My name is not Julie. Nor was the woman's singing this song - that would've been Jessi Colter, the undeniably hot wife (now widow) of Waylon Jennings. My really pretty stepsister looks a lot like a young Jessi, to me. Yes, I am a little jealous - Jessi was hot, but also extremely cool. Still is, really.
That link will take you to a YouTube video of her singing on "Hee Haw" and, of course, if you know me, you'll know I've written a bunch of stuff about that show.
I didn't start this post with the intention of writing about Jessi Colter. I wanted to write about someone named Julie, Julie London. She was another hot but extremely cool lady. Yes, I really AM heterosexual. I promise. But when you're a kid, you often admire the beautiful women in your life and in front of you on the TV. I haven't forgotten this!
With this sort of mindset, the other morning I was fighting the urge to go back to sleep. The night before, I'd been up late and I read the IMDb profile I linked above, and I thought, I really need to watch some "Emergency." So that morning when I was dragging, I thought, "What would Dixie McCall do?" Dixie, of course, was the name of Julie's character, the unflappable, consummate ER nurse who was, in my humble opinion, perfect for the job. She stood up for others, whether they be the patient or a co-worker, whenever necessary. She offered a listening ear or a hand to hold. She was efficient and professional, caring and yet direct. She was smart and always knew what to do. I still want to be Dixie when I grow up.
What would Dixie have done that early morning? Why, she'd have gotten up and made a pot of coffee and gotten down to business! I could've made a pot of coffee, but I've been drinking tea more lately. I had a jug in the kitchen, so I poured myself a big glass and got on with my day. I had an observation that day. I don't know yet how it went (my meeting is tomorrow) but I felt cool, calm, unflappable, and interesting. I created a meme and put it on my desktop both at home and work, and even printed a copy for my desk at work:
Of course I sat here and wrote this post instead... but I'll get to work on those lesson plans right away. I just had to share this with my "fans." (tee, hee... these probably never get read!)