This is a product review. All opinions are my own.
Are you a patient person?
I like to think I am, but then I like to think a lot of positive things about myself that possibly aren’t as true as I would hope.
I do try to be patient. I know that I miss the mark on a very regular basis, particularly when there is a need to get out the door at a certain time, or food is going cold (HATE that), or long meandering sentences are spoken to me when I’m right in the middle of doing something.
So yeah… maybe I’m not that patient after all.
I have discovered recently too, that my patience is pretty much non-existent when it comes to TV. Or particular programmes on TV as the case may be. You see I recently found a new show on Presto, and I am hooked. Not that I actually watch a lot of TV really, and when Renee wrote recently about her Netflix addiction I thought, “that wouldn’t’ happen to me.” However, it appears I’ve found my kryptonite. What started as just a simple and innocent desire to watch something new when on my elliptical trainer (because there’s only so many times you can watch every season of Grey’s Anatomy on DVD back to back- even for me), has become an unprecedented addiction, that’s threatening to consume all my waking hours.
I have found the cop show version of Greys.
Wikipedia even said so.
We are talking rookie cops thrown into dramatic situations, with complicated love interests and a slightly neurotic female lead. It doesn’t have quite the same devotion to story detail that Greys has, and its soundtrack isn’t as fabulous, but because it’s a cop show, people getting shot or blown up is a little bit more believable than it is on its medical counterpart. Also, the main male character hasn’t been killed yet, so that’s a definite positive.
The only thing is, I’m still waiting for the ‘it couple’ to be ‘it.’ It’s taking a long time — Dr Quinn Medicine woman long– and it’s driving me nuts. And because there’s four seasons available on my T-Box, the desire to binge watch all of them right now in the futile attempt for closure, is seriously tempting. Gone are the days when I was content to wait till next week to see what happened (although I still do that with regular TV): instead I have become an impatient woman who is seriously considering ironing all day so I have a valid excuse to commandeer control of the controls.
Thankfully I have somewhat enough self-control to stop myself from becoming totally engrossed in a show, that, let’s face it, will do nothing to make my life better, but it has got me wondering about my complete lack of patience in this regard. Why is it so important to me to find out of McNally and Swarek ever actually get together?
Of course a few years of watching complicated romantic comedies suggests to me that while it ‘won’t happen over-night, it will happen,’ and it’s with that line in which I segue into the review portion of the post. (Like how I did that? ) Because it’s not just dramas of the television variety that have me wanting to see instant results, but also skin care products. And just like I blame Presto for causing me to lose patience with Rookie Blue, I’m blaming this on those little pore cleaning strips that you can attach to your nose. You stick them on, pull them, and wa-lah! Instant change. They are very cool.
Thankfully when I received a range of skin care products recently from Optiva, they came with a ‘you’ll see results in two weeks’ disclaimer so I was content with waiting, and I have to say that I’m pretty impressed. My skin gets quite dry in winter, and pigment discolouration more visible, but using these products I’ve found that I’m not only moisturised sufficiently, but my skin tone is more even.
It’s no happily ever after on a new addictive cop show, but my skin feels a lot better than it has for a long while, a fact which is actually a lot more satisfying than a frustrating love triangle. You can check out the Optiva range here. (No patience required )
So there you have it. Skin care products, Presto and the Greys Anatomy of cop shows; three things bound to teach you patience and give you somewhat flawless skin. (And if you have kids you’ll get a bonus refresher lesson every three minutes.)
Are you a patient person?
Do you find television occasionally too addictive?
How’s your skin?