Friday, April 12, 2013

I Konfess

I know.   You don't have to tell me.   I was fifth grade spelling bee champion.  I know that Konfess doesn't start with a K.   I'm being kute and kreative.    But back to my konfession.

I'm addicted.  Yes, I said it.  I have an addiction.  My drug of choice?   Reality TV.  I can't get enough.   I don't have needle marks, but I DO have calluses on my thumbs.   And they hurt.   I know.  It's pathetic.  And I am so ashamed.   But there's nothing I can do to stop it.  Well, I guess that's not true, is it?   I could simply turn the TV off.   I could read a book.   I could take a walk.  I could do lots of things.    But I don't WANT to do other things.  I'd rather watch the ghostly antics of Zac and the GAC, or watch Teresa beat down the other New Jersey Housewives.    Or see what's in those storage units, and how much the Pawn Stars will pay for that 'ancient' ninja sword.

I just don't have the motivation to turn the TV off.   I don't have the power to QUIT.   I think I need a methadone program, but for reality TV.   Or maybe an intervention.   But I'm still able to function and my teeth still look nice, so maybe the intervention is a little premature.  

Oh my!  Look at the time!   I've got to go see who gets voted off the island!  

36 comments:

  1. It's okay...most of the shows I watch are Reality TV these days, too :-)

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    1. Phew! That makes me feel A LITTLE better :) haha

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  2. I share your addiction, it's my crack....and I'm not giving it up. I do draw the line at the housewives, bachelors and anyone from Jersey!!

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    1. I don't do bachelors, and I don't do orange county, atlanta or miami housewives, however the others are part of my addictive behavior :)

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  3. Coming soon, Deadliest Catch, and RHONJ!!

    I definatly need a Captian Sig and Theresa fix.

    Hardcore Pawn...another home run.

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    1. Will Seth and Ashley EVER get along?!

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  4. I don't watch reality TV.Soon, I will be getting rid of my dish and going over the air TV. Come to my house. I will help you break your habit.

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    1. I may take you up on that, Ruth! I think we just need to get rid of our satellite altogether! I don't think I'd miss it . . . too much :)

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  5. I did go though a reality-television addiction phase which rubbed off eventually..

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    1. Then there's hope for me that my entire life won't be filled with mindless drivel, right?!

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  6. Would you like me to give your some of my work to do? Then you wouldn't have time for your little addiction. :)

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  7. I don't mind some of the job shows (Swamp People, Gold Rush, etc) but I do miss the days of quality comedies & dramas, and the made for TV movies like in the 70s and 80s.

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    1. The times they are a changing, that's for sure.

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  8. I feel exactly the same way about the Arias trial!! Addicted!

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  9. I can so sympathize, we watch a whole lot of reality tv too, some of it I really enjoy, but I also have to note that there is so little creative programming out there anymore, that this is what we have left. The sad part is that we know much of "reality" tv is scripted, so it's not really all that real. Ugh

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    1. I know, but I think I'm in denial about that - - I don't want to believe it's scripted even though I know a lot of it is! haha

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  10. For the most part, I really can't stand Reality TV. I do like DWTS (sometimes), but that is about it. So, I am not really feeling you on this one. I think it is because I get so much reality everywhere else. When I watch TV, give me the fiction pleeeaaasseee.

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    1. Maybe the reality of the reality TV is so bad that it makes my reality look really good! hahaha

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    2. You nailed my reason on the head!

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  11. Dang! I wish we lived closer! We could sit together every Wednesday night, with our diet Coke/Pepsi, and watch Survivor together! How much fun would that be?!

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    1. That would be way fun. Diet Pepsi all the way!

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  12. One of these days, you, Jewels, and I need to get together just to prove we're not actually one person. Yes, yes, yes. Reality T.V. is my addiction as well, but shhhhh. I missed the last 2 episodes of Survivor and I'm secretly hoping that Philip has gotten voted off. I am a little bit in love with the guy that looks like Bradley Cooper...Reynold. mmm mmm.

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    1. I'll bring the chocolate! Reynold is definitely love worthy! Phillip just creeps me out.

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  13. We only get like 6 good channels so I never watch reality TV. I actually don't like it - probably because my work mirrors reality TV (social work) and I get 8 hours per day:)

    My addiction is more that I can watch the Twilight movies back-to-back all day long, over and over. I never get tired of Edward, Bella & Jacob. Never.

    P.S. I like your kreative post.

    Jaime at Awakenings and Reflections

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    1. My husband is an elementary school counselor and he HATES reality TV! It's kind of like bringing your work home with you. My movie addiction is more Harry than Bella :)

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  14. You know about my recent issue with a certain reality show...I usually avoid them for the very reason that once I get sucked in, it's hard to get sucked back out. Take the storage unit auction-y shows--based on the concept, I would've sworn I would NEVER sit through a whole episode, but I accidentally saw three minutes of the Texas version of the show a couple of weekends ago and ended up watching six straight hours of it. There oughta be some kind of warning label.

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    1. I know!! Maybe a zapper or something that gives off a little jolt of common sense every time we turn to a reality show :)

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  15. K was a hard one, wasn't it. I have to admit, I've kind of gone with the method of making the letter fit my post rather than the other way around.

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    1. You, Kellie, are smarter than I am!! Hey! I should have done a Kellie post!

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  16. HA! There are lots of worse things to be addicted to than reality shows. (Like the food I unconsciously stuff into my mouth while watching them...)

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    1. To he truthful, Susan, food is my biggest addiction - I've been known to eat Ben and Kerry's while watching The Biggest Loser :)

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  17. Love this post. You're kwick! ;) I like your style. And as far at the content... you are not alone. I think it's funny that you say you have calluses on your thumbs (ahhh... channel surfing!). I LOVE Storage Wars. I will NOT listen to anyone saying it's staged. Nope. It's all real. Helloooooo... it r.e.a.l.i.t.y TV people. ;)

    See you for "L"...

    Dana at Waiter, drink please!

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  18. Hey, I am just as anxious as you are to see which of those Jersey housewives gets voted off the island, but first...I must check out the Giants vs. Cubs. We all have our little "problems."

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  19. We don't do reality shows (she said smugly). Well, except for Survivor, Nope, no addiction here. Opps, gotta go, Person of Interest is on, Elementary is next. Someone start the popcorn.

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