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01/26/2007 Entry: "Gina's TV MI-5"
Gina says "I had a hard time coming up with the questions this time. Too cold for my brain to think creatively. So, I decided to make this about not thinking too much and inquire about television viewing."
1. Since the hoopla regarding the SuperBowl commercials is in full swing, what would you say is your favorite commercial? Your choice need not be limited to SuperBowl commercials or even American ones for that matter.
Currently, I like the Geico "We hired a real star" commercials. Especially the Burt Bacarach and Little Richard ones. I also liked Tractor Supply Company ads, but I haven't seen any in a while.
2. We seem to be a nation of reality TV junkies. Do have a reality show that you just can't miss? Explain what draws you to or away from reality shows.
Susan watches every reality show on the planet. So that means I watch them. OK, I don't really watch them, but I'm in the room when they're on. I'm probably reading or working on the computer. I do have some vague idea on the premise of the different shows, and I might recognize some faces, but I wouldn't be able to tell you who one Big Brother last season.
3. If you were completely honest, would you be surprised at the amount of time you actually spend watching TV? Does your viewing consumption change throughout the year?
I'd say 2.5 hours. Usually, 1/2 hour in the morning before work (usually the only time I have to watch "my" shows). And, like I said, the TV is on in the evening, and I'm 1/2 watching while doing something else. I'd say it's about the same year-round.
4. As a child did you ever role-play a particular TV character? For example, did you ever pretend to be Superman, Little Joe Cartwright, or even Marcia Brady? Share with us.
Sure! I liked to pretend I was Spider Man. Paddy mentioned Steve Austin, and he was always fun too. While jumping, don't forget to yell "Ba-na-na-na-naaaaaa!"
5. Share with us your most favorite TV snack. If your choice includes a memory or a reason for this particular snack, please let us know.
I don't really have one, I guess. The only TV snacking story I really have is Dad and I used to eat raw Vidalia onions with black pepper and vinegar sometimes while watching the fights. That's about it.