One of my favorite TV shows, 24, ends tonight. So I thought I owed it a proper tribute. If you have not watched 24 and you plan on it then maybe don't read what I wrote below or you will be majorly spoiled. You probably won't understand it anyways. I wrote this before I watched the finale so hopefully 24 didn't do something terrible to me in the finale like kill Chloe or something.
I'm sad that you left my television but I know its time for you to move on up to the Big Screen. I would just like to let you know how much you have meant to me over the years. While in regular life and usually in TV/Movie life, I hate violence, guns, axes, bombs, wars, torture, the chopping off of some one's head, hand, etc, it was somehow ok when you did it. Seriously I'm like totally a pacifist. Anyways. When I lived in Maryland you were my 2nd best friend. We spent many Friday nights together catching up. You were the first show my now husband ever convinced me to watch with him. Then we all became best friends, except of course for "The Great Is Tony Almeida Dead or Alive debacle of 2006"? Tony, I always knew you weren't dead. I didn't know you'd become kind of evil though. You did hurt my feelings a few times, mostly when you killed Michelle, Prez Palmer 1, Bill Buchanon, Edgar, even that dude who flew the plane that was carrying the nuclear bomb into the dessert (oh right his name was George Mason). I really didn't like it that time you had Jack kill his boss to thwart a giant terrorist plot or when you had Jack kill Curtis. And seriously what ever happened to the former first lady Jean Smart and her new lover Secret Service extraordinaire Aaron Peirce or Behrooz for that matter (ok I actually saw the deleted scene that showed him being escorted in to CTU). Plus there was that time that for 2 nights before the season 6 premiere where I couldn't sleep because I was so excited about the premiere and finding out what happened after Jack was kidnapped by the Chinese. But I forgive you. You did some good things too. Thanks for keeping Chloe alive (well you better, as I'm writing this I have not seen the finale). She's my fave. I also loved the season 3 twist of Jack and Tony and Gael all working together secretly. And of course I loved the Jack Pack from Season 5. I even like Audrey a lot. I hope she's doing ok. Someone who looks a lot like her appears to be a pretty good surgeon on Grey's Anatomy. And I really didn't mind Kim that much. I mean she was kind of annoying in season 1 and 2 but I love it when they bring back characters in the later seasons. Plus there was that one season where you had Desmond from Lost as a character and that other Season where you had Jin from Lost as a character and then there was that time Michelle Dessler came back to life to play that lady in the Dharma Initiative on Lost. Weird. So thanks for the good times. And thanks for giving my dad and I something to discuss on Tuesdays. So 24, I will miss you but I'll see you at the movies.
PS-Secret note to B, "OOooodrey"
PPS-I made you this peanut butter pie to remember me by and because my Dad really likes Peanut Butter.
JMJE's Peanut Butter Brownie 24 Clock Dad's Bday Extravaganza Pie
brownie mix (plus the stuff that goes with it, egg, oil, etc)
1 8 oz container of cream cheese
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
1 8 oz thing of Cool Whip (cool hwhip-anyone watch Family guy?)
chocolate chips-optional for decoration
1-Prepare brownie mix per package and cook in a glass pie pan. You might not need to use all the mix. You just want this to be the bottom layer of the pie. Cool Brownie.
2-Mix cream cheese, PB, and sugar together until blended.
3-Mix in the condensed milk
4-Stir in the Cool Whip
5-Spoon this mixture on top of the cooled brownie.
6-Chill for a couple hours and serve.
7-You can decorate with chocolate chips if you want to