Thursday, March 18, 2010

You Have My Permission to Watch TV

I'm a gross salad eater. Usually women order salad, on dates, to look dainty. I always want a little of everything in one bite, so I shovel in a huge fork full and wind up with lettuce hanging out of my mouth. It's nasty and it's a good thing I don't go on first dates anymore, 'cause I would never be asked out for round two.

I'm telling you this because I had salad for dinner this evening and I wanted you to know how fortunate you are that you weren't sitting across the table from me.

Speaking of Revolting...

I want to give everybody a heads up about a new show I'm excited about. It's called Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution and it starts on Friday, March 26th at 9:00pm on ABC. That gives you a whole week to set up your PVR, so no excuses.

I'm joking, I don't care if you watch it or not. I have a bit of a hot and cold relationship with Jamie Oliver. On one hand, he's a bubbling fountain of practical advice and no-nonsense tips. On the other hand, he has an unsavoury tendency to come across as an obnoxious, self-righteous prick.

I'm intrigued by the concept, behind the show. Jamie has ventured into the belly of the beast, Huntington, West Virginia. Last year, Huntington was anointed with the title of unhealthiest city in the United States. The plan is to start America's food revolution there and have it ripple out to the rest of the country. In the show, Jamie will educate the people of Huntington about food and nutrition and teach them how to cook for themselves.

I have high hopes for this show and for the plan it is trying to execute. A little food revolution could be a very good thing. I know I need to revolt against fast and processed food, before I become revolt-ing! hahaha


  1. I am so with you an all the issues in this post. I am not a pretty salad eater either!
    Came over from SITS.

  2. I eat salad only if you can't really see the lettuce for the bacon. That way I won't risk losing my shelf ass.

  3. I saw Jamie Oliver on Iron Chef about a year ago and thought his dishes looked amazing (he lost). I am looking forward to the new show as well.

    I'm a new Friday Follow follower!

  4. I actually love salad but your point cracked me up.

    And I am curious about this show and how it will impact an subculture that is considered the unhealthiest in the US.

    Happy FF!

  5. I saw a preview for it and it reminded me a little of the BBC show "You Are What You Eat". I'm looking forward to it.

  6. you like food? yay, we can be blog friends ;)
    found you via follow friday, I am way excited to read your blog! follow back at
    can't wait to get to know you!!

  7. I found your blog through Friday Follow. Have a wonerful week-end!

  8. Do you put Ranch on your salad? Nothing worse than someone eating salad and the ranch is oozing out the side of their mouth. Couldn't possibly be ME or the reason (besides being super fattening) I don't eat ranch anymore. :-)

    Happy SITS Saturday sharefest. That show sounds good!

  9. Thank you for stopping over today from SITS.
    I have my DVR set to watch Jamie! Enjoy your weekend.

  10. I'm also looking forward to Jamie's new show! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  11. Thanks for the tip about the new show. I love Jamie Oliver too. The food he makes is simple and very good. Cheers, Lia
    (Alice in Wonderland was fine for my daughter but she is now 8 - there were some parts that might be scary for little ones)