Thursday, April 01, 2010

TV, tigers and braids, oh my!

Yikes, has it really been nearly a week since I last posted??!!

Truth be told, I came down with a nasty stomach virus last Tuesday night so I haven't been feeling too well. I'm all better now though, thankfully. Whew.

While sick with said virus, I did do a bit of mindless TV watching. Among other things, I saw:

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. (Was anyone else bothered that they kept showing overweight people walking by during the show? I get what they were wanting to portray about the community and the state of our country, but I also think we should be sensitive to other people. Sheesh. That being said, I about died when he ground up all that chicken fat and bone and fried it and fed it to those kids. My inner-wannabe-vegetarian was definitely not okay with that! Eat your vegetables, kids!!!)

A 20/20 episode that featured a man who lives with all these huge exotic animals that he loves more than he loves his own son. (I swear there is something...really...weird...going on there. I really don't care to know what it is. But it's weird.)

That braids are back in style now. I always wanted French braids when I was a kid, but my poor mom didn't know how to do them. I don't have a clue either--thank goodness my girls LIKE wearing their hair down!

My main take-away? I'm so glad I don't watch much TV on a regular basis! We don't have cable or satellite, just an old-fashioned antennae that we hook up once a week to watch The Office and The Marriage Ref. (Did anybody else notice that the host on that show was way less demonstrative with his funny arm/hand motions last week? I swear somebody told him to tone it down. Kevin does a GREAT impression of him by the way.) We also watch Seinfeld reruns at 10 pm, if I'm still conscious. Kevin scoops the ice cream. We are like an elderly couple and we're only in our late 20s.

Back when I was a teenager, and when we were first married, I used to watch more TV. I also used to care about what was in style. (Not that you could ever have told though.) Now? Not as much. The more I see of popular culture, the more I want to run away from it. A lot of stuff just seems really empty to me. (At best.)

Don't get me wrong. I'm no fashionista (thank goodness, that's too much pressure) but I look presentable most (okay, some) of the time. But I don't have a burning desire to be in "the know". I DO want to be a good wife, and a good mom, and live out my "vocation" that God has given me. I want to love the poor and to seek justice and to be a good friend.

Somehow though there just seem to be a lot of potential distractions to those things...lots of people saying I "need" this or "MUST have" that. I'm learning to be okay letting that stuff go. It's so eye-opening too, having children who are getting older every day, because I'm often thinking about what I want to impart to them. Pamela Anderson on Dancing With the Stars? Not so much. (Yep, I caught some of that too this past week. Ew.)

So that's my I-watched-TV-several-days-in-a-row-and-lived-to-tell-about-it recap. In summary: I don't like much on TV, but I love to laugh. So I watch The Office and a couple other shows. Except for when I'm sick. Then I watch grown men kissing tigers.

The end.


Joanie said...

Oh, gosh, the marraige ref is FUNNY! But now the fights are getting nastier and more intense, and...sad. But it's great to see Seinfeld again.

I think I have better things to say to you than my ridiculous amount of commenting on TV and dolls, but that is what my day has been like!

Bekah said...

Can I just say I love the office? It is so great. I usually watch it online once every couple/three weeks and catch up on the episodes I missed.
Other than that, I so feel the same thing about TV--it's generally such an incredible waste of time.
The only other show I've occasionally watched online recently is Modern Family. I don't even know when it's on. But it's REALLY funny.

Hope you're doing better and fully recovered from the yuckiness. It was good to see the rest of your family at church--but I missed seeing you. :)

Priscilla said...

We gave up TV for Lent and I have to say that I miss it A LOT and even funnier, I have never watched any of the shows you mentioned (in our neighborhood, we live in a valley that gets Z.E.R.O channels with an antenna unlike even just a few miles across Madonna Road!!) I usually keep the weather channel on and then I have a couple of shows I watch in the afternoon and certain nights we have favorites (NCIS; NUMB3RS; NCIS, Los Angeles; Monk reruns now; Cold Case and Mentalist) I know that sounds like a lot, but they are spread out over the week and we don't watch them every time. We do watch for specials and check out the PBS station all the time. Oh, and I REALLY like watching golf and football!! :>

shell said...

glad to know the braid is back-i have been wearing it all these years, more out of laziness! :) glad you are feeling better!

Jeannett said...

I always wanted french braids too but my grandma didn't know how either!!! And I have honestly kinda panicked (ok, not panicked but you know what I mean) at the thought of my girls wanting them and I have no idea how to do it! Oh well, Iguess there's YouTube to teach me right? :)


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