SO, yesterday evening G.O. + I watched 60 MINUTES, + it was great!
The good news is that crabby Andy Rooney’s gone (J/K!),
+ the even better news is that last night’s episode featured
the great MAGGIE SMITH
(with an appearance by the also great Dustin Hoffman**!)
** Dusty recently made his directorial debut with the movie, “Quartet”, co-starring Maggie . . .
. . . + he sez she (curses like) “a sailor”
+ drops the F bomb constantly,
+ he loves her for it!
Hey, Dusty — if you’ve got a “thing” for the foul-mouthed older gal —
may I introduce you to ME?
But I digress.
If you’re interested in Maggie’s musings about “Downton Abbey” (and who ISN’T?),
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Any-hoo, as one often is, we were too lazy to change the channel
+ thoroughly enjoyed the program which followed 60 Minutes:
THE AMERICAN BAKING COMPETITION!
HA! Who knew?
It, TOO, was pretty great!
How could it NOT be, with this awesome cast of players,
including “amateur baker” + my personal favorite, Francine! . . .
Never change, Francine!
. . . + my 2nd favorite “amateur baker”, Brian . . .
. . . who, coincidentally, came in a close 2nd in the pie contest, to Francine.
The heartbreak on his face really endeared him to me,
as did the film footage of him at home, compulsively/happily vacuuming!
Never change, Brian!
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Anyway, back to the cast:
. . . here’s the extremely likable Jeff Foxworthy as host:
Never change, Jeff!
He never does!
. . . +, be still, my heart, THIS crazy-handsome-silver-fox judge
with the crazy-sexy piercing-blue eyes
+ the impossibly-awesome name:
never change your name!
And speaking of Silver Foxi,
how about a gratuitous photo of (St. Louis’ own) Michael McDonald
+ look! It’s Ray Charles, too!
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Oops. More digressing.
Let’s get back to my new, favorite show.
Check out their awesome, slightly country bumpkin set!
I think the
gay guy who stages all those Cracker Barrel restaurants
took a short sabbatical
+ spent a few weeks over at CBS!
Red neon!? Yes, please!
Fiesta Ware! Old metal signage! Barnwood!
Multi-colored islands — one for each “amateur baker”!
A flying pig!? Oh, dear, Mr. Cracker Barrel, you may have stumbled briefly (J/K!) . . .
. . . but blue Tolix chairs!? Excellent!
And . . . saving the best for last . . .
Red Kitchen Aid stand mixers!? Of course!
And look! There, in the background!
Yes! Red SMEG refrigerators!
I just blogged about my love for both, here: