I am not very up to date when if comes to television shows. I tend to discover "cool" stuff after it has been around a couple years. I have faithfully watched Modern Family from the beginning - that is the only current show I watch. However, I very recently discovered Parks and Recreation at the urging of my husband. I dedicate this post to my absent husband, Kevin.
I am a former government employee. I have held jobs in Federal, State, and local arms of government. I have had dealing with politicians, I know a few inside stories, and I have dealt with the public. When the show, Parks and Recreation, first came out, I just wasn't interested. About a month ago, Kevin and I were looking for something to watch on Netflix and decided to give Parks and Rec a try. I am so glad we did.
I love the use of profanity. Yes, I think swearing is fun. (No, I am not always a lady.) I like all of the characters. Perhaps because I knew them when I was a government employee. Perhaps because I see myself in some of these characters. But mostly,
I love I am obsessed with this show because of Ron Swanson. Is it his mustache? Does he have me in some sort of trance? Is it is coiffed hair-do? Is it his love of bacon and dark haired women? Really, it doesn't matter because I am hooked.
I really, really, really like it when he yells at women and says, "Damn it woman!" I find it all hilarious. I find myself sitting on the couch with a smile that just won't go away. Kevin and I are catching up on Parks and Rec. We have five more episodes of Season 3 on Netflix. We will need to start watching it on regular tv. Kevin is currently travelling for work and I promised I would not watch the last five episodes without him. I would wait for his return. I am allowed to watch previous episodes if I need to get my Ron Swanson fix. You Tube is also working out nicely because I can look for specific quotes.
But, Ron Swanson is now everywhere! On the back of the Honey Nut Cheerios box there is an illustrated character: Looks to me like Ron Swanson. Royal Oak is having a bacon fest: my first thought was Ron Swanson. Last night I was reading Newsweek and saw that Portland, Maine is having a mustache festival. What do I think? I bet there will be a few Ron Swanson's there. Healthy vs. unhealthy obsession? I am starting to think I am a weirdo because I am really not that into television shows.
Kevin, I just want to let you know, that so far I have not cheated in your absence. I have not watched Parks and Recreation. Instead, I finished Season 1 of Downton Abby knowing you would not be as delighted with this show as I am. I do want to remind you that my birthday is coming up and this is what I want:
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Darling, I am eagerly awaiting your return from Dallas. I am quite sure Friday night will be a night to remember: our cozy living room, a bowl of popcorn, and Ron F**king Swanson.