Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Joys of Marriage.

My wife and I were in Chicago for the first time a couple weekends ago for my cousin's wedding. We stayed at this hotel right on the Chicago River in the most recognizable part of the city. We were literally across the river from the Wrigley Building. Like I say, I'd never been to Chicago, but I recognized this part of the city.

Anyhow, we're walking down the street on the way to the rehearsal dinner / bowling party and she says, "I just feel like singing the Perfect Strangers song while we walk down the street." And I'm like, "Good call, but I can't remember it." And she's like, "You know, 'Standing tall, on the wings of my dreams...' and stuff." And then I was all, "Yeah, but I can't remember how it starts." And then there was a pause for like 2 or 3 seconds and she goes, "Sometimes the world is perfect, nothing to rearrange..."

That, ladies and gentlemen, is why I married her.

On a related note, yesterday I linked to a funny blog through Open Bar's gmail status update where the theme is a top 11 list of things. One of the lists I happened to read was, "11 Mediocre TV Shows With Awesome Theme Songs", which is what made me think of this post. This is a pretty funny blog. The entry about Perfect Strangers is spot on. I know I watched that show every week, but I can't remember a single specific episode. All I remember about that show is that Balki is from a country called Mipos (sp?) and that he and Larry were long lost cousins and that from time to time they would do the "dance of joy".

6 comments:

The Notorious LJT said...

well, there was the knock, knock roll-a-rock episode.

Open Bar said...

The Facts of Life had a great theme song. Without actually tracking down an episode I can say with some certainty that, despite my years of watching it, that show also wasn't very good.

Side Bar said...

Growing Pains had a great theme song, and was, as far as I can recall, mediocre at best.

show me that smile again (ooooh show me that smile)| don't waste another minutes on your crying

man, I've got goosebumps

ChuckJerry said...

"Whether we're near the end (you know we're near), the best is ready to begin."

What does that line mean? It's like, both of us are almost dead or we're about to get a divorce or something. That's a mad strange line.

Now that I think of it, maybe the line is, "Whether we're near the end (we're nowhere near), the best is ready to begin." That makes a lot more sense.

Open Bar said...

The line is actually:

"We're nowhere near the end (we're nowhere near), the best is ready to begin."

"Whether we're near the end (we're nowhere near), the best is ready to begin" wouldn't make any sense at all.

Kathy said...

Maybe we watched all of these shows just to hear the great songs.

(I always knew my extensive knowledge of tv theme songs would land me a good man)