Tuesday, August 21, 2007


SO-A (Soap Opera-holics Anonymous)

My name is Stacie

It's been one hour and forty-one minutes since my last viewing.

My addiction is Soap Operas.

My soap of choice is 'General Hospital'.

I have been watching it for the last fifteen years. Before GH, I watched 'Days of our Lives' or DOOL as it's known to it's fans and I watched 'As the World Turns', 'Guiding Light', and 'Bold and the Beautiful'. It started when I was a child. My mother got me addicted. She was a fan of ATWT and would proudly state that she was watching it the day President Kennedy was murdered. She remembered vividly the program being interrupted and what was going on with the characters on the soap. When I started back to work outside the home a couple of years ago, I had to miss my beloved General Hospital, and my favorite characters, Sonny, Jason, Jax, Carly, but thank God for the SoapNet channel because now I need never miss my show. I faithfully watch every night at 9pm. My friends know not to phone me during that time, my children do not interrupt me (mainly because I send them to bed as I have never let them watch GH), and my dear sweet husband doesn't call me at that time either. He's so good to me that he'll even watch with me on his night off work. Am I missing something in my life that makes me watch? No, I don't think so. My husband is sexy, spoils me plum rotten, and we have a wonderful marriage so GH is not an escape for me, instead I think it is a connection to my dearly departed mother that keeps me watching. This is one connection I still have with her and I don't think it's such a bad thing, no matter how stupid other people think soap operas are.

So there! I'm not going to hide anymore! I'll continue to watch General Hospital, and dang it Young and the Restless, or All My Children, and even DOOL if I feel like it!

**SIDE NOTE** I don't mean to make light of those 12-step groups, I truly believe they are a genuine help to addicts. I apologize to anyone who reads this blog for any offense, it was not intended.


butterflygirl said...

I love GH too! I'm thankful for my DVR.

Vicki said...

Funny! I became addicted to "GH" when I brought my first baby home from the hospital. Then I added "AMC" to my viewing. After all, I was holding a baby...why not sit on the sofa and turn on the TV? I watched it until I started back to work full-time, when that baby was about 13 or 14 or so. By then, she was addicted to "AMC." Nowadays, I have no idea who's who, what's going on, or anything. I can't even sit still in front of a half-hour-long TV show...but I can sit for hours in front of my computer...now, that's an addiction.

By the way, that baby is now 26.

doodlebugmom said...

When my husband and I were milking cows, we would always watch DOOL. We would finish up with morning chores close to noon, come in and watch while having lunch. Sometimes we would complain about how dumb it was, but we kept watching!

Art said...

I love watching General Hospital with you. I could care less about GH, but I love seeing you happy and spending time with you!

Stace said...

ok, girls, maybe we should start a "GH" blog so we can chat about it... maybe I'll do that in my spare time. (cough)

art - you're sooo goood to me!

Vicki said...

Stacie, you'd have to do that "GH" blog beginning from the early '90s just to catch me up!! I started watching "GH" back when the still-yummy Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver) was playing Dr. Jeff Webber!