Wednesday, August 8, 2007

A Raymond Revelation

So, the show “Everybody Loves Raymond” is on about 389 channels playing concurrently, all day. This means that at any given time, you can pretty much count on turning on the TV and catching an episode.

My Shakespeare professor commented on this once by saying “If you are able to watch three episodes of a 'Raymond' repeat in a day, you have no life. So kill yourself.” (As you can imagine, he was quite a chipper guy and I had TONS of fun in his class.)

Anyway, I bring this up because yesterday, between reading a little from both of my books, (see sidebar) I took a break (they’re pretty intense books, after all) and watched an episode of the show.

I expected to laugh a little, and basically rest my brain before reading again.

But, instead, I had a revelation:


Why, you ask?

Well, the episode was about their daughter (I don’t know her name) and how she asks her parents, Ray and Debra, the question of life. You know, the big one: “Why are we here?” And the whole rest of the show was about how they struggled to answer her because they didn’t know.

And that’s when I realized, “Hey, I know that answer! I’m ready to be a parent.” And I thought further, “Not only do I know the answer, but my kids will probably never ask me that question, because they’ll know the answer too.” And then I thought, “Man, am I grateful for the gospel.”

Who knew that an episode of “Everybody Loves Raymond” would confirm my religious beliefs!

Now, all I need is a fella, and I’m set.


Rachel said...

Now that Everybody Loves Raymond has fill the measure of its creation (i.e. giving you a revelation) do you think they can finally take it off the air?

Liz W. said...

From your mouth to God's ears, Rachel.