So, I must confess...I have been DVRin' the MTV show "Caged". Lately it's been conflicting with other shows so we've been canceling the recording. I am ashamed to admit it, but I kinda like the show. No, not for the content or amazing story line. Not even for the production quality. The sole reason that I enjoyed watching the series premiere last night (we're always behind on shows) was because the show takes place in Minden, Louisiana. Minden is about 20 or 30 min away from my hometown, Shreveport. So, naturally, it grabbed my attention. Watching all of the good ol' country boys dip tobacco and have garage "parties" consisting of about 10 people, instantly brought me back to my high school days. It felt like I was takin' a trip down memory lane.
Half way through the show, Justin turned to me and said "Why are you talking with an accent?". I immediately got a little defensive. What was he thinking? This is how I always talk! Clearly, I was kidding myself. He was right- the accents I were watchin' on T.V was definitely wearing off on me. It kinda made me a little sad. Not that I want to sound "country" or uneducated. I definitely don't want that. However, when I tell people that I grew up in Louisiana, I don't want them to be shocked or say "Really? You don't have an accent." Then, I have to explain that I've lived here for 5 years and it's kinda worn off.... but it comes out when I get agitated or drink. Look, if it comes out, it comes out. If not, it doesn't mean that I'm "pretending" or "faking it" on the occasions that it does slip.
I doubt we'll continue watching "Caged" just because the show itself really blows. But it was nice to see it just for the bittersweet feeling it brought me.