I’ve been a bit busy the last couple of day. Much to busy to blog…
You see, it all started when Mimi left for a day at the zoo followed by a slumber party to help celebrate her friend’s birthday. I had been encouraging KT to invite a friend over to hang out with or whatever. It’s rare to have time without a pesky little sister butting in all the time. (Not that I ever minded having a pesky little brother snooping around all the time or anything) I was really puzzled about her reluctance to call anyone. That was until I realized that her choice of a pal was me.
We went had a fun filled day of shopping and just messing around. We ended it by meeting Shaun for dinner when he got out of work. KT loved being the only child for once and simply basked in all of the attention. On the way home, KT convinced me that we needed to stop by the video store. She wanted to rent the series Alias. This is a show that one of her friends had introduced her to and she wanted to see more of it. She also wanted me to see it. I figured that I might as well watch it as she had been telling me about it non-stop for days anyways.
We watched this show until the wee hours of the morning. As soon as I crawled out of bed the next morning, KT was waiting for me…we still had more to watch. Just in case you haven’t ever seen this show, it’s about a female spy named Sydney who is constantly wearing colorful disguises or aliases in her work of beating up bad guys and defending the world from evil. This agent also just happens to work with a handsome “handler” that KT has developed a bit of a crush on.
After watching way too much of this show, KT has decided that when she grows up, she’s going to have an exciting life as a CIA agent. (She’s still going to be a marine biologist too, that will just be her cover job) I’ve tried to convince her that it’s more sitting around doing surveillance and paperwork then anything else, but she’s already made up her mind.
I have to admit that the show has started to influence my way of thinking as well. I was driving down the road in front of the main campus of a local software company this afternoon. There was some sort of roadwork going on in front of it. That in itself isn’t all that unusual. It was just the huge flashing sign that disturbed me, it seemed to be a bit overkill. There was also the police officer that was directing traffic…don’t they usually have flaggers for road work? I suddenly realized that he was probably using an alias…and there was nothing I could do. Most likely some top secret research will come up missing from that software company.
Did I mention that the character Sydney’s mother was also a spy? Hmmmmm…..