My friends are all completely exasperated with me. I don't watch TV. I have no idea what the new shows are about, and even shows I love, like Supernatural, I am so far behind in, I can't hold a conversation with anyone.
We cancelled our cable about 6 months ago, and I pretty much rely on movies we have on DVD and Netflix. And even then, I watch TV only after the kids go to sleep and only if Geoff isn't in the room and watching something of his own. Our tastes are pretty different in what we truly like, although we are pretty good at tolerating the other's choices.
This lack of knowledge leaves me in the dark in many conversations and with many pop culture references. I don't know who certain actors are, I don't know shows, or new songs and bands. I don't see commercials, so I have no idea what movies are coming out, or what they are about. I am completely clueless.
I am pretty much ok with this. :)
I like what I like, and that's about it. Sure, I will try new things, listen to new music. But I know what I like, and when the chips are down and I have (very) limited time or resources, I am going to go with what I know.
This means my Rob Zombie and Bruce Springsteen CDs are worn out. It means my playlist on my iPod very rarely change. I means I can pretty much quote my favorite movies word for word. It drives people crazy. But it's me, and I like it. I find comfort in the familiar. I can also get very nostalgic.
So tonight, when I logged into Netflix, and started to browse the new releases, I was ecstatic to find 2 of my old favs- movies I haven't seen in at least 20 years. I am currently watching Orca, and plan on doing Saturday the 14th tomorrow.
Yeah, that's right. That's how I roll.
Rosie N. Grey
The N stands for "nostalgia:.