Monday, August 2, 2010

Shark Week disappointment.

I started out my day today by somehow sitting on my pinky fingernail and bending it up in a way that makes my skin crawl even remembering it. It's one of those things where you just look at yourself and think, "how many times have I sat down in my life, why on earth would this time be any different, what is WRONG with me."

Other than that, I am wearing my VidCon shirt and boxer shorts and writing today off as a sick day. Last week I was still stuck on East Coast time and found myself waking up at 6-7 AM all week, so it's kind of nice to look at the clock and see that it's 11:45 in the morning and I only have gotten out of bed once to open my window.

It's now 10 o'clock at night and for having an uneventful day, I sure had a weird day.

First I forced my roommate Justin to watch three more episodes of Buffy with me (I am on episode 9 of Season 1) and then Eia and I went down to our favorite Indian food place for dinner. I was so excited to get out of the house after a sick day that I told her we needed to walk there instead of drive (it's only about 4 blocks). The weather was perfect; not too hot, but just right for walking around in a tank top.

At the Indian place, they were gracious enough to give us a complimentary appetizer… twice. I don't think they meant to give us free food twice, but Eia and I were definitely not going to send it back.

It was on our walk home that I definitely regretted our decision not to drive. We were walking up the road, enjoying the evening, and out of nowhere this shady guy appeared, standing behind a tree. He looked kind of suspicious but I wasn't paying much attention, and I wasn't sure why Eia seemed to be bee-lining it home. Right as we'd past, he asked me what time it was, so being a good citizen I turned around to tell him "eight o'clock". It was only then that I noticed he was standing there with his wiener out. Just holding it. Not doing anything else. Just standing by a tree, wiener out, wanting to know the time.

We hurried home. Probably never walked faster in my life.

Now I'm sitting in my living room, all excited about Shark Week, and thoroughly disappointed that none of the Shark programs on tonight seem very enthralling. Hence why I am now watching Silent Library. If you have never watched SIlent Library, you should definitely check it out. It's playing on MTV2 right now (the American version) but I would say the episodes you can find on YouTube of the actual Japanese version are way funnier. The premise is that six people draw cards and the one who gets the skull and crossbones has to do some horrible painful thing. But silently, as they're in a library.

I'm currently watching girls shave a man's hairy back and use the loose hair to make a beard for the girl who lost this round. Okay, and a few minutes later, on a new episode, a guy is brushing his teeth with a used toilet brush. Now a guy is wearing a Godzilla costume and being forced to walk barefoot across a town made of legos. NOTHING hurts worse than legos on bare feet. Call this trashy TV all you want, I think it's hilarious.

The moral of the story here is that I doubt I could ever be on a show like Silent Library. I felt this way about Fear Factor too, and about Wipeout. I just don't think I could handle eating fishbait muffins or being put in a wind machine full of dead bugs for 30 seconds for ANY amount of money. And Wipeout? How many of those people do you think have to be carried away to hospitals because of severe head injuries due to poor landings off giant red bouncy balls?

I'm not saying these shows are any less entertaining, I just know I couldn't do it. I will watch safely from my living room couch like most of America. My question for today for the comments is do you think you would survive one of these horrible endurance-based TV shows?

What! Now Jenna Fischer is doing an acne commercial. What the heck. I didn't even recognize her. Let's be serious right now; who HASN'T done a ProActiv commercial? The Avril Lavigne one just aired a few minutes ago as well. I can guarantee these stars do not use ProActiv. I had horrible skin in middle school/high school and I tried it, and it never worked for me.

Okay, instead of narrating my boring Monday night TV watching, I'm going to end this blog post here.

Until tomorrow!

Last google search: "silent library" (I mean, what else would I have last searched for?)
Chipotle burritos: 15


Aly said...

There is no way I could survive those shows! I cringe even when I watch some of the things that people have to do! xD

Bumblefoot said...

I think I could do Wipe Out however I would definitely be afraid of head injury, however I feel its a show I could win if i was on it, but other shows I probably couldn't last.

Tara said...

I could never do Fear Factor or Wipeout...or even Survivor for that matter.

Niki. said...

Yeah, I'm pretty sure there's no way I'd ever survive any of those shows.... XD.

BenCracknell said...

I would definitely not be able to survive a gross one. I couldn't eat or see any bugs or fish eyes. Having said that, I would probably be quite successful in wipeout. I'm really not the sport type, but with obstacle courses I'm great. I sound so big headed, Hahaha.

Have a great day!

Sammie said...

Number 1...the perv guy...creepy!! Number pumped its BEDA, so I can have your blog to read every day!! haha...
Number 3...I could so never do those wipeout, fear factor type shows either.

Molly Jo said...

I could never make it on one of those reality survivor eat-gross-things shows. I gag just watching.

Side note: had a similar creepy guy experience, only he jumped from behind a juniper bush, at 11 at night, and was dressed in pink spandex (except for the part he was showing off) and a scuba mask.

Jess said...

Well! That creeper guy story is disturbing!

And, no way could I survive one of those shows! My extreme lack of muscle and ability to become injured very easily (I seriously tripped the other day, and now the entire bottom half of my leg is bruised) would probably force me to go to the emergency room before any of it even started.

SayAnything said...

I love that your Monday night was nearly as boring as mine. :) However, I'm on Season 3 Episode 5 of Buffy, but then I got a head start. :P

I don't know if I could be on one of those shows. Wipeout, maybe, but definitely not Fear Factor. I'm way to squeamish around bugs as is.

Melody said...

I'm so glad you're blogging every day, Kristina! <3 And it made me giggle that you used the word "wiener." I'm still five years old. xD

Natalie said...

I need a sick day, you don't realise how tiring working on a bouncy castle every day is until you try it D:
I think I'd like a go on wipeout, but I wouldn't be very successful, and I'd like to be one of the non-skull-and-cross-bones people in Silent Library but Fear Factor is NOT MY THING.

kira902k said...

Ah, I can't watch shows like that. At all. I don't know, for me, it's really easy to imagine what it's like to be in someone else's place, so I can practically feel/taste whatever is happening to the person in the episode. Can not stand it.
I really should get into Shark Week, I suppose. Everyone's always talking about it. I just never watch TV, only seasons on DVD/online.


easygreen said...

Buffy season one eh? I can't believe that was 1997, I was 10 years old and I did just about anything to watch those episodes on TV. I think I quit clubs at school because they met on Buffy nights, and in the later seasons I think I called out of work so I wouldn't miss an episode.

Also... creeper weiner is creepy!

The Vagabond said...

I watched some of Shark Week for the first time last night and saw a lady get her butt bitten off. That was pretty gross. Also awkward.

And I'm sorry that creeper incident happened. I hate people like that so much. They're sick. When I was studying in Italy a SUPER creepy Italian did that to me on the train. Awful.

I don't think I could do one of those shows. I don't really understand the people who go on them. Any kind of elimination game I would be too scared to compete in. Even Top Chef. No thank you. Top Chef is like Jersey Shore for chefs. So unnecessarily dramatic.

mark said...

You'll have to check with your local authorities but where I live it's illegal to expose yourself in public like that.

If you remember his description I'd give the police a call and report it.