The Jane Ellen Experience Podcast Summary #10 Monday 03.23.09

Last night, I didn't get to sleep at all, no, no, no. OK, enough Fifth Dimension out of me. I had another sleep study. I am a notorious bad sleeper. Which ticks me off because in classic Type A fashion I like to exceed, or rather, over exceed, at everything. Ahhh, sleeping is for suckers. Anyway, I went to be watched while I slept and tossed. My favorite part of the whole thing was when I asked the sleep tech if he was awake. Crickets. "Yeah, I'm awake." I expected a big laugh. He was very nice, just not quirky.

The up side of this sleep study, probably the fifth one I've had in about ten years, is that I got to watch TV alone. At home with my girls it's Dora, Diego, Spongebob (love Spongebob), and Jim making me watch everything on the DVR before his head explodes. This time it was just me and the remote and every channel got about two seconds of my time before I changed it. Just like when I was home from high school or college. Click, click, click. Good times.

What I came across were these gems. The ExtenZe infomercial. I know someone who works at a convenience store. They're sold by the cash register. The running joke is to ask the customer "would you like to try some ExtenZe?" It's our running joke, not the store's. He hasn't done it yet. And I have more than one friend who works at a convenience store. Frankly, they probably all sell them. I just didn't know there was a commercial for them. And a funny one too. I know people who say they've used Viagra, but I don't know anyone who will admit to using ExtenZe. Is it that Viagra has better marketing? Is it that hard to admit? I'll leave it to the chat forum at www.thejaneellen.com to discuss.

I watched Seinfeld and noticed how Elaine/Julia was waaaayyyy pregnant. But since the character wasn't pregnant they were hiding it with jackets and putting her behind counters. It was the one about the muffin tops. I remember watching it when it was first on. Even though I was a child. And I don't recall thinking Elaine looking large. But now, with hindsight, she must've been eight months pregnant. Huh.

Speaking of large, I'll come right out and say it, I was once immense. Had a BMI of 60. My bariatric surgeon said I was super morbidly obese. I had gastric bypass surgery in 2002 and am, quite happily, no longer obese. Here's what got me last night. World's Heaviest Man Gets Married and he weighs something like 1200 pounds and his doctor calls him morbidly obese. I was SUPER morbidly obese and I was no 1200 pounds. Geez. I could walk and everything. You don't have to pussyfoot around, the guy knows he's overweight.

Christie and Jodie are gone from The Amazing Race. Deal or No Deal Model Claudia Jordan is gone from Celebrity Apprentice. Fred Savage was hilarious on Family Guy.

I have written more notes for myself but from what I can read it looks like I wrote smell the A-Team. And that's not right. But I love it when a plan comes together.