Diane Douglas's blog
Over the weekend, I bought and ate something that brought me right back to my childhood. I had some Chunky Sirloin Burger Soup and I can honestly say I haven't had any since I still lived in Ohio as a kid! I used to be fascinated with the little teeny-tiny sirloin burgers and how they even had grill marks on them! It was pretty tasty, but I do have to say that my palate is a bit more sophisticated these days....LOL!
Having lived in Evansville for 10 years, I've really enjoyed some of the traditions we have here. Fried food up and down Franklin Street the first week of October is a real highlight of my calendar year.
During the Radiothon for Riley Hospital in August, I learned about Clare Scheller. Clare graduated from Mater Dei in May and in August was diagnosed with leukemia. She started chemo, but then had a very serious bout of septic shock and ended up losing her leg from the knee down.
She was in pretty bad shape during our Radiothon and I just found her story very compelling and it has affected me to this day. I follow her updates on Caring Bridge, which is the website for people facing cancer or other serious illnesses.
Last night as Jeff and I were riveted to the TV watching the first of the Chilean miners being rescued, I realized something. I realized how rare it is to watch "good" news on television. It's not just rare, it's darn near impossible.
I think that the DVR has completely changed the way we watch television. I know it has in my house.
For instance, only a select few shows are what we call "DVR-Worthy." It's funny how my hubby Jeff and I each have our favorites....while I love me some "Glee" and "The Vampire Diaries," Jeff's gotta watch his "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" and "BBQ Pitmasters!"