Okay, I must start out by admitting that when all these damn reality tv shows began coming out, all I ever had to say was, "What the hell? Another friggin reality show? Can't anyone come up with a good sitcom nowadays?" So, it kind of pains me to say that I have fallen victim to the reality tv train that's been heading through town these last several years.
My favorites would be The Real Housewives of: New Jersey, New York, Orange County and Bethany Frankel's show. Also, I watch Teen Mom 2 (so embarrassed right now), Heavy, Ruby, and Celebrity Apprentice. Not to mention all the reality car shows I watch with Brian. It's completely ridiculous how many of these shows I make sure to tape on a weekly basis (hint: all of them) and I look forward to their weekly shenanigans every week. For someone who complains about all this crap tv, I sure do watch a lot of it!
The funny thing is sometimes I want to be on one of these shows...not the crap listed above but something more my style, like Survivor or Amazing Race. I really wanted to do Amazing Race with my buddy Desi but we never got around to it and at this point in our lives, I doubt we would. I always thought Wipe Out would be fun, too, but you have to live in California for that one (yep, I checked). So, I guess I will continue to watch my never-ending supply of crap tv until I find something better to occupy my time. If it's any consolation on my part, I am usually on my bike or hooping when I'm watching these programs.
My other love lately has been for memoirs. I think I've read every "fat/weight loss" book out there and they can't write them fast enough for me. Also, I've enjoyed Ambulance Girl and The Happiness Project. I find it enjoyable to read about how other people have been living their lives and can always find some inspirational moments that make me all teary-eyed...unlike reality shows which show you how to be cunning and deceiving...necessary qualities as well, I'm sure. So, I guess I will continue to pursue both these topics in my life until I no longer find them useful or entertaining. Cuz they are just that: both useful and entertaining....