Friday, March 28, 2008
If You Know You're Obsessed It's Okay...Right?
As much as I dislike informing my family and friends of my many weaknesses, I know that an accurate depiction of my life this past week would be incomplete without mentioning my latest shallow (yet entertaining) obsession. So let it be said from the get-go that I am well aware of the time I have wasted and of what could have been accomplished had I been more responsible this past week or so. As a result I have no need of lecturing of any kind. Next to the cleanliness of my house (I'm quite sure that the whole family was clothed and fed and had most every need met--unless it was something I was unaware of due to my preoccupation) I have only sacrificed my own sleep and the time I usually devote to reading. Is this coming across as an apology or an excuse? It's meant to be a little of both, I suppose.
My latest addiction is Veronica Mars. I never watched this series when it was on the air--even though I wanted to--because we did not get decent reception on the CW. Since then I have had a few friends who have recommended it and I decided to put it in my Netflix queue--at the top. I know it is about high school students. I know it has an element of the soap opera to it. But it is smart, funny, and little bit sexy. (I really don't think it is quite appropriate or my big girls and so they have not been allowed to join in). It also has that crime solving element in it that I always enjoy. What can I say? I am a mystery lovin' gal. I have finished all three seasons and agree with most fans out there that it is a shame it didn't go on (I was somewhat satisfied with the ending but wish there could have been at least one more season to resolve some issues). I try to be choosy about what I watch on television and keep it to a minimum, but I would have gladly made time for this one if given the chance. There is so much garbage on and most of it is not worth the energy it takes to turn on the television. This is an exception.
Well, I'm not going to say anything more about it. I hope this little writing exercise may serve to free my mind from thinking about this show as much as I have been. It was good fun, but I guess I'm ready to get back to reality. I try not to let myself get too obsessed about things very often (the Twilight series came before this--so it's been a little while). Maybe I will write a post about the things I have become unhealthily obsessed with in the past--and overcome, to remind myself of my ability to reign it in and get back to normal. Ridicule me behind my back (or in a comment) if you must, but watch this series and see if I'm not right!