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Friday, March 29, 2013

Flaunting my Favorites

I have favorites.  I have favorite tv shows, favorite sports teams, and favorite blogs.

 I'd like to pretend that I'm above it; that all television is too shallow and unsophisticated for me with the exception of the classical music channel, but I'd be talking bullshit out and out lying.  I am shallow and unsophisticated!  Some of you may walk away from this post, disillusioned about me.  I know up until now I've been held in awe high esteem for my intelligence, taste, and class.  Well, all good things must come to an end!

Reality TV:



I love The Bachelor and The Bachelorette series; I'm hooked.  I never miss a segment.  I know, sometimes it's hokey and overly dramatic.  No matter; I have to watch.


American Ninja Warrior is another one I like.  I haven't been a faithful follower, but when I happen across it, I stop and pay attention.  I'm amazed at the athleticism, strength and sheer guts of the contestants!



I've been known to watch Project Runway, Toddlers and Tiaras, and the Real Housewives of NYC on occasion, although not with the same fervor as the Bachelor/Bachelorette.  I have to admit, Toddlers and Tiaras I watch once in a while because I think it is so bizarre!  Mothers and Dads pimping out their daughters--spending thousands of dollars in the process.  There's something sick about it.

Sports



Then there's my love affair with the Boston Celtics.  I make no apologies for the fact that I love every one of them and never miss watching their games...even when they are losing, I'm there, cheering them on!  Tuesday night, they beat Cleveland by one point in the final seconds of the game--I was screaming and jumping up and down with excitement!  Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Brandon Bass, Jeff Green, Avery Bradley, Courtney Lee, Jason Terry, Jordan Crawford, Rajon Rondo, Jared Sullinger, Chris Wilcox, D.J. White, Terrence Williams, Shavlik Randolph---they are all my heroes and I can't get enough of watching them in action!


The Boston Red Sox are also in my heart, although I have to admit, I don't watch them until the NBA playoffs are over.  Last year, they had a bad season, and I confess that I deserted them.  I'm going to return to Red Sox Nation this year, hoping that their new manager and former pitching coach John Farrell can get them back on track.  I'll be watching, Big Poppi!

Movies

Some of my favorite movies?  Three Weddings and a Funeral, The Wedding Crashers, and Shawshank Redemption.


Well, that's the real me, exposed.  I actually admitted to being trailer trash a long time ago, so those of you who've been with me shouldn't be too surprised.  I hope I don't witness an exodus of followers, now that I've flaunted my favorites!

EVA

15 comments:

Murr Brewster said...

I'm with you with the Red Sox, but toddlers-n-tiaras is a LITTLE sick? Jeez. I still haven't gotten over that girl in fourth grade winning the Halloween costume contest in a princess outfit with tulle and and wand. And there I was in that great leopard suit. With a TAIL. It wasn't right, I'm telling you.

Brian Miller said...

i hear you...i have to wait til the basketball season is put away to move on...kinda like football...see i am shallow as well...ha....i do love my sports...but i am going to a college baseball game tonight...

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh I'm sure we all have cobwebs we haven't yet brushed away...

Gimmee Sci-fi. lots and lots and lots of Sci-fi. Cricket. if I can't have cricket then let it be rugby. If it can't be any of those (which it can't while I'm here), then I'll accept chasing around blogland.... &))

Tamara Camera said...

I love, love, love your favorite movies. I have to add "The Wedding Singer" to my list. So good.

Stephen Hayes said...

I've been known to watch a bit of reality TV, but I'm not proud about it. Amazing Race always sucks me in.

hildegarde said...

Oh, dear. I have to admit I've never even seen any of the TV shows you mentioned, and have zero interest in all sports (I watch the Super Bowl for the commercials; does that count?). Besides, if liking reality shows makes you trailer trash, you are in a very large trailer park. (Oh, I do agree that Four Weddings and a Funeral is a great movie! Can I keep reading now that there is one thing we have in common?)

Eva Gallant said...

Murr: I was being "tongue in cheek" about Toddlers in Tiaras! I think it's very sick...but like a car accident, sometimes I just have to look!

Brian: Attending a college basebull game should be fun! Enjoy!

Yamini: Glad to see you enjoy sports, too.

Tamara: I am not an Adam Sandler fan, but Wedding Singer was his best movie!

Stephen: I've never watched Amazing Race...

hildegarde: i hope you will keep reading! I also like the Sitcom, Big Bang Theory, and Scandal, Revenge, and Grey's Anatomy for dramas.

Michelle Nahom said...

I had to share yesterday's post with my husband because I was laughing so hard. I loved the Wedding Crashers and Shawshank Redemption too...haven't seen Three Weddings and a Funeral. I don't watch tv unless its on when I am in the room, but my family does and my daughter used to watch Toddlers and Tiaras, for the reason that you stated. Now she's into Dance Moms, which is equally as ridiculous.

Michelle Nahom said...

I had to share yesterday's post with my husband because I was laughing so hard. I loved the Wedding Crashers and Shawshank Redemption too...haven't seen Three Weddings and a Funeral. I don't watch tv unless its on when I am in the room, but my family does and my daughter used to watch Toddlers and Tiaras, for the reason that you stated. Now she's into Dance Moms, which is equally as ridiculous.

Paula Jones said...

I love your writing style!!
I also love The Bachelor and my boys got me hooked on the Ninja warrior contests!! I love smut tv :D

anotherjennifer said...

I'm a huge Project Runway fan. I missed it last night due to college basketball. Being from Massachusetts originally (and now living in Maine), I'm also a Boston sports fan. I'm more of a Bruins and Pats fan though. :)

Charlotte Crawley said...

I'm hooked on the Bachelor and Bachelorette series also. Hope you have a great Easter weekend.

Eva Gallant said...

Michelle: Glad I gave you a good laugh. I couldn't remember the name of the show Dance Moms, 'cause I've only seen it a couple of times, but it's definitely right up there with T &T!

Paula: Thanks. And I'm glad I'm not the only female who likes Ninja Warriors.

anotherjen: I'm not into football, although I do watch the superbowl. I like project runway, but I don't get to see it very often.

Charlotte: I'm glad someone else is willing to confess their love of the B & B!

Eva Gallant said...

Michelle: Glad I gave you a good laugh. I couldn't remember the name of the show Dance Moms, 'cause I've only seen it a couple of times, but it's definitely right up there with T &T!

Paula: Thanks. And I'm glad I'm not the only female who likes Ninja Warriors.

anotherjen: I'm not into football, although I do watch the superbowl. I like project runway, but I don't get to see it very often.

Charlotte: I'm glad someone else is willing to confess their love of the B & B!

Sue said...

It's fun to read your favorites...especially infused with your own brand of humor!

=)