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10.29.2008

Television Observations

TV is my guilty pleasure. I have about 4 shows that I DVR and watch them faithfully. I know some people think that television is a waste of time, but I think it can also be educational and enlightening. Take a look at this list I've compiled of some observations I've made...

1. Thanks to Cloris Leachman on DWTS, I've learned that when you are old, you do not have to behave...and you can say whatever you want to...and spank people's butts...and bribe people...and no one can do anything about it. Btw, did you see Monday's DWTS...Cloris Leachman's samba....Oh my goodness, I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. Watch this clip of the hip-hop group dance.




2. Children go from being babies to 4 year olds in a matter of months. I don't religiously watch Desperate Housewives, but I tuned in last Sunday and noticed that the baby that Susan and Mike conceived last season is in preschool...What the??

3. There is a lot to learn about love... If you don't believe me, then just watch Grey's Anatomy. Grey's with McDreamy, McDreamy's with Addison, Addison's with McSteamy, McSteamy's was with Lexie, Lexie Loves George, George was married to Callie, Izzy loved George, George cheated on Callie with Izzy, Callie like Erica, Izzy has an ongoing thing for Alex, Alex loves lots of women...see, loves a tricky thing...much to be learned.

4. You can pick up on new vocabulary. I daily work in new words such as "seriously", used in a way that means "REALLY" or "what did you say?" or "you're kidding me" or "COME ON" or "you've GOT to be kidding me"...yes, all these phrases can be wrapped up neatly into one little box by saying "SERIOUSLY"!!! You can actually have a total conversation with the one word...seriously. For example: "I seriously need a grande mocha w/ skim milk, no whip, and 2 pumps! Seriously? Seriously!" Also there is "shut up" used without a negative connotation, mainly for instances of surprise or shock. Kinda like "get out of here" or "no way"...shut up!

5. After watching a few episodes of Ugly Betty, you realize that high school never ends it just turns into your work place and there are still cliques and groups...cool people and not so cool people. It's ugly.

Any wisdoms you've learned from television you would like to share?

8 comments...I love comments:

Miranda said...

Seriously??...Nickelodeon and Disney is the extent of my TV watching. With a 9 and a 2 year old, I am in TV HELL! However, there is a twist there. Apparantly, If you are lucky enough to live in a Hotel like Zach and Cody your day could consist of major undermining and plotting to make life seem of something not so realistic instead of going to school or church or noramal things like that. What happened to "Saved By The Bell". I loved that show.

Loved your twist...too funny!!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I know...my husband was so confused when I was watching Desperate Housewives a few days ago....oh well!
Carrie

Sandy Toes said...

I love my DVR...it is something I may not be able to live without!!
-sandy toes

brainella said...

They have fast forwarded DH five years...it was hinted at with the final episode last season. It's kinda weird, but it's good too.

I love my DVR.

Your analysis of Ugly Betty is spot on. :)

The one show I am very addicted to is Life. And it just goes to show you that everyone has their quirks and flaws but still manages to make it through life. Life goes on...

~*Mistee*~ said...

OH yes, Doesn't the web of love affairs on Grey's make you a TAD dazy!! I love it though!!

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melissa said...

I would kiss the feet of my dvr..if it had feet!!! I love Ugly Betty...I just love that show!

Luv u

feather k said...

I too am obsessed with my DVR...I get a fearful feeling when I think back to the times I didn't have one...how did I survive??? How did I possibly sit through commercials??? TV shows are also able to make you believe that everyone's houses are spotless all of the time & laugh tracks are still socially acceptable...

~Billie~ said...

Shut up! Seriously?!? LOL! My kids pick up the craziest things from TV... back when we had cable. "Oh Snap" is a favorite one around here.