It’s a winter wonderland in these parts due to a combination of snow followed by sleet and freezing rain. Hubby went in late and once he made it off of our back road, the roads were great. We live less than 1 mile from town yet they didn’t plow our roads yesterday. Actually our 70+ neighbor plowed the road and everyone’s driveway, bless his heart.
As most moms, my days are hectic and sometimes the things I would like to accomplish, I don’t due to XY and Z. I have been evaluating my time takers lately and one is the tv. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t watch a lot of tv but after a day with the kids and school and this and that, I do sometimes sit down looking forward to some quiet time. I am usually multi-tasking in that I am watching but also on the computer or knitting/crochet or jotting down some to-do lists or throughout the course of a show, all three of those things. 🙂 I think my real tv issue is reality shows like the Real Housewives and the Bachelor. I am not going to go into the Bachelor because I have blogged about that before but last night’s episode (and a few previous ones) of the Real Housewives has me wondering, why in the world do I waste my time watching this mess????
The Atlanta show was ridiculous and full of so much ghetto drama. I was shocked and appalled and I secretly hoped that they wouldn’t film a season 2 of Atlanta. New York, I liked some of the gals and couldn’t understand how Bethany (reject from Martha Stewart’s Apprentice) had made her way onto yet another reality show. Then there are those O.C. girls. A few weeks ago, I was said at Laurie’s leaving but I understood. After she left it was as if the *crazy* side came out of everyone else. I think last night put me over the top in that I watched as Jeanna says it’s okay for her kids to sleep with their love interest of the moment in her house (even if the child is only 16)…..what?!?!?!?! Then there was the underage drinking by Lynne’s daughter and Jeanna’s boys total disrespect of her as their mom.
Two of these acts were justified by the parents because well they are doing these things at home. Now, I know that some other cultures, kids do grow up on things like wine and the like and hey that is fine but in this particular case, Lynne’s daughter was just grabbing drinks and hanging with the adults as if she were their peer, she isn’t. She was drinking at the bowling alley last week and she just recently received a car for her birthday, do her parents honestly believe that she will not drink and drive?!?!?!? She is 18 with no job, no interest in one and neither parent seemingly sending her in the direction of obtaining some life skills.
I think most kids exhibit some level of spoiledness, including my own. However, some of these kids truly take the cake. After the show went off last night, I sat wondering okay Season 1 was good and sense then, I think I have had my fill of this and will not tune in again. That’s my goal for next Tuesday to just not tune in to this mess.
While watching the news, I saw that AIG is still going to give out bonuses on average of $1M to some employees. Yes, that one sent me for a loop. They say it is in their contract, last time I checked the state of their business affairs, it would seem to me that they are overdue for some contract renegotiation, don’t cha think?
I have a 2 year blogiversary coming up and I want to do something for it, any ideas???