Saturday, December 30, 2006

Kidnapped

I have a very good reason for going AWOL from my blog for so long. See, I've been kidnapped. It all started on Black Friday when Target ran a sale on DVD season sets. I stood in line at 5 a.m. for my daughter, who's a huge fan of the show 24. I'd never seen an episode in my life, but who am I to pass up a $16 deal on a $64 set of DVDs that feature Keifer Sutherland, my daughter's older-man crush?

All seemed relatively normal up until Christmas. She opened the DVD set - Season One - and squealed with delight. The next day, we began watching them. That was Tuesday. Tonight is Friday. We've watched all 24 hour-long episodes.

See, I thought I could walk away, I really did. But then I started suspecting that Nina was a mole, because the script was making it seem like Tony was a mole, so I knew they were trying to throw me off course, and I had to stick around to find out if I was right. Turned out that neither Nina nor Tony were dirty, but Jamey was, and her suicide pretty much confirmed it. By then, I was completely drawn into the storyline of Kim and Terri, too, and the cute bad boy Ric, and his evil friends. Several times, I shouted at Kim to STOP BEING A BRAT and just LISTEN to her MOM, for cryin' out loud. Especially when she ran out in the open field and drew fire from the snipers. Oh my WORD, I could've killed that girl myself.

And then, Senator Palmer's wife started pissing me off, then I got away from the bad dudes and was safely tucked away in the safe house then I wrecked the car and it blew up and I had amnesia and then I got kidnapped again and my memory came back and I realized I was married to Jack Bauer who was in mortal danger and I couldn't trust ANYone with ANYthing and then my son was being framed for murder and my husband's speech writer was makin' eyes at him so I decided to take advantage of that situation and THEN I got thrown in jail with a bunch of drug dealers, but one of them fessed up and got me off and I was on my way to be reunited with my Mom when the squad car was hit and once again I was on the run and ended up jumping into Los Angeles bay or whatever it's called fully clothed and with my hands tied, and I'm not even sure I'd eaten a bite in the last 24 hours, but whatever, and the terrorist dudes are all dead now, but Jack escaped and the Senator left his evil wife and Kimberly was reunited with her Dad, who went to find Terri, who it turns out had been killed (I think) by NINA, who THEN it turned out that Nina WAS the mole and Jamey's suicide wasn't a suicide at ALL but a MURDER, and I'm still not sure about Tony, but the season is officially over and we've already added Season Two to our Netflix queue and bumped it to the top, and I've been answering my phone, "CTU, Stacy speaking" all day, and if it's for Dani, I say, "I'll patch her through," and I'm not sure I"ll ever have time to blog again.

9 comments:

Karen said...

I enjoyed this. You are so funny!

Elaine said...

And *I* have had too much crack?

Hello, KETTLE?

Darrcie said...

So glad you've been sucked in, too!! I just stayed up until 1am last night watching the last four episodes of season 4. Season 5 should start arriving from Netflix next. Darn that new federal holiday, I'm going to have to wait an extra day for it to get here!!

Terri G. said...

G and I are 24 huge fans too! We did pretty much the same thing during season 3. We watched Season 2 every night that we could and then tried not to get it confused with the current season. We later did the same thing with Lost and got totally hooked on that one too. Beware! :o)

Karen K said...

Dork! But a cute one... i tried watching 24 with Mimi but i just couldn't stay with it. but what i did see was good... hope you stay out of danger my fair friend!

Kris said...

Stace, you make me laugh! Although hubby Joe is the 24 fan in this house, not me. (we are, however, ALL hooked on Heroes!)

Joe's phone ringtone is the one Jack Bauer has on 24.

Waiting for him to answer with "This is VanAllen."

Cyndy said...

This was us this summer. We Netflixed seasons 1-4 and spent many an evening watching, just one more...

Finally, December 5th rolled around and Season 5 was on it's way. We finished it--OMG!!! THE BEST YET!--on December 23rd!

I am so glad to hear that we were not nuts to get so sucked in. It is not just us!

Check out the Christmas pictures post at SS for my shirt! CTU rocks!

Denise said...

Just think you have several more seasons - to catch up with! It is addicting!

SS Friend - NLove0598 said...

Who can wait for netflix! I have to own them! I thought I was the only crazy mom watching these things. I won't watch during the normal season because I can't stand the suspense of waiting until the next week. I suck it up and wait until the DVD for the next season comes out and purchase it! Wait until you see the next season...you are gonna just die!
CTU out!