Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mork calling Orson

About to show my age here.  "Mork calling Orson, come in Orson".  Still not sure why I remember this series - unless it was foreshadowing in my life.  I'm not a big "TV person" - usually light years behind in what is popular.  In fact, whole seasons, and series can go by, and I catch up YEARS later.  (Please don't tell anyone I have never seen an episode of "The Office" or "Housewives from where ever". :-) 

Mork and Mindy.  Circa - what, 75?  I have no idea.  All I remember is Mork was from Ork.  Pam someone played Mindy and he lived in the attic in Boulder, Colorado.  AND, Saturday, September 17, 2011 I stood in front of the house. 

The first time I went to Boulder, I remember asking, "hey, is the Mork and Mindy house around here". While I'm not a big "star searcher", love it when you can be silly in life.  (After all, I have seen the LARGEST BALL OF YARN......) 

Saturday, I'm in Boulder with a friend whom has never been to Boulder.  We are talking about the "Mork & Mindy" house.  Previously this has been a pipe dream - or a "I know it's somewhere here in Boulder, this is the older section, but ok, let's find it next time kind of dream". 

It's all changed now.  We have Internet on our phones.  Let's google "Mork & Mindy address".  1619 Pearl Street.  We are standing between 16th and 17th on Spruce Street.  One street over..... 

On Spruce Street, before the "Oh, we need to go by the Mork & Mindy house moment" - we were standing in front of a used bookstore.  "Catcher in the Rye" was on the sale stand outside.   So,you are telling me "we have a chance"........

Yes.  Is the answer to all your questions.  Poor lady whom still lives in the house.

Yes, we went to the house.  The house that still looks the same, only I don't quite remember what it looked like.  If I had to picture it, yes, this was the house.

Yes, I finished Catcher in the Rye.  - and if I didn't tell the story, please remind me too - it's a good story  (both Catcher in the Rye and the story I have to tell about the book that took me ten years to read).

Yes, sometimes you go to Hawaii.  Sometimes Hawaii comes to you.  Sometimes, you better be careful what you wish for..... it just might come true.

This is Mork signing off.  Good-night Orson.  Good-night Mork.