Bring Back Lucille Ball!
I’m having a really difficult time concentrating on work this morning. Probably because my daughter is home from school sick and she’s watching a marathon of the dumbest show in the history of dumb shows: Jessie.
Look, I’m as guilty as the next girl of watching every episode of Full House and Saved by the Bell (now you know my age) back in the day. But really? Is this show for real?
Who the hell lives in a Park Avenue apartment with a 90 lb gekko or whatever that stupid lizard is? Who writes this? Why does Disney CONTINUE to showcase children with random caretakers and no parents? Why is my daughter hysterically laughing? Is this funny? Is this something I should emulate? Maybe so, because clearly they’re having a lot more fun in their house than I do in mine!
I guess I’m especially sensitive to bad television right now as I mourn the recent loss of Bonnie Franklin, digest the sad news of Valerie Harper, and remain devastated over Nora Ephron’s untimely passing. Now these are the true heroines of comedy.
Speaking of bad television, reality TV has hit an all new low with the following concepts:
Gypsy Sisters – Follows four inebriated sisters who ride around in a trailer and throw up at various points in each episode, while simultaneously dissing their men.
Bridalplasty – Seriously? Who is auditioning for this show? I won’t answer that. Brides vie to get plastic surgery before their big day.
My Super Sweet 16 – Entitled rich kids cry when they don’t get Lexuses for their birthdays. Fabulous parenting there.
I could go on. But that would be a waste of precious characters on my computer. Can somebody please bring back Lucy?
And there goes another hour.
So Trader Joe’s has recently come out with a package of Shaved Brussels Sprouts. To that I say, Amen! Brussel sprouts have always gotten a bad rap but they’ve really come back en vogue as of late. Maybe TV will follow suit.
I’m thinking a little olive oil, Kosher salt and fresh Parmesan cheese is just what the doctor ordered.
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
- One package shaved brussels sprouts
- few splashes olive oil
- few sprinkles Kosher salt
- few sprinkles pepper
- fresh parm
- Toss brussels sprouts in olive oil, salt and pepper.
- Roast on cookie sheet for approximately 20 minutes.
- Top with shredded Parmesan cheese.