Friday, December 7, 2007

Silly Friday

I'm in a silly mood, so I thought I'd post some photos of some silly characters. I searched and found about 12 characters from the past, many of them Muppets, that have made me laugh over the years. Here are three - old fuddy-duddies Statler and Waldorf and Guy Smiley, the Muppet game show host. Guy Smiley made me and my sister, Anne, howl when we were younger. I'll probably post some others over the next few weeks. If you're in to leaving comments, leave a favorite cartoon or real character who just makes you lose it. More to follow.

This week was nerve-wracking yet productive. Dori's temperature was above normal much of the week, but it never crossed 100.4, which is a ticket back to VUMC. Dori has managed to keep pressing forward. Despite progress, none of this is easy. She is still dealing with side effects and is understandably missing the normal Christmas traditions, parties and activities. We keep focusing on next year for that; meanwhile, Dori has made it through so much to be with us. I'm very excited about Sunday ... Dori turns 40!!! My plans earlier this year to blow it out have been shelved; instead, we're planning a low key celebration at my Mom's for dinner. And that is totally fine with me.

Work has been both fun and hectic since the job change. I'm managing to stay focused on most everything, I think, despite all the schedule juggling. I like and respect the people with whom I work. I have caught myself a time or two forgetting something, which I almost never do.

Getting up at 4:30 twice this week to run was a good idea, believe it or not. Running, more than anything, clears my head. Monday's 4.0 mile run was cold, but satisfying. On Wednesday morning, I ran another 3.5 and tonight cruised a 3.0 with Pepper, whose dirty coat earned him a bath afterwards. He's not a fan of the tub. Neither was Otis, our black lab, R.I.P. What's really cool about the running this week ... the new running shoes are great - no leg troubles this week!

Don't forget ... tell us about your characters, if you're so inclined.


Anonymous said...

Hi Jim,

Obviously, the 2 little "characters" i live with come first...we often refer to them as frick & frack! OMG!! Guy Smiley!!! My sister and I LOVED him!!! Also was partial to Beaker from the Muppet Show and the 2 crusty guys in the balcony (same show)...thanks for the giggle!

Jim said...

Elizabeth Antony,

This Guy's for you:

LOL!!! Jim

Donna Clements said...

And who can forget Don Music (I think he must have been a cousin to Guy Smiley as they so closely resembled one another)- He was on the Kermit the Frog show - he unsuccessfully tried to 'write' Mary had a Little Lamb' but couldn't finish the last lines. The frustrated musician continued to bang his head on the keyboad - I alway roared with laughter on that one.
But much more important- HAPPY BIRTHDAY DORI!!
Have a super duper day!
Much love,