Posts Tagged ‘Friday Night Lights’

Attention! Very Last-Minute Addition to my Christmas List!

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

I want, I need, I love this.

I have to have it.

This makes no sense unless you watch Friday Night Lights. It is my favorite show. I don’t currently really watch it, because we don’t have it because Comcast sucks donkey dongs. I don’t understand why, but it is on a channel that we don’t get, and so I have been going through life trying to avoid at all costs hearing what is happening on the show until the new year, when Friday Night Lights will be on my very own television in my very own house.

At the lake my parents have satellite and they for some reason get the show, which is funny, because they don’t watch it. But I guess I set it up to record it while I was living there, and it recorded some of this season’s episodes. There were five of them from the new season on the DVR this weekend. There were some missing, presumably because my parents were watching CSI Special Crimes Mentalist Victim Unit Criminal Bones Minds Miami and the message mentioning that it was going to record Friday Night Lights came on, and Dad said, “What the hell is this shit?” and selected “Cancel Recording.”

I stared guiltily at those five episodes in the guide for a while. I was obviously at a precipice. I could walk away from the cliff. I realized that I should walk away.

Except that I might have accidentally watched four episodes of it before i realized that. (I was kind of like Saracen when he opened the box in that fourth episode that I wasn’t supposed to watch.) And I would have watched the fifth, but i had to nerd out on some stars.

I just couldn’t help myself. It is shameful, but I love that show so much, I even taught my kids, who are already confused enough by football allegiances, that my second favorite team is the Dillon Panthers. And now Coach Taylor has gone across the tracks to coach football at the other high school in town, East Dillon. The Lions, in case you are wondering, as my kids will when they find out my allegiances will change to from Dillon High to East Dillon.

So, when I read Melanie’s Fashion Friday edition I Can’t Feel My Face post on Big Mama, and came across her #7 choice, well, let’s just say i never knew that there was a hole in my t-shirt collection until I saw it. I have to have it.

My poor, poor confused children will have to deal.

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose!

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

I’ve written numerous times about my mixed marriage. The kids are completely on the fence. They see a G on a car in front of me and yell, “Bulldogs!” or “Georgia for you, Mama!” or they see that AU on a car and say, “Auburn!” Course, Rollie says, “Aubrun,” and Tiller actually says, “Bullgogs.” Which is really cute.

If they see a G and Todd is in the car, they will ask? “Daddy? You like Bulldogs, right?” And we are good parents, who try to consider if certain things we say might interfere with a child’s self-esteem; Who knows if Todd telling Rollie that he doesn’t like GA, when Rollie likes both UGA and Auburn, will harm R’s burgeoning self-worth?

So we lie.

The standard answer for this from Todd is “Yes, I like them. I like Auburn the best, and then my second favorite team is whoever is playing Bama that week, and then Georgia.” Very diplomatic, and not really untrue.

Standard answer from me is also the truth: “Yes, I like Bullgogs first.” “Then Tigers, mama?” I think for a minute.

“Well, Bulldogs first, then Panthers, then Tigers.

Everyone in the car, even my 2-year-old, look at me like I am crazy.

“Panthers? Who are Panthers, mama?”

“Dillon Panthers, baby. Dillon Panthers.”

Yeah, I seriously have a Friday Night Lights problem, and it’s not just about the hot Coach Taylor, either. I cried last night watching them win state in the first season finale. No, I’m not kidding.

Plus, it gives me satisfaction to choose a fictional high school football team over Todd’s Tigers. Always the rivalry exists.

I Don’t Feel That Old . . . .

Friday, May 30th, 2008

But I know i am, because I think the Dads on Gossip Girl and Friday Night Lights are the hotties on the shows.

This is not a good sign.

Yes, I know GG is crap; Don’t knock Friday Night Lights, though – It’s one of the best shows on television.