Thursday, February 16, 2012

The break up

This afternoon, I have a meeting to discuss the step down from my full time job into the life of a contingent nurse. I'm not sure how it'll all transpire, but it'll start with a chat and then a leap of faith. After the week I've had, which has not been pretty, I'm more than ready. Of course, I cursed myself this week by saying out loud that last week was a walk down Easy Street.

Apparently, I'm not teachable when it comes to idioms like, let sleeping dogs lie. You'd have thought I would have learned when I had a literal lesson when I messed with Grandpa's sleeping dog, Jezebel, who bit me on the nose in retaliation when I was just a wee thing. Nope. I still have to talk about stuff when I should just zip my lips or still my fingers on the keyboard. In my profession, one should never, under any circumstances, speak of the quiet. Oh, look...I did it again! See? Not too bright.

Late Wednesday night, after an epic smackdown of the hospice variety that I liken to going batshit crazy, I finally clocked out and decided to reward myself by catching up on must see TV. Sara hung out with me and we watched Revenge, which was good, and then caught Top Chef, which was not. What a disappoint TC has become! It's more like Top Chopped. Ridiculous ingredients, ludicrous competitions, I mean really...what is wrong with seeing how well someone can cook beautiful food in a creative manner without these silly set ups? I don't know if I'll watch the finale, because, frankly, I've stopped caring about the outcome.

I mean, honestly, did they really have to cook in a moving gondola to make good television? Or dig their ingredients out of blocks of ice with a pick? Or ski in a race & then target shoot their ingredient list? How stupid was that? Bah! I have better things to do with my precious time than watch what used to be a perfectly good show jump the shark. The entire season has been like this, but still, like a fool, I watched.

Well, not anymore. I'm sorry to say, but Padma and Tom? We're through!

11 comments:

Ruth said...

Hugs

Mimi said...

Very best wishes for your meeting this afternoon. One of the advantages of that week you've just had, is that you're ready for the move to the new working situation.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

i quit watching top chef last season and now i no longer watch chopped either. i do still like iron chef america though...

blessings on the new position. d#1 is no longer nursing either but is with hospice as their compliance officer for the past four years. she is worked to death but loves it. i think she is up to six states offices now. travels all the time.

hugs, bee
xoxoxoxoxo

The Bug said...

Good luck today! I don't watch cooking shows. (a) I don't cook and (b) I don't need new ideas of food to eat - ha! Plus the fact that I'm not in charge of the remote - last night we watched a show about the USS Enterprise - Hell on Water (or some such hyperbole).

Stephanie V said...

Hope all goes well this afternoon. Maybe you need a code word for that one you shouldn't mention?

I agree on TC. But I thought it was because I didn't care about any of the individuals. Like my favorite reading, no matter how real the reality or silly the competition, if I don't have any connection to the characters, it's hard to maintain any interest.

sapphireblue said...

I agree Top Chef has gotten ridiculous. Cooking in a restaurant full of angry people is more likely than breaking blocks of ice.

NCmountainwoman said...

I said goodbye after that pureed pea fiasco with no explanation. Phoney, phoney, phoney. I much prefer "Project Runway." I can see the clothing, but I cannot taste the food on "Top Chef."

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Good luck in your meeting. I don't cook and could never cook or use the stuff those cooking competitions use. All for the big dollar. I can't believe folks actually like it.
QMM

Brenda said...

Hoping you will have a much better week Rudee! I really don't watch cooking shows.

bettyjf1 said...

Heck, I didn't know it was on anymore.. Sounds like I didn't miss a thing. I use to love that show but from what you're saying.. I probably won't try finding it now.

I hope your transition goes smoothly into contingent nursing. You deserve a break from the craziness you experience as part of your job.

distracted by shiny objects said...

good luck, girlie!!! You are my hero :>)