We were the closest family possible. Our world was turned upside down on 05/03/09 when my best friend, the person I love most next only to our children, my sister Trina was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. Her body gave out on her on 01/09/10 but she will ALWAYS be a part of our daily life and will continue to be in my posts. I started my blog to chronicle our daughter's international adoption from Guatemala and have continued to use it as a journal.

What you will find is my family trying to adapt to our new lives that were handed to us.



Tuesday, January 25, 2011

An Idiot Abroad

I have been anxiously awaiting the premier of "An Idiot Abroad" ever since I saw the first promo for it. I watched the preview show and the first episode back to back and I must say, it was the most I laughed in over a year. I love, love, love this show. The only drawback? I kept wanting to reach for the phone to talk to sissy about it. She would have loved it too. We both loved "Flight of the Conchords" and would recite lines from the show to each other. I had Beya watch the preview episode of "An Idiot Abroad" and she chuckled a few times but said she had no interest in watching the series.

There is another show that Trina loved and would always talk to me about even though I never watched it while she was alive and that is "Castle." Every week I find an hour to myself to sit and watch "Castle". In my mind I'm watching it with sissy. Yes it's painful because I wish so damn much I could talk to her about it but it is my way of still watching tv with sissy. I am going to do the same thing with "An Idiot Abroad".

So thank you Karl Pilkington, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, for allowing me to watch tv with my dead sister. I think that is the highest praise possible for a tv show.

5 comments:

URBAN BLONDE said...

I thought I was the only one out there watching Castle! I love that show! I finally convinced my husband to watch it with me!

And don't get me started about Flight of the Conchords. (Have you seen Extras with Ricky Gervais?)

Haven't heard anything about An Idiot Abroad so will have to check it out.

And nothing wrong about watching it with Trina. I still watch Lawrence Welk on PBS because I always watched that show with my grandmother every Friday nite at her house. Good times!

Krystal said...

So glad that you found a way to watch tv with your sissy.

wy-not said...

Hi Cameo. I haven't commented in a while because of all the issues going on around me. But you have been in my prayers every day. I am also a huge fan of Castle, and will now be thinking of you and Sissy when I watch it. I never miss an episode (and thought that kiss this week was pretty intense!). I guess we don't get those other programs in Canada because I've never even heard of them. But I do love Ricky Gervais, so am going to see if there are any episodes I can download to my iPod.

Thinking about you always and sending cyberhugs!

Sandy

Andrea said...

Oh man! I keep forgetting to watch Idiot Abroad. I am glad you liked it. Makes me want to watch it even more since I know you have the same taste I do.

Grama said...

So glad to hear you are laughing. I truly believes it helps your body feel better. Love you Enjoy!