Thursday, August 11, 2005


I have a confession to make. It may not come as a surprise, as I've mentioned this before, but for some it may be hard to digest.

I don't watch reality shows.

Now, WAIT, don't go just yet. I'm not a 'reality show' snob or anything. I've sat down and seen episodes of a few of them, but I've never gotten 'hooked' on any of them.

I've never seen an episode of the "Amazing Race" or "America's Top model". Never. OR the "Bachelor/ette" OR "Simple life", "Apprentice" or "Rock star INXS." Not one.

I'll admit to watching "Surreal Life", and "Being Bobby Brown" (doodie bubble?) and uh, let's see, oh I had to watch the trainwreck that is "Chaotic" at least once. I watched the first "Survivor" season finale.

I know, this can come to some people as quite a shock. But hear me out. I have serious, serious ADD. I've taken the test, and gotten 100%. I cannot stay focused. Ever. My husband gets SO mad at me because I cannot even stand to watch a commercial, I'll just flipflipflip until I find something that is NOT a commercial. Even if it is a documentary on the life of carpenter ants.

(oh and btw TIVO has alleviated this problem a lot, god TIVO rocks and if you do not have one, GO GET ONE NOW I say in my best James Lipton voice.)

So this is why I do not watch television. It just doesn't suit my need for rapid information.

This is also why I have an internet addiction, but that's an Oprah for another day.

But I have seen the light and that light is in the form of a redheaded foul-mouthed goddess named Kathy Griffin.

She is starring on Bravo's new reality show Kathy Griffin: My life on the D-list. She is so friggin' hilarious I have to make sure I drink during the commercials (or at least while I'm fastforwarding through them) otherwise I may spit it out with laughter. She has her husband who is funny, her assistant who may very well hate her, and her two 'best gays', who are friends of hers that tell her the truth about everything. (and reminds me I should get more gays, I could use the encouragement) They rock, her parents rock, the whole show is stinkin hilarious. Because Kathy does not take herself at ALL seriously. And she makes fun of people that DO. And that is what is so brilliant about her.

Go check it out, you won't be disappointed!!


OldHorsetailSnake said...

The test said I don't have it. I'll keep taking it till I get it right, though.

Vajana said...

I'm surprised I could finish the whole test without being distracted.

Michele said...

I don't have ADD, but I fear I have certain elements of OCD. Is that better,worse, or equally awful?

Vajana said...

Hey Michele!!! I don't know, my mother is very OCD (vacuuming the same room 12 times in 1/2 hour) and I am the opposite of that, so maybe they're equally bad but opposite? I dunno. I have yet to hear of someone who has ADD to also have OCD.

paintergirl said...

Hey- I love Kathy Griffin! Isn't she awesome!! I really like her ballsy way and to want to get everything for free. I wish I could be more like her.

I'm with you on the reality stuff. I just find them annoying and being raised on things like Love Boat-I just want some good dramedy. Please. And Being Bobby-I can only take that show so much. And the fact they live in Atlanta and both my husabnd and I cringe when we see these places.

Bente said...

I watch Big Brother and Australian Idol, but that's it for me and reality tv. I wouldn't be ashamed of not watching it if I were you Vajana! I think that's a good thing, sometimes reality tv seems more like an epidemic then anything else.

Pissy Britches said...

I LOVE KGriffin. She ROCKS!
I love that show too.

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