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Yes, this is the title of a Madonna album and also the original reality television series – oh wait – that was An American Family. But, what struck me this week is that the American way of life is so threatened. Not only by politics, the lack of jobs, the ability to own a home but last week, for the first time in history, there were more obese people than there were overweight people. The epidemic is not getting any better and is in fact, deteriorating.
Is it shocking to hear that Paula Deen has diabetes? It was officially announced on Friday but the National Enquirer reported it last April so if you ever doubt their stories again, you ought to think twice. It comes as no surprise that the queen of carbohydrates stuffed with sugar, glazed with sugar and then deep fried would get diabetes.
Reality TV that is! Mob Wives is back and I couldn’t be happier. There have been only two episodes so far and already someone has almost died and there was a bang down knock out cat fight. Yum!!!!
But, that’s not really my point. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and were able to stick to their dietary program to a certain degree – we can’t always be superhuman but I would expect some modicum of restraint. Speaking of which, Being Human, one of my favorite shows starts on Monday again.
As I sit down to write this holiday inspirational, I can’t get the thoughts of the creepiest, most eerie season finale of Dexter out of my mind. It was Dex-tacular. And the reason it was so good, and probably the reason I watch television is because TV works on so many different levels – emotional, visceral, even sexual. And so does food.
It’s hard to believe the holidays are upon us. At least for those of us in the northeast, we have had unseasonably mild weather and for the first time this weekend, it actually felt like December. I have been in the Hamptons for the past few days and if you’ve never been here at this time of the year, it is very Norman Rockwell with the main streets of each town decorated in an elegantly old-fashioned way.
Munch Munch, Snack, Snack
Do you know that half the reason I don’t go to the movies is because I hate to hear that sound? Everywhere you turn; it’s the crunching of popcorn, the rustling of plastic to get to the four hundred Twizzlers you just bought. It drowns out the movie – I would rather watch it at home on pay per view.
That is the holiday I just enjoyed. This tradition started several years ago because in all fairness, it is next to impossible to work all week, shop for food and have it ready by Thursday. So, a few years ago, I decided it would be best to just have Thanksgiving dinner on Friday and hence a new holiday was born. Cue the lights, curtain up, music swells and I am still waiting for the claymation holiday special.
This is what happened to me yesterday at Costco. I was minding my own business taking pictures for this blog in the bakery section when all of a sudden – BOOM – I was almost thrown to the floor. Really???? In your glazed over sugar induced coma, did you not see me standing there? Was your rush to get an 18 pound carrot cake strong enough to commit cart-icular manslaughter? I think I may have become gluten intolerant just inhaling the fumes.
Is it just me or is the new television season really good? I am having a hard time keeping up and my DVR is constantly going. Now that we’ve gotten to November sweeps, the new shows that have made it for me are: Revenge, Ringer, The Secret Circle, Mad Fashion, Pan Am (okay, I was almost afraid to admit that one but I am always honest in my blogging) Unforgettable and of course, American Horror Story. And those are just the new shows.
I can finally say that there is absolutely nothing on my DVR, with one small caveat – while I am writing this – I won’t be able to say that later but for now, I feel a sense of accomplishment and achievement for having tackles that Herculean task. It has been an action packed start to the TV season and an action packed autumn for me.