Sunday, March 8, 2009

Cha Cha, where have you been?

So, Friday night, I succumbed to peer pressure and joined some friends at a bar. For a fake moustache party. As you do.
I could not keep my hands off the 'stache. I now totally understand why guys who have facial hair often stroke it thoughtfully. I spent the entire night wanting to put my hands to my 'stache and say things like, "Well, that was very Machiavellian of you." Or maybe just "Git 'r done."

Instead, I ended up almost getting in a fight.

You see, with the fake 'stache, one of the guys looked just like Steve Perry of Journey. And I told him so. Because that's a compliment, and I am nothing if not kind and complimentary.

And Steve Perry Look-a-Like? Informed me that he hated Journey.

Excuse me?

So, obviously, he is dead inside. But it got me to thinking about all of the great Time-Life infomercials and vh1 shows saved on my DVR. I have a nice collection of programming featuring the likes of Journey, Kenny Loggins, Boston, REO Speedwagon and Air Supply. I watch / listen to it over and over again because it makes me happy. Because I am simple like that.

Or, rather, I had a nice collection of that programming.

It's a dark day. My DVR died. Like, really really died. Like, the Dish Network people are sending me a new one.

Now, the new DVR is free, and the guy waived shipping because after it was clear that there was no fixing My Life Partner DVR, I started laughing hysterically, saying that first I got dumped, then my dog died, then my DVR died.

I think I scared the guy a bit.

So, I'm currently camped out on my front porch, waiting for UPS to arrive with my new DVR. And the real tragedy? All of my programming is gooooonnnnnnnnnnne. No more Dog the Bounty Hunter. No more of a year's worth of Grey's Anatomy. No more 40 Most Softsational Soft Rock Songs. No more WKRP in Cincinnati. Not even one episode of Millionaire Matchmaker.

And don't even get me started on how I have to watch this week's episode of Rock of Love Bus on live TV, at a set time, commercials and all.

My life? She is difficult.


LaDue & Crew said...

That's like getting kicked in the teeth after you've already gotten your ass kicked. Stupid DVR.

And loser that doesn't like Journey- wtf??!! He's just jealous of Steve Perrys rock star good looks and his amazing voice. The guy probably has a small penis besides. Loser.

Just go over to my blog and indulge. I made a cake. And my 12 year old pulled a prank on me.

LaDue & Crew said...

oh, and the 'stache- sexy, woman. Now I'm hot for Magnum P.I.

you gotta wonder said...

Oh Cha Cha! I am soooo sorry. I (and hubby) just finished catching up on 5 months worth of Without A Trace. And now we have ~25 hours worth of 24 to watch (just kidding - inside joke with hubby).

On the lighter side of life, Saturday I found myself at a Pho Noodle restaurant and I ate (completely in your honor) Cha Cha Noodles.

Sara said...

1. Your mustache looks faaabulous!
2. I think your hair looks perfectly fine in that picture, although you know I love it all short and pixie because it brings out your lovely eyes. But it looks great and people who call you by the wrong name would be ignoramuses regardless of the state of your hair. BTW, one of my employees keeps writing my name as Sera. Huh?
3. Anyone who doesn't like Journey should be deported to an outer planet.
4. I'm so sorry about your DVR!

Iron Needles said...

Gah! Life is hard indeed. Be strong, Cha. There is more TV to record.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I think it's a message for you: Rock bus of Love is NOT GOOD FOR YOU. I call it divine intervention;)

Not like Journey? Blasphemous.

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

My Hubby has a goatee. He strokes it constantly.

you gotta wonder said...

Where are you? I'm missing you. My word verification is "nouns" so I'm forced to comment (don't ask, the logic or lack thereof is all mine).

I'm sending loving thoughts and prayers your way. {{hugs}}

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

Who doesn't like Journey? I've never heard of such a thing!