Wednesday, September 12, 2007


that was what was running through my head yesterday morning when i turned on the tv. shock. horror. dismay. confusion. anger. acceptance. sadness.

they replaced my morning buffy episode with malcolm in the middle. malcolm. in. the. middle.

ever since i can remember, buffy was part of my morning routine. i would get up at 7, shower, dry my hair and be ready for a quick breakfast by 7:20. turn buffy on, watch for a bit, head to the today show for the weather, back to buffy and then out the door. when i was living in nyc, i had to turn it off at 7:44 to make my bus, missing the most climactic part of the show (even though i new what happened). when in hoboken, i would watch the whole episode in bed, then the practice, THEN i would get out of bed and roll into work at 9:15. in boston, i would watch the whole episode and then flip to the today show at 8 to get the news at 8:02 and the weather at 8:06 and then would head to work. after i knew i was quitting, i would watch buffy and half of the practice (maybe all of it) before i would leave. for my new job, i had to switch back to my old routine of buffy, news, weather, leave. i had it down to an art form.

we were in the middle of the 6th season. they just aired the musical episode on monday. i was getting ready for some spike and buffy lovin'. and now? nothing. my entire morning routine, the one i had for the last 4 years, is over. up early to relocate to the couch for my buffy fix on sick days, counting future episodes in my head so i can get up extra early to catch a favorite (the pack, anything with oz) or avoid a particulary scary episode (the gentlemen or the one with gnarl) i know i can't handle, laughing at the still funny dialouge and cringing at the severe nosedive the show took in the last few seaons (cough cough...glory... cough cough). all over. sigh.

ok, the pity party is over.

for some reason, yesterday was really hard for me. someone on yelp started a thread about where we were 6 years ago. i remember calling allie and waking her up and watching the second plane hit. i remember peter jennings crying. i remember flying out of logan on the 17th and my mom crying when she waved goodbye at security. i remember rereading harry potter for a week to get away from the tv. i can't believe that was 6 years ago. so much has happened in the world since then.


Anonymous Allie said...

I can't believe you actually have time for tv in the morning. I'm at work by 7:15. It sucks.

7:45 AM  
Blogger Deepa said...

josh is the same way - he hates me.

when are you home? i have been breezing in at 7 lately...

9:10 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

why don't you just buy Buffy DVD's and watch them in the morning? no commercials, so you could even get through full episodes!

6:22 PM  
Anonymous Allie said...

Okay, I can't complain there. I'm often home by 3:15 :)

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha sara - that would make sense, but that is not part of the routine! buffy and in the commrcials, the today show, and the weather updates usually coincide with the buffy commercials.

11:20 AM  
Anonymous deepa said...

sara, that makes sense, but it not part of the routine! plus,the buffy commericials usually coincide withthe weather on the today show (7:38 and 7:44)

11:21 AM  
Anonymous deepa said...

oop double post

11:22 AM  
Blogger Tracey said...

I have such fond memories of catching up with Buffy when we were up all night long with Owen. Somewhere deep in the pathways of his brain he might have 2 soundtracks permanently lodged in there: Buffy and Law & Order.

I feel your pain, even though it's been ages since I've been able to watch Buffy in the morning.

Also, the DVDs are cheap at Best Buy! They're just not the same.

10:33 PM  
Blogger Deepa said...

hey trace - i may need to put that on my christmas list... owen is one lucky kid - i cant think of two better shows:)

10:45 PM  

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