Thursday, September 27, 2012

10,000 days of madness

Today has NOT been a good day.  I tried to fight with the City of Rochester, and lost.  I forgot my lunch in the fridge and had to eat crap (read, not tasting good) random fillers till I got home.  I forgot my running shoes in the car (which, thanks to the damn city and my ditziness, I had to park a mile away from work...literally), and I got yelled at by cranky clients.
I need an escape.  And even though my vacation is less than 48 hours away (you knew I was going to say that) I couldn't wait.
So I escaped.  To a place that makes my life look boring.  Where any craziness that I have encountered is magnified by 10,000.  Did I just say 10,000?  Well, what a coincidence!
If you've read my blog for any length of time, you know my weakness for one soap opera....Young and the Restless.  Yes, it's ridiculous, but my old college roommate got me into it back in 2003...and since I graduated in '04....I've recorded it or DVRed it almost every day.  I can't seem to get away from Genoa City....from the "madness" as the hubs calls it (yes, he's watched it a few times, too).  Well, today is a big day in Y&R-dom.  It's their 10,000 episode!
Holy cow.  Now, just for comparison....the show has been around for 30 plus years.  But if we're talking a prime time show (like New Girl)....it would take 450 years to get to 10,000 episodes!  Impressive.
Now, I know what you're thinking.  How does she have time to watch an hour of TV a day?  Well, I don't.  But when you DVR it...one episode takes 35 minutes.  And I have a rule that I won't sit on the couch during an episode...I can ONLY watch it on the trainer.  Now, usually I have several in the queue depending on what I'm training for, but ever since 2009 Ironman training, it's come in super handy.  35 minutes = 12 miles (ish).  x 5 = 60 miles.  Take out a few weeks for Tennis, vacation, and holidays.... x 48 = roughly 2900 miles.
Times 4 years.  So in the time that I've been a triathlete Y&R watcher...I've biked over 11,000 miles to the show.
Madness.
Keep on tickin' Y &R.....I wonder how many more times they can marry Sharon to a Newman (she's married 3), Victor and Nikki can get remarried (I think 7) , or a child goes from newborn to college aged in 4 years.  Funny how the main characters never age......
To Genoa City.  To 10,000 episodes and 9 years (for me) of making me feel like my life is just a little bit less crazy than a soap.
Let's hope they never cancel it....I'll weigh 500 pounds! :-P
Do you have a soap or any type of embarrassing show you watch?  (I won't judge unless it's Glee.  Promise). 

1 comment:

  1. Survivor! 25 Seasons and counting!

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