The Heir to the Throne is in love. Pretty sure it's the real thing. Plus side: she's a nurse. And super smart. And cute. (Those are in my order, not his.) Down side: she's married to someone else.
Thomas has developed a Jeopardy fixation. Now, this does not discount his obsession with game shows since an early age. When he was two, his father and I watched Jeopardy fairly religiously. The ex used to say he was going to get me on the show so we could pay the house off. The closest I ever got was on a cruise ship, where I did well, but lost cause the darned ringer didn't ring me in in time. But I digress. Thomas has been influenced since a young age, when he would come running during the station break, saying "debbydebbydebbydebby" and then kissing the screen as newscaster Debby Knox gave the station break announcement. He loved her.
Fast forward some years, and he has taken to watching Jeopardy repeats on youtube. He shoots the questions at me, then says, with a fair amount of amazement "how have you never been on this show?" Yeah, I have a fair amount of useless knowledge. So on his afternoon breaks lately, this is what he's done. And then he discovered Molly.
Molly Lalonde, of Nashville, Tennessee, has been the jeopardy champion for the past couple of days. The first day, I didn't realize his fixation. Yesterday, he was remarking to his brother "wouldn't it be funny if Molly was still on" right as they announced that she was, indeed, the champion. Thomas went nuts. I asked what the heck was his deal, and he replied "LOOK at her. She SO cute." Yeah, she is. She has a super cute smile. So he was enthused to be able to watch her again. She was on a roll, when she suddenly gave a wrong answer. His reponse was to yell -- quite loudly -- "NO Molly. That was so EASY!" He was in some fear, I guess, that she would be booted, but I'm happy to report that she won again. He set the DVR to record Jeopardy at that point.
So today, we couldn't decide what was for dinner. Jim got caught in traffic on the way home, and I don't cook, so we muddled about for a while before deciding to get takeout. Thomas was enthusiastic about picking it up, till I mentioned that it was 7:31. "Oh MAN, is Jeopardy recording," he said, before turning on the telly to check. "It it's not recording, my life is OVER." Apparently, a cute girl on Jeopardy can reduce a 24 year old young man to the mindset of a 13 year old girl, minus the door slamming. Thank God, it was recording.
He went with Seth to pick up the food, and was conversant during our dinner, then immediately retired to the DVR to cheer on his favorite girl. Now, keep in mind that last night, we Facebook stalked his woman, only to find that alas, she is married to another. He was sad. We don't like it when Thomas is sad. He may or may not have muttered something about it being temporary. He also may have mentioned that she's a hometown girl when we found out that her undergrad work was done at Notre Dame. As a side note, my dear husband may or may not have encouraged his interest with a pronouncement that "nurses are always hot, and ready to party." He should know. He's been married to two. Thomas took this under advisement.
That was right around the time that the tornado watch hit. Channel 8 went to the meteorologist, who happens to be a sweet young thing with a nice rack. Thomas didn't notice. He was busy wailing "NOOOOOOOO. Forget the tornado. Where's MOLLY?" He missed Double Jeopardy because of this. He was not amused.
And so it is that now his pseudo-wife Molly is now a three day champion, and the Heir to the Throne became a very happy young man.