Thursday, September 13, 2007

If It's Thursday, It Must Be Supernatural

Hi! I'm really glad you called and I'd really like to talk to you but evidently I can't get to the phone right now. Unless it's Thursday night between 8 & 9 pm and then, I'll be really honest, I'm not even trying to look for the phone. But if you will leave your name, number and a brief message at the sound of the beep, I will call you back just as soon as I can. Bye!!

Yep. That's my message on my home answering machine. There's a similar one on my cell phone.

Two years ago tonight began my journey down the road to becoming a Supernatural Obessive. It was a Tuesday, instead of Thursday, but the date was September 13th and I was so excited for this show to begin. It was one of few that fall season that had captured my imagination with the advance information. I knew that it was going to be good. Felt it in my bones, so to speak. I couldn't wait.

However, I had to. I had to rely on my trusty VCR to tape the show for which I would later come to ignore the outside world.

Because September 13th is also my girlies birthday and even my obsession does not trump that.

Of course, two years ago, it was simply a "new show" excitement. Taping it was just fine. I remember later that night, turning out the lights, curling up on the couch, rewinding the tape and pushing play. I watched the opening with Mary carrying little Dean into his baby brother Sam's room ...

"Come on, let's say goodnight to your brother."

For the next hour television was transformed for me as I was taken from the past of a loving family dealt a horrific terror to a present day pair of brothers beginning a journey that would weave a tapestry of family love and dysfunction, with laughter and tears, scary moments and tender encounters. Each following week I have continued to be amazed at the quality of writing, directing, storytelling and acting. These two young actors - Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki - surrounded by some of the best writers, directors & crew and led by the incomparable vision of Eric Kripke, have breathed the reality of life into their characters of Dean and Sam Winchester that astounds and delights me.

Tonight is Thursday night, two years later. For me that is Supernatural night. Even if the season premiere isn't for another three weeks. Tonight is a re-run of last season's intense, emotional, and incredible finale - All Hell Breaks Loose, Pt. 2. Will I be watching?

Heck yeah!

Will it be later, though?
Oh, yeah.
I may be a Supernatural Obsessive, but I'm no fool. Nothing trumps two girlies birthday.


Charissa said...

Oh my gosh, somehow I missed that today was the anniversary of our show's premiere! Your post just reminded me!

By the way, I really love your voicemail message!

panns said...

Great message, Cindy. Now where is the instruction book for my machine . . .

September 13th is our show's anniversary? Well, it looks like it going to be cheeseburgers with extra onions and pie for dinner tonight. (the thought of that menu still depresses me.)

psychoactive toad said...

What better way to celebrate the anniversary of a show that's all about family than spend it with your girls?

InkyOrchid said...

Happy birthday to your girlies! (A little belated, sorry Cindy's girlies!)

koosh said...

Okay, that's a little strange... Premiere on the girlies' birthday?! Time is like an onion. Layered. Makes me think of a draft in my e-mail box. Big hugs to your girlies and to you!