October 18, 2008

The One Where Melanie Gets to the Point

So I just realized that I never actually got around to writing about the blog title in yesterday's post. sheesh. I must be getting old. Anyways, the point of the "sponge" was to describe to you the conclusion I had come to the other day. If you know me well, you must have realized by now that much of what I like and do and say is often influenced by those I spend most of my time with. Now, this is not to say that I am a victim of peer pressure. There is no way that anyone would ever convince to do anything I didn't want to or didn't think was right. Ok, now that that's cleared up...this is what I mean.

In reference to my television habits, I have come to the conclusion that I am an eclectic viewer thanks to my family and friends. Specifically: I watch shows on HGTV and TLC and Discovery Health thanks to my mom. I enjoy some reality t.v. and sitcoms mostly because of my sister. I am a sucker for Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy because that's what my grandma Mary always watched when I was with her. I stopped mocking and started loving MacGyver thanks to my Kevin. I have just recently gotten addicted to Food Network and I believe this is rooted in my Grandpa Nick's "obsession" with cooking shows. I, of course, love all crime shows thanks to my Daddio. I now religiously watch Gilmore Girls because of my college girls' influence. And I keep up with shows such as Heroes and Survivor due to Magan.

The same of course is true of my music habits. I get tastes of various artists, albums, songs, and genres from so many people and I think that's great, but in case you're worried that I an unopinionated "sponge" I would have you know that the final decision on my "favorites" (music, television, movies, etc) is made my MOI.

So thanks, people. I like what I like because of you.


  1. i like that you said "my Kevin".... I call my Nick that - mostly to specify between Nick and Nich!!!! However he is mine!!! Also - I noticed you didn't explain the title, but I pretty much already knew word for word what you wrote in the blog!!!

  2. Having a wide enjoyment range is not a liability. It shows that you are a person who can appreciate the diversity of many styles. :-)

    I'm glad Kevin convinced you to like MacGyver. John convinced me to like it this past year, too.


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