Reality TV and Random Skills

*May 23 - 00:05*Hubby and I watched every episode of the Celebrity Apprentice this season. It became our Sunday ritual and we’d discuss who should be fired and who were the strongest players. Both of us agreed that Holly and Brett were the top candidates and agreed that Brett Michaels in the course of the show really came out as a creative, hard-working, and decent fellow.

Hubby is probably mortified that I’m outing him here. He only watches reality shows when I ask for television time as is my due. He prefers the news and documentaries. And sports games. So he civilly yields an hour here and there for Top Chef, The Amazing Race, and The Apprentice. 

Hubby even commented that his opinion of Brett increased after the show and that Holly really deserved it as the strongest, most professional player, but Brett’s final Snapple commercial was a great job. Other than jibber-jabbering about TV shows, my real point is that the writing for these shows is able to tap into something basic and appealing. The Apprentice was able to create storylines around these characters that succeeded in hooking my gruff and reluctant hubby into fandom.

For a bit of fun, I’ve been inspired by my guilty reality TV habit and my own random video editing skills to put together a little video on my quest to become “America’s Next Top Historical Model” in time for Nationals.

Production starts today. Stay tuned!

Television therapy

I wrestled the TV away from hubby today and flipped to the Food Network. The winner of The Next Food Network Star was already been crowned, and I missed it! I also missed nearly all of Top Chef Masters. Grrrr….

Hubby has been spending a lot more time in front of the TV since he’s been at home. It means my TV viewing has whittled down to episodes of Robot Chicken and Cardinals baseball games. I run away when the news is on and I told hubby he’s lucky I like baseball.

One of my sister’s friends who’s a television junkie told me that studies have shown that your brain waves go beta when you watch television and they use that as an argument not to do it. For her, that’s exactly why she watches television. Karen’s a smart gal — I’m going with her argument.

I might need to put my foot down as Top Chef Las Vegas starts. What do they say? Cheaper than therapy.