Please don’t tell my husband, but I have fallen in love. I thought I might make this an amusing little piece on all the reasons I have developed this teenage like crush on another man, and not revealing his identity until the last possible moment, but it seems everyone else in the “known” world discovered him first and I am wondering where have I been.
As I have often spoken about in these little blogs, I feel one of the hallmarks of remaining engaged in the world, which is basically my euphemism for not getting old, is keeping up with pop culture. Current trends in music, fashion, etc. There are many “fads” that come along that seem, in my opinion ridiculous and are therefore dismissed with no investigation. But usually, I see it, as with movies or TV. Taste it, new cuisine or new restaurants. Read it, books or blogs or magazines. Investigate it, rumors political, scientific or buzz or in the case of fashion try it on.
*Note whole other blog on fashion choices for seniors…….to follow.
You can only image my horror at never having seen any of Mr. Bourdain’s previous television series. How did he slip by me? I, knew he was a famous chef but, that fact was in the part of my brain that files information I recognize but don’t care enough to pursue, who am I kidding, I don’t care enough to Google. He was an unknown quantity.
I started watching PARTS UNKNOWN, mostly to see the various exotic and interesting destinations. Then I began to look forward to our dates and enjoying the ability to relive them if I so chose, because of cable televisions fondness for replaying anything they want, anytime they need programming to fill an hour lacking a crisis to cover, ad nauseam or if one of the regular hosts calls in sick at the last moment.
So there I would be hoping to see my other great love, Anderson Cooper and lo and behold, Anthony would pop up eating some outrageous dish, only he could make appealing. Now realizing that I need not give up The Good Wife to follow his every move, the romance was on.
Last season he began to grow on me slowly, he was good-looking, sort of, with one of those lived in faces. He seemed to have a sardonic sense of humor and he had one quality that really impressed me. He could eat huge amounts of food, giving no thought to calories or carbohydrate content, never gaining a pound. Is it his height or that he is male? Hopefully on one of his shows, he will accidentally let his weight management skills slip. The Tangiers episode cemented his bad boy image, cat nip to most women, but I didn’t really recognize the depth of my feeling until he was gone from the scene.
Over the summer I missed him, still not looking into his past, very happy to see the show was returning but unaware of my deep feelings. The show returned, I watched, liked it and him, but it was only after our trip to Sicily, that I recognized my deep feelings. His horror at the frozen fish scam act for the tourists, with everyone around him to pretending it wasn’t happening, did it. I am now officially in love.
This, however has made me aware of the fact that I seem to be a little late to the party, it would appear that everyone else in the world has had an affair with my darling. I googled him and discovered that we could have met years ago if only I had been able to find the travel channel, but those pesky cable networks are so hard to pin down,
I will find and read all his books. Track down the means to watch all of his No Reservations shows. I’ve already located sites dealing only with his one liners. I will regrettably have no time to pursue a real world affair, as I will be spending all of my time in the virtual one, catching up with the copious amount of info available on my beloved. The moment I have caught up I will immediately manage to put my self in the same country as he and hope lightning strikes! Judging from the amount of time I’ll have to spend on my computer accomplishing this mission I can only hope he harbors a secret yen for little old ladies on walkers.
So my darling, until we meet, we will need to be content with our secret assignations on CNN, see you at six in Johannesburg.