Freshman year, I lived down the hall from someone named Debbie who came from Long Guylind.
That's the way she said it. Honest. Here's what I remember: She had super long, always manicured nails, such that opening a can of soda was impossible. Not sure why anyone would incapacitate themselves like that but she did. I guess I value soda more than talons. More positively, she introduced me to Steve Winwood's Arc of a Diver. For that alone, I'm wishing her well, wherever she is.
This was before the Internet and before easy access to lyrics so when I sang along with Steve I got at least 50% of the words wrong but, hey, as I said, this was before easy access to lyrics so who could prove me wrong?
Imagine my delight when I came across TLC's Long Island Medium. Have you seen this show, my cheeky monkeys? Theresa Caputo is delightful! Truly so likable in a loud Long Island way. Big hair and bigger personality. And note the size of her nails!!!
And a medium on top of it? FABULOUS! This is my new guilty pleasure. What other show can make you both laugh and cry in the course of a half hour?
Or should I say "half owwah"?
Questions du jour:
Here is a sample of the supposedly accurate, Internet-provided Arc of a Diver lyrics:
Arc of a diver effortlessly, my mind in sky and when I wake up
Daytime and nighttime I feel you near
Warm water breathing she helps me here
This time to the sky I'll sing if clouds don't hear me
To the sun I'll cry and even if I'm blinded
I'll try moon gazer because with you I'm stronger
Question 1) Did Steve do a lot of drugs?
Question 2) LIM is the best show ever. Right? AmIright??*
* I'm totally right.