Saturday, July 19, 2008

So Tired.

I haven't been sleeping well at all since going back on the meds. Occasionally I've been able to sneak in a quick afternoon nap, but for the most part I'm running on pure adrenaline, and that tank's about dry.

So I have a bunch of random stuff to mention. None of it's earth-shattering, I just felt like talking.

Last night RVW invited us over to swim in his backyard pool. The kids and I went over in the afternoon, and R met us after work. Rip was so cool, he brought a cooler of Old Style to the pool and then he offered to make dinner for all of us. So nice! I love "play it by ear" kinds of evenings. He made chicken and peas and potatoes and the kids ate all of it. They were so polite and well-behaved. I was really proud. I'm a hardass, but it's so that when we go places, they don't act like morons. And they were great. It was a fun night.

R and I don't have cable so we like to rent entire seasons of TV shows. Six Feet Under remains my all-time favorite (although if the cocksuckin tittylickers at HBO hadn't cancelled Deadwood, I'd be willing to bet Swearengen would have passed up Fisher and Sons). But we've been watching Mad Men, and if you guys haven't seen it, it really brilliant.

I've wanted to see it since Jon Hamm won a Golden Globe and an Emmy nomination for his role on the show, cuz he's a Local Boy Done Good. Let me tell ya a bit about him. Remember my roommate Shirley who did the pumpkin stalking of that one dude with me? Jon wasn't the pumpkin stalking victim, but she and I had an English class with Jon back at MU in the early nineties, and even back then one could just sense that he was going to go on to be Somebody.

He didn't know us from Adam, but a sorority sister of ours knew him through the Theater department, so we'd always know what play he was going to be in next. He was quite impressive as Lysander in Midsummer Night's Dream. And we paid top coin for good seats.

We called him Jonathan Hamm - The Beautiful Man. Seriously, I can recall him so clearly, my heart still ... hang on ... stops when I think about that guy.

He'd walk in the room, his handsomely chiseled features shadowed by a baseball cap, and we would just swoon. He was, like, impossibly beautiful. That's the only way I can think to describe him. Beyond beautiful. He was aesthetically flawless. Like a work of art, almost. When he spoke, it would jolt us because we couldn't believe he was real. And he had the sexxxxxiest voice, too. Oh, my God, when he'd answer a question in class, we'd just melt.

Fuck, I need a drink. I'm sweating.

Anyway, R and I have been watching this show, and girls, you owe it to yourselves to check this dude out. He is a wicked fuckin sexy man. And he plays a bad boy, too. My favorite.

God forbid Jon Hamm Googles himself and finds this.


Rip Van Winkle said...

Well, kids, here's the scoop: I'm one seriously lucky SOB, cuz the great Brood McBadass lives really close to me! And, unlike you all who have gotten to know the great PMcBA only via this blog, I am getting to know Penny, R, and the whole McBadass clan PERSONALLY! I'm just amazingly lucky.

This family rocks. These kids will all grow up to be truly awesome citizens, and will likely spawn further awesome citizens when the time comes. Penny and R have the healthiest attitude towards EVERYTHING, and they willingly share the McBadass attitudes with the kidlets. And let me tell you, these are some awesome kids. I would say that they were on their best behavior, but in reality, I think they were just being exactly who they are.

What struck me is how much they actually like EACH OTHER. The sibling dynamic in this family is quite a study. Penny, you should consider trying to frame the natural benevolence between your kids against the all-too-common sibling battles most of us are accustomed to.

I think I will start my own blog and report on my personal interactions with the McBadasses. Sort of a Brilliance Back Door. So to speak. That way, the Penny Karma faithful can live vicariously through me.

Thanks for letting me into your lives, and into the inner sanctum of the McBadass Menagerie.

I'm sorry you can't sleep, dear. I am hopeful that once the meds are stabilized, the troubles will lessen, but for now, it sucks. I've got a med that always works for me--just call if I can be your sleep aid pharmacy!

Penny Karma said...

Awwww... thank you!


I'm kinda nervous about you sharing your Back-Door Insight, but whatever. :)