Sunday, March 04, 2007

Can you learn from reality TV?

The other day I was at work and someone mentioned that they were watching old episodes of "The Golden Girls" and I said I practically owned the whole series.

She said that she tried to watch something on TV but there was nothing but dumb reality shows. I was a *bit* peeved and told her about great shows like "The Amazing Race." She said she could watch that but not "Survivor" and "I Love New York."

I couldn't argue with her.

But I don't agree with her either. Let's face it, there is a LOT of trash out there, but there's some good too.
Here's what I've learned from reality TV.

Cheaters: While I don't catch every episode, I've picked up a few clues from this show. The premise: somone suspects their spouse/partner of cheating. A detective crew is sicced on them and then they investigate. Nine times out of 10 they are cheating. They are then confronted and wacky high jinks ensue.

Here's what I learned, (Not that I have a cheating heart, I've been in a relationship for almost five years now!).
Inspect all new knicknacks that show up in your house. Their favorite things it to put hidden cameras in homes and these cheaters are stupid enough to bring their new lover home. And the camera is rolling as they start getting busy in full view.

Don't go to "Applebee's" for some reason, a LOT of these folks take their dates to this place.
Don't kiss in public. NO kissing at the door or at the car. Go inside the OTHER person's house and don't stay longer than 5-10 minutes.
Hotels are NOT your friend. The clerks can rat you out if they suspect you're cheating. (Seriously)

America's Next Top Model: Tyra, I am your TV slave. But here's what I've learned.
Know your angles. You never know WHEN or where you're going to be photographed so always be prepared.
Anything is possible, don't doubt yourself. YOU are your OWN biggest enemy.

I Love New York. Even ghetto girls need love too!

Survivor: It's the ultimate in office politics. The key to getting along is to NOT have too strong of a personality but being true to yourself. You also need the RIGHT people supporting you in your endeavors while NOT selling out. (I'm still mastering this little gem).

The Amazing Race: There are beautiful places in the world besides the good old USA. Also, in competition, the only person you should trust completely is your partner and sometimes you both have to take risks.

Well, that's it for this week, today is my honey's b-day and we're off to celebrate!