Like many North American TV viewers in the 80's, hubby and I spent years of Friday evenings glued to the television watching our favorite "soap opera". I would hazard to guess though, unlike many viewers, we made it an event each week -- dinner was always something fancy like steak and red wine as we took our places on the couch just before the familiar theme music began...
I loved Bobby.
Hubby loved Pam.
We both loved to hate JR.
Yep, I admit it. We lived in "Dallas" one hour a week for thirteen years.
Fast forward nearly thirty years. Last winter I found the first and second seasons of "Dallas" at Walmart, so I thought it would be a blast for us to watch the show once more. I was right (surprisingly, sometimes that does happen). As we swiftly neared the last of those first episodes, I found six more seasons pretty cheap at Amazon.ca. A few short days later, we were the owners of Seasons 1 to 8, with Seasons 9 to 13 next on my wish list.
Needless to say, we've spent the past few months in the company of the Ewings once again. And when I read stories like THIS recently, it just proves we're not the only ones who still love "Dallas".
Then I received an email last week at work that nearly caused me to fall out of my chair.
I've been told I'm off to a conference / meeting in two weeks to (you'll never guess):
(okay, perhaps you guessed)
OMG! I can't believe it. I'm being paid to spend five days at the Dallas Hilton, partake of a genuine Texas BBQ and of course will be heading out to walk the grounds of the real Southfork Ranch where all the exterior shots were done for the show (the inside scenes were done in California). Oh yeah, I guess I'll have to attend a few meetings while I'm there too.
Holy crapoly! Coincidence? I think not. After all these years, this is just way too freaky.
I have just one pressing concern, however which I am a tad nervous about.
Anyone out there know of a Texas-drawl to Canuck translator?
I think I may need it, eh.
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