When I was in high school I distinctly remember being asked what I wanted to do for a career. This is different than the typical elementary school question of “what do you want to be when you grow up?” for couple of reasons. 1) Career meant I needed to think past lunch and way into the future, all four years of them, to my time in college. 2) I had to COMMIT to this decision FOREVER. At this point in my life, I couldn’t even commit to a fake boyfriend, let alone a single career choice.
I had big pictures, but no real way of actualizing them. Yeah, I know, that’s kinda silly. But honestly, I really thought in 9th grade that whatever I chose for a career was what I was stuck doing for life—so it had better be something different. Coincidentally, I am a girl of very simple needs. When it was my turn to answer this question, I fired back point-blank: “I want to watch TV for a living.” Yeah, that was my response.
In a twist of fate I got my wish. I guess you can call it actualization; I just call it determination for leisure! For my day job, I have to watch over 5 hours a day of daytime television cataloging books spotlighted during broadcast. During these arduous, stimulating parts of my day, I often find some tiny nuggets of awesome.
Let’s start with my favorite guilty pleasure—reality stars. No, not those Jon and Kate + 8 hacks, I’m talking REAL fake celebrities: Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt. Earlier this week, Al Roker clearly drew the short straw and lobbed some hardballs at those tricksters.
My absolute favorite part is when Al finally gets Heidi to admit that she’s not ashamed of her behavior. Because praying to Jesus so you can schlep your new “celebrity” endorsed product is such a good use of JC’s time. Really Heidi, REALLY? Please come back to The Today Show tomorrow. My life just isn’t the same without these two.