Before I dive in to my Friday Favorites today, let me tell you about how Friday the 13th and the full moon are shaping up in my house. As a former teacher, I can tell you that all of the teachers you know will have a tough day today. We will all swear by the full moon. It really does make kids go crazy. Add in the fact that it is also Friday the 13th, and you are just asking for a disastrous day. To all teachers, I am sorry and will pray for you today! Anyway, I may not be in the classroom with crazy kids anymore, but our dog is more than making up for it. Let’s just say that she got very sick starting right at 12:00 AM, and we spent the night and morning cleaning up nastiness from both ends. I know you don’t care, but it really was so gross. We are pretty sure she ate something she wasn’t supposed to eat and it made her sick. We are all really tired today because if it. My poor oldest child got the worst of it since it all occurred in her room. I’m not sure she got much sleep at all, especially with the horrible smell. As you can see, we have had a great start to the day. Oh, and let me not forget to mention that it is dark, gloomy, and rainy outside! I can hardly wait for whatever else this day will throw at us.
Now, I am totally changing topics, and I have to make a confession. I know some of you are going to be surprised by this and some of you are going to judge me, but that is okay. I own it. My own husband thinks I am insane when it comes to this favorite of mine. He shakes his head at me all the time about it. I can’t help it, but I love reality TV. There, I said it. It is totally true. I don’t know why it fascinates me or why I get some kind of entertainment from it. I know that most of it isn’t really real, but I watch it anyway. I sit there watching it sometimes and think about how dumb it is or how fake it is, and I keep on watching it. Sometimes I even feel like I am getting dumber by the minute, but I can’t stop. My husband always says, ‘I don’t know how you watch that trash.” I really don’t know how I do either. I’m just drawn to it. Some of my favorites are Survivor, Big Brother, The Real Housewives of New York, Project Runway, American Idol, and Southern Charm. There are tons more but they aren’t all coming to me at the moment. I used to watch The Bachelor and Bachelorette, but I have grown tired of them and haven’t watched the last couple of seasons. TLC, Bravo, and HGTV are like my favorite stations. I can turn to any of them and watch all day long if I had the time. I guess it is like a guilty pleasure or something. I never talk about it with anyone so it’s not like I get joy from chatting about it to my friends. Maybe it is because it is all so out there and so far from my real life that it allows me to escape from reality for a bit. I don’t know. I just like them all.
The other kind of TV shows that I may have a mild obsession with is real-life crime shows like Dateline, 20/20, 48 Hours, and anything on the ID channel. No, I do not want to commit a crime or find out how to get away with murder. I am just fascinated by these shows. Any Lifetime movies that are based on real cases like JonBenét Ramsey or Casey Anthony fascinate me too. I was also totally into Making a Murder on Netflix. I guess I also like fictional crime shows, too, because I love Criminal Minds. It is one of my favorite shows ever. I just love trying to figure out the mystery and looking at all the evidence. Maybe I could have been an investigator or detective in another life. Who knows?
There you have it. You now know 2 of my guilty pleasures when it comes to television. I’m not proud of the fact that I get enjoyment from murder and insane reality TV. There are so many other things that I could do with my free time instead of indulging in that, but I guess it is what it is. I guess I can’t help what I find entertaining.