Friday, August 27, 2010

Showdown

I just got back from our moms morning walk.  A few of us are walking after we drop the kids off at school.  So far, we usually walk close to 3 miles each time, with a goal of three days a week.  I walked only two days this week, but next week I'm in for all three.

That last paragraph was a lot of rambling and numbers and poor grammar.  Please don't judge me.  My feet are still tingling from the exercise.  Apparently, an increased heart rate leads to decreased brain activity.

Anyhoo.

The walking has been great.  I'm getting to spend time with old friends and get to know some new ones.   I take Daughter to school, then come home and throw on some old yoga pants and t-shirt and put my hair in a clippy.

We meet each other on a designated corner. This morning I arrived a bit earlier than the rest of the team.  I was all proud of myself until every car going by kept looking my way.  I told the other ladies if I am going to start standing on corners, maybe I should start dressing a little better.  Ahem.

Now it's only 9:30 and I have the rest of my day to clean, do laundry, run errands, and watch Price Is Right.

May I just add that, although Drew Carey is no Bob Barker, I think he is doing a fabulous job. I keep wishing he'd launch into his old sitcom theme song and scream out, "Ohio!"  But, other than that, bless his heart, he has a tough act to follow.

Yesterday Hubs went to work late and we watched Price Is Right together. I realize most couples do not spend their dates together while listening to the sounds of Plinko, but I'll take what I can get.  Price Is Right is such an American experience.  If there were one show I'd like to attend, that would be it.  I spent summers watching Bob Barker give away showcases of Chevrolets and trips to Paris. 

Every kid in the 70's could tell you the going price of corn or if Bounce dryer sheets and Metamucil added up to a total of over $10.00.  We also knew that the most important lesson in life is to spay or neuter your pets.  Granted, we had no idea what that was, but it was the last thing we heard as the showcase winner's family members rushed on stage to climb in the winner's aqua blue Chevette.

The sad thing is that now I know exactly how much dryer sheets and Metamucil cost and it has nothing to do with watching Bob or Drew.

Maybe I should go on the show. I'll be the winner sitting in the PT Cruiser. 

Just look out for my crazy family members rushing on stage. 

7 comments:

Warren said...

I miss Bob Barker! Drew seems to need more confidence in his skills. He seems to be a little scared. I actually stumbled upon your blog by the next button. But i had to say thanks for the inspiration in regards to your walks with your mother. I've had a few issues with mine but reading your page reminds me that I need to make up with her. Thanks! Checkout my page if you have time.
http://growtobezine.blogspot.com/ Take care and good luck getting on PIR. Go on your birthday you have a better chance of getting on stage.

Ashlee said...

Hilarious!! I don't have a TV anymore and haven't had one in 15 years. But I'll agree...The Price Is Right is a classic. My sister and I had competitions in the living room to see which one would win if we were on the show. Remember Super Market Sweep? We tried to compete for the most expensive items in our buggies when we were grocery shopping with mom. We usually ended up grounded for a week but, oh the memories!

Carpool Queen said...

I remember feeling pity for those people who bid on Showcase #1. Everyone knows you wait for #2.

Susanne said...

LOL. I grew up watching Price is Right too and by the time I was twelve I could do a pretty mean conversion from Canadian prices to American prices and still "win" the prize. LOL.

I didn't like Drew at first. Thought he talked way too fast and was awkward but I think he's settling down now into it nicely. Quite a bit off his beaten path, hosting this show.

Roxanne said...

Did I miss that you weren't homeschooling this year? And I LOVE to walk for exercise. . .many of the world's problems can be solved while women walk.

Nancy said...

I'm loving the walking! :)

Do/did you watch How I Met Your Mother? We've just finished season two if you want to start. Barney's mom told him he is Bob Barker's son; he went on PIR. It was great! If nothing else, you should watch that episode, LOL!

BTW, if you win a PT Cruiser, I'll ride around with you; I love them! My MIL thinks they are hideous, but then again, they love that ugly Chevy Caruck.

Terri said...

SHOTGUN!!!!