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TV’s “Real Housewives of…” – Not Real AND Boring

Apparently “Real Housewives of New York City” is a new reality series about the luxe and fabulous lifestyles of some wealthy New York city women who happen to be married. I must have been on Mars recently because this show follows some other popular show I’ve never heard of called Real Housewives of Orange County.


j0178801.jpgI’m not alone in my opinion which I guess is no surprise and that got me thinking.  Life is just too full of its own twists and turns to make watching this stuff bearable.  No sooner do I put on one of these reality shows or even some of the better dramas these days and my eye lids drop…almost immediately.

I haven’t always been this way…I use to watch mindless drool like Dynasty and Falcon Crest (dating myself).

I think now that I have teens, a career that keeps me hopping, great long-time friends (offline and online), a wonderful communitiy life and of course that fellow I married 20 years ago, I just don’t have the time or interest to watch TV these days.  Life is just too full.  I’m not saying my life is a fantasy land–just that it is full…full of excitement, successes, failures, anxiety, sadness, joy…and I as I get older, peaceful moments that I really relish.

To my friends that pop in from time to time (Elizabeth T., Angela, Michele, Sandra B., Annette, Lynette, Aurelia, Alyssa, Tiffany, Chele, Kelly, Latara, Alice, Darina, Treece, Vera, Nell, Marie, Cara, Carrie AND Kristine) – I think you guys are far more interesting then any fur clad, script-operated housewife of New York.


  1. Awwww… I’m so honored that you find me more interesting! Hehe

    I know what you mean though. I’ve got a daily drama of my own every day. I don’t need to watch “Real Housewives of” to feel complete. I’ve got you, babe! 😉

  2. LMBO, I love this post! I watched a few minutes of that show out of curiosity, and really, they aren’t very interesting. Chele is WAY more interesting than they are 😉

  3. Moi? Are you sure Sharon? 😉 but I agree the other ladies are far more interesting and they are my real friends, with real lives and real struggles.

    I do not like reality shows at all. Most of the time they aren’t even true. Just people trying to act real and end up being so very fake.

  4. Hey Lynette – who answered my 150 questions when I first signed up for MM with the patience of Job. You are more than “techlady” to me! I love to hear you talk about N.C. and your girls. If ever you come to Toronto you must give me a call 🙂

  5. I totally agree Sharon and thank you so much for the honor of being on your list. I completely and totally could not agree more. I’m not a big TV girl anyway, but I definitely love you all much more than any tv show. You are my true friends as Lynette said, whether I’ve ever met you in person or not in fact, I have just as great Online friends as I do friends in person here where I live. I am truly blessed!

  6. I, too, am honored to be on your list. TV can be such a bore. Life is too short and too interesting to spend being a voyeur into some ho-hum pumped up TV drama. Real people, real friends make it all worthwhile. Your blog certainly gives us much to think about. Thanks, Sharon!

  7. Sharon, we have something else in common besides trains….not liking reality shows lol. I watch almost no TV either – and ever since I got into real estate I have even less personal time than I did as a teacher! I’m not complaining though, I agree with you, I will take life’s ups and downs and challenges and delights over Flava Flav any day. I’ve read your blog before, I realized that when I got here! It’s so nice to meet you!

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