It's officially a record
My favorite episode of Magnum, P.I. is an episode called “Home From the Sea,” which happens to be episode 64 from season 4 if anyone cares. In this episode, Thomas is knocked off his kayak and must tread water until he is (of course) eventually rescued. I can’t exactly tell you why I like this episode best, but I do. It’s all about him using memories to help him forget that he is in the middle of the ocean caught in a current that is taking him from Hawaii to Southeast Asia. The recurring memory is of his father “training” him to tread water. At one point, you see young Thomas Magnum saluting in a John John pose as he looks on at his father’s funeral. On his wrist is his father’s watch, which is entirely too large for young Thomas’ preteen wrist. This image fades into adult Thomas’s adult wrist wearing the same watch. As the camera pulls back, we see the adult Thomas looking at the watch while he continues to tread water. After checking his watch, he says that now every second is a record for treading water.
All of this is to say that at 7 months, I am now officially at a point where every day is a new record!
How exciting…I never really thought I’d make it this far…but I have.