March 04, 2013

The Real Reason I Haven't Been Blogging #Hoarders

Okay, okay, you can stop all of the relentless harassment on my Facebook page, the emails, the phone calls, the sheer out-cry for the return of this fine literary accomplishment I call crap, and you call blog.  Or is it I call blog and you call crap?  Either or.  The fact is,you have beaten me into submission. Well maybe Christina just did.

I've always been a straight shooter with you folks, and you're surprisingly still around.  So now would not be a time to wax poetically about all the things I've been busy doing, as if I'm saving the world like the Jolie-Pitts.  No friends, I have been busy with laundry and stuff.  Don't get me wrong, I could come up with some mighty fine reasons for not blogging, but because I love you, I will spare you the b.s. Yes, you are welcome.

Here is the real reason.  I was forced to get a land line, you know a phone besides my cell phone....I know.  Well since I already have the Internets, it's almost cheaper to get the triple threat and get cable too.  For those of you who may not know, I have not had cable for some time.  And yes, my children and I have survived.  We have gone idol-less, debate-less, reality show-less and Sponge Bob-less for many moons.  I wish we were still Sponge Bob-less.

Honestly, there is some weird crap on television, and I have been watching all of  it.  Babies Behind Bars, My Strange Addiction, Dance Moms, you name it, I'm like a deer in the headlights, mouthing the words, "really?”  I have thought about canceling several times, but I think my kids would now go through withdrawals and there are some things I just choose not to deal with in this lifetime, and right now that is one of them.

Now, I don't watch the entire freak show, just bits and pieces and go about my business, however, there is one show I cannot turn away from...Hoarders.  If you're not familiar with this show, there are about eleventy different versions on television and all of them reel me in and I'm mesmerized.  I don't know why, but it's like crack.  The first hit gives you a buzz and you're chasing it thereafter.
This is nothing people

Now my point, Hoarders isn't just on for an hour, no, no, friends.  Hoarders is shown in blocks, that is, 4-99 episodes in a ROW!!!  So you can see why I haven't blogged, because I'm basically watching Hoarders.  I am not a hoarder, nor am I a clean freak.  I'm your mediocre, almost-middle-aged-smokin'-hot-Mama looking into the secret life of another person.

So stay tuned, I have some fun things coming up....including a twist on the A-Z Challenge.  If you were in my A-Z posse last year, I'm calling you back.

I might have been watching Downton Abbey too.

22 comments:

  1. I too love reality TV, but hoarders isn't one of my "go to" shows. I like Honey Boo Boo and Gypsy Sisters too, but my wife and I love Survivor and Big Brother Canada.

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    1. Holy cats, I watched 10 seconds of gypsy sisters and it was out.of.control. Never seen honey boo, but I'm sure it's only a matter of time.

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    2. Those gypsy sisters are from WV. Plenty of non-gypsy sisters around here are like that too.

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    3. Oh. my. MM, we need to get you out of there, stat!!!

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  2. Glad you're back! I missed you :)

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    1. Well, we'll see how it goes, back for today, lol.

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  3. Hoarders is the gift that keep son giving! It's so sad. I'm always like how did they get that way? Then I look at the things shoved in my hallway closet and think I better get my Shiz together or I'll be one of them!

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    1. It's just nuts and I wonder how people can live with no plumbing and the house is decaying under them. It is sad. I am the opposite of hoarder and probably throw away more than I should. Girl, I stash things under my bed like I'm 8. Someday they'll say, she just stored stuff under the bed, then it was the closets, then the corner of the room and now look at her, she's on Hoarders.

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  4. that's it? that's the reason why? i avoid TV like the plague to produce quality content and you (over)indulge?!?!

    whatever!

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    1. Hahahaha. Yes, I am a shame (or sham) to the blogging community. Thank Jesus there are people like you to pick up the slack. Are you sure you (not) watching tv doesn't have anything to do with all those kids you have? ;)

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  5. I haven't had cable in years but I do remember Hoarders and I recall staying up til 2 am watching marathons of the damn show. Definitely a drug. I vote for Cari cutting off Hoarders and blogging instead.

    We could totally take this to Intervention. If I tell you to meet me somewhere for a surprise, don't ask any questions.

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    1. Oh my, that show is addicting too. I vote I stop watching Hoarder too...this is my cry for help.

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  6. I'm glad you're back ... I was beginning to worry this was somehow like Facebook and you de-friended me so that I couldn't enjoy your literary works . I was into Hoarders for a while. Be careful because it's a gateway drug to Animal Hoarders and before you know it, you're feining for Intervention and then you go hard core with Drugs, Inc. and the only thing that will save you (or me actually) is the impending furloughs which will cause you (me) to cut the cable.

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    1. Hahaha, I'd never defriend you. I haven't even really been on Facebook due to the television too. Now how bad is that? I should just start my own reality show, Cari and the Blog, it'd be very interesting because it would show all the ludicrous things I do to avoid blogging. An epic piece highlighting my superior procrastination skillz:)

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  7. I really hate the Animal Hoarders. I feel so bad for the damn cats. And then they clean out the house and never fail to find less than five dead cats buried under all the debris. WTF, people, if your pets are dying in your house and you're failing to notice that YOU ARE NOT CAPABLE OF CARING FOR PETS. Yes, I know you have a mental illness. Don't take it out on cats.

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    1. Speaking for the cats, McAtee. There was one episode where they had cats, only 10ish, one escaped the house, ran into the yard then died right there on the spot. Disturbing.

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    2. Oh God! That's horrifying!

      I thought of this post cause I was just watching one where two ladies were cleaning out a house, and they were talking to their dead mother through this necklace, and it transpired that the hoard had been their mother's, that it had killed her, and that they were giving her hoarding treatment FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE. I am not even kidding. Like, whatever your beliefs, I'm pretty sure the poor woman is beyond the help of psychotherapy.

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  8. Oh my word, Hoarders is shocking. I shake my head every time I see it. What is WRONG w/ these people?!?!? Well, yes, there are serious issues w/ those folks. It's sad, really. I always feel better though, about my own level of housekeeping and the dust bunnies I tolerate. I feel even better watching Downton Abbey. Except when they kill off major characters. Then, I'm shaking my head again.
    from The Dugout

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    1. I KNOW!!!! Two characters dead this season??? I wonder if we all up our donations to PBS, they'll stop killing off our favorites.

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  9. Yay! You're back! I only let myself watch Hoarders when my kids have gotten on my very last nerve and my house is falling to pieces around me. One episode of Hoarders and--bing!--I'm Super Mom living in a (relatively) immaculate house!

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    1. You know that's true, we really could call it a feel good show. Much better than watching Top Model or Babes with awesome bodies and plastic surgery that makes you want to slit your wrists. Too far? You are super Mom, by the way.

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  10. I'm so with you! Hoarders and Downton both = addictive. I don't have cable right now, either, for the same reason - I wouldn't get anything done! But there's still the little issue of the tv at work.... hahahaha

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