Television to the Rescue
I’m battling an upper respiratory infection. Is it the flu? Unlikely since I’ve had both the H1N1 and seasonal flu shots; however, I feel M I S E R A B L E. And when I have a stuffed up head and nose and these body aches and chills, it makes it darned near impossible for me to hear, let alone think or write. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.
The upside to being sick, though, is that I get to do something I hardly ever do (except when I’m sick): watch too much television. Last night I watched three (count’em) episodes of Tabitha’s Salon Takeover back to back and one of Models of the Runway before succumbing to sleep. I would have watched the first episode of Project Runway but it didn’t get recorded on the DVR properly. Yes, they are mindless television shows, but I find them endlessly entertaining.
Just think, Tory started to watch the Real Housewives of Orange County a year ago Christmas because she heard her Uncle Phil’s detailed description of what was happening on the show and his sheer enthusiasm for it. She took a look and “poof” she was hooked. Tory still shakes her head and laughs when she talks about Uncle Phil’s television watching habits. She loves him and finds it both strange and wonderful that her big, tough Uncle Phil watches the show.
And here’s another surprising one: My own husband pops up from nowhere every time Tory turns on Jersey Shore. He settles in with Tory, and together they watch, barely blinking. They laugh and gasp and exchange comments about all the drama, while I think the show is about as interesting as watching dirty water circle the drain. No accounting for our individual tastes, right?
What mindless, but entertaining television do you watch? I might just watch it and become addicted to it right now while I’m sick!