Tuesday, May 6, 2008

God, The Remote and Lurking

I was talking to my friend the other day and she told me she had to stop reading this here ol' blawg. (I just reminded myself of my dad, saying it that way.) Apparently I talk about God and TV too much and she isn't a fan of either one.

I found this to be pretty funny and an accurate representation of who I am. I loves me some Jesus, I go to mass each week and I'm in a small group study. I also schedule these activities around my favorite shows. Like American Idol. I can't miss my boyfriend David Cook singing to me. Or LOST. Or The Office. Or Wife Swap. Or Samantha Who. You know, just to name a few.

I spent a good portion of Saturday afternoon folding laundry and watching The Real Housewives of New York City. Now while these housewives aren't nearly as disturbing (or depressing) as the Housewives of Orange County, they are still a train wreck.

The wives are social climbers to the extreme. They neglect their children in favor of going to parties, out to dinner or attending the latest openings. They judge each other harshly. I'm not sure how these women can be friends frankly.

They're not as bad as the skanky characters in Sex In The City, but both shows make me think that NYC is full of plastic, empty, sad women with really great shoes. And yet, I cannot look away.

That's probably why I enjoy the blog world so much. I love to write, but I love to read even more. I get to peek into someone's world for just a few minutes and see how they're doing, what they're up to.

Piper started a new job, she's a single mom and she is truly finding herself. Many of her posts make me cry they are so touching.

Amy Beth is the founder of a ministry that focuses on young girls. She's single. She's funny. She prays for rain so she can wear one of her many pairs of Wellies.

Big Mama
quit her job and is forging a new life with her family. Which often includes snack cakes and handing out fashion advice.

Rachel's boyfriend is going to Iraq. June moved to a new town, started a new job and admitted she's not really in love with her dog. Shalee's trying to sell her house. Bossy just got back from her road trip. (And she commented here. ) (We feel like freakin' rock stars.) And who doesn't read P-Dub?

It's not just in the blog world where I am allowed brief glimpses into people's lives. When we're driving home at night, I can see houses lit from the inside. Families are doing homework at the table, watching TV, moving around in the kitchen. I'm always so curious about how people live, are they happy, is there something missing? And I love to see how they decorate. Or don't, for that matter.

It seems I have passed this strange curiosity on to my almost-six year old son.

We were parked in front of (The) Home Depot yesterday waiting for Tom to bring out the stuff we purchased. A family was walking toward our truck on their way to the entrance.

Logan said, "Mom, roll down my window so I can hear what they're talking about."

I thought my heart would burst with pride. And I complied. Because I get that need to know about people.

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Sister Big said...

I LOVE LOGAN! That made me laugh really hard. I do the same thing when driving by houses AND I make up my own stories. I'm still laughing.

saintseester said...

People watching is one of my all-time favorite activities. Especially in airports; places where people are in a hurry. Can't explain it.

Valarie said...

Oh, I love people watching also. Are they really like me, or am I just some weird freak. When I see someone do something like I do, I just sit and think wow I didn't know other people did that. Then I see someone else do something and I am like wow am I supposed to do that? Ok so now I a rambling, so I will stop now.

I like what you did with Logans picture, it looks really neat.

Sister Sassy said...

I people watch too. I drive JimmyEW crazy, pointing out a person and asking "so tell me a story about that person, what are they doing here?"

I watched Real Wives of Orange County once, I couldn't stand those women. Shows like that make me hate people and ruin my faith in man. I'd much rather watch Family Guy lol! So inappropriate sometimes! But of course, I have no cable so almost never watch tv anymore. I do miss watching Iron Chef, I really liked that show.

Heather @ Desperately Seeking Sanity said...

reading blogs is just virtual people watching... and i'm an addict!

Doodles said...

I totally agree with Heather. Reading blogs is virtual people watching! I'm so glad to know that someone else loves to look in people's houses at night. I love doing that when I drive by. (OK, not in a creepy way!) Have you ever noticed how homes look so much more cozy at night through the window? :)

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on The Office but reality t.v. makes my teeth hurt. Although, I did love the Real World. Remember when the Real World had REAL people on it instead of model wannabes who get drunk all the time? Those were the days...

I do enjoy people watching. My favorite thing to do is to watch people in restaurants and figure out what stage in their relationship they are. First date? Anniversary? Married?

Ashlee said...

Yay for God and yay for TV! :0)

Is there more to life? LOL

I love to watch people too. It's interesting to see how they interact with others. It helps me know I'm not the only one that does this or that. :0) And I LOVE blogging! I love reading other people's blogs. It's my connection to other mommies out there. And some not mommies too. :0) Some days it's the only adult "conversation" I get! :0)

Liza's Eyeview said...

I love to watch people. I guess that's why I love to read blogs too. And I'm glad you talk about TV stuff because we don't have a connection to a network TV but we get our news from internets and People Magazine :)

And God? Yeah, we love God!:)

Sandy C. said...

Oh that is hilarious! I love his honesty ;)
I've been meaning to catch the Real Housewives of NYC. I was such an addict of the one in O.C.

I LURVE blog hopping for the same reasons you mentioned.

Jane the Sane said...

I think there is a big difference between being curious and being a busybody. Reading blogs or watching reality shows is one thing, people are putting themselves out there, but peeking in curtains or eavesdropping on their conversations is creepy.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I people watch, I eavesdrop, I daydream... it's where stories grow in my brain. Maybe Logan has some stories growing, too!

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Oh my word those last lines cracked me up. Hee-lair-e-us.

paperjunk-lc said...

Both of my daughters love to look at houses. I have an 8year daughter that looks for open house signs when realitors put them out!

And I can't wait for Sex and the City to come out. Great girlfriend night!