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Reality T.V.

Last week’s theme Thursday I didn’t have much to say about. I had a pretty standard wedding which was lovely and I love it, but nothing too crazy happened that made for a good story. This weeks topic however is right up my alley!

Reality T.V. is my I watched the highs lows of Lauren Conrad on Laguna Beach, and then on the Hills. I love to watch designers make incredible dresses out of umbrellas in one day. I get a kick out of watching Dance Mom’s fight with Abby when Maddy gets yet another solo, and I can’t stop watching Sister Wives.

My favourite, and most hated show however is the bachelor/bachelorette. It drives my husband batty. I watch every season without fail. I love it…at least in the beginning. There’s the fancy dates, and the drama that happens when you throw 16 people together to compete for the affections of one person. For some reason they are all completely smitten with whoever the Bachelor(ette). No one ever says “you seem like a nice person, but I’m just not sure that we mesh well” and leave. I don’t know if they have the experts at eharmony working for them so that everyone there is a perfet compatible match, but some how, that’s how it seems to work out.

It starts to whittle down, and things start having a more serious tone. There’s more tears than before, and people get a little more competitive, which usually leads to some more drama…LOVE it.

Once you get down to 4-6 people though, the show takes a turn for the worse. By this point everyone is “falling in love”, or can see themselves falling in love with the person. Now let’s look at this objectively…they have been dating for about four weeks, in a non-exclusive relationship. If a chick in the real world told a guy that she had been casually dating for four weeks that she was falling in love, the guy would think she was a psycho. In the land of the Bachelor(ette) this is normal, and even scripted expected.

This my friends is where I lose my shit, I have a hard time believing that any self-respecting person would do this. It drives me especially batty to see women doing this. Then once they get down to three they are all in love, and get whisked into the fantasy suite for a night of shagging. The worst lay gets sent home, and then there are two.

Once they are at two they are head over-heals in love and will be completely devastated if their undying love goes unrequited. But in the end there can only be one. Someone takes a tear filled limo ride home, and wonders how they will ever manage to love again. The chosen one either gets proposed to, or does the proposing and the girl jumps around and says yes.

The filming of the Bachelor(ette) is six weeks. Yup every season someone agrees to marry someone after six week of what can be described as casual dating at best. It’s not won the “success rate” of the show is so low.

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What I LOVE About Christmas!

I LOVE Christmas, it is my all-time favourite holiday. Last year we didn’t do too much for Christmas. I was 8 months pregnant, and my fat baby carrying ass was not going to deal with decorations or trees or any of that. This year we have our baby boy and Christmas seems a thousand times better than before. He’ll be just shy of a year old on Christmas day, and probably give a shit about the gazillion presents he’s getting, but that hasn’t stopped anyone from buying him an obscene amount of toys.

So here is a list of the things I love about christmas.

1- The Christmas songs. The religious ones, the catchy ones, and the annoying ones. Nothing new though, just the classics.

2- Santa. Even though my siblings and I are all in our twenties, we still get a present from Santa. I remember the magic of Santa as a kid, and I hope that L gets some of the magic. Not to mention that thanks to Santa I get hilarious pictures like this to torture him with.

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3-Christmas cards. It’s the only times of year that I get more “real” mail than bills in the mail, which makes me happy,

4- Christmas lights. Driving around looking at Christmas lights is one of my favourite activities. I love to go to the fun neighbourhoods where everyone goes all out, and I can be seen there several evenings during the holiday season.

5- The mall. I’m probably the only person in the world who likes the mall at Christmastime. I like the busyness, the decorations the people all of it.

6- The food. Turkey dinner is yummy, candy canes are yummy, and for some reason there’s always more fudge at Christmastime.

7- Presents. What is a Christmas list without presents! I love buying them, I love getting them. Presents rock!

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The one lesson I would pass on to L

If I could pass one lesson on to L it would be “do unto others as you would have others do unto you”. I know, super cliché but it covers a lot of things that I want for him.

-I want him to be kind to others. My husband is kind of jaded and tends to assume the worst in people. I hope L assumes the best in people and doesn’t just assume that everyone wants to screw him over. Even if he does get screwed over occasionally, I hope that he has a kind heart and treats people nicely.

– I want L to treat his future wife well. I want him to be loving, understanding, patient and attentive. Maybe I don’t want him to treat his wife exactly how he wants to be treated….guys tend to be horn dogs, and if he takes after his dad he will be waaaay to into sports.

-I want L to be a good boyfriend. I don’t want him to be a douche-y teenage boy, I don’t want him to sleep around and break a bunch of hearts. I hope that he will treat his girlfriends well.

As much as I want him to be a kind, loving, generous person I don’t want him to be a doormat. I hope that he can stand up for himself in a way that is still kind and considerate. If you are treating someone how you would want to be treated you can’t really go wrong, unless you enjoy being treated like crap.

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