The picture above is me in the mornings!
Now, I know some of you thought I was the kinda cute, chubby, blonde in the picture at left, but the truth is revealed.
I awaken as a coffee guzzling alien. Just ask my kids.
Moving on to the subject of my entry.
Summer television sucks. We all know it. Some may be too polite to say it, but I am not. It sucks. There, I said it again, even.
It isn't an excuse for watching bad tv... but, it does lead to my confession.
I watch reality tv trash all summer long.
There really is nothing else to watch! We have Tivo, so I never miss any good program during the regular season because it is automatically recorded and Hubby and I watch as time allows!
The first show that got me is now in its seventh season, thus the name, 'Big Brother 7'. I have to say, it is truly a guilty pleasure. Bizarre things happen to people trapped in a limited amount of space with no access to the outside world at all. No tv, no radio, no newspapers. No one but each other to speak with.
I love it! A subtitle to the show could be 'What happens to good looking twenty & thirty somethings when stranded together', but I would be wrong. There is always at least one or maybe even two forty-ish players and they may not be good looking! <gasp>
A newer guilty pleasure has been 'Last Comic Standing'. This is season 4, but hubby and I have only caught three of them.
This year is by far the best year. The front runner in the competition is also my favorite comedian yet. His name is Josh Blue. Josh is very unique, he has Cerebral Palsy and it is a part of his act. The thing is he makes you think and laugh along with him but never by putting himself down or being degrading in any way. Josh said he wanted to do the show to bring awareness to CP and disabilities in general and that most disabled people are just 'regular guys and gals'. He proves that ten-fold, while also showing that he is more than just a regular guy... he is pretty darn amazing!!!
The last show that I have been addicted to this summer is 'So You Think You Can Dance'. The best part of this show is that Hubby and I have watched this all along with the kids! The show exposes the kids to all kinds of dance styles and really helps to broaden their horizons! It has been so much fun cheering on our favorites throughout the season. The grand finale is next week, and we will probably be arguing about who should win until then!
I just realized that there is actually one more reality show....
NY YANKEE GAMES!!!! Woohoo!!! Go Captain Jeter and lead your guys all the way!!!
Okay... that is it.
My name is Dawn, and I am a junk reality tv addict.
I can't wait for the new fall season to start!
ps... The whole family are also educational tv addicts and we are getting our fill of Discovery Channel, History Channel, The Learning Channel, Nat'l Geographic Channel and Animal Planet!!!
This week is Shark Week - season 12... don't miss it!