Friday, September 5

My friends? They're on TV.

My embarrassing moment confession can be illustrated by the night my high school friends and I baked a cake for Billy and Allison's ill-fated wedding on Melrose Place. We were obsessed! In this page of my ridiculously details scrapbook from junior year, I'm down in front in the brown shirt. The cake is on my friend Anne's lap, in the middle.


I'm still obsessed with TV to the point that I bring TV moments into my real life as if the characters are my friends. Anyone else?

I'm not quite sure it's mortifying, but it's certainly something I usually keep from people when I first meet them. Unless we share a knowing glance, one in which we both realize we are TV people. Then, a true friendship is born, as long as our DVR lists overlap.

12 comments:

sweetmelissa818 said...

Oh, I totally do that too! Ian makes fun of me all the time and tells me "it's not real, it's a tv show".
of course he can always find something to make fun of me about.

Jessica Burkhart said...

You're definitely not the only one! I love my TV friends. :)

Gerb said...

Melissa, I'm with you about finding fellow TV people. I only watch a few shows because that's all I have time for, but I'm very passionate about them and can carry on an in-depth conversation for hours with a total stranger, talking about our mutual friends... on TV.

Alyson Noel said...

I totally get this--I'm very loyal to my list of shows and think about the characters long after it's over!

Sara Hantz said...

I know what you mean... I totally feel like I know the guys I watch on TV!!!

Melissa Walker said...

Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone, guys!

Cara King said...

I've never baked a cake, but...

My dh and I were living in London at one point, and an old friend of his was going to be passing through on the way to Europe...and so she & her boyfriend were going to spend two nights with us.

We were thrilled...until we realized that that weekend was the Babylon 5 convention we'd been looking forward to. (Babylon 5 was a WAY cool science fiction TV show...oh, I can't express how great that show was. Ground-breaking, life-changing, and it had aliens who dressed like Napoleon and had hair like Napoleon's hat. WHAT MORE COULD A GEEK WANT????)

Ahem. Sorry. Back to the story.

There we were, thinking -- oh no!!! We can't possibly say "we'd rather go do this than see long-lost-and-utterly-beloved-friends"!!!! Can we????

We dithered. We waffled. We stressed.

The friend & her boyfriend arrived. First thing she said: "Um...this is going to sound strange, but...we were wanting to go to this Babylon 5 convention which is in London this weekend. Do you guys mind?"

Sometimes life just works out great. :-)

Cara

Kelly Parra said...

Loved Melrose Place, never missed it! That's why I love that Rob Estes is on 90210 2.0. hehe.

Amanda Ashby said...

I absolutely refuse to answer the phone when any of my fav TV shows are on. I figure that none of my 'real' friends could possibly ring at such times and everyone else can just leave a message!!! Oh, and I'm also highly suspicious of people who don't own televisions!!!!

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

Hey, I still think Don from "Lost in Space" is my boyfriend. OK, maybe he's just my *secret* boyfriend.

Amanda Ashby said...

Lauren - my writing career started when I broke Will Robinson's leg so I could look after him (of course I was only 7 at the time so it all happened in my mind!!!!)

Lauren Baratz-Logsted said...

That's hysterical, Amanda!