I’m awake a LOT more than your average human person, so I have hours to fill in my day. I have quiet hobbies like painting and embroidery, I read (of course), but I also watch a quite a bit of television. When I reach the point where my brain can’t reasonably absorb any more words (aka when I’ve been staring at the same page for 20 minutes), I switch to sweet, sweet TV. These are a few of my tried and true sitcoms.
Arrested Development – Ah, a family even more dysfunctional than mine. I love this show so much that when I was graced with the honor to name my cat nephew, it came from this show. It’s Buster Blue-th for the record. I regularly quote Gob. Any time someone makes a chicken noise, I think of this family. Although the fourth season was a bit odd, I’m super stoked this is coming back for another season in about a week.
Friends – This is one of my earliest television memories. When I was 5 or so, my mom would get together with all of her girlfriends to have dinner and get some “Must See TV” in. As the lone kid at the time, I would tag along to laugh at jokes I definitely didn’t understand and messily paint my fingernails along with all the ladies.
Parks and Rec – Can you believe there was a time when I wasn’t sure I was going to like this show? I used to be a die-hard 30 Rock/The Office fan, and when this show was introduced, I was like ehhhh. But it’s like in my top five favorite shows now. I celebrate Galentine’s Day and have a monthly “Treat Yo Self” day. This show is just the best.
Scrubs – Hands down, best soundtrack on any sitcom EVER. It’s reason enough to watch this lovely thing.
Seinfeld – True story: When I walk around my house doing mundane things, I hum/sing/whatever the theme song to Seinfeld. I say “You’re soooo good looking” when people sneeze. There are so many Seinfeldisms in my daily life that I truly couldn’t even begin to count them. For as long as I can remember, this made me want to be a comedian (which could not be further from my actual job). I still think what a wonderful gift it is to be able to make people laugh. Pure gold here.