Thursday, September 27, 2012

I write this post with no shame!
A little shame.
Just a little bit.

These are TV shows I've teared up (or cried) while watching recently:

Cheer on CMT
 I teared up when they finally hit their routine in the big competition.
No lie.

Top Chef Masters
(The episode where culinary students helped the master chefs.)
 I got teary, on the verge of a cry, while listening to the parents of the culinary students talk about how proud they are of their kids.

Dina's Party on HGTV
 I teared up while listening to the home owner talk about how special her relationship with her sisters is to her.
Yep, I'm a total sissy.

The Voice
 Watching Alexix Marceaux's videos of the hurricane Katrina footage and hearing her experience brought me to tear. 
For reals.

This whole breast cancer storyline with Christina has made me cry like a little girl.  I was especially moved when Christina was looking in the mirror and it sinks in she's got breast cancer.  Oh. The tears. So many.

The Today Show
Image: Mei Xiang in 2009
If you watched the coverage of the panda cub that died and didn't cry then you have no soul.  The images of the mama panda bear crying out when she realized her cub had died.  So very heartbreaking.  But is that enough? No. They talk about how the mama panda is still cradling a toy. I may or may not have a tear in my eye just writing about it again.

So, do you see what I did there?  I put my ridiculous cries at the top and then whittled away at the ridiculousness with two really sad ones hoping you'd forget about my happy tears for New Jersey cheerleaders.  

What we've learned here is that 1) I watch too much TV and 2) it doesn't matter if it's reality, the news or fictional tv...I am a great big cry baby.

Now, your call...sissy or compassionate? 

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  1. The articles about the panda have been KILLING me! One author said that the keepers gave her back her little cub toy...the same toy that she has been clinging to all these years while trying to get pregnant. I mean, come on!

  2. Jen, you are a sissylala but I love you anyway!!!

  3. I think you are a compassionate sissy! And that's the best!

    1. Love your spin on that one, Auntie P!
      PS: 12 days.

  4. Holy hell I am SO FREAKING glad I didn't see that panda clip. I heard about it and already wanted to cry. I would have bawled my eyes out. Omg cradling a toy? How did it die?


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