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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Who's Shermy and why does he show up once a week at our house?

If you're a certain age, you might remember a simply drawn cartoon series featuring Sherman, Mr. Peabody, and The WABAC Machine. Mr. Peabody was the intelligent dog, Sherman the be-speckled kid, and The WABAC Machine was Mr. Peabody's invention taking them back in time to various adventures.

My nickname is Shermy. Actually it is a term of endearment bestowed on me by my husband in honor of that famous Sherman cartoon character. Here's why: I wear contact lenses 24/7, then throw them away and give my eyes a naked overnight rest. The following morning before I insert new lenses, I walk around the house wearing my Sherman glasses. Yes, there is tape holding the lens in the frame and yes, there is tape holding one of the ear pieces onto the front. Not only that, these are HUGE glasses from the 1980's (when everything was big) and they look pretty dorky on my little face.

So if you know the story of Sherman and Mr. Peabody, you will understand that I was taken in by my husband and am now not only his pet, but also his buddy on amazing adventures through time.


Going Like Sixty said...

Awww. (gag)

Now about the WABAC, I just figured it was the wayback. I guess I didn't pay close enough attention!

Catch Her in the Wry said...

It was some kind of acronym like HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

I love keeping you busy researching things.