Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Death and The Office

OK what do you want to hear about first: my near-death experience last night or my thoughts on The Office? Death? OK, death it is.

I went over to Amanda and Roper's house for dinner last night (yummy by the way!) and on the way home it was dark and raining a bit. I was coming up 3040 from Flower Mound and was almost to the WalMart. That light right before WalMart (the one you turn left at to go on Business 121) has cars that turn right onto 3040 from it. Well one genius decided it would be silly to notice the person with their lights on going 45 in the right lane and turned out in front of me just as I was going through the light. I jerked the wheel to the left to avoid him, blared my horn, called out to God, and fishtailed into the middle and left lanes. Thankfully the people behind me were also paying attention, and they slowed to miss me. Needless to say, I was freaked out by the end of it. I could have died. That would not have been a pretty accident. The man who almost took me out was going way too fast to be making that right turn. I didn't see him slow at all. Thank God, literally, I am ok. That was one of the scariest almost accidents I've had in a long time.

On to more important things though, right? Last night at Amanda's John (a coworker) came over happily exclaiming that he had bought season 3 of The Office. Most of you know by now I don't watch that show, and I haven't really been interested in watching it. But to be polite and humor him and everyone else, I sat down to watch it. 5(?) episodes later I'm hooked! Soooo funny! Such good comic relief for some stuff going on in my life right now. How did I ignore Andrew and Beri all this time when they talked about how funny it is? Anyone have seasons 1 - 3 on DVD that I can borrow? I can't believe how much I laughed! By the end of the night, to much laughter, I ended up quoting one of the episodes. Now if only life at work could really be that funny....

Welp, it's time to put my nose back to the grindstone. (Isn't that the correct phrase?) My mind is split right now btwn work and elsewhere, so it's taking me longer to get some tasks done at school. I put in an 11 hour day yesterday, and today's shaping up to be a 10.5 hour one most likely. I've got to get my head back in this.`


  1. Right now, you can pick up Season 2 of the office at Best Buy for only $27 bucks. Carolina and I have been laughing our heads off.

    Glad you're ok.

  2. I have season one in hand, but I lent my copy of season two to the Swayne's who haven't quite finished with it (going on three months now, I believe). One is yours tonight if you come to church, though.

    I'm surprised that you got hooked through watching five straight episodes. With me, it is difficult to enjoy half hour comedies in large doses in one sitting.

  3. So glad to hear you're on board with The Office. I've been hooked since Season 1. It is one of the few TV shows that can put me into uncontrollable laughter (which isn't a pretty sight). I love it!

  4. I will be at church tonight bc I now teach the nursery with Rachel on Wednesday nights. Hurray for free borrowing of DVDs! I can watch about 1 DVD of any given show at a time, but after that I need a break. It only took me a few months to get through the whole SERIES of Friends.

    Thanks for the concern, Mark. Paul has seen me drive and is apparently totally unconcerned that someone has about killed me on the road ... again. :-)

  5. Ha that's how I felt watching it last night, Kelly. You know that laughter where you just about scream bc it's so funny? :-)

  6. The Office is the only show on TV that is "must see" for me. My opinion is that Dwight Schrute is the most original character since Kosmo Kramer. Stanley also cracks me up.

    Glad you like it!