Thatâ€™s it, Iâ€™m calling it. Done. Fini. Over. Summer Hellatus 2011 is one for the record books.
As I publish this, Iâ€™m sure a few of you are glaring at the countdown clock in the upper right hand corner and noticing itâ€™s still ticking down. Youâ€™re not at the other end of a season premiere, marveling over the possibilities of what the new season will bring. How is it over
I said so, thatâ€™s why! (Sorry, thatâ€™s me the mother talking.) No, itâ€™s more complicated than that. You see, for us here at The Winchester Family Business, weâ€™re pretty good at creating diversions. Once a season dramatically ends, we can spend a good amount of time picking apart the material, putting our analytical hats on and partying until is…2099. Fine, until about July. Thatâ€™s when we start dying over information about the next season. Filming begins, Comic Con hits and with it comes the interviews and teasers for the new season, and then reality hits hard. â€œCRAP! This Hellatus is only half over!â€
Itâ€™s right around this time that diversions arenâ€™t so fun anymore. Oh, weâ€™ve had a couple of landmark ones in this â€œdry periodâ€ as I call it, like Sablegreenâ€™s interviews with Supernatural guest stars and stories about outrageous antics with inflatable ducks at Vancon. Once again all of you embraced our quirkier articles too, including another large reception for my annual poke at Sam Winchesterâ€™s hair.
The spoilers and previews have been flying this week and as great as they are…I just donâ€™t want to hear it (for those that you do, check out Sablegreen’s Spoiler page). I want Winchesters on my TV with new episodes, new trials, new battles, new…oh just anything new! Iâ€™ve been hearing everyone walk the walk and talk the talk since the end of July and Iâ€™m ready for action. Bring it on. Iâ€™ve said this before, but I could watch an hour of Sam and Dean watching two squirrels mating in a cage and Iâ€™d be happy. As long as theyâ€™re back, Iâ€™m good. This time tomorrow, Iâ€™m going to be way more than good.
No more diversions. I want Cass as God. I want crazy Sam. I want Dean and Bobby trying to hold it all together with whiskey and a â€œgive â€˜em Hellâ€ attitude. I want the brain stabbing pressure of coming up with a review in a decent amount of time for all of you to either love or hate. Iâ€™m ready for the exhausting debates and thorough analysis of each and every second on the screen and what it means for our heroes and their doomed plight.
Summer Hellatus is over. Whether you celebrate such events screaming into the open sky, doing happy dances that completely freak out the cat, or just quietly squeeing to yourself and hoping that co-workers arenâ€™t giving you the perpetual eye of disdain, itâ€™s over.
Praise Chuck itâ€™s over. Not only am I bowing down, I am doing the whole forehead to the carpet thing. I am not worthy.
Welcome back Supernatural!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Top Ten things I did over my Summer Hellatus
10. Watched summer shows with the sound off and made up my own dialogue. The best show to do this to? House Hunters. Second best, Man vs. Food, but that involved a lot of regurgitating noises.
9. Learned how to laugh like Spongebob.
8. Bought a top hat for the cat and taught him how to tap dance. Heâ€™s a regular Fred Astaire I tell you!
7. Got to see a side of Nashville, Tennessee that tourists will never see.
6. Learned the hard way that smart phones arenâ€™t that smart. Especially in Canada.
5. Finally watched Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle and then lamented, curled up in a ball the rest of the day over the fact that Iâ€™ll never have that two hours back. Ever.
4. Went to San Diego, made a few trips to the beach, had long lovely walks along the ocean with sand sifting between my toes, enjoyed low humidity while the rest of the country was embroiled in a monster and agonizing heat wave, then almost got hauled away by TSA security at the Las Vegas airport when I clung to a wall begging for dear life not to go back go Ohio. Oh, and I went to Comic Con.
3. Spent the entire summer explaining the inconsistencies between the Harry Potter books and the movies to my son since I was the only one that read the books. Weâ€™re still kind of stuck on things, especially on why they would use a time turner in the third book/movie but not use it when they really freaking needed much later. Like when Voldemort was killing people. I just canâ€™t explain that one.
2. Went to an office every day and did this thing called a job. Not an experience I would recommend for the faint of heart. Except for the paycheck thing. That was pretty cool.
1. Worked on my instructional booklet, â€œ101 Ways to Humiliate a Daschund.â€
So what did you do?