Monday, December 21, 2009

When Hubby Holds The Remote


While the 50/50 rule may apply in my marriage, I think I would have to say that there are just those things in our home that belong exclusively to one of us.

Take for instance the television. Now while it may sit in our Living Room (a spot which is shared by the entire family); I can say with absolute certainty that the television belongs to Hubby.

It's been a year since we purchased "Freddy Krueger" (the nickname I gave to the oversized scary appliance that's disguised as a television). With it's many remotes, endless assortment of channels and surround sound; it makes a girl wish for the days when one had to turn a dial and rely on clear weather for good reception.

Since the installation of "Freddy," an influx of reality TV has been previewed on the Brennan Ranch. So much reality TV is viewed in fact, that at times it's difficult to decipher reality from fiction in our home.

Don't get me wrong, I don't mind a little reality TV. It's just that since the first installment of Survivor, everything is reality. Unless your willing to watch an entire day of Lifetime Originals (which by the way is based on real stories), you're out of luck.

I literally cringe when the remote is in Hubby's hands, for I know another segment of reality TV will find its way into our living room.

As I sit and write this blog, Hubby sits just 10 feet away watching Pawn Stars: a show about a family run pawn shop in Las Vegas.....Yawn! O.K. Maybe it's not that bad. There is a bit of humor, but the thought of someone making a show out of poor souls who can't pay their rent so they have to sell every valuable they have left really makes no sense to me.

But then there are the days when Cake Boss rules the air ways. Cake Boss follows the daily life of Buddy Valastro and his family owned bakery. There's never a dull moment in this show. If it's drama you're looking for, you'll fall in love with the family. If it's unusual cakes you're looking for, you'll fall in love with Buddy. If it's a happy husband you're looking for: Google recliner.

Ahh, but reality TV would not be complete without some of the best moments in television this year found on some of Hubby's favorites: Parking Wars, Dirty Jobs, Deadliest Catch, and last but not least: Jon and Kate Plus Eight (A reality trapped inside a reality).

In the last 12 months I've learned how to talk myself out of a ticket; how to clean a Port A Potty; how to distinguish between a male and female crab; and last but not least: how to make a million dollars on a book deal and hide it all from my husband.

Who says all reality TV is pointless?

8 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...
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JDaniel4's Mom said...

At my house you would be watching Columbo on DVD and NOVA.

Happy SITS Tuesday!

Debbie said...

Well, when you put it that way:)

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

Stopping by from SITS!

I love that you have a nickname for your TV set...

My hubby and I are currently at war (sorry, at odds) over whether or not to replace our broken bedroom TV. I say no, he yells yes!

~Elizabeth
http://confessionsfromaworkingmom.blogspot.com

Eva Gallant said...

The remote in thr hand of a man is a dangerous thing!

Six Feet Under Blog said...

I hate when the hubby gets a hold of the remote!

Insanitykim said...

Survivor ended...what are we gonna DO???
Oh I know...Netflix has all the seasons of No Reservations on now! Yes!

ethelmaepotter! said...

Oh yeah, I'm with ya on this one. In our house, Hubby holds the remote, misplaces the remote, accuses wifey of losing the remote, and never even says 'thank you' when wifey wordlessly finds the remote and hands it over.
We are soooo underappreciated.
(I have an award for you over at my place, but if you do not accept awards, I completely understand.)
Merry Christmas!