Well now...I don't know how many of you are watching "Breaking Amish" on TLC. I made the mistake of catching the first show so, naturally, I got hooked :)
Some of the things rang false as in most every "reality" show. These "Amish" seemed to know a lot of hip words which you wouldn't expect them to know. But the one thing that wasn't fake was the one poor girl who wears dentures. They would have to pay me a king's ransom to pull out all my teeth to "get into a role" so have to believe at least ONE thing about this fiasco of a show.
It got me a little curious about the Amish ways. At the library I checked out some Amish books. (Large print,natch!) These are romance...Christian fiction they call it. They look funny sitting next to my "Fifty Shades of Gray" trilogy,lol. No one ever said I wasn't diverse in my reading :) Starting breezing through the Amish books and, as expected, they are "nice" stories..slow paced. Have to admit I feel "good" when I read them. Makes me feel cleansed after partaking in some of my guilty pleasures like the one below.
One show that always makes me feel like taking a shower after watching is the old Joysey Shore. I tried these past 5 seasons to find just one of the gang that I liked and sympathized with. Still can't find one,lol. Don't know why I started watching in the first place but you know how that goes...the train wreck you can't tear your eyes from.
At least the show knows when to throw in the towel...they're all starting to get a little long in the tooth to keep showing their cuckoos and all. Have to admit they have given me a "lottolaughs" through the years. The one thing that's disturbing is that this show is on MTV and a hit with the younger set which,of course, it's geared at.
Now we've all had our own rowdy moments as youngsters but can't for the life of me remember when I ever got into a fight and had my extensions ripped out. These guys take drinking,partying and fighting to a whole new level and I just wonder what their own kids someday will have to say about that in the future. I, for one, could not imagine watching my mother drunk out of her head bent over peeing and passing gas on a backyard deck.(One of the funniest Snooki moments ever last season...I should be ashamed, or rather, SHE should :) But,then again, who knows what morals will be like even 20 years from now? lol. That show might seem to their kids silly and old fashioned. Kind of like the 1950's young girls novels I used to read in the 80's where all the girls wore cute skirts and were waiting for their first kiss. (I was one of those geekies! Maybe that's why those books appealed to me so much :)
Well,we all can't be Amish. There's be no Lottery Post if we were :) Gambling's a big no-no for them. And I guess we all can't be Jersey Shorish either....somewhere in the middle is just fine by me. Balance is the key to life. That's why after I read a chapter or two of "Fifty Shades" and finish watching the latest "Shore" I'll go put my white "kapp" on and feel "good" again as I delve into my Amish book :)