Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Safety Net

Plummeting from the top of a formerly pieced together life, falling into the abyss of vices while gripped with sadness until hitting rock bottom. Oh how the mighty have fallen.

And if that sounds familiar, that's because it's the fate that Don Draper repeatedly suffers during the opening credits of "Mad Men" [video here] (no spoilers, we're not done yet! I'm smart enough to know the opening is foreshadowing but don't need the deets, merci!). However, in addition to it being Don's weekly fall from grace, it has now become an ongoing joke in our household. Something has become more commonplace during the experience than the amount of cocktails the men of Sterling Cooper guzzle down before noon. And that something is me telling Jay during the opening credits that that is a depiction of his life without me.

Without fail, every time that melodic "dum ... dum, dum, dum ... dum ... dum, dum, dum" starts, I break out my most annoying voice to say "Look Chandler, there's daddy's life without mommy!" to perfectly remind him that it all would come crashing down if it weren't for me. I emphasize and pace my comments so that they are presented in a timely manner based on where Don is in his fall - and I direct most of these notations to the dog directly rather than Jay, to make it even more annoying. "Oh Chandler! Look at the nice office I helped him decorate, but now I'm gone and it's disintegrating right before our eyes!" or "Chandler, look at this video of Daddy. He thought it would be soooo cool to be single at first but now he's plummeting to his death..."

As we've pored though episode after episode, it still amuses us both when I say it. And I say it every time. Every. Single. Time. 

But really, where Jay would be without me is sad to think about. Even sadder is me thinking about where I would be without him. Love that guy. The beauty of the whole thing is that the person I'm making fun of is the person who is right next to me on the couch each night, thinking my repetitive jokes and weird sense of humor are somehow still hilarious. And I think that's a good start to keeping both of us off any metaphoric ledges.

One thing he does have in common with Don, he sure looks good in a suit.

[PS Jay: Make no mistake, your life would implode. xoxoxoxo]
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Pat Hatt said...

lmao always fun when you can joke like that. I talk to the dogs or cats too when I'm making fun of people in the same room, rather amusing.

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

hahaha. It's a great show to do that with.

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

Haha I always like to point out that Chris would be lost without me too, but I know what you mean when you say that it applies to you as well! I'd be lost without my wonderful hubby!

julie @ jewelswandering.com said...

Hehehe but at the same time, awwww ;)