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Odd Television Choices When Sick

I had a migraine this week. It was a doozy, one that had my head throbbing and my stomach churning. The nausea was so bad all I could do was lie on the couch and watch television with one eye open.



Here are some of the shows I watched (I fell asleep often, so I don’t think I watched an entire episode of anything):

1. Good Morning America (I usually tune into this every morning for the local weather).

2. Some show I thought had Abolone Snails in the title on Discovery Channel for shark week. Now mind you, I was drifting in and out of sleep, but I thought one of the divers was eaten by a shark and died. I can find no trace of this program on Discovery Channel’s TV schedule, so maybe I was hallucinating.

3. Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders: Making the Team Season 9 Episode “Getting the DC Look.” This was a rerun from last season. Yes, I saw it the first time around and enjoyed it the second time around!

4. Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders: Making the Team Season 9 Episode “Time to Get Serious.” A double-shot of reruns! Yes!

5. Bride of Jaws. Another Shark Week delight from the Discovery Channel.

6. Real Housewives of Orange County Season 10 Episode 4 “Charity Case.” I’ve never watched the Real Housewives of Orange County. It’s a strange show.

7. The last three innings of the Detroit Tigers vs. Seattle Mariners game. Tigers won! Yeehaw!

8. The Spoils Before Dying: Part 1 on Independent Film Channel. This is a bizarre mini-series with Will Farrell, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and other stars. Last year’s The Spoils of Babylon was one of the oddest things I’d ever laid eyes on, so I tuned in to this year’s show. It was a little boring, but I’ll watch Parts 2 and 3 for giggles.

Yep. That’s a lot of television right there, but like I said, migraines leave me borderline comatose, so I was happy for the distraction.

What is the weirdest show you’ve watched?

Have a terrific weekend!!

Jill Kemerer is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author of heartwarming, emotional, small-town romance novels often featuring cowboys. She hopes to encourage readers through her books the way so many books have encouraged her. Jill's essentials include coffee, caramels, a stack of books, her mini-doxie, and long walks outdoors. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two almost-grown children. For more information, visit her website,

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  1. Our teenager seems to have an affinity for the offbeat. Take “Swamp Monsters,” for instance. (At least I think that’s the name.) Weird. Oh… and do commercials count? Far too many of those odd ducks.

    Praying that stinking migraine stays away. (Must be a writer’s thing–I get ’em, too.)

    (And side note… I no longer receive your blog posts/newsletters. 🙁 Do I need to sign up again?)


    1. Yes, Swamp Monsters is a show!! Haha!! Thanks, I’m feeling much better.
      You might have to resubscribe to my blog (if you want it in your inbox, there’s a quick sign-up form near the top of the sidebar), but you should still get my newsletter. I don’t send them out very often! Expect one early August. 🙂

      Thanks, Cynthia!!

  2. My family thinks I’m crazy, but I’m currently obsessed with Alaska State Troopers! I never realized how gorgeous Alaska is…and it’s so interesting what the troopers actually do on a day to day basis!!

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