Why Me? Why Write? Why Now? Why Not?

The Me is Doug Curran…Douglas M Curran…Douglas Metcalf Curran. Douglas is Celtic for “dweller by the dark stream”. Curran in Gaelic means “little spear”. And Metcalf? Scottish for “I met a calf”? Hey I don’t know! I don't have all the answers. I'm still trying to get the questions right. At least I seem to be a spear fisher by some dirty water. Or maybe I'm a Druid. And that Curran thing may not even be as Irish as my Irish American wife, Colleen Fitzsimmons, hoped it was when she married me. Ok, I might be a Viking. It's like this. I was reading this book, The Lion Of Ireland, see, and the author, Morgan Llewellyn, recounts a last battle between Brian Boru and the Viking invader king, to regain Irish dominance again throughout the island and kick the fureners out. The Viking king's name? Olaf Cuaran? Cuaran? Curran? I'm a Viking now, so I am? And a descendent of one of those marauding and murderous pillagers and plunderers? I've never pillaged a thing in my life...well, maybe a book or two from somebody. I'm really just a gentle giant who loves books and music. Ok, I bought a sword recently, but only as a wall decoration to enhance my Irish family history coat of arms! Honest! Viking, Schmiking, so rest my Irish soul! Or my wife will have my old bald Irish head!

July 1, 2009

Me And Channel 33...

Ok, it's the Disney Channel on Comcast, (he says with a blush) . I watch some grandkids at times and all they want to watch is that real cheesy, corny, fluff stuff. With my daughter Caitilin visiting from NC this week with her boys Gavin and Ryan, we were watching a Beethoven (the dog) movie amid other scintillating conversation the other night - and I started thinking, I have to admit it, I kind of like this stuff. My kids are getting worried but, yeah, I find myself laughing along with grandson Kai on Zack and Cody's Suite Life, Wizards of Waverly Place, That's So Raven and the newer Jonas - and that Hannah Montana? Not a bad little comedienne along with her majesty's pop stardom. Then there's those High School Musicals made right here in Utah - had to watch those because our good friends Boh and Charlene of Johnson Mill in Heber had a son Bart who played Zach Efron's father/coach - and we've watched him grow up over the years, so there was a lot of loyalty there too. Heck, I even get into Phineas and Ferb now and then, an actual cartoon! And now that they're putting a lot of those kid stars together on a cruise ship for an episode? Talk about your escape tv ...uh. ok, what am I saying? Is this that regression into second childhood thing they talk about happening when you enter geezerhood? Hey, I'm there. No, I'm also a news and NCIS junkie to the max just to stay well rounded. But I will turn off the PG-13 stuff and defer to Disney when the grandkids are around. Probably even helps me stay more grounded too. No really, try it sometime...hey, put away that binky, I'm sleeping just fine..with my thumb ...um ...um... zzzzzzzz...

1 comment:

  1. That's so funny hearing seeing you talk about shows on the Disney Channel. I do the same when Lexus is in town. A kid is sure lucky to have their Grandpa want to watch the Disney Channel with them. :)