Archives for: September 2005, 13
There are only two television shows that I watch on a regular basis (I would rather read than watch TV and I would rather watch movies than shows). Those two shows are Monk and Gilmore Girls. Rory Gilmore is the same age as our son, and we started watching the show back when they were both 16. The original theme of a wacky impulsive mom's relationship with focused and clear thinking daughter has given us hours of laughter. We were disappointed last season as Rory's character seemed to change and she made a series of bad decisions leaving her in quite a crisis in May. Tonight is the season premiere, and I'm looking forward to it.
Non-Gilmore Girls fans are wondering, "Does this have anything to do with the BTD?" Well, sort of. One of the main characters is Luke, who owns a diner. Luke is an excellent chef, who believes in lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. But he spends his life cooking hamburgers, fries, and coffee for his less discriminating customers.
Our daughter is out of town on a leadership retreat, and my husband took me out to dinner last night. I could have picked any restaurant in town, but I chose a diner where I had eaten lunch with a friend. The food is well prepared and there are lots of vegetable choices. It is easy to get a Type O or a Type A meal.
When we walked in, my husband was disappointed. He had pictured a fancy restaurant with a romantic ambiance. I assured him he would love the food, and said, "Just imagine you are at Luke's." I had steak with onions, spinach, and yams. He had fish with black-eyed peas, salad, and corn bread. The food was delicious. The conversation was just as good at our chrome and plastic table as it would have been if we had been eating an overpriced baked potato off of a white tablecloth.