I Confess

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Okay, I’ll just get this out of the way right now: I spent pretty much my entire weekend watching Bravo’s The Real Housewives. Both NY AND New Jersey. I know, I know. I KNOW! I am not proud. But somehow I feel like by confessing, I am expunged. Or something.

My husband was out of town this weekend, partaking in his newest super-dangerous hobby, driving his car on a racetrack. Yes, you read that right. I got him to give up jumping his bike (which resulted in a broken sternum and surgery last year) only to see him take up something also fast and perilous. I swear. I tried to talk him into needlepoint or stamp collecting, but no luck. He does garden, and super well—all our plants are the result of his work—-but it’s not enough to quell that daredevil urge. Isn’ t there extreme gardening? If there is, he probably knows about it.

Anyway. So with him gone, I had all these plans to catch up on my Netflix queue and be productive. Instead, I made lasagna and watched Bravo. I’d managed to avoid the Real Housewives of NYC while it was on, but of course, because this is Bravo, there was a marathon, and just like that, I’m sucked in. And don’t even START me on the New Jersey one. I’ve only watched a single episode but that is all it takes. These shows are like Fritos. Just a taste, and you’re in it until the end of the bag. Or the season.

I also took advantage of my husband being gone to watch the finale of Grey’s Anatomy, which he actually used to like but now cannot tolerate. I know a lot of people jumped this show with the whole Denny’s-haunting-Izzy thing, and I can’t say I blame them. But it was still a REALLY good season, and the finale did not disappoint. I was so proud of myself for avoiding spoilers all day on Friday—which meant basically staying off the internet—so I knew nothing of the twists that were to come. I won’t give them away. But man, I can’t wait for next season. If you left, consider catching up over the summer. Seriously.

All right, I’ve written this whole entry about TV, so I might as well keep it going. The finale to The Office? Oh, my God. So good! And can we just give major props to the writers of that show for doing what a lot of shows can’t, which is having two major characters get together and STAY together and still have it be good? Usually when you lose that tension, and people are happy, it gets dull. But they’ve done amazing things with Jim and Pam this season. And I have a feeling (just a hunch) that even better stuff is to come.

Okay, I promise a more intellectual entry on Wednesday. Really!

Have a great day, everyone!


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