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Riding out the Santa Ana winds…

It’s 4:30AM and the wind is seriously howling outside. I mean, like, the worst Santa Ana winds we’ve had since we’ve lived down here, which has been like, forever. I wish I had the energy to record the sounds for you, so scary!

And howling winds outside, of course, means non-sleeping toddler, which means, non-sleeping Daddy. So, in order to spare Mrs. Yeti the agony of our tossing and turning in bed at every fallen tree branch outside — at least I hope that’s what I’m hearing, who knows? — Greta and I have moved to the living room for the duration of the storm.

Yep, nothing like a little Raisin Bran and “Parenthood” to get your mind off the insanity outside. Has anybody but us been watching that show this season? It is FANTASTIC. Really great shit and if you have kids, it’s even better…actually, it’s almost too realistic sometimes, but, I love it. And Greta likes all the kids on the show, so, it has become our late-night “story” of choice.

Anyway, back to the bunker of blankets on the couch. Here’s hoping one (or both!) of us will fall asleep before the power goes out and we really start wigging. Yikes…

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“Desperate Housewives” to end in May 2012

Oh, man…the empty space on our Tivo just keeps getting bigger. Earlier this year, we dropped the wildly-erratic “Glee” from our Season Pass, “Oprah” went the way of “Martha” — actually, not really, we just don’t get the Hallmark Channel, so, no more “Martha” for us — and now comes the news today that “Desperate Housewives” will end it’s epic, eight year run this coming May.

As a long-time viewer, I gotta say, this is probably a good thing. I mean, last season wasn’t the worst they’ve ever had — I think that was the flash-forward-five-years season with the “fat” Gabrielle, so stupid!! — but it had some really crazy shit going on, and quickly fell to the bottom of our “watch right away” list. In fact, we still have nine unwatched episodes saved on the Tivo as I type.

So, while I am sad to see the show go — in their glory days, it was hard to find better writing, acting and directing anywhere on TV, I mean it, “Housewives” rocked! — I think it’s cool that they know they’re ending in May. That should give them plenty of time to wrap the show up nicely…ahem, or not. Either way, we’ll be watching the action on Wisteria Lane till the bitter end!

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