Dec 3, 2008

"My New BFF" - Chicago, IL - December 2008

Note to Reader: Please don’t judge me for this blog. Please remember that I’m over 300 miles away from the Hub and it makes me a little crazy and I don’t always have the best judgment when it comes to my choices in television shows.

Additional Note to Reader: Again, please please please don’t judge me!!!

So there I was sitting in another totally upgraded hotel room eating my dinner at the coffee table and there is nothing on television. I mean NOTHING!!! I’m flipping past PBS, some sort of nature channel, Spanish soaps, American soaps, The local news… normally this is seriously depressing stuff, so I don’t like watching it in the city I live in, so being in Chicago, I’m not about to watch someone else’s depressing news.

So there I was, without anything to watch and flippin’ channels like an addict lookin’ for a fix and I stumbled upon a girl crying her eyes out as she is staring into a television screen. I freeze. It’s like a train wreck. I can’t turn away! What is wrong with this poor girl? Is she in jail? Has she lost something important? Did her dog die? Did she loose her engagement ring in a hotel down the shower drain? (That really happens you know!!!) Maybe she is on one of those spouse swapping shows… Hmmm…???

Immediately, I start looking for context clues. What channel am I on? Hmmmm hotel channel 18… that’s no help! The channel guide is across the room and I am so not getting up off my couch to go all the way to the desk and look up channel 18. So I had resigned myself to the fact that I was going to have to wait for a commercial to figure it out when my cell rang. IT WAS THE HUB!!!

So with the volume down I am happily conversing with my better half, who BTW has had laryngitis for is past two interviews. (Total suckage!) So it’s probably not hard for you to imagine that I was doing most of the talking. I was really only half watching what was going on on the screen while we were chatting it up, when all of the sudden, 8 letters appeared in pink in the bottom left corner of the screen. “My New BFF”.

Did you realize that Parris Hilton created a reality show to try to find a new best friend!!!??? What on earth is this all about? There’s a fan club and a web site. The show comes with a thrown and all the Pepto pink carpet and drapery they could find on earth. So there was a marathon this evening that lead up to the final show where she has to pretty much break up with one of the two BFF finalists and by doing that, she announces to the world who is going to be her new BFF. My head hurts with the drama and tension. But as I said before, it was like a train wreck I couldn’t change the channel!

WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME!!! Lets just say that while I was finding out that Britney was Parris’s new BFF and she was kicking Natalie to the curb, (which I think was the total wrong choice on principle alone), I crocheted two brand new sections into my baby blanket. It seams that mindless television is good for something. Lord please help me!

Till next time,
Bon Voyage!


Thomas said...

"imagine that I was doing most of the talking." hahah priceless!

Have fun in Chicago!

Mano Rennt said...

I laughed and laughed as I read your blog! Really cool.

BTW, excellent job on the crotcheting :) I've never heard of that show before, but somehow I believe that we all have guilty-pleasure TV shows :) their insanity keeps us sane... I hope :P

- M

Mano Rennt said...

Oops! I meant to write "crocheting" LOL, once again, lost in translation :) hehehehehe

loui said...

You are so funny! That show is is an example of girls with low self esteem--it's so weird to watch --it's like when you flip past you have to stop for a minute in disbelief!

In Response to the Everyda Mundane... said...

Hysterical!! Paris Hilton is such a mess. What's wrong with her?? She def has stooped to her lowest level, but we watch it! I guess the better question is what's wrong with us??

Sarah :) said...

It's sad what the world has to do to be "happy."