Rachael Ray is exhausting
I've watched a couple episodes of Rachael Ray's new show this week. And I'm surprised I have the energy to type these words.
The woman is exhausting. She's running around the stage like a nut showing a cool feature that the stage has, high fiving people in the audience, opening doors to grab more spices, etc, etc. You get exhaused and just a bit nervous watching her, even from the comfort of your living room. I have this overwhelming feeling that sometime next week, men in white coats are going to burst into the studio and grab her and take her away after injecting her with a sedative. They'll be dragging her out the door and she'll be screaming, "No, no!!! I've got to put more parmesan on my sandwiches!!! I've got to put my parmesan on my sandwiches!!"
Is she annoying? God, I can imagine her being annoying to many people, even her target audience. I mean, I've never had a problem with her, though maybe that was because I always saw her in small doses. But now she has several shows on Food Network, her own daily syndicated show, and her own magazine, and I think any energetic personality can get to you when you're exposed to so much of it. She's everywhere. She's actually on top of my monitor right now, waving to me, asking me what I'm having for dinner tonight.
I'm also not sure if I like her little closing line, where she says "everybody needs a little R and R." Doesn't R and R stand for Rest and Relaxation? What the hell does that have to do with Rachael Ray or her show? And I always get a little annoyed when someone refers to themselves in this way, sort of in the third person. If someone else said it about her, that would be one thing, but saying it about herself?
Of course, that's not going to stop me from doing the same thing. I'd like to announce that from now on, everyone one of my posts is going to be "Total B.S.!"