I Admit it, I Live in a Bubble

My only link to the outside world from here in this bubble.

I’ll admit it, I live in a bubble. The nice, safe, sheltered place where I’m insulated from the outside world. My circumstances mean I don’t get out much, I rarely watch television, and I don’t have much time to goof off on the internet these days. I’ve never seen Seinfeld. Or Friends. I’ve never watched Sex in the City or Desperate Housewives. I have only seen one episode of The Big Bang Theory and THEY ARE MY PEOPLE. But worst of all? I have no idea who most actors and actresses are these days. The other day someone was all, “ZOMG JOHN HAMM. MAD MEN.” John who? And the only thing I knew about that show was there is an actress with red hair and big…eyes. Growing up, my six siblings and I LOVED movies. We could quote them all, in their entirety, much to the dismay delight of my parents. Back in the old days, we had a VCR and we liked it! We taped every movie that came on cable. That was before the age of clickers (remote controls, for those of you not good at math) so it meant we had to GET UP OUT OF OUR SEAT to change channels or press record. I KNOW, RIGHT? How did we ever survive that? But nowadays, I’ve got kids, see. Not just any kids. My kids have superpowers! Also known as disabilities. So that means my time isn’t my own. The rare occasion when I sit on a couch and put my feet up? Two kids, two dogs and a husband all flock to my side like I’m a lantern and they are moths. Watch tv? BWAHAHAHA!!! You’re so funny! That’s hilarious! These days it’s either sports or Thomas the Tank Engine. Yes, I know. I’m the luckiest girl in the world. I know the theme song by heart and we have Thomas’ Track Side Tunes! Wanna hear me sing them? Don’t despair. Sometimes when I’m in the check out lane at the super market, in my mom uniform (yoga pants and a grey teeshirt), I get to peruse People and see what everyone’s wearing. Which these days, isn’t much.

About Marj Hatzell

Marj Hatzell climbed Mount Everest, explored the Amazon and swam across the English Channel. Not really, but she's the mother of two kids with special needs so SAME THING. She prefers dogs over people, which means she has STELLAR social skills. Marj isn't a writer but she plays one on tv. Marj also goes to eleven. You can find her at her non-paying day job, the wildly unsuccessful blog The Domestic Goddess, on Twitter, and on Facebook. She also has a not-so-new and definitely-not-successful-and-ignored blog at The Crazy Dog Lady and Facebook page no one visits.


  1. Linda says:

    You got your hair cut! It’s cute!

    I hope you get some time at least on your birthday and holidays to put your feet up and take charge of the clicker. You deserve it!

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  2. Chris Bird says:

    I don’t watch TV much at all, but I do love movies, so I’m with you there. I remember a friend of ours had a big satellite dish and would tape movies and CMT videos throughout the late 80′s. Probably the last great era of country music.

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  3. Sonali says:

    Hi Marj I loved reading your post.. I was wondering wow there is somebody else in this world who lives in a bubble too? I could so relate to it all.. I am a single mum with a special needs child.. yes I too don’t know the names of any actors or actresses anymore, funnily enough I worked in film-making and was known for my knowledge on films.. I havent watched tv in years and I too have watched the same clip of children’s tv 5400 times.. and I too have superhuman strength loll. I also wonder why i have no dreams left..kudos to you for continuing blogging and a big hug.. lovely piece..


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