I told you I was going to relax on weekends. I got bored on Sunday when my husband went to play poker, and he hates these stupid girlie type movies, so I decided to treat myself to an afternoon of mind trash. I watched the dumbest one first, once I figured out how to turn on the tv. I don’t watch tons of tv, and Vince has it going all day so usually when he is gone I take a vacation from ON. This time, he wasn’t here, so I had to turn it on by myself, and I pressed something wrong, and I got fuzz. It’s a long story, but I gave the tech guy at Dish Network a great rating with his boss.
I’m kind of fascinated with Playboy bunnies. I have watched several episodes of the reality series “The Girls Next Door”. My conclusion to that was wondering how anyone that age could WANT only to have their own dinky BEDROOM to share with a little dog, an old man, tons of other women that age, and spend all of their time at a beauty parlor, and shopping. It seemed so ridiculous to me that I couldn’t help watching to see what the attraction could possibly be. On top of that, what mother would want that for her daughters? One mother on that show clearly did, and the older daughter even became the role model for the younger. I never found out what made that life so appealing, so I only watched it a short time. But I digress….
Shelly, the out of work Playgirl, who starred in this show, brought a dumb blond innocence that was as unbelievable as it was fun to watch. Like the star of Anne of Green Gables, she believed that everyone could and should be successful, wonderful, beautiful, and overcome all the obstacles that life threw in the way. Every girl overcame their problems – even Shelly. They conquered the bad preppy queen who was mean and underhanded, and charmed everyone. Each girl ended that wanted to ended up with the guy of their dreams.
In reality it was almost the same story as Anne of Green Gables, except that Anne wore skirts down to her ankles, and the only skin you was were the backs of her hands and her face.
Like Shelly, Anne was an orphan who needed a place to stay. She was so beautiful that everyone either hated her or loved her. She was clever and even won her enemies to her side, converting them to friends. Shelly only missed one bad girl, and if the movie had continued, I’m sure that girl would have been a Playgirl convert as well. Anne of Green Gables was a series, so she had lots of opportunities to bring people around to her side.
I was as enchanted with these shows as I used to be with Trixie Belden and Nancy Drew solving mysteries. The truth is that I would like to be so clever that I could take every obstacle thrown in my path and turn it into an opportunity. I would love it if I could win everyone over to my way of thinking (which is YOU are a winner and so am I). Of course they (male and female, young and old) would fall madly in love with me, but only because I helped them to be successful at whatever creative plans they had for their lives. And obviously I’d be beautiful, charming, smart, witty….
Vicariously I achieved all these dreams for my life in just a few short hours of watching tv. The next day I felt terribly depressed. Somehow my reality did not measure up. So will I binge watch next weekend? No, I’ll read proposals for our spring conference for California Council for the Social Studies, and help with the layout for our 2014 program.
I might even finish reading Sandra Day O’Connor’s book, The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice, so I can write a review about a true heroine next week. I ran out of time this week – oops now you know why! 🙂 Hope you have a great week.