Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Bravo has rendered my deck unusable

I have a slight problem. We broke our backs building a sweet new deck and patio and guess where we spend our nights:

Yep. On the couch. Watching highly evolved shows like Real Housewives of New Jersey, Top Chef and My Life on the D-List. And of course my girl Meredith on the Today show in the mornings.

Not cool. So, starting Thursday (because, um, well, Top Chef is on Wednesday nights and I just can't quit cold turkey), I'm knocking us back. No TV except for Top Chef and Mad Men once it comes back. We're going to be the couple who has coffee on our deck like everyone talks about in home-buying shows but no one ever does because it's kind of boring and annoying to hear the love of your life crunching his cereal in the still of a peaceful July morn if it kills me. Back to nature, man. Back to it. Crunching and my overly-sensitive ears be damned.

We did well dropping this nasty TV habit last summer, so I'm hopeful we can kick it again. Plus, this week is cra-azy busy as I'm gettin' my hairs did tomorrow and helping with a neighborhood party Thursday and then bidding on loads of goodness at Art Over Wine Friday. Distractions are key!

PS Who saw Real Housewives last night?


  1. so..is the hubs on board with your tv boycott?

    I saw Real Housewives NJ last night...can we say DRAMA! Love it! As delusional as Danielle is..she's actually much more well spoken than the dunce on RHWNY...can't even think of her name.

    Oh! And WHEN did Danielle "come out of the closet"?

  2. OMG. We are obsessed with Housewives. I can't believe you're quitting it.

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love the deck you guys did. I still have to go check out the Patio, since I think I missed that reveal.

    Limiting TV is a noble idea. I'd like to do it too, for all of us. But it's so hard. On that note (showing my lack of commitment) I really need to see what the Mad Men craze is all about...

  4. Okay, never mind, I did see your patio area, but I liked it even better the second time. I have to say again (this time on your blog), I adore that 1/2 arbor. It strikes the perfect balance of providing a feeling a privacy without being overwhelming. And the landscaped bbq area is fantastic. Seriously. I'm very impressed. One of the best outdoor reveals I've seen that looks doable and worth all the hard work.

  5. I hate 'staged' reality tv like bachelor, housewives and Jersey Shore, but I love real life shows like Obsessed, Hoarders, and crazy pregnancy shows. But I cannot WAIT for Mad Men! It's coming up quick!

  6. Ahhh, I love I Didn't Know I was Pregnant!

  7. I am a Bravo fanatic. Real Housewives, My Life on the D-List, Flipping out, Rachel Zoe...they've totally figured out how to get me hooked. Let me know how your ban goes! I'm off to check out your deck reveal. :)


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