Thursday, August 21, 2008

Confessions Of A Couch Potato

My BFF informed me that I haven't been blogging enough this week. I agree. I've not been on the computer much. I've been spending my free time being lazy. Seriously so. And loving every minute of it. I figure I should do as much of this as I can before it's time for me to be a responsible PARENT. Right? Just go with it, people. I'm rationalizing.

I'll tell you what I haven't been doing much of... chores. My house is a wreck. There are dishes in the sink. Dog hair coating the couches. Gah... I don't even want to discuss the toilet bowl. Cuz remember the last post when I mentioned procrastinating about cleaning the bathroom. Yeah, well... still am. My flowers are dying cuz I'm just so over the constant watering and weeding. But technically it's the end of summer in another week. So I guess I don't feel too guilty about their impending deaths.

So what has me so distracted? Why is my house in a state of total and utter chaos? What I have been spending all my time doing? It's almost shameful really but I'll tell you. I've been in front of the TV. The couch has a permanent butt print in it, I think. There.. I said it. I confess. My name is Krista and I'm a couch potato.

I've become obsessed with Law and Order: SVU. Remember awhile back when I talked about different cop shows? Well, it got me thinking about how much I like this show. But I never followed it with any regularity. Just sporadically caught episodes here and there.

USA network has been running it in syndication so I started watching again. I realized I'd missed so much of the back story by not following it since the day it premiered. I checked into it and found that the 10th season is scheduled to start on September 23rd.

So I hatched a plan to catch up with all the previous seasons before that day. Yep... you heard right. I'm having my own little SVU marathon starting with the very first episode. Or I guess I should say large marathon. We're talking 9 seasons to catch up on. Which is 202 episodes. That's a lot of TV watching, people.

I decided I didn't want to invest a few hundred dollars to purchase them all. Instead I joined Netflix. Whoever came up with this concept is a genius! I mean how easy can it be to have DVD's delivered straight to your door? Then you just pop them back in the mailbox when you're done. And you don't even pay for shipping!

In appreciation for all things lazy, the Netflix people decided you can even add a whole bunch of things you want to watch to your queue. Then they're automatically sent to you when you return the last one. Amazing!! You don't even have to think about what to watch next. You figure it out in the beginning, queue it up in the order that you want it...and they magically appear in your mailbox within a few days. A lazy person's dream come true!

So I'm already halfway thru season one and they just started coming this week. Now maybe you understand why my sink is full of dirty dishes. I'm like a junkie needing another SVU fix. All my responsibilities have taken a back seat to the huge crush I've developed on Det Elliot Stabler. Two words.... total hottie. In a rough around the edges, beat the crap outta any guy who disrespected his woman, not a pretty boy kinda way. A sensitive neanderthal, I guess. I dig it.

Here are some of my observations so far. Back in the first season, Mariska Hargitay's character, Olivia Benson, wore really ugly shoes. Seriously. The black, no heel, lace up kind. Like what uniform beat cops wear. Not cute. And especially not cute with the suits she wore. Even as unflattering as those matching pant and jacket combos were. They've definitely sexy-ed her up in the later episodes.

In season one, there's an episode in which Det Stabler is standing in his bedroom talking to his wife while he undresses for bed. Undresses down to a pair of speedo looking underpants. OMG... did he wear them well. I think I might have hit rewind and pause a few times. LOL!

This show is about as close to what I do as any other out there. We work cases, interview and interrogate people, arrest bad guys and go to court. My desk faces my partner's in a big squad room just like theirs do. My partner and I drive unmarked cars and dress just like these guys. Our jobs consist of a lot of talking to people and then putting the pieces together.

In one episode when Stabler and Benson got in a little trouble, they returned to the squad room where another detective motioned towards the captain's office and said "Dad's mad." They both headed right in to his office for their ass chewing. I laughed out loud at that. Cuz we sometimes refer to our supervisor the same way. Except he's "Papi" since he's Puerto Rican. Totally true story.

One big difference is I don't see Benson and Stabler doing much paperwork. That's probably 50% of our job. Which sucks. But that's real life. I guess viewers don't tune in to watch those two type though, do they?

Anyway, I'm totally addicted to the show. But I have a big problem. No... I don't consider the fact that I spend a lot of my waking hours zoned out in front of the tube a problem. LOL! The problem is the fact that seasons 8 and 9 haven't been released to DVD yet. Don't know when they will be. Dammit! How am I gonna be able to start season 10 without them?!

Gotta go. I've got a date with my new imaginary boyfriend, Elliot. *snort*

21 comments:

Shannon said...

ooooooh! Elliot! =)

3D said...

Enjoy!

Keep smilin!

"M" said...

Ok, love Elliot. If you want better than spedio shots, check out OZ. You get the full monty there!!!

Glad to hear you like SVU. It is one of my favorite shows. As for the addictive nature of it all.... I think any series on DVD is like crack. I get hooked so easily. Enjoy your TV time.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

ENJOY.. my daughter tivo's all of those.. she LOVES them..
Have a Great Week..

Carla said...

Didn't we have this discussion in the hospital, after I fell asleep and woke up thinking we were watching the same show? Because they are all about rape? So they are basically all, uh, the same?

Btw, the end of summer isn't until the third week in Sept, lazy ass. :op

Julie said...

I really like this show, unfortunately I don't really get to watch it anymore. But before Tess I watched it in first run and rerun on USA all the time. I have to say my favorite character is Munch. You'll have to tell me if there are real cops like that! Anyway there is this one show where he gets attached to a little girl who ends up being abused by a family member and she ends up in a coma or something, and the end of the show is him reading "Oh the Places You Will Go" (Dr. Suess) to her. Gotta love that munch. But I like Olivia too - she is cool.

Carla said...

Btw, my verification word was ipuftlfy.....
I pee you Futtle Fy!
Sorry, struck me as funny. Maybe I should go to bed.

a Tonggu Momma said...

I love this show!!!! It comes on way too late at night where we live... sometimes I find myself struggling to stay awake until midnight just to see the conclusion.

And the Husband never watches SVU with me. He thinks it's too depressing. That's why he never became a cop.

My hat's off to you.

Johnny said...

Just musing out loud...what if they had a show called,

"Law & Order: Paperwork"

Noemi said...

"Except he's "Papi" since he's Puerto Rican." LOL you must know this mad me laugh out loud!

I am an SVU fan also, there I said it!

Lindsay said...

I wouldn't say it's being a couch potato. More showing resilience, forward planning and dedication. All great parenting qualities! ;)

Teri said...

I'd watch Stabler typing, if he were wearing his Speedo-looking underpants!

Kayce said...

Nothing wrong with that! At least once a month you'll find me stuck to the couch catching up on shows. Enjoy it girl!

kris said...

I've watched this show RELIGIOUSLY for YEARS (since day one)... my all time hands down fave TV show ever of my whole life...

you will never get bored... still watch the repeats on USA over and over, there is not an episode i haven't seen!! (just got last season on dvd, I don't watch it during season cuz then I feel like i have nothing to watch in the summer in off season!)

on a side note I want to look like Benson and marry Stabler :) shoes or not...

Nicole said...

hello - - I'm just staring this single mother international adoption thing (still in the planning/learning stage) and am looking for blogs to read by other single adoptive moms. So, I thought I'd say hello!


and I love Netflix. My queue is getting a bit low - I should add some more to the list.

Donna said...

I've never watched SVU...but I'm all for being lazy!

Sarah in MT said...

Back off, bitch! I saw him first!

Elisa. said...

I've never seen the show but I am in favor of guilty couch potato pleasures.

Debz said...

Couch tator vacations are the greatest!

Gen said...

I can honestly say that i have never watched the show. I can't watch any show that is a series because of what you said. And for that reason, i too, have a love affair going on with netflix.

So glad that we aren't neighbors or else we'd be two couch potatoes with the nastiest bathrooms on the block :)

sea star said...

I say take advantage of the low roof cost now before TS Gustav turns into Hurricane Cat 5 Gustav and takes away many roofs causing a rise in the roof market. ;0)