Friday, February 18, 2011

Bucket Lists and Baked Ziti

I found out yesterday  morning that one of the items on Mama G's bucket list was to go downhill skiing again.  She had some trouble remembering the last time she went skiing but estimated that it was when Roger was a teenager.

Ladies and gentlemen.... Mama G will be going skiing in Jasper in March!

Roger and I have also completed an item on our (his) bucket list.  We finished watching all 86 episodes, 6 seasons of The Sopranos in sequential order.

This was no easy feat.  To prepare, Roger avoided watching any episodes of The Sopranos during it's run between 1999 and 2007 and re-runs after that.  He also had to avoid hearing any spoilers regarding the season finale.  Unfortunately, that was difficult to do at the time so he had an idea as to how it ended but managed to keep it a secret for me.  (I must have been oblivious in 2007 or else have a very poor memory).  Now, I don't want you to get the wrong idea... we didn't quit our jobs, board up the house, hunker down in front of the television and watch each episode back to back.  No.  Roger received the DVD box set for Christmas 2009, so it's something we've been working on for over one year.

The Sopranos introduced us to the world of goo-mah's, made men, gabagool and baked ziti.  Yes there were countless occasions where Roger and I were salivating over the large steaming bowls of pasta that Tony Soprano shovelled into his mouth and the thick meaty sandwiches that were often occupying the hands and mouths of various mobsters.

Why does TV seem so lacklustre now?  Oh Marone...

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