Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010

My name is Brandy and I have an addiction...

Yes, it's true! Me, Brandy Cichocki, mother of 3, loving wife, Baptist, cheer coach, active member of the PTO, President of my Neighborhood Assoc. and Owner of 3 Little Giggles has an addiction and I am about to reveal it to the internet world. I am addicted to... Reality TV. And not just slightly, I am obsessed with it. You name it, I probably have it scheduled to be recorded on my DVR. As I am typing this I have this weeks Real Housewives of Orange County playing. BTW, loving the big hats ladies.

My most recent obsession is with Jersey Shore - OMG, I love every moment of that show. Hair poofs, fist pumping, Guidos, Guidettes and don't forget TGL (tanning, gym, laundry). I mean this show has it ALL! For all intents and purposes I should not love this show. I am a 35 year old, married, mother of 3 and seriously this show should not appeal to me BUT it so does.

My husband, God bless him, puts up with this obsession of mine but I think it's starting to get to him. Our DVR is 90% full and it's all my recordings and he has no room for his own. But my argument is, I do not make him sit and watch all these shows, I record them so we can watch his. And then I watch these late at night as I am up working on hairbows.

This is what is currently on my playlist:

Project Runway
Models of the Runway
Jersey Shore Reunion Show
Real Housewives of Orange County
Watch What Happens: Live
Toddlers and Tiaras
Millionaire Matchmaker
Little Miss Perfect
Biggest Loser: Couples
Chef Academy (the whole season, I haven't had a chance to watch it yet)
Tabatha's Salon Takeover
Food Network Challenge
Launch My Line

Hours and hours of mindless tv. It is my guilty pleasure and if loving it is wrong, I don't want to be right.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

An odd Holiday Tradition!

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE Christmas! Not necessarily actual Christmas day but the weeks (perhaps months) leading up to it. For me the Christmas season starts in October. I know as I am carving pumpkins, hauting the house and prepping Trick-or-Treat goodie bags that Christmas is just around the corner. My wonderful hubby knows that he soon will be dragging out the 2 dozen or so rubbermaid containers full of Christmas decorations; setting up the 2 inside trees as well as decking the halls outside.

One of my favorite, non-traditional activities is driving around looking at all the lights. BUT not just the classy all white displays or even the over-the-top color explosions. I get most excited when I see the homes that are all decked out in their Christmas best along with the their left-over Halloween displays. I mean seriously, I get all giddy and tingly when we drive past a lovely Nativity scene set up right next to a plastic glowing jack-o-lantern or seeing Jolly O' Saint Nicholas swaying in the breeze next to an inflatable Dracula. You have to appreciate those souls who think it is quite ok to walk right past their Halloween decor and set up their Christmas displays. My favorite is this one house who puts up a plastic pumpkin around their street light - very festive for All Hallows Eve and then for Christmas they place a bright red Santa hat on top of said pumpkin.

Now that we are in the second week of January I am sad to see most people have turned off their Christmas lights... not necessarily taken them down, but turned them off. :-(

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Hello World, I am entering the world of blogging.... wish me luck!