Hi – my name is Linda and I am addicted to very bad reality shows…very bad.
Tonight I tried to pry my eyeballs away from Hell’s Kitchen and simply couldn’t. I was mesmerized by the total insanity of it all. What on God’s green earth makes these people think any one of them is worthy of being a head chef at a signature restaurant of an upscale casino — I wouldn’t want any of them to be the pancake flipper at my local IHOP. That’s how horrid these “chefs” are.
What bothers me most is most of them smoke. Now why would someone who is supposed to have a modicum of taste ruin those tastebuds with burning tobacco? Why? What is the possible reason to ruin your palette by smoking? It absolutely astounds me. Not only do I see smoking chefs on this stupid Hell’s Kitchen show but on other chef shows such as Top Chef — now some of those folks are classically trained – and still they light up and suck down that smoke prior to going back to the kitchen to prepare dishes that take such finesse and the ability to smell and taste.
Not too long ago I was walking around one of our newer outdoor malls — one which had several upscale restaurants in a row. As I was crossing the street in the mid morning, 4 or 5 folks dressed in chef finery were crossing the street in the direction of these restaurants and every last one of them was smoking a cigarette. I almost gagged – and I decided then and there I wasn’t going to eat in any of those restaurants. Blechh. I don’t want my food to taste like smoke and I sure as heck don’t want an errant ash in my salad. Woe be the waiter that hands me a plate that even smells like smoke.
I can rant on this — I smoked for 19 years and I know what a foul nasty habit it is. I truly believe anyone working in a kitchen should be restricted from smoking.
I’d discuss what I thought of tonight’s edition of Survivor but words just fail me. The only good part of this show is Jeff Probst, period. I mean, c’mon, they used to actually starve the contestants – remember Elizabeth and how when she turned sideways you couldn’t see her any more that child was so emaciated? Now they feed them too much and that takes all the fun out of it. It’s not Survivor, it’s Do Without Just a Little.
Maybe we have a little too much reality — has anyone watched Trump’s new Apprentice? I can’t – even though I love bad reality, even I draw the line at that one — especially if Joan Rivers is one of the contestants. You simply can’t scrape the barrel any deeper than that woman. Maybe if they did a plastic surgery reality show with Joan I might watch – I mean it could be fun to see just how much more they can stretch her skin.
Borderline hateful — time to climb into the sling contraption and go hit the Valium to get some much needed muscle-relaxed sleep.