Monday, March 24, 2008

The Bachelor

I love to watch The Bachelor. I really don't know why. Besides The Bachelor, the only other reality show I like is American Idol (which is my absolute fav). I really don't enjoy all the back biting. I don't enjoy the girls who act like ditzes or fools or when they have a melt down. Or do I? I must like something. I think I just like the romantic journey. Honestly, I like The Bachelorette better when the woman has the choice and I can step into her shoes. I wouldn't want to be one of the bachelorettes vying for one bachelor. My feelings would be hurt too badly were I eliminated. A lot of these women act as if they don't know they'll most likely be eliminated and that that's part of the game. Same with American Idol. Not only would it hurt to be eliminated, but probably embarrassing, to be shot down in front of a world-wide audience. It's hard enough to be rejected in private. I don't like watching other people's misery. I don't think. So why do I like this? I am enjoying watching the romantic slow dancing under the moon light right now. My hubby always groans, moans, and frowns when I turn this on. Same with American Idol, but worse with this. But then he'll make comments about the contestants. Right now he's holding his fingers in his ears while this woman is singing to the bachelor. I don't blame him this time. How embarrassing. I wouldn't go on a normal date and sing to him. How weird! But I don't feel sorry for my hubby. Except for these two shows, he controls the TV the rest of the time. In fact, he usually turns the station without asking me if I'm watching the show. So, he can moan and groan and scowl all he wants. It's my turn. Oh! And I'd like to nominate the next bachlor. It's time for a really good vampire or werewolf bachelor. *** Oh no! I just heard a news clip. A high school student died during plastic surgery. It was only a teaser about the upcoming news so I don't have the details. I feel sorry for her and her family. It also worries me about my (possible) upcoming surgery (STILL up in the air). A man I worked with died during elective surgery recently, too. Of course, he was in his late 60s or early 70s. I've been through 10-20 surgeries, more than most, and I'm still here. So I'm not abnormally scared of surgery. Although I am beginning to wonder if there's a reason the surgery this week seems like a real long shot. Maybe I shouldn't be pushing it. Maybe it's not meant to be, and I'd be better off without it. But then, we never know what will happen. I could get hit by a car if I don't go to surgery. About twenty - twenty five years ago, we had an appointment to see our attorney. Unfortunately, our car had problems and so we couldn't make it. That very day, a few minutes before our appointment time, there was a horrible accident around the corner, an accident we very likely could have been caught in. A Hess gas truck stalled on the train tracks and of course a train hit it. Not only did the truck explode and kill the truck driver, but it caused a huge fireball that killed the people in about 5-8 cars stuck in traffic behind it. It was horrible. When the car wouldn't work, I felt bad. I was mad. I was sad. But in the end, we were definitely better off not being able to go. In fact, of course, I'm very happy we weren't there.

11 comments:

DJ Kirkby said...

Wow this was an emotive post! I like the new look of your blog.

Molly Daniels said...

God works in mysterious ways...

Kelly Kirch said...

You okay, Ashley? Your blog seemed a little disconnected, distracted today.

I'm a survivor and big brother fan. I don't know why BB as I think its REALLY petty and it annoys me. Survivor I like because people have to live off the land. I could do without the competitions.

captain corky said...

The only reality TV show that I like is the Surreal Life. I just love washed up actors to pieces.

That was a crazy story! Glad your car didn't work that day.

Bax said...

I'm an American Idol fan. Just love it from the beginning to the end! And are you sure you're husband isn't flying to AZ and pretending to be MY husband? Mine flips the channel while I'm watching a show too! How rude!! : ) Take care!

Jan

CrazyCath said...

Everything happens for a reason. I think you need to take some time out Ashley. You seem a little, well, stressed I suppose. There's too much going on at once for you and it must be very frustrating about this surgery delay.
Just try and relax a bit. Have some ME time.

Ashley Ladd said...

No surgery tomorrow. The insurance company didn't call us back today so the doctor's office canceled it. I guess that's had me stressed - the not knowing. We're still appealing, but it's sounding less and less likely to go through. I'm also a bit tired. I'd been looking forward to having vacation this week, even if half was spent for surgery/recovery. Now, because of possible, if unlikely surgery, I'm holding off vacation just in case there's a miracle in the next week or two. No biggie. Just a bit of an irritant. But like I was suggesting, sometimes things happen we don't like but it turns out to be for our own good whether we know it or not, later or ever. So I'll go with the flow.

Amarinda Jones said...

I watched a Bachelor show once...I had to wince at the needy women on there. I told myself they were fakign it for publicity and then that was ok

Brynn Paulin said...

Doesn't that car thing just freak you out... I've had that happen a few times and have always been so thankful afterwards.

The Diva's Thoughts said...

I can't get into the Bachelor. Yuck.

I LOVE American Idol and Big Brother. My Favs.

Vi said...

I had a friend who's car wouldn't start one day, but he was adamant to get to work and made his dad drive him. He got electricuted at work. His family believe the car was trying to tell him something.

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