Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Five Clear Signs that Withdrawal Has Set In

Okay, it’s one thing to miss the Winchester boys (or at least new episodes starring said boys) while they’ve been on hiatus. We all miss them. It’s perfectly natural to be watching the repeats, to put your iPod on continuous Kansas (like I even have to say which song), or thumb through an essay in In The Hunt. However, for some of us, the lack of new Sam and Dean footage can lead to more serious symptoms, some of which, are, tragically, a bit crazypants. How can you be sure whether you or someone you know is suffering normal, albeit painful, pangs of longing and isn't on the verge of going DarkSide? I offer you the five tips below.

If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the following, please consider close supervision until Thursday, September 10, 9 pm (EST):

1. You told your significant other that it would be romantic to give each other cute nicknames...and promptly started calling him Dean.

2. You insist that all the kids on your carpool route refer to your mini-van as "the Impala."

3. You've moved beyond just looking at pictures of Jared and Jensen online (totally normal) and have begun printing them out to wallpaper your room (slightly less so.)

4. You studied Latin this summer. And have been driving around looking for a situation in which to practice your newfound exorcism skills.

5. You've started keeping track of key moments in your life based on the airdate timeline--for instance, filling out your daughter's pre-school paperwork by stating that her birthday was Season 2, episode 16. (Warning!)

But I have good news, my friends! In little more than a week, the Winchesters will return and withdrawal should subside entirely. Until...the dreaded mid-season hiatus (dunh, duh, DUH).

Be strong.


Anonymous said...

LOL! Love it. The premiere is on my hubby's b'day.

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

OMG, this cracked me up! Tanya, you're brilliant!

How about lining your windowsills with salt? Where does that fall on the crazypants continuum? :)

Terri, I hope your hubby is a fan, too, and you can incorporate watching the premiere into his birthday celebration!

Barbara said...

I'll be checking to see if any of these symptoms show up but in the meantime I'll just salt all the windows in the basement just to be on the safe side.

Would going back to the store because the stupid plastic holder thingie holding the DVDs in place count as crazy and getting really pissed off qualify too? That is so wrong. I should have shook before going to the counter.

Anonymous said...

>>>How about lining your windowsills with salt? Where does that fall on the crazypants continuum?

Please. That's not crazy. That's just good sense.

Anonymous said...

>>>The premiere is on my hubby's b'day

I know someone who is a huge Twilight fan and got engaged this year. The only way she remembers her fiance's birthday is because it falls on the premiere date of New Moon.

Anonymous said...

Bard Girl, I hate it when that happens and the DVDs slide around (and get scratched up!)

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Barbara said...


That's just wrong. Oh I did wear an Awesome pendant on Tuesday which is one of Dean's favorite words. I do wonder if I can find one that says Son Of A Bitch. Of course it's a Chinese character or whatever you call the word so it could just say stupid white girl wearing a pendant thinking it says awesome.

MJFredrick said...

Um, raising hand for number 3! But I do that during the season, too....