Sheldon Is 37 . . .

Tonight was the first night of the new TV season, at least for shows we watch, with the premieres of Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, and Kevin Can Wait.

We watched BBT and YS, and recorded KCW for later. We really enjoyed both BBT and YS, especially the unexpected surprise in BBT, and probably not one you’re thinking of.

Jan and I were wondering about Young Sheldon’s older brother. As far as I know, we’ve never seen him in BBT, unlike his twin sister Missy. And I thought the young Missy on YS sounded a lot like her grownup self on BBT, same tone and phrasing.

And since Sheldon’s father is supposed to die in 5 years, I wonder if they’ll kill him off on schedule in YS if it stays on that long. Which it probably will.

Also since his father died in 1994 when Sheldon was 14,  that means he was born in 1980, which makes him 37 on BBT, seven years younger than Jim Parson’s 44.

Recently Jan and I were watching the first couple of episodes of BBT and when Sheldon knocked on a door (Penny’s) for the first time, he did not use his signature knock. And in fact his current knock (three knocks and the name; three times) didn’t come about until the 5th episode of the 2nd season, though a somewhat similar version was in episode 10 of the 1st season.

I’ve given up trying to get a USB WiFi dongle to work on my one recalcitrant machine, so I’m just going to install WiFi card in it like the one I have in my home machine.

TP-Link WiFi Card

TP-Link PCI Express WiFi Card

It finds and connects to signals that my phone or tablet won’t even see.  A really great card.

I think the problem with the USB dongle is conflicting drivers. Both the built-in audio card and the Ethernet card in the machine all use Realtek drivers, as does the dongle, so that’s probably the problem.

It’s beginning to look like Fall weather came in with the actual start of Fall a few days ago, with our high temps in the mid to high 80’s and nighttime temps in the mid to high 60’s.

Very nice!

Thought for the Day

How can you be in two places at once when you’re not anywhere at all?


4 Responses to Sheldon Is 37 . . .

  1. Jerry and Karen Walter says:

    Recalcitrant….had to look that one up…easier might have been stubborn. This is why I like your blog, generally learning something new. Are you gate guarding this year? Enjoy Fall weather.

  2. BTW, heard on the radio yesterday that Young Sheldon’s mother is being played by Old Sheldon’s mother’s daughter. Yup, Laurie Metcalf’s daughter is playing her younger self!

  3. Tricia says:

    The word of the day is “recalcitrant”. 😉

  4. Virgie Chomic says:

    Yes, Fall is here???  Up here in the cold north of Michigan we have had 6 days straight of temps in the 90’s, breaking records every day.  Go figure!!  But tomorrow we are  back in the 70’s.


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