Thursday, April 03, 2008

Stinky Chefs

Today is smoke-free day 290. Still breakneck speed busy, but I did catch one of my guilty pleasures last night, Hell's Kitchen. Anyone else notice (come on, I know some of you also watch this crap with me) how many people on that show smoke, every season? Of course, it still looks good to used-to-be-a-smoker me when it's all social and whatnot, but obviously they don't show the money spent, the increased risk of "very bad things," and you can't smell them through the TV. I look longingly for a moment, remembering the good smoky social times, then remember that, nope, I still prefer keeping with the non-smoking thing I've got going. I could go buy a pack and have all that back at any moment, but thankfully, today I don't even want it back in my life again. Do they make a kind of Chantix to keep me from watching trash TV?

5 comments:

  1. Of course they do, it's called SEX. I'm sure you're too young to remember this directly but maybe you've heard your parents talk about it.......the number of children conceived while Johnny Carson was on at night.

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  2. Personally, I think smoking should be banned from being shown on TV. While I tried my best to hide it from my kids when I was a smoker, they knew. I really resent that they are exposed to it on TV with no warnings.

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  3. If I had to cook while Chef Ramsay yelled at me and called me names, I would re-embrace my habit without apology. Which is one of the many reasons that instead of going on that show (reason #1 - I don't cook) I'll sit on my butt, smoke free, and cackle evilly while watching him yell at other people. Now, I know trash TV, and I don't consider this trash TV. This is, like, catharsis.

    And while I do sometimes feel the tug to smoke when I see other people doing it on TV, I don't mind that they show it without warnings when my kids are watching. I'll step right up to provide them with plenty of warnings. They're more likely to listen to me (at least right now) anyway.

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  4. I'm OK with smoking on TVs, but I guess a warning would at least make parents aware. At least in this case it was just a reality show thing showing it for what it was, nothing glamorous or really cool (well, except for my goofy reminiscing). Definitely a good point to consider, though, about the warnings.

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  5. I think chef Ramsey is v. attractive. And he doesn't smoke ;-)

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