I have quite a few obsessions – most of them have a lasting end result as they involve some form of memory keeping with photos that are treasured keepsakes for my immediate family, or are treasured gifts to friends and family. It’s a given that at any Christmas there are at least several photo memory gifts under the tree. Other obsessions involve various other types of craft that are either kept or given as gifts. Then there’s an obsession with baking or cooking – not the regular “what’s for dinner” type feeling when I really have no idea – but the baking that is done just for the joy of it, and these moments are always enjoyed at the end of the result, and while they don’t last long on the plate – some of them invoke lasting memories of favourite treats, meals and the occasion that came with those edible memories.
I have a bit of a guilty obsession – one that doesn’t have any end result, just something that I sit and enjoy in the moment. I am a bit of a reality TV Fan. There are many shows that I have watched over the years – The Block, Australian Idol, The Amazing Race, The Biggest Loser, So You Think You Can Dance, Beauty & The Geek, Australia’s Got Talent, X-Factor, Masterchef, My Kitchen Rules, The Bachelor (the Australian series, the first one, I’m watching right now as I type, although I don’t know if I’ll last to the end!), and there are many more along the way that I’ve started, but never watched all the way through. Some of these shows I’ve watched just a season, or probably two seasons – and in some cases more seasons that I care to admit.
But …. there is one show that is a definite favourite! I have watched it from it’s very first season, even when the television station messed all the times up and started screening it too late at night – thank goodness for being able to program and record episodes. Now, my children sit and watch it with me too. It’s something that we sit down and watch together – it’s like a family tradition – me and the kids and my obsession – which I have now inflicted on them! Season 27 – and it’s still the best ever “reality” show …. ever!!! Thankfully it’s being screened on Thursday nights at 8.30pm, straight after the USA sees it. If the phone rings, I ignore it. The computer – it gets shut down. I don’t even check anything on my phone. That’s how much I just love Survivor! I love the challenges, I love the players – both good and nasty, I love the drama, I love the stunning scenery, I love the deception, I love the backstabbing, – oh – and did I say, I loooove the challenges. I love it all! It may be shallow of me – but that one hour a week when it is on, is totally time out mode! I just live in that one hour and don’t think of anything else! Yep – you can all laugh at me now – but know, that in just over 24 hours, I know exactly what I’ll be doing – and loving it!
Another page print to go into my “This is My Story” Album.