What’s Old is New Again

I have a coworker who just started watching The Office. He may be late to the party, but boy do I envy him right now. Imagine having nine glorious seasons’ worth of new-to-you episodes of a beloved, critically-acclaimed comedy series to watch?

Actually, I can. That happened to me just last year with Curb Your Enthusiasm.

So now this guy is coming into work every morning raving over the latest episode he has just seen, and his unabashed joy is contagious. God, I miss that show.

The only thing that would be even better than jumping into The Office for the first time? Doing that with Breaking Bad.

I can’t even imagine how amazing that would be.

My parents are currently in South Africa. I also really envy them; everybody talks about traveling the world when they retire, but how many people actually do so?

My folks have been to far too many countries to name. This three-week trip is their first on the African continent, and will include not one but two safaris.

Man. They are livin’ the dream.

I kind of hate that they are gone for such a long stretch right before we move away, but I’m sure they had no idea we were actually leaving when they planned the trip.

Or, knowing my dad, he just said “the hell with ’em – we’re seeing zebras!” and signed on the dotted line regardless.

With my parents gone, our weekend will include borrowing their grill and sunroom again. It’s become a tradition.

We’re also going to hit the farmer’s market for the first time this season (shame on us!). Plus, do some more packing. We missed last weekend since we were out having fun, so we’ve got some ground to make up.

One of the trickiest things is going to be transporting Sydney halfway across the country. She has been on very few car rides in her life, and I want to make her as comfortable as possible. After doing some research, I bought the following carrier, which comes highly recommended by many people.


She looks right at home, huh? Acclimation is key. We are leaving the carrier out in the living room, and she frequently makes herself right at home in there.

I think we are going to start taking her on short car rides, as well. So we’ll add that to Sunday’s agenda.

Countdown: 49 Days

7 thoughts on “What’s Old is New Again

  1. We binged Breaking Bad two summers ago. It was fantastic. I’m doing it with Portlandia right now. Just watched the Celery episode. It cracks me up, but I have no one to share it with.

    That said, I never got into The Office. I understand why people might like it, but I just didn’t find it LOL funny.


    1. The crazy thing about The Office is, I started watching it when it first came out…but after the initial few episodes, I was on the fence and tuned it out. About six months later everybody at my work was raving about it, so I gave it another chance – and never looked back again. Brilliant show. One of my all-time faves!

      Tara also got to binge watch Breaking Bad when she moved in. I was envious of her, too!


  2. Mark, can you believe that I have NEVER seen a single episode of The Office?!? I don’t have cable or even watch TV, and haven’t for sooooooo many years, that I’ve missed seeing so many popular shows. I love both John Krasinski and Steve Carell, so I really do need to either stream The Office online or purchase the DVD series.

    I think it’s freaking AWESOME that your parents travel because I think it’s truly the BEST way to educate yourself by visiting other places.

    KUDOS for getting Sydney that great-looking pet carrier so that she gets used to it before you actually move. VERY smart of you and Tara!

    Have a great rest of your weekend, my friend!


    1. You should totally check out The Office, Ron. Especially knowing you like those two actors – it’d be right up your alley, I’m sure!

      Hope you have had a fantastic Philly cheesesteak-filled weekend!


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