Last night was one of those kind of perfect evenings where I don’t mind one bit that I live by myself with two furry, purry cats. I had the tree lit up. I was reading a book. I turned on the tv to watch How I Met Your Mother and was met with several surprises. 1. A super great episode. 2. A SECOND super great episode! 3. Barney almost topping Ted as most adorable character on the show.
I love a “bit” and what Barney pulls off last night to show Robin how he feels was just so fantastic. I like to believe insane, over the top gestures like that exist in the world.
I love that Ted and Robin and Barney are all characters that I’ve spent 6 years with (I didn’t start watching until the 3rd season. I caught up quickly – no worries) and I just love that they’re growing up. I’m the same age as the characters in this show and I think that’s why I get more attached to their story lines than say, characters on Grey’s Anatomy. I’m nothing like those people. But I’m a lot like Ted Mosby, who is a big dreamer. And someone, as he says in last night’s episode, who is an expert in the field of making an ass out of themselves as they figure out what they want to do in life. I’m like Barney who goes out of his way to make a “play” for a big reaction. I’m like Robin with her borders and boundaries, but with a warm gooey middle.
Mostly, I’m just crazy about that Ted Mosby. Dreamy, starry-eyed, thoughtful, considerate, cute as a button Ted Mosby. Ted Mosby who struggles living in the present because he wants to know what is coming next. Ted who just wants to be in love and happy and have a partner. And he’s a little impatient. I get it.
There’s a line from the movie Sleepless in Seattle. Rosie O’Donnell says to Meg Ryan, “You don’t want to be in love, you want to be in love in the movies.” Sigh. I’m afraid that’s me. I want to be in love in How I Met Your Mother.
I did find a new band because of the show as well. I downloaded the song that was playing at the end of the 2nd episode – Let Your Heart Hold Fast by Fort Atlantic. You can probably assume that I’m going to turn it on repeat for the next hour or so. “Let your heart hold fast for this soon shall pass like the high tide takes the sand…”
Enjoy the moment, right? Don’t be impatient for the future, right? Remember that Ted Mosby is a fictional character, right? Check. Check. Working on it…