Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sliding into Mediocrity

I like to think that since I watch very little TV, belong to two book groups and read the daily newspaper (...Okay, I skim the paper most days) this means that I'm not quite as TV obsessed as many Americans.

I've never seen an episode of American Idol, Survivor, Big Brother, Real Housewives of Anywhere, or almost any other reality show.

Disclaimer:  Except for my old favorite The Amazing Race.  I blame my current lack of 1 million dollars on Owen and Asher neither of whom were willing to go to Amazing Race tryouts in Baton Rouge with me four years ago.  I haven't had the heart to watch Amazing Race since.  Seriously!

Despite being a near reality show virgin, having two left feet and possessing absolutely no interest in ballroom dancing, somehow we began watching Dancing With the Stars this fall.  And then on Monday, I crossed over to the dark side and went from casual occasional watcher to involved participant.  I voted!

Hopefully I'm not spiralling down a rabbit hole that will have me watching the Kardashians (who are they btw?) and Jersey Shore, but I sat and texted in my votes because I just couldn't understand why Bristol Palin was still stomping around on the dance floor after all these weeks.

There is no justice in the world.  Last night Brandy got voted off and Bristol Palin stayed on.   I feel somewhat responsible since I cast two of my four votes for leader Jennifer Grey and the other two for underdog Kyle Massey.  Poor Brandy lost because I didn't think she needed my votes.

She was robbed by the Tea Party vote.  I think Hilary needs to take action and declare this another "right wing conspiracy".

Does this mean that I need to get a life?


  1. Oh my gosh this is by far the most enjoyable post I have read of your blog extravaganza. I am so proud of you that you have latched on to something. While I totally agree that the downward spiral of American social skills and general interest in our fellow man can be contributed to too much mindless television, it can be nice to have something to go to when we need to just relax. I myself have become addicted to House as you know.

    I am also proud to say I have never seen an episode of The Real Housewives from Anywhere...although I hear it can be quite funny.

    I have also never voted in a competition! How bold of you. They grow up so fast ya know.. :.( (that's a fake tear).

    Well I have never watched an episode of DWTS. I will have to watch with you over break.

  2. Your eloquence is quite refreshing coming from someone so young. Perhaps you should become an erudite blogger yourself. Alternatively, I saw a sign in Baton Rouge today for professional Christmas Light Hangers in case the Geology gig doesn't pan out. "Pan out"..... is that a geology pun?


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