Friday, September 5, 2008

Trench Coats--So Hot Right Now

Do you have a "most favorite" time of day? Are there several? On any given day, I have 3 favorite moments:

1. Picking up Michael from work
2. Opening my one coke of the day (I'm not kidding, fireworks go off in my head when I decide "it is time")
3. 10-15 minutes before I go to sleep

To keep this post from being corny (most favorite #1) or completely boring (most favorite #2), I am going to tell you about #3, and more specifically, last night's #3.

There is something I find SO exciting about the precious minutes before I sleep. Besides the obvious (I adore sleeping), I especially love the feeling of crawling under the covers and knowing for the next 8 hours I don't have to think about anything. And when I wake up, it's a brand new day. Something else, however, happens when it's time to sleep. I get obnoxious. Loud, goofy, and I laugh at anything... It's very awkward. Michael cannot get used to this and still gives me the "What the hell is wrong with you?" look as I contemplate the dumbest things you can imagine. Which brings us to last night.

As he is reading his book, I crawl under the covers and from out of nowhere start singing, "Gooooo Gadget go. Da doot da doot doot, da doot da doot do-oot." He puts his book down, looks at me, and says, "What was that?" So I sing it again. And with his most serious face says, "It doesn't sound like that. It sounds like this: 'doot da doot da doot Inspector Gadget...'"

Yes folks, this really happened.

More importantly, do you know what part I was singing? I can't decide if he's an idiot or if I watched too much television as a child. I start arguing with him, "I KNOW the song starts like that, but I was singing the bridge!" He replies, "Bridge? There's no bridge." So I do the thing I absolutely DESPISE doing--I get out of bed. I walk to the computer, type in "Inspector Gadget theme song" on youtube, and voilĂ .

I couldn't write an entire entry about Inspector Gadget and leave it at that, so here's the theme song. Please enjoy. Pay special attention when it gets to the 37-second mark and feel free to sing along: "Gooooo Gadget go. Da doot da doot doot, da doot da doot do-oot."

And that, my friends, is why the 10-15 minutes before I go to sleep rounds out my top 3 "most favorite" times of the day. Unfortunately, Michael doesn't agree. :)


Emily said...

Meredith... reading your blog brings a smile to my face every time! You crack me up!!

Nick, Aubrey, & Ella Mae said...

I agree that it's the bridge. Or perhaps the theme song's one and only verse? No matter what you call it, it's AWESOME. Gotta love Penny and Brain! And I use "go go gadget arm/leg/copter" on a weekly basis. :)

katandkarl said...

i am TOTALLY WITH YOU on the one coke a day thing. absolutely GLORIOUS moment.

Leslie said...

This is why we we have been such good friends all these years. Because had this been a sleepover, I would have hopped out of the covers to sing along, and might have even started some leg and arm extension moves in true Gadget fashion. I get the same way before bed; I can't get under the covers without wiggling around and squealing because I'm so excited to be there...four years later and Jonathan still thinks I"m weird, so there's not much hope for Michael I'm afraid!

JB said...

I always thought of that as the chorus... ...hmm...

Either way, you had me laughing, because Michelle and I are the same way, except we trade roles, depending on the night.

Remember when we got so excited because we saw the junkyard cats from Heathcliffe on Inspector Gadget?

Susie said...
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Susie said...

Speaking of trench coats- Have you seen the absolutely adorable one at White House Black Market? I would so buy it if I were not retired!


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