Tuesday, June 4, 2013

What I do with an evening to myself...

Mike was out watching basketball with a friend last night, and both children were tucked into bed. What does the Catholic Librarian do with such heady power as to reign supreme over her very living room?

(1) Watch The Journey Home. Certainly the most edifying part of the evening, I haven't indulged in my love of EWTN in quite some time. Occasionally I'll put it on while I get dressed in the morning, but when I lived alone I used to watch Life on the Rock, The Journey Home, and Mother Angelica Live with abandon. Now, I'm sharing one (and a half, really, if you count the tiny tv in my and Mike's bedroom) television(s) with 2 children who want their cartoon,s and my classic film-loving husband, so it's a lot more difficult to squeeze in. This week's guest was a convert from Presbyterianism. I love personal stories, and The Journey Home certainly fits the bill. Love.

(2) Knit. This is a nightly activity, to be sure. I'm working on a cardigan for Anne and had to divide for the sleeves. The technique in this particular pattern was new to me, and I was a little afraid, but I'm pleased to report that I knocked it out of the park. Or so it seems until I go back to the provisionally held stitches at a later time (especially since this took place during item (4) below, Chardonnay consumption), which has the potential to turn into a disaster, but we won't go there right now.

(3) Eat an orange buddy bar. After 8 pm, calories be damned.

(4) Drink a glass of Chardonnay. Cheers.

(5) Pause to go on Twitter and be nosy for a bit.

(6) Watch Breaking Amish: Brave New World. See, this is where it's gotten later and my judgement is more impaired.

I think we can safely say that Breaking Amish is the cesspool of reality television, right up there with Toddlers in Tiaras and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Although the possibilities are endless these days.

This is the first episode of the series that I've seen and it was a bit hard to watch. So, we've got these Amish and Mennonite young people who allegedly left their communities while the show was being filmed last year (my reading today has demonstrated that this is in fact not the case; yes, even after describing the show as a cesspool I was still reading about it, I don't see anything AT ALL contradictory about this) and even in viewing a single episode I can see that the situation has quickly deteriorated to bad decisions being made left and right. I kept saying to the tv: "Does your MOTHER know that you are doing this?! Actually, she doesn't, and you're LUCKY buddy-boy that she can't see you right now!!"

It was...informative, to be sure. Then I went up to bed to wait for Mike while reading 2 simultaneous books on my Kindle. It was fun, but I much prefer having him home. And I'm pretty sure he would picket outside for inhumane treatment if I tried to make him watch Breaking Amish.

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