Thursday, October 16, 2008

Confession. It's good for the soul.

My husband was away on business earlier this week. Thankfully, this doesn't happen too often, but when it does, I find myself staying up way too late because I have trouble falling asleep when he's not around. My theory is that if I fall into bed completely exhausted, I won't be lying awake in the dark over-anaylzing every sound I hear.

I'm paranoid that way.

So, the other night, after I put the kids to bed, I sat down with my laptop and turned on the TV on for background noise.

But, I wasn't up for blogging that night. I was up for procrastinating. So, I started flipping through the channels and stumbled upon Rock of Love Charm School.

Klassy TV, I assure you.

As if watching Sharon Osbourne try to "class up" the women who were once vying for Bret Michaels' affections wasn't enough, I followed it up with the season premiere of The Pickup Artist 2. That's the show where "Mystery," the world's greatest pickup artist (don't ask me why, because really I don't get it -- they showed him "in action" and I wasn't impressed), shows socially backward men how to, well you know, get women.

You would think I surely would have hit my limit at that point, but no. I topped it all off with Paris Hilton is My New BFF.

Three hours later I peeled myself off the couch with a screaming headache and a nagging urge to shower.

There. I've confessed. I just had to get it out in the open.

Please tell me y'all have indulged in a little trashy TV every now and then.

I can't be the only one, right?


mah-meeee said...

nothing like some trashy tv! i think some trashy tv is good for you. it's like watching jerry springer... totally useless tv, but oh so entertaining.

i used to be stuck on watching make me a supermodel...

so how'd you like the paris hilton show?

Domestic Accident said...

Don't feel bad. I have watched The Girls Next Door.

barefootinhighheels said...

Are those real shows??!?! crazy stuff. but of course, yes . . . I've been known to turn on "The Girls Next Door." With or without my husband around -- terrible, I know!! :)

Rachel said...

Trashy TV can be so fun.

I hopelessly adore The Girls Next Door :-) Trashy TV makes you feel better about yourself, it's good like that :-)

workthatwardrobe said...

Oh yes.
Me too!

heather said...

I heart Charm School. I preferred Mo', but I'll take Sharon!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Ah...confession time. When we had cable (we had to cancel it this summer), my hubby and I both watched the pick-up artist show. He was sort of creepy and I didn't like his methods, yet I could not turn away. Oh, the pull of trashy TV.

Kristin said...

I stumbled onto to your blog via a few other blogs...

Anyhow, I also have 3 children, ages 6, 3(almost 4), and 1. (almost 2)

My husband travels a lot for a living. He goes on tours, and for the next two months he'll be gone every thursday through monday but will have all of Dec.

I totally know how easy it is to get wrapped up in those shows- ha ha!

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

I'm paranoid like that too. Fortunately my husband doesn't travel much either.

As for trashy TV? I'm more of a cheesy movie kind of gal. I think it all serves the same purpose--mindless entertainment, or lack thereof, whatever.

Domestic Spaz said...

I'm currently watching Jo & Slade: Date My Ex.

It's horrible... I don't know why I do it.

Kellie said...

All right since you confessed, I will too.

I don't watch much TV, but I never miss Desperate Housewives.

Sick, huh?

Rae said...

Janice Dickinson's Modeling that's trash! It's so bad I tell my husband he can't watch the episodes I've recorded on the DVR!!!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I don't have cable, but when I'm staying somewhere that does, I love to watch Housewives of Orange County (I think that's the name of it). It's kinda trashy.

I also wanted to tell you that I am EXACTLY the same way when John is out of town. He went to Canada for a week about this time last year and I decided to try Tylenol PM to help me sleep. It totally worked. I take one about an hour before I want to go to bed. I've tried taking two but it makes me crash so hard that I'm afraid I won't hear anything should I need to. One is perfect for me. Try it next time!