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Memories of a Great Show

northern exposureThis show takes me back to a really good time in my life. It used to come on every day at 11:00 sharp. That was the nap time for a tiny little boy I used to keep. I was a full-time nanny to a two-year old boy that is now 23 years old! Talk about feeling my bones crack after writing that. 🙂

The theme song beginning to play on the television signaled it was time to move ourselves from the play room to the rocking chair. Depending on how hard he’d played during the morning and what sleep he got the night before, I could lay him down to sleep by the first commercial break and return to watch the rest. Somewhere in between I’d start making lunch for when the little guy woke up.

I digress. This show was amazing. I loved the cast. Northern Exposure was my favorite show for quite awhile. I couldn’t say who my favorite character was. I loved Maggie–who didn’t? I wanted my hair to look just like hers. Unfortunately my face isn’t the same shape, so I just looked like a boy. And Chris was nothing but the truth. I wish he broadcasted radio in real life. I loved his take on things. Joel was a handful, although I loved his quirkiness. And I’m not sure Maurice’s character could be written in the same fashion with how political correct the world has become.

Don’t get me wrong, there were episodes that still pain me to watch. But as stupid as they were, they ended with a point. Like the one where Shelly saw dancing people everywhere she went, and the one where they were in Maggie’s dreams. I think the writer of the show was just a bit intoxicated while writing those. Still, all in all, I can pop in one of those DVDs at any time while I’m cooking in the kitchen, and it takes me right back to that time, long ago…when life was simple.

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