Daily Archives: 9 January 2008

My secret addiction…

Some of you might already know this, but for those of you who don’t I thought it was only time to come clean.  What is a fresh year with new resolutions without a little support from friends & family on one of your biggest addictions?   For months I have been in denial on how bad my addiction has become.   I’ve closed the blinds and locked the door to keep my secret safe.   I’ve been secretive and dodge questions when asked by suspecting friends, but it’s getting harder and harder each day to hide and I’m getting to the point that a full-fledged intervention might be my only hope.   So here I am, on my blog, finally ready to come clean.

Hi, my name is Maria, and I’m addicted to Hannah Montana!    (*I can feel the sting of gasps, then silence, then outrageous laughter after I utter these words).

That’s right folks.  at the ripe age of 25, I am addicted to Hannah Montana.   It all started by accident.  I had never heard of this “Hannah Montana” character that is a huge hit with the 7-14 year olds on the Disney Channel.   I was just casually flipping through the channels late one night while laying in bed and saw “Billy Ray Cyrus” on the screen.  Yes, I actually stopped because I saw that man who once adorned a tremendous mullet and taught me the wonders of my “Achy Breaky Heart”.    After just watching another season of Dancing with the Stars fly by in which Bill Ray in all his glory danced for the disco ball trophy, I was intrigued to see this show in which he was starring on the Disney Channel.   I intended to stop for just a few seconds to check out his horrible acting skills, but for some reason I was drawn to the show.  A cute little sitcom about a girl who lives a normal life during the day but is a teen pop sensation by night.   How adorable!  Next thing I knew I found myself getting into bed night after night and flipping directly to the channel full of mickey mouse ears and watching eagerly as Miley turned into Hannah and Hannah turned back into Miley.

At first I thought, “what is the harm of watching 30 minutes of a cute little show late at night right before I fall asleep?”.  It was harmless at first but the addiction now pokes much deeper.   Now I watch Hannah Montana whenever it’s on, at 7pm, at 11:30pm and even on weekends when I’m home with nothing to do.   I recently downloaded the entire Hannah Montana album to my itunes and listen to on a daily basis while my coworkers unsuspectingly think I’m listening to the latest Kanya West songs.   I thought I had things under control, but Monday, when Hannah Montana was due to perform at the Verizon Center that night I found myself scouring Craigslist for any last minute ticket deals to the seasons hottest concert.   It was then that I realized I was in way over my head.

I’m sure many of you are rolling on the floor with laughter right now, but I’m scared that my addiction has gotten the best of me.   Is an intervention in the works, or perhaps someone can come to my house and block the disney channel without my knowledge.  Either way, I’m reaching out to you, my family, my friends for help.  It feels good to come clean, but all I want to do right now is rush home and check if my DVR has picked up any new episodes that I have yet to see.   Yes, I have even put Hannah on my DVR list.

I”heart” hannah montana! help!