Day 312 of 365 Days of Silver ~~ Catching Up With Cricket


“The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.”
~~ Brian Tracy

The night has changed, but we have a tradition. I have a friend. Her name is Cricket. She is one of the best friends I’ve ever had. We have so much in common…except when we don’t. And that’s okay too!

I am going to write all about her soon.

But one of my favorite things in the world is catching up on television with her.

I don’t have cable and it’s either wait a few years and catch up on Netflix or ask friends to share their cable.

Problem is a lot of those people don’t want Ben to be Ben. Even friends. Even good friends.

They want dead silence when they watch television. They don’t want to pause it when I have to go pee. They don’t want me to say, “Gosh! Who is that? It’s driving me crazy!”

I get lots of “Ssssshhhhhhhhh’s.” That’s right. I get shushed!

Don’t I get shushed enough at work?

Or say the fact that the United States has finally joined the modern age and we get to see cute guys butts (and occasionally more) instead of just women’s. I’ve looked at half naked women on television and in movies most of my life. And I’ve listened to every guy in the room send out the catcalls. But nada for me.

But not anymore.

But if I would comment on the cute guy’s butt or wonder who that actor was and where I saw him or her last, it was…. That’s right! Sssssssshhhhhhhhh…!

They want to edit me. My friends! I have to edit myself all the time. Should I have to edit myself with my friends?

But not when I go to Cricket’s house!

Cricket and I admire the butts together. We might even pause the screen and get a nice look! LOL! Or we will get on INDB and pause the show and—yes, shock of shocks!—pause it—look up the actor and see who it is!

Like just recently there was this totally cute character—albeit obnoxious in this role—on American Horror Story and we just couldn’t recognized him and we committed a crime. We paused the show and looked him up and OMGosh! It was Blaine from Glee! Looking much cuter without the ugly clothes and the greased back hair.

We laugh and joke and carry on and finish each other’s sentences and we have a TON of fun.

I love catching up on our television shows. So much fun. The height of my week.

I am so grateful for my times with Cricket.

It reminds me how much fun life can be.

B.G. Thomas





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