Tuesday, March 18, 2008

"You are the example of everything that's wrong with t.v. today"

Those are the words my son uttered (with shame and distain, I might add) to me last week...

...after making the announcement that I called in my votes to Dancing with the Stars...not once, not twice, but 12 times. (did I just say that out loud?)

I couldn't help it. I felt compelled. This is the first time I've ever done anything like this.


I swear.

No, REALLY...I'm not that kind of girl.

But I was possessed. I had to vote. I didn't think I could live with myself had my favorite been voted off, and I didn't even vote.

It's no secret I love American Idol. But this season of Dancing with the Stars has captured my heart (and my funny bone). Yeah, that's right, MY HEART.

I love Adam Carolla. He's hysterical. He grew up in the San Fernando Valley. He grew up very close to where I did, but even closer to where Mr. Cruisin did.

His haunts were Mr. Cruisin's haunts as a kid. In fact, he is practically my husband's clone, if my husband was Italian, had his own radio show, was on Dancing with the Stars, had a new movie out, was best buddies with Jimmy Kimmel and Dr. Drew Pinsky, and about 13 years younger.

Okay, so maybe not his clone. But Carolla cracks me up.
Mr. Cruisin cracks me up.

Daily life is not always easy. Laughter pulls us through, don't you think?

So, this season of Dancing with the Stars is providing me with the best medicine...dancing, laughter, and the chance to unwind on my couch without having to think.

And thanks to Adam Carolla...I have done the unthinkable...

I VOTED on a reality show.

(did I just say that out loud?)


torontopearl said...

yup, you said that out loud -- and i -- and countless others heard you!

tell your son that moms who are fifty-something also have a right to vote!

torontopearl said...

btw, i am a fan this season of American Idol, and yes, I do cry when people are voted off the show!

Jack said...

Adam is a nice guy. He did a favor for me a bunch of years ago.

cruisin-mom said...

T.P.: really? you heard me? :)
Yes, I'm loving American Idol too...did you hear that Jack?

Jack: Oh no no no, You can't just leave it at that...what did he do for you? Do you listen to him in the morning? I love the way he talks about growing up in the valley.

Wendy said...

I didn't see this earlier - why? why, I ask!?

We actually voted on AI. Yup. So I understand. I liked it. (but don't tell)....

Go ahead. Laugh & vote!

Val said...

I watch, but don't vote.

And I say, whatever it takes to get you throught the day, do it!

And yes, laughter is the key to any good relationship! :)

Jack said...

I made a CD for my wedding and he appeared on it.

He has a house for the boys that is located not too far from a place in the Valley that you know.

cruisin-mom said...

Wendy: Oy, I'm so glad to hear that you voted too (promise I won't tell)

Val: Yep...laughter is the key.

Jack: Hmmmmm...would love to hear that!
Yes, I've heard about that house...don't know where it is though.