I am a television junkie. I’m sure (unless you follow me on twitter and already know this information) you’re shocked. I’m a booknerd. How many booknerds are also tv junkies? Truly I should clarify, I’m not just at television junkie, I’m a crappy reality tv show junkie.
It all started back in junior high when the Real World came out. What a fab-o show right? And then Road Rules which were… meh. But then you put the casts together and make them compete?!? Sweet Jesus we have reality tv show gold with the Challenge shows.
As a credit counselor, I am admittedly pretty good at handling my finances. But given my propensity for shiny things (see: weekly wishlists) and all things running and racing, it’s easy to spend a few dollars here and there x 10. Going back to school has got me on edge about my finances slightly. Yes, I’m taking out student loans to obtain my masters, but I’m also going to try to live as cheaply as possible in the next two years as well.
After looking over my finances, I decided that races for the next couple of years would need to be on the cheaper side, both in frequency (last summer I raced 6 races in 6 weeks at probably $25-30 a piece), and travel expenses. I usually do one big race (usually a marathon) a year: 2009 Dallas White Rock half and family visit, 2010 RnR Vegas Marathon (*cough*shitshow*cough*).
The other item I’m kicking out is my cable television. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. And my beloved DVR. This is going to feel like a divorce. While I was pondering this last weekend, I wrote down a list of all the TV shows that I watch. In looking them up, all are either on hulu or the network's website. To be honest, I probably won’t have time to watch much television while I’m trying to balance a crazy person’s life, but I will miss my DVR 50% full waiting for me on a Friday night while I snuggle in to my green and white stripey sweats to see who’s bashing who on Real Housewives of whichever city. Le sigh.
And just because it’s disgusting, here’s my full list of television shows I watch:
- Real World/Road Rules Challenge shows
- Real Housewives of OC, Beverly Hills, NJ, NY
- So You Think You Can Dance
- How I Met Your Mother
- Big Bang Theory
- Top Chef and Just Desserts, no masters.
- True Blood
- Jersey Shore
- It’s Always Sunny in Philidelphia
- The League
- Project Runway
- Gossip Girl
- The Office
And when the TV schedule is slow I have been known to dabble in:
- Toddlers and Tiaras
- True Life
- Celebrity Rehab
RIP trashy reality shows, and housewives of everywhere.
Last week I was in Alabama for grad school orientation [roll tide!], and I managed to run 0 miles. Amazing, I know. I'll shoot to do a recap at some point here. I ran 5 miles yesterday before work, and apparently after 6 days of rest, that can cause you to be sore the next day. Neat. Hah.