So I thought I might be able to go a year without my entire “crazy-obsessive” Miss America psychosis that happens each January… After all, I do have a new job, a new child and a new appreciation for the insane amount of energy a 4 year old brings to an middle-aged woman like me (“Slow down River… you didn’t get one of those young mama’s you know…” ). But, it turns out that I can’t get away – I can’t pretend it doesn’t exist – and I can’t NOT make time to research all 52 girls in entirety!!! I admit, I might need a support group. But if someone was going to do an intervention… You should’ve done it a few years ago… Too late now!!!
YES —— it’s MISS AMERICA WEEK!!! And YES, I’ve been watching the Reality Show on TLC! And YES – I’m planning my weekend around the 5pm Pacific TV schedule! And YES – I will be providing my ever extensive, highly opinionated and slightly disturbing, daily updates. 🙂
If you haven’t been counting down the days as I have, here’s a quick re-cap.. TLC is running a 4 part Reality Series where all the contestants live on a boat (ok, a cruise ship) and take part in a series of team competitions and individual challenges. At the end of each episode, someone chosen by the judges, wins a “Golden Sash”. I’ve yet to discover what the “Golden Sash represents — they keep saying it has something to do with the public getting the chance to vote in one of their favorites… But no actual details that I can find. Anyway – the first 3 episodes saw Miss Indiana, Miss Georgia and Miss South Dakota winning Golden Sashes (whooo hooo!)
I’m watching it so I can check out all the contestants before the big night. I’ve got some favorites… But honestly – I’ve found this series has given me a picture of who I DON’T LIKE more than who I do 🙂 The next episode is Friday night at 7 and 9pm Pacific and will be the last one before the big event. If you’ve missed any of the previous 3 shows, TLC will be airing a Miss-America-Mini-Marathon starting at 1pm Pacific (3 pm Central)… I’ll be planning my M & M’s and microwave popcorn a bit earlier in the afternoon – that way I can enjoy the whole thing 🙂
Two quick notes that prove it’s a small world after all… My Aunt Cathy has previously rented gowns to the older sisters of Miss Nebraska (who has an outside shot at the top 15) — and — Miss Hawaii’s father (who is also a front-runner in my book — the girl, not the father) happens to be the independent contractor/maintenace man where we live! Just goes to prove I can’t get away from Miss America – no matter how hard I try!
As always, you’re welcome to forward this email to anyone else who wishes to participate – the only change is, I’ll likely be sending afternoon updates instead of morning updates. Sooooooooooooooooo —- GET EXCITED!!! And start checking out the websites….
MissAmerica.org — look for contestant profiles
TFTJ.com — http://www.tftj.com/db/delegates.htm/22/Miss/2009 will take you directly to the Miss America page
TLC.com has better contestant profiles – and some extras if you wanna waste time looking at your favorites 🙂 Plus, with a nice headshot – you can ‘crown yourself’ online (don’t forget to choose your favorite rhinestone earrings!)
OK – here we go!!! How will we ever make it to Saturday!!! I can’t hardly wait!!! By the week’s end… We’ll all be singing together… “There she is… Miss America..” 🙂
Hugs to all –