Last night, Mike completed his last ever, physical class for his Master's degree. (He still has one online class he'll be wrapping up by the end of the month.) The end of this class included turning in a 15+ page paper he's been working on night and day over the past two weeks or so. It's felt a bit like a marathon for all of those involved, and so last night was a momentous occasion. When Mike walked through the day, we celebrated.
How, you ask? Well, by plopping down on the couch with ice cream and plugging in an "I Love Lucy" episode, of course! Mike gave me the complete set of "I Love Lucy" episodes for Valentine's Day this past year, and they have been the perfect study break over this Spring semester.
Our typical schedule for evenings has looked like Mike coming home from work, grabbing dinner with the family, and then heading back out the door to study until 10 or 11. When he comes home, he wants something- just something fun- to add to his day in front of computers. A 20-30 minute escape with "I Love Lucy" is the perfect end to our day. We laugh. We sometimes cry from laughing a little too hard. We attempt to talk with Ricky accents. And we poke fun at how we are a little too much like Lucy and Ricky in our own marriage. Then, we brush our teeth and head to bed. A perfect mini date night if you ask me!
And so, I'd like to introduce you to an episode that I fear most of you might not be familiar with. For me, this episode ranks right up there with the likes of "Vita-Vegimen" and "The Chocolate Assembly Line". Except with this one, we didn't see it coming. It's a hidden gem of an episode.
So let me set the stage for you. In this episode, Ricky and Lucy discover they both have teenage admirers. And these admirers are pretty infatuated, persistent, and well, obnoxious. So in an attempt to discourage their teenage admirers, Lucy and Ricky decide to age themselves a few years. The result? Well, I'll just let you find out for yourself:
If you don't have a spare eight minutes to your day, fast forward to about 2:20 and watch the piece with Ricky.
Happy Friday, and don't forget, "Keep jiggling, Peggy!"