Our latest Monk Fan of the Week, Georgie, believes that laughter is the best medicine. Here is her entry...
Now grown with families of their own, my kids have always felt frustrated with me because (among other things) I insist that books be lined up on shelves according to height, that things lying on tables be exactly parallel, and labels on cans and boxes in my cupboards all be facing forward. Probably "OCD", like Adrian Monk, of course"! LOL :-)
Last year, my daughter began watching "Monk" and a few weeks ago, insisted I watch an episode with her. So, one Friday evening, we sat down together, turned on the show, and I was hooked! Not only do I love mysteries, but I truly enjoy good comedies and "Monk" is the best of both worlds!
Widowed 5 years ago, I'm a retired college speech instructor and professional graphic designer who's now on permanent disability due to severe arthritis. Although I work part-time, at home, coaching pageant contestants and build a couple web sites on the side, I still have a lot of "down time". Pain and fatigue often causes depression and, as my mother used to say, "Laughter is the best medicine for whatever ails ya!" :-) "Monk" has become my daily "medicine".
I set my TV satellite "timer" to automatically tune into every show as far in advance as the TV guide allows and I've even tried to schedule my coaching sessions around shows as well. Since I'm a "new" fan, I find the reruns helpful since they lay the foundation for current episodes. And, old or new, any time "Monk" airs, you can now find me sitting in front of my TV, with my Kleenex box and magazines neatly arranged on the end table next to me (exactly parallel to the chair, of course!). I'm sure Mr. Monk would be proud.
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