Things That Make You Say...Hmmmm?...
Now Playing: Day 649-The Final Road To Survival
As I lay here once again on the ole couchbed surrounded by my water, Slimfast and other tasty GP liquid diet yummy drinks (being sarcastic) I question what the heck came over some of these parents on a few of these reality television shows?...
Let's start off first with "Dance Moms." One would think these kids were playing lead role in a Broadway show! One would also think these Moms need to maybe get a life that doesn't evolve around putting their girls in the presence of some menopausal woman belittling them. WHEW! Have you watched this train accident waiting to happen as each competition makes those watching literally lose the rest of their hair? The woman who owns this dance studio makes any horror movie look 'G' rated. If I had someone who taught me dance put me down and then in turn have a few cursing matches with my own parent then I can only imagine at their age what they have to look forward to when they get older. Just a shame they allow such a show and its a slap in the face to such young talent. When the woman states she is looking for a husband instead of gifts that the parents and children buy her I wonder what type of gentlemen would want to be critiqued the rest of their lives? A few episodes was enough for me to say, "NEXT!" PS: I cringe at anyone who names their child, "Abby Lee."
Mind you this is what happens when you are stuck home recovering from a brain injury and there isn't a darn thing on even with over 300 channels. I just realized by my friend that we have over 400 channels. OOPS! Regardless this is why I have become the channel surfer because there isn't anything on besides HGTV and CNN. Huge Anderson Cooper fan!
Me and my friend just finished watching the most hilarious show of them all which is bad television at its finest! "Toddlers and Tiaras." Reality isn't really reality anymore. Its more like scripted television where the producers decide once the tape is cut in the editing room just how they will present you to the rest of the viewing world. Nothing quite like watching parents live their dreams out through hair clip ons, false eyelashes, flipper-fake teeth, spray on tans and enough Aqua Net that if someone lit a match we would all blow up! Hahahaha! I remember way back in the day when beauty pageants didn't involve parents standing behind the judges motioning each move their child should make. I tend to think anyone who has a video recorder at these glitz beauty pageants also must hold a top rated U Tube video channel. I get more of a kick watching the parents who act like maybe they need to be in the 2-6 year old group instead of the actual child. Hahahaha!
The best part is when the child doesn't hold up to their parents expectations and walk away with the average $500-$1,000 top prize, although mind you it costs almost the same amount just to enter into these pageants. I think maybe they need to give the parents a Monster energy drink and a dozen of pixie sticks first before announcing the grand supreme prize winners. Surely it would make for the best television of all! Hahahaha! Come on? Making a child lose weight when they are only 8 years old or how about only having children for the sake of putting them into beauty pageants? I think some these parents should had instead invested into Mattel and build a Barbie house and bought a Barbie corvette and then hit the road aka solo. Its sad to imagine the consequences and self esteem issues these children will grow up having from being forced into a distorted pageant world by their parents living their lives through them. Sure isn't what it used to be back in the day but boy! is it extremely fun guilty pleasure watching these parents behave like children!
On a more productive note...My friend started re-staining furniture in the spare bedroom. The furniture was handed down to me and the last time it had a good refinishing was years ago. I did my best to help assist with polishing the parts that were eye level. Anything besides watching television is a blessing! Amen. We also baked some cupcakes. I never was too much into cake or cupcakes. I always preferred the icing. It takes a lot of sugar anymore to keep my levels up. Same goes for staying hydrated increasing my fluids due to low blood pressure associated with my Gastroparesis. At least I can say I am getting better at monitoring both and that's a good thing!
Drano day didn't happen today. I am way overdue but each treatment must be considered very carefully. If I am experiencing excessive head pressure or vomiting as well if my blood pressure is running too low treatment must be held off for another day. My doctors leave the decision in my hands now because they feel I know my body best and don't want to jeopardize pushing me into a treatment on a day when I am not doing well to begin with. Just part of living a Gastroparesis life.
I will be coming up on two weeks soon healing from the concussion. Its a slow process but in order for it to be a successful one without suffering any further complications I need to keep remembering one word. PATIENCE.
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Updated: January 26, 2012 3:42 AM EST