th, gawd. Talk about being a slacker. I've been reading but I can't tell you the last time I commented.

Well ok, I can. It was like 5 minutes ago on The New Girls new news.

The thing is though I try to subscribe to the "If you can't say anything nice" theory. And lately I just haven't been up to nice.

Whats dragged me from my hole? This...

Where is Clink? Where is Clink?
Hope you're ok! Hope you're ok!
We miss your witty self We miss your witty self
Come back please Come back please
Sung to the tune of "where is thumbkin"

That was a comment from Swiggy. Too much right. So I figured I owed maybe a teeny little update to my reader(s).

Well...I'm not up for it. It's just too much right now. In the thick of it you see.

So. Something I have spent a good amount of time thinking about these last few months.

Fucking Sesame Street., when Riley turned one I realized that crap! I had never let this kid watch TV with the exception of Football like 24-7 for 16 weeks ; so maybe I owed her a little puppet time. I flipped on the big Sesame for the first time since I watched it as a kid.


This is what I have learned and I am none too happy.

Snuffalufagus is no longer invisible. WTF?

Elmo is the MC leaving poor Big Bird to sit on a door step and shake a cup for spare change just so he and Snuffy can get by one more day.

Oh and on that Elmo thing...totally baby crack. Riley is obsessed, this is her guy. So much so that when an older episode comes on when Big Bird was still top puppet, she points and whines at the TV until I make Elmo magically appear with the power of my modern day DVR.

Oscar the Grouch has a girlfriend. ummm....

Maria and Gordon NEVER age....which makes me wonder...are they perhaps puppets? Because they look just as fresh as they did in "Follow That Bird" which is the last time I remember seeing them.

The little letter and number of the day skits are EXACTLY the same as 20 years ago.

Bert and Ernie totally don't get any play and I wonder if it's because of all the rumors.

Elmo has a chick in his life called "Abby" and she is a fairy and can fly and talk to her Mommy through her wand. They are reaching here right? Or is it just me?

Regardless, Riley loves this stuff so I suffer through. I buy the merchandise and make her Elmo dance for her at bed time because it makes her laugh and laugh.

And that's what its all about right? Making them happy? Even if it means we have to buy into imaginary friends no longer being imaginary and furry little monsters who refer to themselves in the third person all the time! So maddening.

But in all fairness to said furry red monster. When Elmo goes to "ask a baby" in his little bit it makes me smile. And for a moment I see what Riley sees. The cutest friendliest furriest cat there ever was.

Because that's what she calls him. Loudly...and a lot....CAAAATTTTTTTT!!!!!!

Now...Promise. A real update and real comments and real involvement back in my blogger life...sooner then later.


Domestic Extraordinaire said...


You will be back when you are ready.

Until then, miss you!

Whirlwind said...

I was going to ask if you gave up blogging.

All I can say is I am soooo glad none of my girls jumped on the S.S> wagon. Moe sees it on occasion and says "that's a baby show, lol!". I'm sure she'd sit with Riley and watch it though, she adores her!

And hey, did you know Big Bird lives in the area?

Glad to see you back.

Megan said...

I was wondering where you disappeared to.

I was just talking to my friend the other day about wanting kids so I had a reason to catch up on all the kids' tv shows and movies. At least a good reason that wouldn't make people look at me funny. Thanks for the Sesame Street update :)

Swiggy said...

yay! you're back - maybe.

I was getting a little worried, you know, since you were letting me beat you at scrabble.

Don't worry about the Elmo thing. Monkey used to love him, but just yesterday wanted to give his Elmo doll to the Chipmunk because he thinks he's "too furry". Not sure where he came up with that one since the one the Monkey has has absolutely no fur on him.


Amber said...

Oh, I'm so glad you're back. Even if you're only sort of back. I'll take it! I've been thinking about emailing you off and on for weeks, just to make sure you were okay, but could never decide if doing so would be nosy or stalkerish or pesky, so I just...didn't. Anyway, so happy to see you're still alive. I hope things start looking up soon.