At this point I squeal like a little girl (or like a five year old Dustin when hearing a Wonder Woman episode start to air--- and my parents say they didn't know). After causing some inner ear damage for Paul, I exclaim, "RUTHIE!" It is no secret to anyone in my daily life that I am currently addicted to Carnivàle, and that I have a raging gay-boy crush on Ruthie (AKA Adriene Barbeau). I love everything about her character. The way she moves when charming the snakes-- now, those are moves I'd kill to master. She has some snazzy lines in the show, "No man will tell me what to do in my bed." Her age-- in my book-- sexty-something years old.
I am disappointed to report that Paul is not returning with "Ruthie's" autograph. Concerning autographs, according to him, he doesn't do that sort of thing. Well, I'll let it slide this time; HOWEVER, if he happens across Dolly and doesn't come back with an autograph-- he'll sleep the study for the rest of his life.