Friday, February 12, 2010

I can always turn on I Love Lucy...

I'm a bit in a gloomy mood right now...for a variety of reasons which would probably be INCREDIBLY boring for me to go in to...."The Inner Workings of Millie's Mind"...haha!

But, there is always something I can put on to make me feel better (on a side note I am ALSO sick right now...ugh!).

I Love Lucy.

This show is always there for me. I don't recall the very first episode I watched. As is true for many classic films and shows and music for me - the first time I remember experiencing them...I had already experienced them many times before. (If that makes sense?)

I love this show I really do. It's literally a part of me. Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel...are old friends. That may sound strange to you, but not to me (hehehe...I'm starting to sound like Norman Bates or something).

Watching I Love Lucy brings back only good memories, despite the fact that I often watch it when I'm most depressed.

I Love Lucy is being five and sitting in front of the TV on a Saturday morning, while my mum makes waffles.

I Love Lucy is being eight and sitting in front of the TV with a big pile of pretzels and all my six brothers and sisters.

I Love Lucy is being ten and watching the familiar shows again with my five year-old brother...who is just beginning to understand them. (And eating lots of pretzels.)

I Love Lucy is being 13 and babysitting my two younger brothers and sneaking the laundry baskets down to the Family Room to watch it while we fold the clothes...and eat pretzels.

I Love Lucy is being 15. It's still watching it with my siblings, even though it's just the three of us...(my sisters are both married and my older brothers have jobs)'s still laughing so hard we cry...and my youngest brother and I (asthma) getting so wheezy we have to rush to our inhalers (possibly partially because of all the pretzels).

In short, so many happy memories are impossibly entwined with this show. So, now as I'm putting it in (hmmm, I think maybe the "Madame X" episode), I know by the end of it, my gloominess will be gone. Instead I'll probably just be left with an intense craving for pretzels! ;-D


Okay, now this was a rather depressingly annoying post! I'm sorry. Really! And I promise I am thoroughly devoted to this blog now! I have a new series I'm going to announce post-haste! Thanks for sticking around followers! :-D


DKoren said...

Love this post! And yes, I feel the same way. If I'm down, and this show comes on, I cannot stay in my gloomy mood. I don't love it as much as my sister does, but it takes me to a happy place when it's on.

Elizabeth said...

I'm depressed right now too. :( Maybe I need some I Love Lucy!

Clement of the Glen said...

Isn't it amazing how old TV can bring back such happy memories. Like old records.

I used to love sitting and watching Bonanza, The Munsters, The Saint, The Monkees----great times!!

Audrey said...

(I wanted to post this on the post a couple down about old TV shows but I couldn't get it to work).Oh my goodness! I am so excited right now. I didn't know other people in the world enjoyed old TV shows as much as I do!!! The DVD show is also my favorite show of all time. But I also love Leave it to Beaver, Father Knows Best, Andy Griffith Show, Hogan's Heroes, Get Smart!, Gomer Pyle, Gilligan's Island...this list goes on. Old TV is beyond awesome! I actually get sad when I think about the fact that some day soon I'll have watched all the episodes of my favorite shows...then what will I do! Ahh. Okay, I probably sound insane. But I'm not. I think.

P.S. I love the header pic. It makes me happy. Just those funny faces.

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Java Bean Rush said...

Wonderful post, Millie. :)

Jennifer said...

I agree about I Love Lucy. It really can always make you feel good and it never fails to make you laugh, no matter what episode it is. :)

Romantic Movies said...

Wonderful post! I haven't watched I love Lucy in such a long time, but I used to watch it religiously as a kid. Really brings back old memories! Thanks for the post!

PinkGinger said...

Love your blog! I love I Love Lucy, Dick Van Dyke, and What's My Line. Well, I suppose I am your newest followers.:). Lol.

Matthew Coniam said...

Come, come! Over a year now! Put Mr Dean down and get back to this stupendously amazingly cool blog!