As my mood is down in the dumps – so is a lot of my television viewing. I confess to watching TMZ. I was watching the clip yesterday they had of Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens knocking his then fiancé out cold then dragging her out of the elevator like a bag of garbage. I, along with any who has seen the video was horrified watching it. That a man could do that kind of thing to a woman is frightening and no excuses, he should go to jail and he should be banned.
But in all honesty, what I found equally horrifying is that since that incident, she MARRIED him. OMG! What kind of fool is she? They guy is obviously a thug who should be doing time and rather than getting far, far away from that animal, she MARRIES him. I do not understand why she would do such a thing. No way can I believe it’s because she looooooves him. One would have to have zero self-respect to claim that and I’m just not buying it. All I can think is it must be the money. And what a sad thing is that. If he did something like that even before they were married when life was good, what on earth will happen now that his life is deservedly falling apart, what can she expect now? Whatever it is, I am sad to say she won’t get sympathy from me. I am in no way shape or form excusing him – AT ALL – but what does it say about her?
I also have been watching Big Brother. Never really watched it before but hey – I’m living in the basement of life these days so its basement TV. I don’t get this show. I don’t get that people are such big fans they want to be on it. I can only think they want their “15 minutes of fame”. Why else would you be willingly followed by a camera 24/7 that can watch you do just about anything and have complete strangers watch any time of the night or day. Why else would you knowingly make friends with people who would stab you in the back without a second thought with the nebulous excuse ‘well, I heard you said this about me”. Yes, years ago I was caught up in the Survivor experience too like so many others who were introduced to reality TV, but Big Brother takes it a whole other level and I don’t get the appeal. And this is coming from someone whose two favourite shows are reality, elimination type shows, So You Think You Can Dance and Face Off. But in both those shows it’s either the audience or judges who do the eliminating and you can see there is a real bond between contestants. They work together and when someone is sent home, they really are sad and not rubbing their hands in glee that another one bit the dust. I think the thing that bugs me the most is all the hugging. Stabbing them in the back and then hugging them goodbye just doesn’t work for me. No amount of money is worth it. They can also get pretty nasty on Master Chef too though it’s Chef Ramsay and company that sends the contestants home.
Now on the plus side, I’m REALLY enjoying Outlander. I read the first book but didn’t really continue on with the series after that one – the size of them intimidates me. But the series is working just fine, just fine indeedy. Ach Jamie.
I’m not reading these days, don’t seem to have the concentration, so no real thoughts on romance reading, thus another ‘ponderings’ post.