Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Telling a Tori on myself
Everyone is entitled to their own trash tv obsession. Ari admittedly watches "Rock of Love," Laura's guilty pleasure is "Real Housewives of Orange County," and mine was "Kimora Lee Simmons: Life in the Fab Lane." I say it used to be, not because I am too busy being a mom to watch trash tv- Please! Truthfully I find myself watching more tv these days during nursing sessions, but sadly enough, we don't get the Style network here, so (Gasping in horror)- No Kimora Lee Simmons!!
Not to fear. Turns out there is an abundance of trash tv out there, and I quickly found a replacement for Kimora: "Tori & Dean's Home Sweet Hollywood" on Oxygen. Yes, I'm ashamed to admit I watch the Oxygen network, and even more ashamed that I am glued to a celeb-reality show about Tori Spelling, not even my favorite character way back when, when 90210 ruled my middle school world. (Although who remembers her before-they-were-stars role as Violet, Screech's girlfriend on SBTB??!!) In case you haven't seen the show, it follows around Tori Spelling, her husband Dean, and their one-year-old Liam. Tori's expecting their 2nd child, and may I say, had way cute maternity clothes, and on the season finale last night, Tori and I bonded.
There was a segment where a very preggers Tori served ice cream at Baskin Robbins' Bump Day this past spring. Immediately it put things into perspective for me at how close together hers and my pregnancies were. I went to Bump Day at Baskin Robbins with Natalie, and may I say, I was nowhere near as big as Miss Spelling-McDermott was at the same stage. Guess I know what they mean now about 2nd pregnancies affecting you differently than the first! Also, at the end of the episode was the birth of the new baby Stella, and her birthday was June 9, 2008- two days after Bradley was born.
Call me crazy for getting just a teensy bit too obsessed with this show (hey, at least I'm not watching Lifetime!), but I felt a kinship with Tori, knowing we were going through our prego period at the exact same stage and time! Okay. Maybe just a little crazy.
One final sidenote, whenever I hear "Tori & Dean," I still think of Taureen Dean, the former FL basketball player. Again, crazy, I know, but what can I say? I think everyone's entitled to their own little trash tv obsessions. Don't judge me.