I want to marry you.
OK, so maybe I don’t really want to marry her because as my dear friend, Janie, says, I’m “not turned that way” but with the good Lord’s blessing, I would gladly marry her chicken pot pie!
My dear friend, Paula, has come under serious attack this week. An attack of the force which is usually reserved for Osama bin Laden, may he RIH, and the Kardashians.
I turned on my television Monday morning for my daily dose of the Today show while I readied myself for work. Much to my surprise, there was my BFF, Paula, on the screen. What? you don’t believe we are BFFs? Please refer to picture below. ………See? But I digress. There was Paula announcing to the world what she has known for 3 years. She has been diagnosed with type II diabetes. Bless her heart ..and her glucose levels, please. She also announced that she is the new spokeswoman for a diabetes related medicine, the name of which I can’t remember and am too lazy to look up. Hey, I’m a blogger, not a journalist! I’m not getting paid for this
As the week progressed, I couldn’t turn on the TV without hearing about Paula and her announcement. ABC, NBC and CBS couldn’t stop talking about it. Apparently the cast of Jersey Shore was uncharacteristically behaving themselves this week and poor Paula became the focus of the national media.
It seems that she has come under attack because she withheld information about her diagnosis, continued to preach the yummy goodness of butter, bacon and mayonaise for three years until she was offered a paid position as a spokeswoman for this drug company. I say……SO WHAT! Good.For.Her!
Is this not America? The land of opportunity and fried green tomatoes?
What is the big deal? I can’t believe there is a person on this planet that turns to any of the many Paula Deen shows, cookbooks or magazines for advice on good nutrition. The woman has built an empire selling indulgence to the masses. And we ate it up and asked for more! This is a woman who not that many years ago was broke and going from office building to office building selling sandwiches. Why would she risk the level of success she has earned because of her personal health problem? It is really none of our business unless she wants to make it so. For her own sake, I hope that has changed her eating habits and is following her physicians instructions but I also hope that she will continue to give us what we crave: Recipes for Ooey Gooey Butter cake and macaroni and cheese.
I FUZZY HEART WITH SPRINKLES ON TOP love Paula Deen but you only have to take one look at her to know that while she is beautiful, she is extremely over-weight and probably not in the best of health. Is it really any surprise that she has diabetes? But Paula Deen is not to blame for our over-weight society and all of the health issues that go along with it. Come on, people, stand up and take responsibility for your own choices. Any American who says they don’t already know that mayonnaise, butter and bacon are all fat and should be avoided or at least consumed in moderation is a big, fat liar….or lives in a cave with no WIFI.
There are two whole networks devoted exclusively to the preparation and consumption of food. Any show touting the benefits of healthy cooking doesn’t last long. We all know how to eat healthy. We all know that we are supposed to more veggies and fruit, less fat, less sugar, lean meats, blah, blah, blah. We also all have to keep our houses clean but we don’t want to watch television shows about the daily grind. We want indulgence! Where is the crime in giving us what we want?
Take a look at the most successful celebrity chefs on the Food network:
Dear National Media:
Go pick on someone else. Leave my friend, Paula, alone. I’m pretty sure I heard there is a presidential primary going on somewhere.
Smart Mouth Broad
And to the rest of you who may or may not agree with my point of view, allow me to leave you with this little ditty that I can’t seem to get out of my head.
Hugs and kisses,