Last night I was watching TV in bed. Ronnie had been up since 2:30am and was fast asleep. As I was channel surfing I stumbled upon this show called Cupid. It had music and mole sauce in it so of course it grabbed my attention.
Then a funny thing happened. The show mentioned one of my favorite bands…Uncle Tupelo! I was shocked to hear Uncle Tupelo mentioned on TV! I had to tell someone, but my someone that totally gets me was asleep and I didn’t want to wake him. So I waited, and turned the volume up on the TV and pulled the covers off him and made the bed move, but all my subtle little ways to wake him up weren’t working. So I had to bring out the elbow. I did think twice before I jabbed my elbow in his side since he had been up since 2:30. He woke up and I started to tell him what I just saw on TV and then he started snoring. I had to wake him up again and decided to get straight to the point of my story without any background and then when I was finished he said OK and went back to sleep. Then today when I asked him about it he didn’t have a clue what I was talking about. Lesson learned…never tell Ronnie anything important past 9:00pm.
A similar thing happened to my friend a while back. She was at a Britney Spears concert. Let me just stop right there and explain…she was at the concert for her little brother who is 22 and autistic and just loves Britney, she was not at the concert because she really wanted to be there. Anyway here she was and she looks over and sees Pauly Shore in the audience and immediately wants to call me. There was no one else she could think of that would share in her excitement about seeing Pauly Shore, but she didn’t want to call because it was kind of late. She had more restraint then me. Yes, I know I’m a big nerd, but I was sure I was gonna marry Pauly Shore when I was younger. There I said it, and I even wanted customized license plates that said WEEZEL and I may have wrote Shawna Shore a few hundred times. Could you imagine our kids hair…that is a crime itself.
Both instances left me thinking, who do you call when you just have to share something with someone? You husband, sister, brother, good friend? And what do you do when you can’t reach them?