I am not a daytime TV person. In fact, I am not much of a television person except for a few cherished programs that I will cancel life to be sure to catch. Those programs will remain a secret. You see whenever the network execs find out that I like a program, it is cancelled. I am not their target demographic. That means if I like it, the younger kids who seem to buy although I have more expendable income than they do, won’t like it so they need to wipe it off their slate.
However, when I am not feeling good, I do turn to daytime TV for company. It’s like chicken soup. In fact, I can relate my program love affairs with various illnesses I had.
I met the cooks from the Food Network through a few surgeries. There is nothing more comforting than to visit with Paula Dean, Rachel Ray, and Sandra Lee. Giada has been added to the list this last time around. I am not fond of the reality programs, competitions or the programs where people are yelled at or berated. I definitely will not watch programs where chefs are given secret ingredients like liver and pancreas (sweetbreads) to create something new. Really? What can I learn from that? I will never use obscure meat products to make a dish.
Sickness is how I got to see Tom Cruise jump on the couch with Oprah when he fell in love with Katie. I learned how to dance from Ellen. All in all, it was very comforting.
This past week I have been revisiting daytime TV. There are less actual cooking shows. I got to see Kelly’s new partner and Katie Couric’s new program. Overall though, there were fewer shows that I found interesting. Maybe the fact that it’s an election year had something to do with it or maybe not.
Our cable company recently included the Hallmark channel in our package so I was anxious to see what they had. I was rewarded with two hours of Golden Girls every day. At first I didn’t think I would really enjoy it. After all it was done in the ‘80s. The comedy was probably out of date. What I noticed was that actors dressed better back then. They wore clothes that looked attractive on them even though they were a bit dated. The humor was about dating, relationships and an aging mother and not much has changed since then. I think I have become seriously addicted!
Other information I gleaned from various programs:
- There are all kinds of expressions used for the sex act and I thought I knew most of them. You know – like bumping uglies! Well, there is a new one – boot kicking. In fact I wasn’t sure what it meant for a while.
- They now make Lady Bic pens. I am not sure why. Maybe they are safer for that time of month. Maybe it’s the color selection.
- Last week was national cat week on Ellen. I think that’s great! She is a great champion of animals.
- Rod Stewart said that he is tired of sex. This started a fairly lively discussion on whether he is tired of sex or has just realized that it works better with a loving relationship.
- I saw a clip of Kim Kardashian squeezing Kanye West’s behind. He is her main squeeze now. That also started a discussion on a talk show as to the appropriateness. It seems that she should have grabbed an inch to the right instead of where she did grab.
- Hugh Grant is looking old. Perhaps it was a bad shot or maybe he is aging just like the rest of us.
That pretty much sums up what I learned this past week. Oh yes, that and antibiotics actually made me sicker!
Note to fellow bloggers: I haven’t been on the computer much this past week. I have quite a few posts to read. I will be slowly catching up with you.