Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Things not to watch prior to having surgery

Binderclips and I have been doing a lot of hanging out at home and therefore, have been watching a bit more TV/movies. This past weekend we decided to watch The Time Traveler's Wife, a movie about a guy with a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel and the issues that it causes with his wife/marriage.

If you haven't seen/read The Time Traveler's Wife and plan to, do NOT keep reading.

Now, you may be asking yourself why this is not something you may want to watch prior to surgery? Well, the reason is if you have a husband like I do, the only thing he takes from the movie is that the time traveler dies and his wife has to go on living without him. Which, results in Binderclips immediately starting to imagine me not making it out of surgery and him having to live without me. It's kind of sweet, but just slightly overdramatic. LOL

Another thing not to watch - Monsters Inside Me on Animal Planet. It's a show about when humans fall prey to parasites - S.I.C.K. If you want to be paranoid about getting some kind of infection/parasite in the hospital, watch this show.

I'm sure there's more, however the 2 above made such a big impression that I can't remember the others.

Seriously, Binderclips and I will be standing in the kitchen and all of a sudden he will look like he wants to attack me. When I ask him "What? Why are you looking at me like that?", he says "If you die you're in big trouble." My response is usually to laugh, unless he's really having a bad day (and really imagining his life without me) - then I reassure him that I'm not going to die, then laugh.

Anyways, I thought I'd compile a list of things to watch prior to surgery also. Here it goes:

  1. Bethenny Getting Married - I can't get enough of this show for some reason
  2. Top Chef 
  3. Work of Art 
  4. Wipeout
  5. Chopped - to some extent I feel like this is the type of challenge I'm presented with every night when I make dinner
  6. Extreme Marksman - the name says it all
  7. MonsterQuest 
  8. Fight Science - I feel I am destined to be on this show at some point because I'm so ninja-tastic
Oh, and one more very important thing: I RECEIVED MY FIRST BLOG AWARD!!! YAY!!

I was given this award by TB at Year31. Thanks TB!! TB's following is growing quickly and for good reason. I recommend checking her blog out when you get a chance. She is definitely deserving of the award.

In order to accept the award all I have to to do is write about my blog philosophy:
My philosophy is to write as often as I can about what makes me laugh, which, are usually things that happen between Binderclips and I. So, to sum up the philosophy - "If you can't laugh at yourself, life's gonna seem a whole lot longer than you like" from Garden State. Or "Live well, laugh often (very often), and love much" also sums it up.

I'd like to pass this award onto this most deserving blogger:

Bossy Betty

Bossy Betty's blog is everything I hope my blog will be someday; funny, informative, and interesting. Enjoy Bossy Betty, you deserve it!

Ok, surgery is Friday - wish me luck everyone. I'll try to get back to blogging as soon as I'm feeling up to it.


  1. I would like to add Steel Magnolias to the list of things NOT to watch. Although she doesn't die from her surgery, she does have surgery and then die later, so the connection is there. Not very optimistic.

    I wish my hubby would worry about me dying whenever I go into surgery. I think that I worry about it more than he does. Usually, I'm the one like Binderclips there, taking a moment in the kitchen to say, "I sure hope I don't die during surgery." to which he so lovingly responds by laughing at me and telling me how ridiculous that is. Can't a girl get a little worry-love?

    Good luck on Friday! Thanks for the tip, since I'll soon be cut open as well--though, I think staying away from "Monsters Inside Me" is pretty much my standard policy.

  2. If Binderclips is like me, he has no idea what the on-line banking account code is, where the spare keys to the boat are, how to turn down the air-conditioner or where the do-dad is that turns the what-cha-ma-callit...Just face it we need you ladies to keep up together.
    be well and return to us safely...

  3. Oh yeah, I meant to add, there is a tad bit of love and adoration in there somewhere!!!

  4. Hi there! I am back from my trip and wanted to thank you SO much for the shout-out here! I really appreciate it!! Your comments are so sweet!

  5. TB - totally agree with that, Steel Magnolias is def on the list now!

    Leo - I'm sure that does have something to do with it. Although for my hubs - his focus is more on how he will ever eat without me cooking. LOL

    Bossy Betty - Hope you had a great time on your trip! Glad you are back.