Saturday, October 18, 2008

Why is it ...

... that horrible, horrible, brain rotting, good for nothing shows like "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" suck me in every time?  It happens so quickly.  It is like reaching for that first handful of popcorn or chocolate covered almond.  And then, the next thing you know you are holding an empty bowl with a sheepish grin and tighter pants.  Or, like when you sit down to quickly check out one blog on one website.  And then, before you know it, it is a couple hours later and your eyes are throbbing and you have carpal tunnel syndrome and your back is sweating and you cannot believe that you just visited 34 blogs when you have a mountain of laundry slowly invading your bedroom from the closet, and you still have not started dinner!

Yep, that is exactly what it is like.  My husband was flipping through the channels, and caught a couple of seconds of this show.  I was passing by, and said, [with a totally mocking tone] "What are you watching?"  He sheepishly answers:  "This real housewives show.  It is unreal."  I scoff, and then lurk for a second, and then slowly settle into the seat next to him.  -Just to watch until the next commercial, of course.  I mean, I have to see if this lady really does get the new blinging escalade from "big poppa" (her apparent sugar daddy).  She is flaunting her consumerism with reckless abandon.  I. Cannot.  Stop. Watching.

Then, the next episode starts and shows this mom throwing a $18,000 birthday party for her 11 year old.  Naturally, right?  I mean, who isn't throwing these kinds of bashes for their tweens?  I want to vomit.  I cannot stop thinking about how many kids that could feed in India.  But, I still cannot stop watching.

Oh the horrible traps i get stuck in.  

Anyone else have a guilty TV confession?  Anyone know of a website I can visit to get my 2 hours of wasted time back?

4 comments:

Kristen said...

I am SO happy to read this (in a misery-loves-company way). I have also gotten totally sucked in to this show. I keep watching it and thinking how materialistic and shallow and ridiculous these women are. And then I'm like, when is it on again??

Heather of the EO said...

I've never seen this one. But I have that same experience of slowly sinking into the "watching a train wreck" experience with Sunset Tan. Yup, true confession...

nicole viola said...

This happened to me one day when my best friend was visiting and we watched that reality show about Tori Spelling and her family all. day. long. It was like a marathon of something. And I am a self-proclaimed hater of reality shows. But I totally got SUCKED in!!! :)

Eli's Lids said...

After our first baby was born, my husband was off work for a bit and we became addicted to ALL reality TV. We knew we hit rock bottom when Flavor of Love was on our DVR... that's right... Flavor Flav... Boooyyyy! Now we just watch The Office.

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