Treva's daughter sent me a link that took me to South Park's "Ms. Steamy Nicks" episode.
She knew I was feeling down and thought that would cheer me up.
It did. Stan turns ten and his world changes.
Tween music no longer sounds good to him. And food, like pet rocks, that he used to like no longer tastes good to him. He goes to the movies and trailers for Adam Sandler's "Jack And Jill" and he sees crap, literally, he sees crap. The same with when he sees a trailer for a Jim Carrey film.
His parents are arguing. His dad likes Tween music and when Stan outgrows it, he tries to form an act with Ms. Steamy Nicks.
An old guy asks if that's the woman who was in Fleetwood Mac and wrote "Landslide"? No, that is Stevie Nicks. Steamy Nicks just craps in her pants (into the microphone). And then the parents have a huge fight and divorce. As his dad moves out, Stevie's "Landslide" does play. It really added to the moment, I am not joking.
It was a funny show but also a touching one. In the next episode he says, "I just want everything to go back to the way it was." (Yes, I ended up laying in bed with the laptop doing a mini-South Park marathon.)
Life just felt like "The Circle Game" today (Joni Mitchell song) and the South Park episodes added to that.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: