Thursday, June 24, 2010

Television and Real Life

I am very tired of seeing ads for the new television show on TV Land called "Hot in Cleveland." I suppose we are supposed to favor it since it is ostensibly based on our town. To be honest, I haven't watched it. I don't watch much television in any case. I've just seen one clip, where the hot chicks from out of town are shocked and thrilled when one of their male escorts for the evening remarks something along the lines of, "Just cheese fries? You're a light eater." Not sure if that is a supposed to be a positive or negative towards Cleveland, but there certainly are different approaches to life and eating across the country.

A couple of years ago we hosted some friends and their daughter at our place. They both had lived in California for a number of years, but the wife had lived there far longer. For dinner, we served a roast and vegetables that had been thrown in with the roast. The dinner was enjoyed by all, but the wife commented that in California, they'd have been given something more along the lines of a salad. Ah well. I take C.S. Lewis' attitude that different locales can each appreciate the things they like best, as long as they refrain from attacking others' choices.


skatey katie said...

yum - i'll happily eat a roast and veggies with you anyday barb X

Barb the Evil Genius said...

If you ever make it to the States, come over!

Susan B. said...

Roast and veggies sounds great. Salad sounds great too, at least when made the way I make them. :-)

A few years ago there used to be a show called "Pensacola: Wings of Gold". It was filmed in San Diego, I think, so nothing looked or seemed like Pensacola at all.

Barb the Evil Genius said...

Susan, I never watched that show, but I think the guy that played the Aussie on that show is good-looking! :)