Thankful Thursday

Oasis for YA knows that the surest way to get good things in life is to be thankful for what you have.  So why not encourage a group thankful-fest once a week in which we all send out good energy and hope to get some back in return? Plus, participating in Thankful Thursday is a great way to connect with other writers.

Here are the rules:
1.  Do your own blog post on what you’re thankful for today.  It doesn’t have to be book or publishing related (but it can be!).
2.  Be sure to grab our badge and include it in your post.
3.  Post a link to your blog in the comments here so that others can find you.
4.  Go forth and share your gratitude!  (And when friending new blogs, be sure to let them know you found them because of their participation in the meme.)

This week I’m thankful for nonsensical, mind-numbing reality TV. My husband is gone way too much, and I often need a little bit of empty entertainment to fill my evenings. Plus, let’s be honest: There’s something about reality TV that makes us “normal” folk feel really good about our lives. 

Here’s what I’m watching these days:

Sixteen and Pregnant – Equal parts riveting and depressing. Also, excellent birth control.

Pregnant in Heels – I rolled my eyes at the preview clips, but I have to say, Pregnant in Heels is so much better than I thought it would be. Rosie the ‘maternity concierge’ is quite knowledgable and very likeable.

 America’s Next Top Model – A tried and true favorite, although Tyra Banks grates my nerves more with every season. I watch this one with my neighbor (who walks down the street in PJs, often toting yummy flavored vodka to join me…  a true friend if ever there was one!).

Addicted to Food – Rehab for people with various eating disorders on OWN. Seriously fascinating.


Real Housewives of Orange County – I’m almost embarrassed to admit that I watch this, but I do and I love it. The amount of pointless drama these women conjur up is mesmerizing.

Top Chef Masters – Can you tell I have a thing for Bravo? I love the Top Chef franchise because I love food, competition, and the theatrics and excitement of it all. Recommend!


So, what are you thankful for this week?

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9 responses to “Thankful Thursday

  1. I go through fits of reality TV overdosing. I loved the celebreality stuff that had on VH1.

  2. I’m glad I’m not the only person who finds Rosie Pope entertaining!

    • So entertaining! And it’s sadly ironic that she has so much trouble getting pregnant herself, so of course that makes the show all the more interesting.

  3. I’m not a huge fan of reality TV, but I do sneak in episodes of America’s Next Top Model whenever my husband isn’t home or if he’s busy. I can’t watch it when he’s here because he hates it and talks through the whole thing. Not that I blame him. Tyra is kind of insane and if she repeats the same these-are-your-judges-and-here’s-what-you’ll-win-and-oh-I-have-12-lovely-ladies-but-only-11-photos-in-my-hand bit one more time my head will explode. But I love the photo shoots and seeing the finished photos and hearing the judges comments.

    • Oh, dear God. Tyra and her stupid monologues. I swear she just loves to hear herself speak. I’m like you though… the photoshoots and finished photographs fascinate me.

  4. Can I just say that my life in OC is NOTHING like those housewives. I’m nowhere near that ridiculous.

  5. I agree about Tyra. She has become more aggravating. I keep watching though…lol…Just watched Pregnant in Heels for the first time today. I’ll be watching it again. NY women are like no other women in the country. It’s hard to believe people think the way they do. Love the Housewives. In Orange County, New York, New Jersey, Atlanta…are they in any other city/state?…Lol…I look at them all, at various times…they’re all unbelievable. A lot of them aren’t even wives!! Woot!