(In a pink fog mood.)
So my cold decides to stay a little longer and that means that bacteria bring trunks of stuff and move in to keep the cold company. Therefore, I am now on antibiotics. The cough has reduced in duration and size, but the medicine I am taking to move these hanger on cells has given me tummy rumbles that are not wise to endure in polite company. I am staying under cover for a day or two more and have now finished both books that I was reading. Hubby is gone to babysit while I am bored and turn to TV.
Some of my choices are:
The Shopping Channel
Pit Bulls and Parolees
Celebratory Ghost Stories
Amish Out of Order
Honey Boo Boo doesn't come on until another time, so I didn't list it, and there are bunches of 'housewives and wh++es' shows that feature plastic/saline enhanced women wearing skin tight clothes who spend too much of their time drinking and shouting at each other in expensive restaurants...shows that only a very lost soul would consider entertainment. Even at death's door I would not invite these people into my home. (And people think the Hunger Games is a fantasy.) Many times I turn to BBC, Aljazeera or RT (Russia Today) or MHz network for a fresh air change in news and re-runs.
Main stream shows are interspersed with tasteless ads about some beautiful celebrity using expensive perfume and then having men chase her through the rain soaked streets of some European city while her diamonds and clothes drip away. The next ad is developed with great Christmas spirit when a handsome young man shows up at the Holiday decorated house of his well-to-do parents and goes looking for them while they sneak out the back door and steal his fancy new car and go on a road trip laughing as they get traction on the snow. This ad may be followed by a family being persuaded to go on a holiday cruise by a sea shell. Yes, a sea shell! Perfume, cars, cruises...all of the things that families will be buying this year I am sure, the 2% at least. We are so tasteless, tacky and tawdry sometimes that I am embarrassed for us.
At least I have Bill Moyers on PBS and that dignified costume drama on BBC starting in a few weeks.
Do you think this time in our culture will go down as the lowest in years or am I just not aging well?