Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Lesson From Jersey

'Reality' shows. I like them. 
Project Runway
Real Housewives of various cities 
Tabatha's Salon Takeover
Jersey Couture
The Joysey GTL Guido Show
okay that last one is totally made up

and so on. The influx of the Jersey-themed shows has been flummoxing,wouldn't you agree? There's a general stereotype that exists that is VERY popular right now. I find myself drawn in for a number of reasons; one of them being that the people (women specifically, obvs) featured on those shows are SO unlike me. And yes, I like to giggle at what they wear sometimes and wonder how they can all drive such nice cars. 
Its a nice way to escape for a half hour or so while I do chores. 

But what I RESPECT about those stupid shows (because they are (let's admit it) STUPID) is the directness of the people on them. Yeah, whatsherface left Jersey Shore AGAIN the second time, but at least everyone knew where they stood with her. 
Yeah, Dina AND Caroline both had 'sit-downs' with Danielle. I think that's pretty brave. 
Also a way to cause drama and raise ratings. BUT. Stay with me.
Tracy and Olivia HATE each other. For no good reason as far as the show reveals; they just don't like each other AT ALL.  They don't try to be all nicey nice when they are around each other. 
I mean. Come on. Hasn't there recently been a time when you wished you had the balls (and reason and conviction and yes maybe also a tv show) to tell someone EXACTLY what you thought of them?

Just something I feel people could maybe use a little more of sometimes. There's a lot to say for respect, and using gentle , kind words. Be like Jesus and all that. 
But didn't He flip a couple tables over in His time?

The answer is yes. 
And I think I just drew a comparison between Christ my savior and Teresa Guidice. 


  1. Jesus had his Guido moments I suppose...that human thang.

  2. I agree, directness is something many people could use more of. I, however, should work on my filter sometimes. :)

  3. Haha mom, I dunno about guido moments...that term makes me think of fist-pumping and sweaty tan guys.
    Dana, you know that I totally respect how direct you are.