Friday, October 7th 2011
It’s A One Time Thing

My writing a post about television would be about as ridiculous as my writing a post about cooking. I have little interest or knowledge in either and spend almost no time on these endeavors.

Let’s do it, anyway, ‘kay? It’s better than another post about roaches.

Amazing Race: don’t you just LOVE Amazing Race? I’d be the contestant who always got lost, couldn’t eat the meat on the food challenges, and probably offend entire nations or continents with accidentally stupid and insensitive observations. So I’ll never BE a contestant. But if I could, I’d do all the scary challenges and love it, and my mother – who would be my teammate, no question – would navigate and talk to locals and do all the important thinking.

[Begin tangent] Okay. That sounds bad. Like I’m saying I’m dumb. And it’s not QUITE like that, but yeah kinda sorta. I just started seeing this lovely therapist type and she sent me to see someone who would do a personality test because she was the polite, reserved, professional version of “WHAT? I DO NOT GET YOUR THINKING? I NEED MORE INFORMATION. GO GET A PERSONALITY TEST IMMEDIATELY.” And so I did. And it showed I am not a thinker. I am a feeler. Like, ALL feeling. NooOOOOooo thinking. I have the thinking tendencies of your average amoeba. And the feeling tendencies of your average… i don’t know. I CANT THINK OF ANY HYPERSENSITIVE TOUCHY FEELY ANIMAL TO FINISH THAT SENTENCE WITH, AND SO I’LL JUST  INSERT AN ELIPSES AND AN “I DON’T KNOW”. GAH.

I come from an extended family of STRONG thinkers.

And then they had a moody baby amoeba.

Okay. Nevermind. I was more at peace with this yesterday and now I’m not, but yeah yeah yeah, feelers are just as wonderful and have just as much to contribute and it’s not a negative thing and whatever. I’m ‘all heart’ but I’m  fine.

[end tangent]

Top Shot: I don’t know why I like this show. I don’t like guns. I don’t like pretty-boy hosts. But I LOVE this show anyway. Great camera work.

Top Chef: It’s not ALL because of Tom Colicchio. Really. It’s not. I mean. So i don’t like food so much? Whatever.

Top Chef Just Desserts: just like Top Chef, but with more chocolate and without Tom Colicchio.

Chopped: More food. I know. Weird. Mike and I watch this sometimes, and we always stop the show after the contestants’ bios and pick who we think will win. If we didn’t do that, I dont’ think I’d like this show at all.

Project Runway: It’s what i watch while I do laundry. But I haven’t really forgiven them for last season when they picked the wrong winner, so this one barely makes the list.

American Idol, SORTA: Only with a great deal of fast forwarding action, including at the point when someone starts to talk or dance or sing and I get bored. Which is a lot. It’s just way too time consuming otherwise.

I cannot watch:

anything with badly behaved children (i don’t even understand putting kids to bed and turning that on. who DOES that?!)

any reality dating show. i used to occasionally make an exception for The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, but not for the last couple of years. It just icks me out.

any series. drama, comedy, whatever. they take so much time, and I don’t have that much time to sit with other people’s fictitious characters. It makes me feel like I’m neglecting my own fictitious characters.

anything with ‘housewives’ in the title.

anything with puppets, clowns, drag queens. they all scare me, and i really don’t care if that’s not politically correct to say.

really, anything where other people’s anxiety and drama might add to my own anxiety levels. I just don’t find that to be entertaining or enjoyable.

Monday Night Football:  Football is my running buddy this year. I go to a tennis gym and run on a treadmill from the time they sing the national anthem until the start of halftime. I get a sick kick out of knowing that while all those professional athletes have been sitting on the bench for 50% of the time, I’ve been running the WHOLE time. (Competitive, maybe.) Stupid treadmills at this gym kick you off after exactly 99 minutes, though. Like they’re overheated and are not sufficiently cooled by all the sweat I’ve so generously given? I don’t know.

Tell me what you watch, if you have a minute!


9 Comments on “It’s A One Time Thing”

October 7th, 2011
2:22 pm

We don’t have television (never bothered to get that special little box when everything went digital). That is not to say we don’t have A television. We watch old shows on DVD. Some favorites are Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5. Okay, we’re geeks. I also like to watch really old episodes of Trading Spaces (my MIL put them on VHS for me and they’re wearing out I’ve watched them so much), Fawlty Towers, and another British show we both like, The IT Crowd (another geek show). I think I could easily get hooked on cooking shows (I watched Take Home Chef on Netflix for a while), but now they’re just depressing because I can’t eat any of the stuff they make.
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October 7th, 2011
3:19 pm

I like Chopped (I blame my friend Deana for making me watch that one when her mom passed away). I like House Hunters – domestic and international. I also have been known to watch Haven, Sons of Anarchy, Hawaii 5-0 (it’s a shallow shirtless Alex O’Loughlin thing – forgive me), Castle, Big Bang Theory (because seriously – I WORK with those people!) and Glee. And hockey. As well as the random football, tennis, figure skating game/match/competition.

Yes – I watch too much TV. Which is probably why you’re most likely a skinny minny and I’m…not so much.

Mother T
October 7th, 2011
4:45 pm

We don’t have a tv, but we have a VCR/DVD combo hooked to a monitor. There are only two series that we watch via DVD: NCIS and NCIS Los Angeles.

I love the mix of humor and crime-fighting.

I’m really too busy to watch anything else other than the occasional movie with the hubby.

October 7th, 2011
5:38 pm

I like Big Bang Theory (reminds me of certain family members), Mike & Molly (reminds me of certain OTHER family members). This season is the first that I have watched Dancing With the Stars. I did it totally to support a contestant who I LOVE (J.R. Martinez – war hero and actor) – but have to admit I’ve started to like it even though I thought I wouldn’t.

Up until last month I watched All My Children DAILY. It was alot more about sentimentality than because I liked the show. Most of the time the storylines actually made me angry – but I’d been watching it with my Mom and my Grandma since before I can remember…

Jennifer Sullivan
October 7th, 2011
8:34 pm

I think you are maybe just a little competitive. Every show you watch is a competition show and you compete against the football players. I think it’s funny and exactly why you will be able to do the half marathon with no problem. You will probably do it faster than a lot of other runners who have done it before just because you can and I love you for it!

we tried to cancel cable 4 times in the last 3 months and have finally just given up hope that our cable company will actually turn it off although they don’t bill us. But we have tried. So, although I planned on not ever turning the TV on I’m grateful it still works since I’m stuck in bed doing nothing for at least the next 6.5 weeks or so.
I watch every single show on HGTV, TLC and Food Network and I watch Scrubs. Maybe I should say that I plan to watch every single show since my emprisonment just started today… But anywho, I never even knew about Scrubs until my cousin who is in residency told me that it really is like that so now I watch it all the time and envision her dealing with that kinda of silly ridiculous stuff. Oh and Gene Simmons Family Jewels, which I thought would be horrible but is really great and now I love it.
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October 10th, 2011
11:33 am

Two Broke Girls is new and so far we’ve seen the three episodes that have been on. It’s maybe a little trashier than we should watch, so no judging.

Parenthood is the other. It’s on late for us (10 pm) so we’re hit and miss.

Also, we just rarely watch TV that we usually forget the day, station and time of the two shows we watch.

Our evening entertainment is hanging out together. I kinda prefer it.
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October 10th, 2011
1:27 pm

You know what’s funny? I love to cook and think and talk about food and have NO INTEREST at all in watching food television. It makes me miss my kitchen.

You are my favorite moody baby amoeba.

(If you ever start a band, there’s your title.)

October 11th, 2011
6:08 pm

Just about any reality television…including bachelor and bachelorette, although I don’t really think that kind of dating is conducive to a successful relationship. My boyfriend and I love to watch and bet on who will win or be voted off the reality shows….I’ve won alot of Mcdonalds burgers which I don’t usually cash in on and a few nice meals out…even though he usually pays when we go out anyway….The only reality shows I don’t watch are the real housewives ones. I like Survivor, Big Brother, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, So you Think you can Dance and those types, plus Hoarders and extreme couponing and the stuff that comes on TLC and Discovery.
I fall asleep at night to forensic files. I just love hearing about high and medium velocity blood spatter and directionality and dna and fingerprints. I’m weird like that I know!
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October 11th, 2011
7:40 pm

We “TIVO” a lot of stuff: NCIS, CSI, SVU, and just got introduced to Harry’s Law by my sister-in-law. We also like nature shows, Brain Games, and sometimes stuff on Nat Geo or Animal Planet. Wick tivos all kinds of stuff on Fox News, and then talks about it ad infinitum, which I could SO do without. Like JB, I like all that criminal investigation stuff. I can’t explain why. Especially since I have no future plans to be an arsonist, serial killer, or car thief.
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