It has now been a week since I painted my Key to Nowhere picture and realized that I am void of any significant talent.
That was until tonight, when I discovered I do have a very rare and possibly amazing talent.
I hold, in my body, the talent to get deeply, and completely emotionally involved in teenager drama TV shows from yesteryear.
Yes I just said yesteryear, no I'm not 80.
What makes this talent even more appealing is that I never really got into teenage drama TV shows when I was ACTUALLY a teenager.
I was too busy spending time in AOL chat rooms talking to random people convincing myself that one of those random persons was actually Taylor Hanson just trying to find true love and it would be me and we would connect through the powers of the internet and live happily ever after.
OBVIOUSLY what all the cool kids were doing.
I heard talk of shows such as Dawson's Creek, Felicity, The OC, and others but I was too busy living my own teenage drama to watch them on TV.
Planning my wedding to Taylor Hanson = teenage drama (in this scenario anyways)
And then sometime in college I started watching reruns of Dawson's Creek and fell hard for Dawson, Pacey, Joey and all their American Eagle apparel.
It was a downward spiral from there.
Which has now resulted in me spending way too many hours of my life watching teenage dramas and passionately declaring myself to be "Team (fill in the blank with some boy from a TV show)".
This wouldn't be so bad if I had watched these shows in their hay-day. But here I am almost 29 years old declaring myself TEAM PACEY to anyone who gives me a minute of their time which borders me on the verge of looking either crazy or like a cougar.
It also 100% solidifies the fact that I am always 10 steps behind anything that is cool. Or in this case 15 years.
There is just something about all the drama, bad clothes, breakups, makeups, back stabbing friends, and teenage controversial issues that just gets me weirdly addicted.
Thank you creator of Netflix that has helped foster these addictions. Without you I would be forced to read or clean or something gross like that.
I own the complete series of Dawson's Creek on DVD (Team Pacey)
I watch and rewatch One Tree Hill constantly (the winner of all teenage dramas ever) (Team Nathan)
I am currently watching Felicity even though the main character makes me want to claw my eyes out with my fingernails (Team Ben) (currently, I'm only at the beginning of season 2)
It may not be a wonderful piece of artwork, and I may not be standing before you belting out a song that leaves you with goosebumps, but oh friends, I can stand before you and give you 10 reasons off the top of my head why you should stop what you are doing and start watching One Tree Hill.
Talent. Pure talent.
So I'm curious....what is your favorite teenage drama? What do I need to watch next?