Saturday, February 11, 2012

NaBloPoMo #11 ~ 24

NaBloPoMo February 2012
It's the weekend!  Time for a 'free write.'

OK, first off, no, I am NOT referring to a BG of 24!  
Let's get that out of the way so you can all stop holding your breath or hyperventilating!! ;) 

I'm talking about the TV series 24.  Jack Bauer, 24.  No way in hell this could actually happen in the course of one day, 24.

This is a series I didn't 'get into' when it came out in 2001.  But when Bean and I extended our visit for 9 weeks after my dad was diagnosed with brain cancer in November 2006, I started watching it with him when the new season started and I was HOOKED!  I watched the remaining seasons faithfully and was totally bummed when it went off the air in May 2010.

So, since I have been cooped up with sick girls since Monday night...literally haven't left my house since Monday...I've needed something to counteract the on slaught of Disney, Dreamworks, and Lionsgate movies that have been played pretty much nonstop on the TV.  I turned to my Kindle fire and began the saga of Jack Bauer with season one.

Jack's kept me company between vomit clean ups and laundry cycles and staying up until 5:30 to monitor BGs and vomiting.

He's saved me from watching movies I would rather gouge my eyes out than watch for the millionth time.  OK, maybe that's a bit harsh, but let's remember I haven't left my house in 5 days!!!

I remember when my mother told me that she and my dad had borrowed the early 24 seasons from a friend who had them on DVD because they didn't get sucked in until after the first few seasons.  They would sit and watch them, trying to guess what the clock would show when the break for commercials was over.  (In case you are unfamiliar, 24 runs by the clock and it shows the clock before and after the commercial break, with the premise that each episode represents 1 hour in the 24 hour period for that season.)  Anyway, I guess my dad got pretty good at guessing what the time would be.  So, I have found myself doing the same thing and darn it if I'm not getting within a few seconds most of the time!  (It's the little things that amuse me!)

So, not only am I enjoying 'escaping' into the ridiculousness that is 24, I am 'connecting' with my daddy on some weird level...entertaining myself with the same guessing game he would play.  Sometimes it 's the little things that you hold onto when you can't hold on to the loved one any more.


  1. I have never actually seen a single episode of 24....and now I think I might have to check it out! Love that you are having some bonding time with your Dad...even in spirit it still matters. That is awesome. :o) Hope everyone is feeling better now too!

  2. Enjoy your show :)

    I remember my dad loving Hill Street Blues. My kids will remember that I love Criminal Minds.

    Crazy how that happens!


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