Thursday, January 27, 2011

I love my train wrecks

I've mentioned this here and there a few times, but I seriously am addicted to something.  Train wrecks.  My name is Nain, and I love to watch train wrecks on TV.  And not actual train wrecks, because...well, how often do you really see those anyway?  No, I'm talking shows like Strange Addictions, Hoarders, Teen Mom, Animal Hoarders, you name it.  I love them, and I can't help it. 

What draws me in?  This is probably going to sound horrible and paint me as a terribly shallow person, which I like to say I'm not, but these shows just make me feel better about any drama in my own life.  Whenever I feel like I'm the epitome of dysfunction, I watch the shows and go "eh...I'm not so bad after all..." 

And these people on these shows?  Crazy all around.  Did you know that there are people out there who are such big hoarders that they buy things like an old Greyhound bus and have it in their backyard "just because..."  I mean, how many times have I been out and about thinking "you know what's missing in our yard?  A greyhound bus!"  I mean, wouldn't that make a great addition?

And there are people out there who freak out over the idea of giving up a ballpoint pen in their possession.  I mean, the smallest items - they know them all and if they don't have them all, it's practically the end of the world.

And there are people who live in a house with 30 chihuahua dogs, climbing all over the place, pooping everywhere and constantly yapping.  And they think it's OK?

Or the people who are addicted to eating toilet paper or couch cushions?  I eat this stuff up, and no, I'm not talking about the toilet paper or cushions. 

I'll admit that at the end of a particularly rough day, I love nothing better than to get in my comfy clothes, pour a glass of wine and watch Strange Addictions.  So does this mean I'm addicted to train wrecks?  Should I be on Strange Addictions, too?  Oh my God, am I creating more dysfunction in my life by being addicted to watching dysfunction?  When will the madness end????


Speaking of madness and dysfunction...check out my latest post on Skirt!  And Tuesday nights on TLC...Strange me.  You will not be disappointed!



  1. You're hilarious! And you're not the only one. My mom and I were just saying last night that we feel more normal when we watch these shows. And I, too, have had the thought that maybe I have an addiction to this stuff (thought I don't sound as bad as you, haha)!

  2. Stands up and says Hi my name is Angel and I am a member of the strange addictions to weird reality shows such as you mentioned. I think we all get taken aback by the bizarre things humans can do

  3. These shows do make our lives seem perfect don't they?


  4. I hadn't thought of it before, but those shows do make our lives seem normal, very normal.

  5. I watch Clean House for much the same reason. My house is no where near as messy as the ones on that show. I'm better than they are. Oh that does not sound so nice, but that's why I watch.

  6. You are too funny! I watch them too...but the lady who ate her follicles really bothered me. I may or may not have gaged while watching!

    My cousins and husband want me to go on for driving with my left foot up on the dash. I don't think it is an addiciton! haha

  7. I was watching Hoarders for a while, but then realized that the shock value had worn off. Now, it just creeps me out with these strange addiction shows that show people living with a mannequin and kidding on them. No thanks.

  8. Oh my gosh, I love shows like this! Michael and I just started watching Hoarders on Netflix... so crazy. It's interesting how emotionally attached they become towards objects that are so useless. I'll have to check out some of those other ones, though I don't know if the strange addictions one would make me feel queasy...

  9. At least you're honest! Knowing someone is way crazier than me actually makes me feel better. We should have a trainwreck/wine twitter party, we could use the #trainwreck hashtag, LOL!

  10. Yeah you're definitely not the only one who feels this way about these shows! They really know how to suck you in! I've gotten so bad I'm even watching on my phone (with my TV Everywhere app from DISH Network) while taking a break from work at DISH. Bring on the crazies! lol


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