I was in the following frame of mind: I missed my home, specifically, hearing people who sounded like me, and, I missed the ocean ... so where could I get plenty of both???
I decided to go where I had never dared to go before: Jersey Shore! ;-
There are a host of problems with this show - lack of modesty in dress, for one, sexuality for another, how much they're comped drinks, plastic surgery at 26 years old - to be real, I can go on and ON with other items AND a detailed talking about each one I've already listed and my reasons behind them! And I'll more than likely talk about them in this space in the future ... but here's the thing:
Even tho in my worst drinking days I wasn't like the denizens of this show - truth be known, they would have had plenty of room to refer to me as a grenade! - I can certainly understand what they're about and where there (mental as well as actual physical) location, is at! And yes I like seeing the Jersey Shore, and hearing people who talk like me! Altho I wouldn't want any of these 8 to be my offspring, to be honest with you, they have been my friends, they have been people with whom I've shared rooms, both in Alcoholics Anonymous and 'out there rolling in the world'.
And so ... I'm watching this show. Its a corner of my current world that intersects with my previous one. I'll keep you updated.........