Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I'm Jill Zarin

The other day, my husband said something really unassuming to me. He suggested that, perhaps, I should find a hobby. The thing about my husband is that he finds great satisfaction and happiness in having a full-time job, having another full-time job and working on his master's degree all at once. He likes to be busy. He has ants in his pants. I'm OK with this, because the thing about me is that I also have ants in my pants. I just have like half of a colony of ants in my pants and he has like two colonies in his pants. Lemmetellya, that's a lot of ants.

What I would refer to as his second full-time job is what others might call "coaching high school football." This occupies much of his free time (Ha! Free time! What's that?) and therefore leaves me often needing a hobby. But the other thing about me is that one of my current hobbies is watching horrible reality television, which includes every offshoot of the Real Housewives franchise. Real Housewives of New York is, of course, no exception to this hobby of mine. One of the superior lines from this past season of said show is Bethenny Frankel, chef and smarty pants extraordinaire, telling one Jill Zarin that she needs to "Get a hobby" instead of being all up in her business all the time.

So, in true reality show watching fashion, I assumed that my husband was implying that I am Jill Zarin of Zarin Fabrics and need to get a hobby. But I don't WANT to be Jill. I want to be Bethenny. I want to be saucy, witty and have a New York Times Bestselling book and be so busy that I don't have time for a hobby. That's who I want to be.

My husband of course has no free time to have a hobby like watching reality show television, so it's incredibly safe to say that he had no idea what I was talking about when I asked him if he was implying that I am Jill Zarin. I am a lot of things, but I am not Jill Zarin.


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BEAR's Mom said...

OMG...you can't be a JILL ZARIN...
where do they find these people...
are they real...i watched it in the beginning
BEFORE KELLY was on...but she is such a lame-brain and i couldn't figure out what she was talking about...so i ditched it...
but i did watch the bethanny getting married series... where do they find those people?


Daphne said...

I don't think anyone wants to be Jill and I too would LOVE to be Bethenny....how sad is this?? LOL

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Haupi said...

I'm a follower already from weeks ago but I watched this show and I used to think that Jill was the one normal person on it...then she was so unbelieveably cruel to Bethany and saying mean things about her with the other women - I was threw with her too. These adult woman are getting paid $3,000+ a week to behave badly in front of cameras and they don't seem a bit ashamed! Wow. What a world. Yeah, okay, I want to be Bethany too, ugh!


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