Okay…I’ll admit it. I’m a bit of a reality show junkie. I don’t really get into the high-charged, MTV kind of stuff, but I do like American Idol, Survivor, and (Of course) Deadliest Catch. So needless to say, I was pretty sad to hear the news about Captain Phil Harris yesterday.
For those who don’t know, this announcement was made Jan. 30:
Deadliest Catch star Phil Harris is currently in hospital after suffering a stroke while unloading his boat.
Early this morning, follow up reports on the larger media outlets, including TMZ, said he woke up from his medically induced coma yesterday, squeezed his sons’ hands, and told the attending medical personal, “Don’t f*ck up.”
Well, that’s a good sign, I guess.
It would seem he’s on the road to recovery.
I’ve always had a special fondness for “Captain Phil” As a mom, I could relate to the family situations: dealing with two kids you want to throttle one moment and in the next fear for their safety. I watched as he went through his medical crisis two season’s ago (A pulmonary embolism) and the aftermath/recovery last season. It’s so sad that he’s having to deal with medical issues again.
Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery for the captain, because it just wouldn’t be the same Deadliest Catch without him and the rest of the Cornelia Marie crew.
Since last night was an American Idol night, I feel like I should comment about that too. I’ve been extremely underwhelmed by this year’s auditions. Oh, don’t get me wrong, there have some really good singers come through the doors — a few I still remember days and weeks later. But, I’ve yet to see real star power. There hasn’t been an Adam Lambert, a Danny Gokey, or a David Cook. I haven’t watched an audition and said “That’s your winner, right there.” I haven’t found a personality I could latch onto and really be a fan of going into Hollywood week. I’m sort of disappointed and have low expectations out of this season. Maybe that’s what the producers are shooting for. They’ll wait until Hollywood to really show us the talent they’ve found.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed, because as of right now I found myself saying “Good enough to move forward, but if she/he makes the top 24 I’ll be shocked.”