Friday, September 26, 2014

Too Much TV & What I Know For Sure

Football, homework, traffic, make all the dinners, get child here, get child there AND find time to clean, be creative, stay up to date on world events no matter how disturbing, have/create romance, teach life lessons, learn life lessons, apologize for messing up, dance and laugh. There's so much to do and see and learn and feel.  Ahhhhh.

And now add watch all the shows.  New shows are back on network TV this week and I'm all excited because it's pretty much like a holiday to me, one that I've celebrated since I was a kid.  But here's the thing, I still haven't caught up on shows that I started binge watching, like Friday Night Lights.  We are in the final season and honestly, we don't really want it to end.  Tim and I want to keep hanging out with the Taylors.  Oh, I can't forget about the Roosevelts.  I've fallen asleep to the Ken Burns documentary a few nights now and I'm so frustrated.  It's good, but dude I'm so tired.

Now, Scandal, Parenthood, The Good Wife...I feel overwhelmed with so much good, new TV.  The only problem is there just isn't enough time to watch all the shows.  It makes me sad in a way that I have such a busy, full life that I can't watch everything.  Oh my god, that sounds so ridiculous, but you get it right?

I have loved TV in such a huge way for my whole life, it's tough that it's not the center of my everything like it was growing up.  Back then TV was my best friend--it kept me company, made me feel less alone and helped me escape.  Shows like Dallas and Knot's Landing were my favorite.  I loved The Cosby Show, Gimme A Break, The Facts of Life, Family Ties. Don't even get me started about my love of soap operas and daytime talk shows.  I could seriously go on and on.

I speak TV, I could kick your ass at the TV Guide crossword puzzle.  I don't know why it sounds like I'm bragging, some people may think it is sort of sad.  Some people just don't get it I guess.  When I was a kid, TV didn't let me down or leave me.  Waaaa, but as long as I'm overanalyzing I'm just going for it.

My life is full of real live people, busy people, that I love very much.  
Yeah, I own and wear a shirt that quotes Friday Night Lights.  Tim surprised me with it and I sort of think it was one of the most romantic things he's ever done. 

I feel grateful, but I will still fill up my DVR with all the shows and try to watch as much as I can because TV is part of who I am always and forever, I know that for sure.

What shows are your must-see TV?  Are there new shows you love already this season?

Here are a few other things I know for sure:


  • I love that my great-grandparents' bench is on my front porch and that it's where JT tells me about his day at school.



  • Storytelling is some kind of powerful.  I wrote about my experience last week with The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers in Detroit and the healing power has just kept on all this past week.  I've gotten messages and emails from people that have similar stories and can relate.  One person told me he "felt better" after hearing my story because he didn't feel so alone.  YES!!! Making him feel better made me feel better and that's the power of story.  Here's my story.


(Click here to watch the video.)


  • I love this song--"Stolen Dance" by Milky Chance.



  • Jeter is retiring from baseball and I officially feel old.   Not sure if I've ever written about my Jeter connection before.  I knew him in high school.  He played on the same summer baseball team as my high school boyfriend.  I would sit with his then-girlfriend and we would watch our boyfriends play baseball while the scouts and parents talked about college and futures.  I told this story when I was visiting friends on the Jersey shore during Jeter's rookie season with the Yankees.  I liked the attention I got when I told people I knew Jeter.  After an hour or so into the party (and the keg) a guy came up with me and asked in the thickest New York accent "So is it true, you slept with Jeter?" And I said, "yes, yes that's true." WHAT?! It wasn't true, I got carried away.  What is true is that he was a nice kid with a great work ethic and a great family.  He was a good kid that we all kind of looked up to and knew was going to have a pretty great future.  Did you see the game last night, his last game at Yankee stadium?  Um, amazing.  Anyway, he's retiring and that means that he's old and so am I.




  • Wade is a reluctant ring bearer.  He cried down the aisle at the rehearsal last night, but I'm hoping he can be a happier bearer at the wedding tomorrow.

What do YOU know for sure right now? What TV shows do you love?  Share here or over on my Facebook page.  

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11 comments:

  1. That family photo and that shirt both make me happy and know for sure that your family is so awesome! :D

    And I know what you mean about TV. I was the same way growing up. And now I rarely watch any prime time. We watch Netflix (series, after the fact) and I watch HGTV. I know, so lame. I miss it... but it takes TIME. And I'm tired too! ;-/

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    1. Ooooh I love HGTV too. My daughter loves the remodel shows and says she wants to be a either an interior designer or an architect when she grows up. :)

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  2. Through tears I write this... I know your story as it is also mine.

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    1. I'm so sorry that you understand the darker parts of my story so well, but happy we both know we are not alone.

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  3. I am a TV lover too (although I'm 100% sure you could kick my ass at the TV Guide crossword puzzle). So far I really like Red Band Society. Cady started watching it with me. I had to fast forward some through parts in the last episode that were a little risque, but other than that it is good. I think I'll like Forever too. I'm not so sure about How to Get Away with Murder. Discussing that on my FB page today.

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    1. The Red Band Society looks so good, I think I want to add that to my show rotation. I just watched The Goldbergs with my 10 yr old for the first time and we both really liked it. It is fun to find a show we can watch together as the kids get older. I remember watching The Cosby Show as a family and I loved that.

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  4. I'm not gonna lie, I kinda miss TV and filling up the DVR with my favorite shows.

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  5. SO many awesome TV shows coming back AND new shows coming out! I think I may have to miss sleep just to catch up with everything.

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    1. Um, since you will be missing sleep anyway with your sweet little babies you can just watch TV. :)

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  6. I share your affinity for TV. I introduced my daughter to The Facts of Life last year, and it was like cozying up with an old friend. And do not even get me started on Parenthood. I am so sad this is the last season.

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    1. Exactly like an old friend, I love that comparison!!! And yay Facts of Life!!!!

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