Saturday, June 14, 2008

"If it's Sunday, it's Meet the Press"

My Sunday morning routine goes as follows:
I wake up (no matter how late I was up the previous night) and make myself a cup of jasmine green tea in time for the 10 am (central time) showing of Meet the Press. I would officially start my Sunday by hearing Tim say those magic words, "If it's Sunday, it's Meet the Press" at the end of every broadcast.

I had a seriously sick obsession with Tim Russert and his insane political knowledge. For me, whatever Tim had to say about politics was the final word. I obviously ogled over every word he spoke on Sundays, but Tim on NBC was also the place I would turn to during the primary season or on any obscure weekday morning when he would make an appearance on the Today Show to discuss the political happenings in Washington D.C.

I missed last week's episode and as I watched to news coverage of Tim's untimely death yesterday all I could think about was how I missed my last chance to hear him speak those words. It seems silly to be close to tears over the death of a news anchor, but I battled them all day. They finally appeared during a tribute show on NBC last night, when Tom Brokow closed the broadcast by saying, "Do me a favor and say a prayer for Timmy, knock back a cold one and Go Bills!"

Tim, like my father, was battling heart problems. I encourage everyone to stay informed about heart disease.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Most of my blogs seem to contain unhappy content, which is an unfortunate scenario because I am surprisingly content with my life right now.

At this moment on this day, to me happiness is:
  • GR checking my blog daily
  • Sipping wine
  • My new (fuel-efficient) car
  • Planning California road trips
  • Another Cubs win
  • ALL my new clothes
  • Summer sunshine
  • Not studying
  • Being friends with Benny-Boo
  • My new computer with Windows Vista
  • Karaoke nights at The Spot
  • Having plans with my friends
  • Reading "the classics"
  • Going on dates
  • My new phone with Windows Mobile
  • Eating lunch or dinner outside
  • Megan always answering the phone, "hey friend, how are you?"
  • No pop of coffee for 3 months (which is half-way to my goal)
  • Obama becoming the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party
  • Not having financial difficulties
  • Cuddling
  • Being treated like a princess
  • Laughing at Poison's jokes
  • Alyssa's non-judgemental and unconditional love for me
  • Being able to sleep at night without the help of Ambien
  • Viva La Vida
  • Hearing the girls I babysit for laugh
  • Pillow talk
  • Receiving text messages that convey (in-directly) that I am being thought about
  • Invitations to Fox Lake
  • Sleeping in a king bed
  • Having an honest relationship
  • Having DTR (define the relationship) talks