They tried to keep it off. All the wind demons howling around the cable wires. They tried to take it away from us. Panic ensued as the boys informed me that the television was incommunicado: "Mommy, Word World no on tv -- tv all black!"
Wind whistled and rattled the windows of the room as I frantically unplugged and replugged in the telly. A picture appeared.
Telemundo? Channel 73? That and the program menu. Two channels, and one was Telemundo. We watched as a character crashed a plate over the head of her lover in a jealous rage. Tv off.
Hours passed. Dinner was prepared, a memory game was played, the paper doll Obama family was put together.
The television was checked again for a heartbeat. The display was on! Could it be? A picture. And it's not a Spanish language soap opera -- the news! A network channel. Was Fox operable? Yes!
American Idol will not be denied.
It's Hollywood week!!!!!
I know, I'm pathetic, to put it mildly. I just can't help it. Anyone else not so crazy about Kara? I like my wacky, maybe-she's-on-pills and/or - drunk Paula. I can't help it.
So sue me!
The cable is back. The computer is functioning, the phone has a dial tone, and Idol will be seen at our house. All is right with the world.