Entertainment Magazine

Brain Cells--Who Needs 'Em? Monthly Momfessional

By Molly Thiersch @crazedkitchen
They say confession is good for the soul, right? Kind of like “they” say red wine and chocolate are good for the heart? Well “they” sound like very wise people, so let’s get this month’s Momfessional (the first!) underway…

MONTHLY MOMFESSIONAL, JANUARY EDITION:  BRAIN CELLS--WHO NEEDS 'EM?

Recently, my husband and I had a “discussion” (you know the kind) about who should watch our family’s only TV that night. Yes, we have a DVR, but we had both been waiting a long time for our favorite shows to restart and we both felt like we couldn’t wait ONE MINUTE MORE to watch them.
Why the marital showdown? Let’s just say that two classic, iconic gems of television artistry were showing at the same time.
It was THIS:
Brain Cells--Who Needs 'Em? Monthly MomfessionalVs. THIS:
Brain Cells--Who Needs 'Em? Monthly MomfessionalAnd yes, I confess that I am one of the 8 English-speaking women on Earth who doesn’t watch Downton Abbey.
And yes, I am somewhat embarrassed to confess that I LOVE watching The Bachelor (and The Bachelorette). LOVE. THEM.
I don’t actually have anything against Downton Abbey. In fact, I’m certain that someday when my children are grown and I have one freaking minute to myself more time, I will thoroughly enjoy watching the whole series on Netflix or whatever has taken its place by then. (We’re talking WAY in the future here, unfortunately.) But for now, catching up is just too much of a time commitment.
Plus, Downton Abbey? I’m thinking it’s probably hard to watch, at least by my tired-mom-of-three standards. I’m guessing it takes actual functioning brain cells to follow the complex storylines and to keep track of the many characters. The writing is stellar, I hear, and everyone speaks with a British accent. All of this means I would have to PAY ATTENTION THE WHOLE TIME. That if I happened to do one of those 5-minute-long blinks that I sometimes do in the evening, I might actually miss something.
Yeah. That sounds just way too hard.
But you know what’s easy to watch? The Bachelor.
No one on The Bachelor uses long words or complicated language. No one. Not only is the plotline exactly the same every season, but the stories are pretty much the same each episode, too. Even better, the producers helpfully reduce the number of characters each week, so that by the end of the season you really only have to keep track of 3 or 4 different people.
And the best part? Having a glass (or two, ahem) of wine during The Bachelor doesn’t make it any harder to follow what’s going on. If anything, it eases my anxiety about the fact that I can’t tell most of the “ladies” apart, and makes me more tolerant—sympathetic, even—when they act all crazy and bitchy.
(I have the feeling that drinking wine during Downton Abbey would make me very sleepy and not a little confused. It also might make me start trying to talk with an British accent, which would scare the cat and confuse the kids.)
So, for now, it’s The Bachelor for me. It may be killing my brain cells, but at least I get to stare at this each week:

Brain Cells--Who Needs 'Em? Monthly Momfessional

ALMOST as cute as my husband. Almost.


Totally worth it.

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Hue Are You? with Kim Hoegger

    You? with Hoegger

    Welcome to HUE ARE YOU? A weekly blog series exploring different creatives' views on color and its use in interiors, art and design. We will dive deep into thei... Read more

    The 20 April 2018 by   Bridgetbeari
    HOME, INTERIOR DESIGN
  • 10 Strategies For Rebounding From Startup Failures

    Strategies Rebounding From Startup Failures

    If you can’t deal with failure, then the entrepreneur lifestyle is not for you. Don’t believe that urban myth that all you need is a good idea, a little fun... Read more

    The 20 April 2018 by   Martin Zwilling
    BUSINESS, CAREER
  • Lance Armstrong Settles $100 Million Lawsuit with Federal Government

    Lance Armstrong Settles $100 Million Lawsuit with Federal Government

    Yesterday, former pro cyclist and Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong put to rest the final lawsuit that has been dogging him since he admitted to doping... Read more

    The 20 April 2018 by   Kungfujedi
    OUTDOORS
  • Actor Matt McGorry Does Some Serious Ally Work

    Actor Matt McGorry Does Some Serious Ally Work

    If you’ve watched How To Get Away With Murder or Orange is the New Black, you’ve seen the work of actor Matt McGorry. If you follow him on Facebook you saw him... Read more

    The 20 April 2018 by   Danceswithfat
    DIET & WEIGHT, FITNESS, HEALTH
  • Trio of Climbers Make First Ascent of Jeannette Peak in Canada

    Trio Climbers Make First Ascent Jeannette Peak Canada

    The news of this story broke a week or so back while I was on the road, and it got lost in my email box until now. Still, it is a good story and I thought it wa... Read more

    The 20 April 2018 by   Kungfujedi
    OUTDOORS
  • Teach Anywhere

    Teach Anywhere

    Teach anywhere one of the best recruitment companies for teachers in the UAE. The Dubai City Company would like to review this company. With this in mind, this... Read more

    The 20 April 2018 by   Dubai City Company
    CAREER
  • Khost - Governance

    Khost Governance

    U.K. duo khost released their third full-length album titled Governance in June of 2017.What Damian Bennett and Andy Swan have created is a nightmarish... Read more

    The 20 April 2018 by   Ripplemusic
    ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC