honestly, this recession's stopped being a joke when it's taking away the very thing that distracts people from the overwhelming futility of their own lives. take me, for instance. i spent many an impoverished afternoon as an undergrad/waitress/ shiftless (stoner) lay about watching the stories and eating oodles of noodles. for one whole summer my days revolved solely around days. trust me, those were good times. actually, it was kind of a best of times/worst of times situation. but the best of times were spent watching the stories with my neighbor everyday. and although days kind of lost me a few years ago when they introduced the whole alien/cloning plotline, there will always be a special place in my heart for dr. marlena evans (john too, but mostly marlena).
what's so great about dr. marlena evans, you may be asking yourself... (that is if you are still reading this entry and aren't completely repulsed by the sheer vapidness of the present endeavor.) well...quite simply, EVERYTHING. she's educated, well-spoken, beautiful, altruistic.... AND as if that weren't enough she spawned quite possibly the greatest soap character ever, other than marlena herself, the infamous sami brady. and despite sami's devious ways, marlena still treats her with a mother's love.
but you don't have to take my word for it. just ask stefano di mera. consider if you will all the mayhem that stefano's want of dr. marlena evans has incurred upon salem over the past twenty years. brainwashing. forced amnesia. kidnapping. murder. breaking and entering. i think he even wrote a poem or two for her. seriously, most of us can only dream of having someone that loves us enough to hide in our closet, hypnotize us, and force us to be their queen of the night (if you remember that plot line all i can say is...respect).
and yet through all this, john stayed by marlena's side. she's just that awesome. my best friend tb, who i'm sure will want to weigh in on this very important topic, and i have a theory about marlena that explains the fantastic lengths that people go to to be with her. the title of this entry should clear things up for you. what other explanation could there possibly be?