5 Things I Secretly Watch On TV

5 Things I Secretly Watch On TV

Everybody has those embarrassing things they watch on TV.
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Television is an intrical part of everyone's life nowadays. A lot of times, you can tell a lot about a person from what they watch. For instance, my favorite things to watch on TV consists of mostly sports, politics and crime drama. As we grow and mature, the things we watch on television tend to mature, but, I believe everyone has that "guilty pleasure" or that show that they watch that they don't necessarily want the world to know about. So, here are five things I watch on TV that I don't like to publicize.

1. SpongeBob SquarePants/ Nickelodeon

I've been watching SpongeBob SquarePants for as long as I can remember. Even to this day, when I see it on the TV Guide I can't help but turn it on. I know every episode, from the Hash Slinging Slasher to Doodlebob to Pizza Delivery. I tend to enjoy Squidward more than any other character now that I'm older. But, being a 24 year old man, watching SpongeBob SquarePants on almost a daily basis is probably not something I should be proud about.

2. The WWE

Yes, I watch professional wrestling, I have ever since I was little. I remember when I first started, I was laying in bed in the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. I remember seeing guys like Kurt Angle, Rey Mysterio, Brock Lesnar, The Rock, Stone Cold and Triple H. The men who perform in WWE are tremendous athletes. The craft is fast-paced and physical. However, when you tell somebody you like professional wrestling they tend to laugh because it is scripted and fake. The typical image you have of a WWE Fan is a nerdy, 40 year old man living in Mom's basement. So I just keep my Fandom on the down low.

3. Fox News

I mentioned in my opening paragraph that I liked politics. As far as the political Spectrum goes, I tend two slightly lean toward the right. I try to be as Fair minded as possible and get as many perspectives as I possibly can. So that includes me watching CNN and MSNBC along with Fox News. However, social media in general tends to be extremely liberal. So, any mention of Fox News or any slight sense that I might give of agreement with them,wouldn't go over well.

4. The Food Network

Now, you might say what's the big deal? Everybody watches the Food Network every now and then. But, I would say that I probably watch it more than I should. I'll turn off major sporting events to watch shows like Diners Drive-Ins and Dives and Beat Bobby Flay and the Spring Baking Championship. Not something a big sports fan like me wants publicized.

5. Disney Movies

Disney movies are huge part of all of our childhoods. They fill us with nostalgic feelings and happy memories. However, men especially tend to move on from Disney movies. I might certainly be over generalizing but intend to gain interest in cars in sports, leaving The Lion King in the distance past. But for me Disney movies have always been part of the present. Maybe, I never wanted to let go of those nostalgic feelings. Or maybe I just love watching Anna and Elsa with my niece and nonchalantly turning up the volume when Let It Go comes on.

So, there you have it, five things I watch on TV that I never wanted people to know and that I'll probably regret writing about as soon as I submit this article.


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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.
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Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.


7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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Why Getting Financially Stable is Too Difficult

Becoming 18 and having freedom is every kid's dream, but the reality of it hits you hard. The problem is not the laziness of people, but the system is set up in a bad way.

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Turning 18 is a big deal in life because you are finally a legal adult and your about to graduate from high school. It is a new experience for young adults because now all the pressure is on and you in control of your own life. The freedom and ability to choose your own path is a great problem to have because the opportunities are endless on what a person wants. The problem that kids do not realize and I think need to be changed is the cost of trying to get comfortable living in life.

One major problem is the number of bills that young people have to start paying for themselves. A car is a necessity to get a person to school or work and car insurance is the most expensive at a younger age due to the lack of inexperience and the increased risk of a child participating in poor behavior while operating the vehicle. Most people need a cell phone for many uses and that is another expensive bill. The more people on a plan the cheaper it is, but most people only get their own.

Some parents expect children to pay their own bills and get a job while they attend college or tech schools to learn responsibilities and start supporting themselves. Although some parents make children pay rent and utilities or ask them to get their own place and that is had to do when only working a minimum wage job without school experience. Getting a college degree or certified in a tech school can take 2 years, but if the student has to work a lot to support themselves then it takes longer to just get their basic knowledge for their job.

Establishing credit is something that many young adults struggle with because no place wants to give you the first chance to do it which makes no sense. People will apply for loans and credit cards and be denied because they have no credit, but you can't get any because you are not given the fair chance to work hard at making your payments on time and avoiding falling into a huge amount of debt. Credit cards can help teenagers with emergency situations and can help them attempt to establish their future credit when they need to make a purchase on a home or car. These are necessities in everyday life and the fact that nobody wants to be the first to trust you is extremely annoying and not fair.

The responsibility of learning to budget money and make the payments on time would be great if they were affordable for students. They should have small set limits to start out to teach them how to budget their credit card. Credit cards can be dangerous if you spend too much that is not within your financial means, but they are a good way to get established for the future. Buying a house is a big deal and if a younger adult does not have any credit they will easily be denied if they do not have good credit with tons of experience in paying their debt back.

Obtaining school loans is the hardest task I have ever had to deal with. I have struggled to get approved due to our absurd system of needing a cosigner to sign for the student. Most college kids are pretty responsible because they typically are maturing and gaining plenty of responsibilities and they have gained knowledge from their parents to become better. Parents have their own finances to worry about and being an adult at 18 or older we wanted to take the responsibility on ourselves to take out the loans. Taking out the loans in your own name can make a person feel good that they have been given the opportunity and work harder knowing you're doing this all by yourself and becoming a full adult.

The way the world is set up is a little too difficult for a younger adult to get established in their career and schooling to ensure they live a happy and healthy life. The key to a persons success is finding what they want to do and making sure they have the right schooling or certification to get in the career field they choose. People will all need to have money and credit to get necessities like houses and cars in their lives in order to provide for their families to ensure they are happy and healthy. Young adults have a lot of stress and change happening in their lives and they are still trying to gain the knowledge, experience, and opportunities they need to become stable with their money so they can enjoy their job and come home to their family and be happy.

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