Friday, October 07, 2005

The Unexamined Life

Life is a process. Up days, down days, sideways, highways.
Perhaps that is why I love reality television. Get to partake in the progression. But the beauty of it is, I get to be critical and omniscient.
Apprentice-- Boardroom was very exciting but strange. Don't understand what Rebecca means by "having integrity" by letting egotistical Toral go back up to the suite. Dumb move but the girl ousted was tres annoying. Crying is really wimpy and she was so nasal. Next!

Survivor-- Poor Brooke sacrificed due to the evil machinations of her team members. No offense Judd. You are a pawn to the game. Contrary to his belief, he is not great at reading people. Judd the Obscure. Next!
Speaking of networks, NBC sux. Back in the day, with Seinfeld, Friends and when ER and Will & Grace was good, NBC was the network to beat. Now, ABC has the best dramas (Desperate Housewives, Lost, Grey's Anatomy, Alias), CBS the best reality (Survivor, CSI, Big Brother). Even Fox is up and coming with its tacky but sooo good reality (So you think you can Dance?, American Idol, OC). UPN is the next Tyra channel catering mostly to black viewers while WB gives tweens the good, hearty telly with pretty gals and boys. Whaddup with NBC? So sad its so bad.

And whaddup with the LIVE portions of reality? Chat with former models about America's Top Model. Talk to former survivors about Survivor. Dude, have you got a watch because your minutes are up?!?! Besides, it is an extra hour I have to kill. No time. Next!
Oprah-- Had the glorious opportunity to watch O today. Uma was on. Meryl too. I really enjoyed it. I had a rough last night and was in a funk today but watching Oprah was very uplifting. She exudes a lot of strength and she is very wise. I especially liked her definition of strength=power/time. Physics.
( "Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different." Isn't that a great definition? It just means that when you know better, you do better. If you had known better at that time you would have done better."I think the number one thing that keeps you from doing better than your best is fear," Uma says. " When you go through it, … you get through your fear a little bit, too, because it's happened. And that makes you stronger." "I think you're one of those people who will turn your pain into great power," says Oprah. "Strength over time is power.")
Uma is very thoughtful. She seemed to be searching for answers in her life which I can definitely relate to. Her interview with Meryl Streep was amazing.
("I know life is short and I'm a lucky woman. I think that you find your own way. You have your own rules. You have your own understanding of yourself, and that's what you're going to count on. In the end, it's what feels right to you. Not what your mother told you. Not what some actress told you. Not what anybody else told you but the still, small voice. … Beyond that, I don't know. And it's the not knowing that's the good part. To me, mystery is the most beautiful thing—the fact that you can't figure it out—that's it for me. That's for sure.")

Contemplative. To thine own self be true.


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