Monday, July 26, 2010

All I wanna do is watch the Bachelorette

So I've been talking about tv a little too much for my own comfort on this little blog of mine. But I've always been an escapist in times of serious stress--nothin' like some foolish richies on Real Housewives of New Jersey or some down-home frat boys on the Bachelorette to distract me from my professional (and emotional and financial and physical) sorrows!

And so let's talk Bachelorette:

Ali Fedotowsky

I kind of hate her. She's about my age (okay: she's even a little younger than me), she lives in my city, and she has my same hair color. The difference between us, however, is that I'm sitting on my couch watching idiotic reality shows and searching for jobs while Ali "Fedotowsky" (seriously?) galavants around the world with 25 hotties vying for her attention (and in amazing clothes). WHAT???

Moving onto my favorite contestant from this season:

Kasey Kahl: "I'm going to guard and protect her heart."

Homeboy must have uttered that ridiculous phrase 184 times on the few episodes he hung around on the Bachelorette, and THEN he felt compelled to get a tattoo on his wrist indicating his desire to "guard and protect." Bless his heart.

All that said, I hope she picks Chris from Massachusetts. Roberto is, without question, the finest thing I've seen in a loooong time, but Chris has got staying power. And his daddy? Cutest man alive.

So my goal is to send out five resumes & cover letters each day (ay yay yay). Today I maxed out at three, but hopefully I can make up for it tomorrow. I've applied to all different types of jobs so far (copywriting, teaching, nonprofit managing, and perhaps most thrilling: investigator! yesssss), and I've felt kind of so-so about most of them, but I did happen to stumble upon the perfect job for me the other day (sent in my stuff today!), so hopefully they'll interview me despite my lack of an official California teaching credential.

What are y'all watching on tv these days?? (See, I'm feeding my sick addiction).

46 comments:

Annie! said...

True Blood
White Collar (have you SEEN Matt Bomer? YIKES!)
anything on the Food Network or the new Cooking channel
Jersey Shore (I blame Tim)
Kathy Griffin - Life on the D List
Top Chef (those people are CRAZY!!!)

ilovemyhouse said...

Here in Holland we are always one step behind you. Private practice and Grey's anatomy is what i'm watching now. Can't wait for the Bachelorette! Thanks for your comment and good luck with the job hunting ( have you thought about writing, you've got talent)

XX

Indie.Tea said...

LOL @ your post...very cute, you are a good writer :)
I only watch 'Mad Men' and 'True Blood', which are both on Sunday nights :)

Hiking in Stilettos said...

I have gotten lost in the Batchelorette, too. I def think that Ali has gone a bit overboard with the publicity thing. She's going to be on Dancing with the Stars next season, and I am so tired of seeing the commercials for her Jimmy Kimmel interview.

FourJedis said...

I hope you get one of the jobs. And that Roberto leaves the show to go seek you out! :) I am watching garbage these days - RHW of NJ and Real World New Orleans. Oh and Losing it with Jillian... I like that one.

this free bird said...

Good luck in the job search...it can be grueling, but hang in there. I'm an Executive Recruiter and have seen after several years that it's all about timing. Your place is out there!!

I've fallen off the cliff for Teen Mom on MTV. I can't get enough!!

xoxo,
Carrie

Diana Mieczan said...

hahaha...I love shows like that too...I am addicted to Office and I was it over and ovwr again ( when I have the time)....I really hope you will get the job you want...Fingers crossed:)

Ali is really cute and I love some of her outifts:)

Kisses,sweetie

Ps: Both of my parents are polish but I grew up in US:)

Diana Mieczan said...

I mean...watch it...not was...:)

passport in my pocket said...

Bobby and I are OBSESSED with watching the Bachelorette. LOVE IT :) Hoping for Chris too and that Roberto gets picked to be the next Bachelor.

Glad to hear you're out there applying for jobs... I'm a little out of the loop right now, but I think I remember the funding issue for the new contract... praying that you land the job of your dreams, Claire!! :)

Everton Terrace said...

I've never watched the Bachelorette. The girl is cute. I'm with Annie and White Collar. I'm 43 and ridiculously crazy about my husband but that Matt Bomer is indeed something - whew.
Also been watching old episodes of "Weeds" online while I'm on the treadmill, pretty darn funny.

J. said...

I'm a TV junkie... for real:
Real Housewives- I'm into whatever season is on at the moment. (Except Atlanta)
One Tree Hill reruns. I've seen them all, yet watch them over and over anyway.
Army Wives
Drop Dead Diva
Entourage
Hung
and of course, the staples like Chelsea Lately and The Soup.
yeah... my DVR stays busy! :)

AND: I haven't played the Doodle game you mentioned, but if you recommend it I'll be adding it soon!!

Marz said...

You are so cute :) I have NEVER seen the Bachelorette, but I agree that TV shows and movies are the best escape in times of stress!!! I LOVE White Collar!!!! I am SO in love with Matt Bomer too!! OH LA LA! :)
I am keeping my fingers crossed for you on the job search. I know how difficult, scary and frustrating it is. That really is the most PERFECT job for you and I'm praying you get a call back!!! xo

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

LOL you crack me up, I kinda hate her... :)

I'm a tv addict and the trashier the better. I watch all the Real Housewives, Bethenny, Jersey Shore, I'm even getting back into the Real World this season. It's pretty good!

Other than that it's Entourage, Top Chef and other various Bravo shows. Anything Bravo shows, I watch. Oh and some HGTV shows too. I can never turn off a House Hunters or a Property Virgin.

See what I mean that I'm addicted?

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

hahah all so true!

Ms. Chyme said...

Yeah true!

Marcie said...

Ha! This is such a great post!! I am so into the Bachelorette too!! I am into all reality shows and can't wait for the Jersey Shore on Thursday!!

xo Marcie

Faiza said...

Whatever floats your boat missy! My guilty pleasure is The Young and the Restless! Ha!

TeachingInHeels said...

I agree that she shouldn't pick Roberto, that's just a lust thing for her it seems...

I'm watching...
Mad Men
Dexter
Bethenny Getting Married?
All Real Housewives shows

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

i have not watched the season but did watch last night. interesting group of guys she had there.

x

Annie Cristina said...

My TV addiction at the moment is True Blood. I can't get enough of it!

love jenny xoxo said...

That show is one of my guilty pleasures! I'm rooting for Roberto though, he's hotter and I think they have better chemistry. I think if Frank wouldn't have left, Chris would have gone home 3rd.

For other shows, you should check out Big Brother and True Blood, so good!!!

Hannah @ The New Black said...

I am ashamed (kinda, ok...not really) to admit that I've never seen The Bachelor(ette). Just not my thing, I guess. It does make me feel left out the morning after when everyone is talking about what happened the night before.

The only show in my line up: True Blood!

Phoenix Peacock said...

its all hulu for me.
Lie to Me
Rizzoli and Isles (its new. but I can already tell I love it)
Covert Affaris (agian, its new.... but I NEED summer shows)
and of course The Bachelorette - but it is soooo long that I skip scenes

Meghan said...

So, I have actually never seen The Bachelor or Bachelorette! But with all of the hype I am inclined to start checking it out!

This summer, I am obsessed with Lost. That's pretty much it - six seasons in two months! I need help...

Tillie said...

hahaha this series has yet to air in New Zealand. Man we are so so so behind haha. To be honest, im not watching alot on tv at the moment, i really should be haha. xxxx

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh man, Claire, you're like the third blogger to comment on this, clearly I need to switch over from Rules of Engagement and watch! We always watch Family Guy, and let's see, well, I don't get as much into reality tv as I do animation and sitcoms, I don't know if this is good or bad! XO!

PinkLouLou said...

Ok so I think I may be venturing to San Fran in a few weeks... I might need to pick your brain girly! I am gonna need some go to spots.

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chelsea rebecca said...

AHHHH i have such a love hate relationship with the bachelor.. basically i'm addicted to it.. but i can't stand ali! her fake hair and all her insecurities!!! its crazy. also i feel like the producers are now making bad guys just to create drama and thats just lame.. but yes.. the men tell all episode a couple nights ago got me SO EXCITED for the BACHELOR PAD!!! i think i might like it even more! HAHAHA.

Farah said...

Claireeeee.......what is your email add love? I can't seem to find it, or maybe I'm a bit blind!! =p

Erika said...

Gah, everyone is always talking about "The Bachelorette" and I have never before, in my entire life, seen a single episode! I really need to change that. But, alas, no cable. :/

its simple love said...

ha ha ha I have been watching the Bachelorette too and man that guy was. . . sad? and hilarious? mostly sad. Anyways, good luck on those jobs! I am looking for a second job myself. Eek.

Rachael

chrystie the gemini said...

I love that you're admitting you may watch too much reality tv..or at least talk about it too much..I'm that way too but really have a hard time admitting it. I'm like super addicted to Big Brother 12 on CBS right now. In fact, it's on tonight and i'm itching to watch it already. I also watched 'You're Cut Off' on VH1, did you see it? It was awesome. And I watch pretty much any other reality showt that is on when I'm home. Although, this bachelorette Ali totally bugged me, so I didn't watch it at all until the recap. What will you be watching next?

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Jen said...

What am I watching? Big Brother, Housewives and Friday Night Lights! And in just a few weeks, Weeds is back on... YAY!!!

bananas. said...

ugh!!! can't stand the bachelor/ette shows. sorry i skipped all the parts where you talked about her. i did catch that she lives in your city. she really lives in oakland? i heard she works for facebook. oh god why do i know so much! i'm stopping now.

Alicia said...

i can't stand that chick!! i had to sit out this season because she just drives me BONKERS! but i do love me some reality tv...i'm ashamed to admit i totally love jersey shore and RHNJ...i know, awful!!

Stephanie said...

Omg! We should be friends! I love this show. My favorite is definetly Chris. I love Roberto too but I kind of want Chris to be picked, therefore Roberto could possibly be the next Bachelor. Selfish of me? A little bit but who doesn't want to see more Roberto!!? We should definetely talk after the finale!!

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

I just started to watch the second season of the City last night! :)
xxx

http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

Krystal said...

i need the updates on the bachelors because i can't watch it here!
good luck w/ the job search, i'm also searching! no fun.

JenRem said...

I've actually never been a huge fan of the Bachelor or Bachelorette shows. Although I do know that a few of them found true love on the show, for the most part I think it's a play on reality.

Caroline said...

Me too Claire!!!! So, I must say I love your comments on Coeur de La ... they always make me smile and laugh. Like your comment about not having a coffee in two weeks makes you cringe ... haha just thinking about it makes me cringe as well :) BUT I have made up for it while in Portland. I have now enjoyed almost two coffees a day ... sending you a hug!

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

No TV for me here, but I have been starting to watch some old episodes of Grey's Anatomy on my puter... That was my favorite show back in the day.

Sending hugs and kisses your way! So sorry to hear about all the stress and pressure in your life right now.

All love, dear beautiful friend.

jozen said...

YOU HAVE GOT TO WATCH "PLAIN JANE"!!!!!

Tangerine Fairy said...

Yes CRAZY CASEY w/ his tattoo and weird voice with guarding and protecting heart..oh how much i miss him lol...let's not forget wrestler Justin and what is up with Frank..makes me think he's not completely out of the picture since he wasn't there on monday... as u can see, i'm addicted ..and don't get me started on nj housewives!!!!

Dancing Branflake said...

I told myself to not watch this. I mean, I cannot be addicted to one more show. Watch the Good Wife. It's dang good!

Gracie said...

Haha I really don't watch that much tv. I usually watch re watch movies or read. Although reality shows can be fun when you just want to veg and not think about much.

I hope your job searching goes well!!