Since it’s NaBloPoMo and I have nothing to write about: Who saw the season premiere of “Project Runway”? Who thought it was kinda boring? Just me? I’m hoping it’ll pick up as the season goes on. I really hope it doesn’t turn out like “Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style,” which I barely managed to watch three episodes of, and oh my god, it is so very, very dull. What can I say, I’m not a huge fan of makeover shows. (Unless they’re home makeovers, as I think I’ve already mentioned my “Clean House” obsession.)
Also, does anyone else watch “Kitchen Nightmares”? I have a bit of a crush on Gordon Ramsay, which is probably because I have a thing for blonde British men (case in point: my husband). But I really love this show. Dave and I have been watching the version on BBC America for ages, but the American version of the show is great because now I get to read the recaps on Television Without Pity, and they’re fantastic. I generally don’t care much for cooking or food-related shows, but this is my one exception.
I love the BBC America version. Tony hates the show, so I haven’t been able to convince him to watch the US version. It looks like a riot. Gordon’s not my style of sexy, but I know a lot of people find him adorable.
I’ve actually wondered whether he’s that way with his wife, or if he married someone who kicks him into place when he gets all cussy with her. He doesn’t strike me as someone who could marry a doormat.
He did another show on BBC called “The F Word” (F for food, of course), and they showed him with his wife and 4 kids in that. He was setting up a turkey pen in their backyard so they could raise their own Christmas turkeys – teach the kids that food doesn’t just come from the supermarket, etc. His wife was obviously mad about having her garden destroyed to build a turkey pen. She seemed kind of resigned about it, since they were filming it for TV, but I got the impression that she was giving him a hard time about it. Didn’t strike me as a doormat-y type at all.
Also, don’t know if you ever watched “Hell’s Kitchen,” but Gordon’s mother was a guest judge on one episode, and he fussed at any of the chefs if they cussed in front of his “mum.” Which is kind of funny, given how he talks when she isn’t around.