Posted by: GeekHiker | May 10, 2009

Reality

Taking a break from cleaning today, I turned on the TV and started idly flipping channels.

Not surprisingly, reality shows were dominant.

On the Discovery Channel they were showing “Deadliest Catch”.

Two stations away on E! they were showing “Keeping up with the Cardashians Cardassians Kardishians Kardah-uh… um…”  Well, you get the idea.

Something occurred to me in that moment.

I pretty much doubt that I’ll ever be a crab fisherman in Alaska.  I honestly don’t think I’m made of quite the stuff to do that kind of work.

And just as sure that I’ll never lead the “southern California lifestyle” shown on the other show that I can’t spell.  Because, well, anyone who’s been reading this blog for a bit can probably come up with a few dozen reasons why.

Somewhere in between those two extremes, the reality I want to live in must be.

I’d like to think it’s a little closer to the crab fisherman.

And lot less like the town I’m living in now.

I just wish I could figure out how to get to that point… or at least where on the line between those two points that “reality” even is…

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Responses

  1. Reality shows are “opium of the masses” LOL! People get to live nine (or more!) lives without lifting a finger (okay, lifting one finger in changing the channel), yay!

    So… telecommuting from a small fishing town in Alaska will be your ideal life?! 😉

  2. why don’t you take a break from the IT life and go fishing off okinawa or pick olives in spain.
    haha – i should follow my own advice. it’s probably a good thing my current tv has a 4-inch screen and no cable.

  3. I think it’s time to start job hunting somewhere cool like Boulder, Colorado or Moab, Utah or something. OOhh or maybe you could apply for something with Outward Bound or NOLS. Oh and you need to become a photo-journalist for Outside Magazine or National Geographic Adventure. Yup, I think that’ll do it.

  4. You could go crabbing with the Kar@#$%#$% but I don’t think it would be fun.

  5. I think you can tell alot about a person by their response to a reality TV show –whether they sit glued to the reality marathon or run screaming from the house. (I’ve done both)

  6. Move.

    More specifically, move here. No sun-kissed blonde beach babes. The “beautiful” people are average looking. And you can pretend you’re in Alaska during January blizzards.

    See? Told you I was brilliant 😉

  7. I agree with Mel, maybe it is time to get out of Dodge. Crab fishing sounds much to dangerous for me and I am secretly glad that I will never be completely OC… that being said, I love my life here, but never feel like I am quite where I belong either. Best of luck in your quest!

  8. Hmm.. my initial thought was move also. I know it’s a pain in the ass but it’s an adventure. If you don’t feel like you really belong where you are then try somewhere new… what do you have to lose? 🙂 Good luck

  9. Heya GH! LOL @ the Kardhiesn…..whatever!
    Dropping in to say “Hello!”. LTNS! I feel I’m getting more distant from your blog & not reading it as much. 😦 BUT I’m still checking in here & there! 🙂

  10. I’m pretty sure shows like “Deadliest Catch” and that one where guys get killed chopping down trees are supposed to make you appreciate yours more.

    I have no idea what the moral is in the Kardashian fable. Maybe if you have sex with black men then you get to buy lots of shoes and fight with your family about who loves who more.

  11. K – Hmmm… Might work. I wonder if I’ve lost my cold-weather blood?

    BlakSpring – It sounds like a good idea. You’ll be funding my little adventure, right?

    MelHeth – Um, yeah, I’ll get started right on that.

    Homer-Dog – Might not be fun, but it might be entertaining to watch!

    Hebba – In this case, I think I just turned the TV off. What does that tell you about me?

    Mrs Chuck Bartowski – I think my Cali blood might be too thin for the Great White North. How ‘bout I meet you somewhere in the middle?

    Aly – But, aren’t you So Cal native?

    LittleMissObsessive – Well, there is that little problem of losing my income, health benefits, etc…

    DezertLamb – Nice to see you again! Glad you’re still stopping by.

    TheCoconutDiaries – Which just goes to show that neither world is quite for me, eh?


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