Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Losing loved ones

It's always hard to see people you love leave. They've been with you through thick and thin. Always there to make you smile, make you laugh. These past couple weeks I've lost 2 dear friends, and it's been pretty hard for me, to be honest. I've kept it bottled up for awhile, but now I just have to get it out. There's really nothing I can do to bring them back, and accepting that they're gone has been the hardest. Seeing their faces makes me ache inside, knowing it will be a long time before I see them again.

Most of you know the people I've lost. Perhaps you've lost them too. I can't even decide which loss hurts the most, they were both pretty equal in my eyes.

Yes, Tom Brady. My #1 draft pick (like always). My one and only quarterback. My everything. Out for the season in the first 20 minutes of his very first game of the season. It's heartbreaking. Not only will I be missing those fantasy football points, I'll be missing that tight little tush in those tight little pants each week. Sigh. My only consolation is that Aaron Rogers is my backup and has had a pretty decent showing so far. Let's keep it up A-Rog.

My other loss: Tivo. With our new TV comes a new receiver, full of HD capabilities. Our old receiver, purchased when Tivo and DirecTv were still partnered, had to go, and in comes their new DVR receiver. IT SUCKS. I miss my little Tivo man. His little, bloop, bloop, bloop! sound effects. His ease of use. Sure I love the extra recording room and the beautiful crystal clear HD picture, but I pretty much don't love everything else. The new remote is so not user friendly. I I can't watch 2 shows simultaneously as easily anymore. Usually I love change, but when it's a step backward, I don't dig it. Word on the street is that Tivo is in talks of reconnecting with DirecTv again, and you better believe I'm getting a new Tivo receiver as soon as I can.

In lieu of flowers, please send heartwarming comments made out to The Wet Donkey.


Sara and Brian said...

You are such a freak! I started reading and I got really sad for you. But then I continued on and my sadness turned into laughing. Thanks for the good laugh. Sorry to hear about your loses, tho. Hey, I'm checking on Nov 15th!

J.R.G. said...

how dare you complain about having DTV? You get the BYU games don't you?

MidCityGal said...

Ha! You're so funny. I too have a small crush on A-Rodgers. Although, I'm hesitant to talk about it and break all the Packers luck. Keep it up Green Bay! Revenge is very very sweet. Favre's bitter divorce with this state/establishment deserves to be forgotten.

Also, I thought you were going to discuss how sad it is that the Brewers fell behind in the Wild Card race? Talk about losing . . .

Ligia said...

Oh Tom Brady! I love that you love him. In fact, I love him so much that about a year ago I was sleeping peacefully and out of the blue just sat up abruptly and just whispered "Tom Brady." My husband looked at me confused and I embarassed. Too bad I can't remember that dream :o)