Poor Bear

Anyone who has ever watched Man vs. Wild (Discovery) has seen Bear Grylls have to do all sorts of pitiful and/or disgusting things to ensure that he makes it safely out of the location (drinking pee from elepahant dung??) And last weeks episode was probably one of the worst.

Let’s take a look, shall we?

First: Must kill a skunk for his dinner. Not only does it spray all over him, but when he’s finally cooked it and had his first taste, he describes it like this:

“It’s like someone takes your steak and drags it through dog feces.”

Can I get a collective “YUMMY!”

Second: Bear gets stung by a bee and as a result can’t see

Finally: Bear (who has managed to kill a snake without being able to see) urinates into the snake skin and later drinks it to keep hydrated.


I think I’ll just stay in my boring little world complete with toilets and running water.

It’s like reading TV Guide… or not

We (as in: the kids) are still walking around with the ick. Yesterday was the grand opening of our church’s new Children’s Ministry area (which is absolutely beautiful). The kids had been looking forward to it for months but had to miss it. Seamus is still barking, though not as much. When he cries, it is this pitiful strain that breaks your heart. His fever came back last night. And he vomited in his bed from coughing.

Never a dull moment people. Never a dull moment.

Amazingly, I am still standing and have the wherewithal to share some utterly fascinating nothingness, such as what I am watching on tv.

Saturday night I found my new favorite show! Chuck, on NBC. It is smart and it is funny. Dramedy at its finest.

I missed the original airing, and the only reason I caught it Saturday was because I couldn’t find anything else on that sounded interesting. Sometimes things just work out right.

Seriously, if you get a chance – scratch that – make a way to watch it tonight.

And thanks to our OnDemand capabilities, I was able to catch up with Survivor.

This season is already proving itself to be the season that will be filled with all of those blurred out spots, since everyone is having to wear their undergarments around camp. Everyone had to leave behind their bags and take only what they were wearing – which was fancy shoes, dresses, skirts, nice pants and buttoned down shirts (just take a peek at the fancy promotional photo on the link above to see what they are having to wear).

I’m also interested to see how they portray Leslie’s Christianity. She has already walked out of a Buddhist ceremony rather than bowing down before false idols (you GO GIRL!). Then they showed her crying because she didn’t have her bible. Unfortunately, they will probably try to show her Christianity as some freaky, wimpy thing that turns her into a blubbering cry-baby rather than as something that fills her with hope. But all of us other Jesus Freaks know better.

That is about all I have been able to watch, because it is hunting season. That means that when Sean isn’t out in the woods, our tv is turned to something on The Outdoor Channel. We’ve been hangin’ out with Michael “Will Hunt for Food” Waddell (Realtree Roadtrips), Lee and Tiffany (Gettin’ Close) and Jim Shockey (Hunting Adventures). Personally, I enjoy them. But I’ll spare you the write-ups.

What are you watching this fall?