I have grown tired of television. I can't wait for the Olympics. Every channel you turn on is nothiing but reruns( you can only watch NCIS reruns so many times) or shows that weren't that good to begin with.....well....I have discovered that I have some unusual and crazy television tastes. Last year I became addicted to Storage Wars. There was something about hearing one of the main players yelling, "Yea....up!" I went from that show to Deadliest Catch....mainly to hear the intro song by Bon Jovi, "Dead or Alive." Then I found Pawn Stars, Cajun Pawn Stars, American Pickers, American Restoration, Duck Dynasty, and (hangs head in shame) Swamp People. I love the hear the cajun voice of Troy and see Homa Indian character R.J. and his son Jay Paul. Out of all the hundreds of television channels I have with my Direct TV.....I watch 2 maybe 3 channels. The main reason I enjoy these shows is that you really don't have to watch them....you can multi-task easily with them on. The other night I decided to watch other channels....and thought I had found my favorite movie, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding".....nope, what I had found was "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding." Did you know there were gypsies in America? I did not! I have seen them in Europe....even had one try to pick my pocket in the Piazza in Venice.....but had no clue. I thought I was up on American culture.....obviously I am not. I sat spellbound for a solid hour and watched as the events and drama of the gypsy wedding unfolded. I was amazed with a capital A. I mean, come on...the gypsy stories I heard as a child said they were in England, Ireland, Europe....nowhere do I remember U.S.A. being a choice. But here they are....living all over the U.S., but to name a few places, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina and West Virginia. Their lives are all about tradition, and they keep their families closely guarded to prevent gypsy culture from being forgotten. You'll find American gypsies in campers, trailers and homes. They may work in the same office as you or shop in the same grocery store. What I gathered from the show is that there are girls barely 14 years old already on the hunt for a husband. Families planning holiday dinners for hundreds of cousins. Women dropping thousands of dollars on the shortest, sheerest, most blinged-out dresses you've ever seen. There was even a designer who caters to Rom weddings and knows exactly what they are looking for when they come looking for the dress. So, I have become a Discovery Channel junkie. It has been an eye opening experience. Hi! My name is Karen and I am a reality television junkie it appears. sigh! Maybe my tastes will change again when the fall lineup comes out.
I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.