I haven't been overly vocal about this lately, but really, really, really dislike Rachael Ray. Her food, her voice, her weird way of wearing too-tight shirts.
Some celebrities I wish I could be friends with. Barefoot Contessa. Anthony Bourdain. Even Reese Witherspoon. Ray-Ray brings out the opposite in me. I kind of wish I'd gone to high school with her just so I could've said mean things about her at a time when it was socially acceptable to be cruel.
Anyway. I like her even less today than I did yesterday. She accepts money from Dunkin Donuts - but refuses to drink their coffee.
My issues with this: a) How wildly hypocritical. It's not like she was starving before she got that endorsement deal.. She could've turned it down if she wasn't into the product; b) Has she tasted all of her OWN cooking? I'm sure some of her recipes are good, but she dishes up a lot of crap, too; and c) Dunkin Donuts coffee is delicious. I'm not a huge coffee drinker, but I will take down a cup of their liquid crack any day.
OK, that's it. Heart rate's back down. Rant is over.
UPDATE 2/12/08: I realize that this is an old post, so it's possible that nobody will see this update, but I just have to note something funny. I got a new comment here tonight - an ANTI-Rachael sucking comment that mentions that if we don't like her we don't have to watch her. Obviously, but she's also pretty ubiquitous these days.
But I digress. What's funny about the comment is that I had a hunch, so I looked up the web search that sent the reader here. And I was right - it was a Google search for "Rachael Ray sucks".
I'm the one who needs to "Get a life!!!"? The minute I start googling contrary blog posts just so I can post anomymous comments is the minute I will, officially, worry that I don't have enough going on in my non-internet world...
UPDATE #2 2/22/08: Her husband is so icky - and I kind of thought they were splitting up? But I do sort of think her dress is cute...
UPDATE #3 9/11/08: More of an announcement than anything else. Comments are great, even when they're slamming me. But I will delete comments with lots of bad language. It's not how I write, and it's not something I want on the blog.