Monday, January 23, 2012

When You're Sick & Bored.....

I've been sick with a head cold/congestion since last Thursday. Which means I spent most of my weekend in bed trying to rest. But one can only sleep so many hours during the day. After catching up on my girlie shows on the DVR, I found myself at a loss for bedridden entertainment.


That's when I realized that Time Warner Cable offers a service called "Entertainment On Demand" - which basically has all the reality TV shows from Oxygen, VH1, WE & Bravo on demand. As in - you can watch an entire season if you'd like.

So my entire day yesterday was wasted spent enthralled in two new shows: Mob Wives & Toddlers & Tiaras.

Umm......

I'm literally at a loss for words on both accounts.

On Mob Wives: You must understand - I'm from the South. Women are bred to be proper, polite & well spoken. We are taught to be caddy in passive-aggressive manner. We are taught to tan so that it looks natural. I'm not saying we don't have our fair share of fake women around here - but we do our best not make to it so *obvious*. So who are these women with horrendous fake tans, fake boobs & filthy mouths? Where are they from exactly? Do they really exist, or is the drama & make-up all for the cameras? And how do they have so much money? Are their husbands really in jail? I'm utterly perplexed by this lifestyle. And I'm not gonna lie - a tiny piece of me thinks I may have missed my calling somewhere. Just once I would love to get into a fight in the club and pull a hair piece out of some chicks head. Baller......

On Toddlers & Tiaras: This is a culture I can relate to. Umm yes, I was in pageants. Don't believe me? Here's the proof....


I went to charm school. I learned to stand and turn in a complete circle without every lifting my feet from the floor. I had a lady named Mrs. Sylvia who "jacked my hair to Jesus", as they put it. I will say - my mother was never like the women on this show. I enjoyed pageants. And we didn't spend thousands upon thousands of dollars on routines, outfits & travel. It was more like a rite of passage that all little girls from Alabama partook in during their elementary school years. I was amazed at the extremes these mothers will go to for their daughters to win. And some of the girls are such brats. I burst into hysteria when a 3 year-old said, "I'm a beauty queen!" then immediately picked her nose. Now that's good TV.

I'm still feeling like poo this morning - but at least I'm well rested and was thoroughly entertained yesterday. Sometimes watching crazy shows like that makes me feel a little better about my incredibly "normal" life. It may be a bit stressful or boring at times - but at least my husband's not in jail and at least I don't have a 4-year-old telling me to shut-up because I'm ugly!

18 comments:

Jessica said...

You were so cute! Hope you feel better soon.

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Rissy said...

hahaha oh my gosh if I had entertainment on demand I don't think I'd ever leave my house! I'm addicted to bad reality tv.

That picture of you is just fantastic!

and yes... the ladies of Mob Wives are uhh well not ladylike, but they scare me so I'll pretend I didn't say that.


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Mateya said...

Oh goodness that picture of you in the pageant is priceless!!!!

Would you put your daugther in them these days?? It's just such a foreign world to me, I can't stand those moms on there! Yikes!

Hope you feel better!

Christina said...

Haha...baller! I loved your take on the two shows!

Hope you get to feeling better soon!

Jesica said...

They're from Jersey! Sad but true, there's really women like this in New Jersey.

Dani Ploscik said...

Bahaha yes, there really are women like that! I've never seen the show, but I grew up in Jersey... some of the women are horrible! :-)

Jamie said...

I watch the crazy reality shows and think the same thing. Are they all just playing up the crazy for the cameras? I think so. I also always wonder, "aren't their parents SOO embarrassed?!".

Kelly said...

Omigosh!! Look at that ADORABLE photo of you :-D I like T&Ts too... I blame it on the flashy outfits, bright colors, and white flippers ;-) Hope you're feeling better!!

ajs {of MN} said...

"i want monaaaaaaaaaaaaaah" haha what a fun fact about you! :)

Blissfully Burton said...

HAHAHA I LOVE Mob Wives! :)

Megan said...

im loving that you're coming around the blogosphere more :) (even though ive been busy so much lately i havent had time to catch up with you!!! booooo!

1. hope you're feeling better!
2. PAGENTS?! awwww! you were adorable and i bet you were at least a bit better behaved than anyone on that T&T show!!!
3. hope you have a great week :)

Lil' Woman said...

Haha...I love Mob Wives and being a northern girl myself, yes sometimes we do have potty mouths and whoop ass and take names ; ) It's in some of our DNA I guess..lol

Meg O. said...

Oh myyyy that picture of you is adorable!

I love Toddlers and Tiaras! So hilarious to watch those little divas!! Never seen Mob Wives... gotta catch it!

rkjalernpan said...

Look at that picture! So sweet. Hope you get to feeling better this week. xoxo

Kathryn said...

Toddlers in Tiaras will always make you feel better (about yourself). Hope you feel better soon.

Eva Howard said...

OMG, I HEART Mob Wives!!! It's such a guilty pleasure of mine. In my college days when I studied criminal justice, I love reading stories about the different mafias....Gottis, Gravanos, Gambinos....anyone whose into this topic knows the ultimate "Mafia Code" of silence so when I first heard of MW, I was instantly intrigued. . Renee Graziano's family worked alongside the Bonnano crime family. Karen Gravano's father is "Sammy the Bull" who was a gangster that worked with the Gambino family ended up testifying ("ratting out") against the mafia, which sent a lot of gangsters to jail and also caused mafia families to shun the Gravanos. Carla's family, the Facciolos were part of the Gambino crime family. Drita is the only one not associated with the mafia and is in fact, from Albania. She just married a criminal whose in jail for felony robbery. I don't believe her husband is a member of any mob, she just knows people who are in them.

All the women have married men connected to the mafia due to family ties. I am VERY intrigued by this show because it goes against "the mafia code of silence" and its' said that Renee's father, Anthony (whose incarcerated) no longer speaks to Renee because of the show. The "mafia lifestyle" was really hush-hush until this show aired and it's caused a lot of controversy.

Hahaha sorry for going on :P But yeah, women that are especially associated with people that are prison-bound aren't exactly the classiest bunch :/

Stacie said...

Loved this post, the part about Toddlers and Tiaras cracked me up because Jon's been watching the same clip from T&T for the last week or so, I'm pretty sure it's the same one you referenced in your post. :-) Hope you feel better soon!



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