So … I have a confession to me.. well A LOT of confessions to make.. but we will start with this.
I am kind of.. sort of… defintely addicted to a myriad of televison shows. It is a little embarassing. I preach about being active and healthy.. but most nights.. after my day is done.. my booty is planted on the couch and I am watching DVRed episodes of a very LARGE number of shows.
(Yes. DVR. Almost always. Why waste time in commericals? In 2 hours.. I can fit in 3 shows. If I was watching live TV .. it would only be 2 shows…)
Here is a sampling of the shows.. that I watch on a regular basis:
This show has truly changed the way I view going out the eat. You see, Chef Gordon Ramsey has had quite an impression on me with this series.. showing the entire world just how unsanitary and unclean restaurants can be. Watching him spit out dish after dish… at restaurant after restaurant.. has made me view my eats from restaurants more critically as well. Justin and I both seem more aware of what we are eating.. how it tastes.. whether we think it is fresh or not. So thank you.. Gordon Ramsey.
Oooh Property Virgins. My love for this show began roughly one year ago when Justin and I first set out on our hunt for our first place. I liked watching other first time buyers.. and their experiences and struggles.. and ultimate successes in their search for a home. While we are no longer on the hunt, I still enjoy this show very much 🙂
Um.. I am just posting Chopped.. but just so we are clear.. this is encompassing any sort of competition on the Food Network. There is just something about people cooking.. with yummy (and strange) ingredients.. that appeals to me. Although.. a year ago.. you could not have paid me to watch this show!
The Biggest Loser
I have been watching the Biggest Loser since season 1. Now – I am not saying that I 100% agree with the rapid weight loss and the means used of achieving this goal (because in all honesty – no one can dedicate their entire day to working out in the gym.. every single day.. for an extending period of time… without being in the exact BL environment). But something about the show inspires me and I love seeing the transformations from week to week. Individuals must overcome SUCH difficult obstacles.. and I love seeing them come out on top!
Big Brother (New Season.. July 7th)
My love for Big Brother started the summer before my senior year in college. I was doing a research project for one of my profressors.. living on campus.. with very few people around.. and was bored at night. You see.. Big Brother is on 3 nights a week.. Yup .3 nights. A perfect solution to my boredom at home. And the rest is history. I have watched it every summer since ’07!
Why is this show SO appealing to me? I guess I would have to say the DRAMA… scheming, lies.. game play. I don’t like drama in my life.. but will gladly watch it in someone elses…
The Amazing Race
Momma got me into this show. I love compeitition.. and have big dreams of traveling lots of places around the world.. someday. I love being able to see different parts of the world as teams compete in activities that are very traditional to the country that they are in. I honestly learn a lot about culture when I watch this show, too.
Justin and I always fool around about putting in an application to be on the show! However – I tend to be very stubborn.. which may not work as an advantage when trying to race around the world. I can see both of us losing our patience on little sleep..and long days. But it would be a TOTALLY AMAZING experience.. and we would definitely grow from it!
I totally blame Justin for this one. I actually hated the show before we moved in together. He would always talk about it and I would never have any idea of what he was talking about. But.. when you move in with someone.. you kind of merge your lives. He watches a lot of my shows now.. and I also watch his. This is one of the ones that got picked. I think it is a very funny show. Quite ridiculous.
After writing this post, I have come to realize that I am not any old TV addict. I am a REALITY TV ADDICT. Yikes. Honestly – I am not sure if I feel bad about this though. I work hard all day long molding the minds of mini geniuses (HA!.. on my part… not theirs) .. always get in my work outs.. eat healthy.. then what do I do at night time? Sit and stare at a wall? Read…? I do read.. right before bed..
I feel like night time options are slim.
Please don’t judge me. I don’t watch EVERY episode of EVERY show.. and they all aren’t on during the same season.
How much time do you spend watching TV? DVR.. Live? What is your preference? If you are not a TV watcher.. what do you like to do?! (Honestly.. looking for ideas so maybe I can cut down a little.. hahah)
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