Friday, December 16, 2005

Shout Out!

John Spencer, 1946-2005
Maybe not as well known as some of the other shout outs I've had on here, but as one of my favorite actors (back to his recurring role on The Patty Duke Show, to his very brief role in WarGames to being the only good thing in the final years of LA Law to his work on my favorite TV show The West Wing), I have to give a shout out to the passing of John Spencer. To honor him, I have one of his best monologues from The West Wing...

This guy's walking down the street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can't get out. A doctor passes by, and the guy shouts up, "Hey, you, can you help me out?" The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a priest comes along, and the guy shouts up, "Father, I'm down in this hole. Can you help me out?" The priest writes a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a friend walks by. "Hey, Joe, it's me. Can you help me Out" And the friend jumps in the hole. Our guy says, "Are you nuts? Now we're both down here." The friend says, "Yeah, but I've been down here before - and I know the way out."

Tales of the Truly Weird

Ok, all of you parents of twins out there will be interested in this post. A friend of my wife’s (founder of the local Mother of Multiples club my wife is an ‘officer’ in) sent us this email the other day… talk about eerie.

Your attention please. The story you are about to read is true; the names have been changed to protect the innocent. For example: George Baker is now called “Sylvia Wiss

Okay twin moms I think we had our first "twin connection" moment last night.

Around 3 o'clock “Sarah” starts complaining of an upset stomach and feeling like she is going to throw up. I put her on the couch with a bowl and she falls asleep from 4-5:30ish.

“Becky” is running around like nuts (had been ALL day). “Sarah” wakes up and is
still sick.

At 6 (dinner time) “Sarah” jumps up and declares she is hungry. She then eats a enchilada with ALL the fixings.

“Becky” at the same time lies down on the couch. She doesn't want dinner because she is too tired to eat. I didn't think anything about it; she had been up since 6:30 a.m. and hadn't stopped moving all day.

After dinner “Sarah” is on my lap in the living room and says, "I'm going to throw up!" I run to the family room and grab the bowl and bring it back to her. As she leans her head over the bowl, I hear gagging and coughing in the family room. “Becky” is throwing up all over the couch!!!! As soon as “Becky” is done, “Sarah” declares, "My tummy doesn't hurt anymore," and goes off to play for the rest of the night. “Becky” never once said she was not feeling well before she got sick.

How weird is that?!?!?
Weird indeed. For those of us with younger twins, that is what we have to look forward to…