Thursday, November 20, 2008

Must love food

You missed Oprah's interview with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett? Well, let me fill you in. I Tivo Oprah and watch her early in the morning while working. Why Oprah? It's not always that interesting, and she leans toward the liberal agenda (which is good and bad depending on my views, of course), but it keeps me awake while working, and I don't have to keep my eyes glued to the TV for every subtle nuiance.

But after her interview with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, my disdain for celebrities tripled. A viewer asked the celebrities: "What is your favorite food, or what would be your last meal?" Cate's answer was a bowl of rice.

A bowl of rice? A bowl of RICE?!

Brad's answer wasn't much better: "I like a lot of things."

More proof that celebrities would be the WORST people to have over for a dinner party. Cate, Brad, you're not welcome at our home. Had they asked me that question, I would yap for a half hour about my favorite foods, restaurants, foods I desire to consume, etc. Our family's motto is "Everybody eats when they come to my house." In that motto is an unstated mandate that you like food. Brad and Cate clearly have no passion for food.

I'm building a theory, and perhaps you will prove it to be untrue, but my scientific mind believes there is a correlation between a person who likes food in relation to their personality. As the personality gets more magnanimous, the adoration for food also increases. A few outliers may exist, but the statistics may bode to hold this theory true.


Aundrea said...

Just let me say, our family would be SO welcome in your house! People who are trying to get to know us ask what we like to do together? Eat. Very often we plan our road trips by the places we'll stop to eat along the way. And, when we finally get to where we're going? We have our must eat restaurants/meals we'll have:)

If I were Cate, I would've had to explain what was going on top of/in my rice!! Oh, the possibilities. Maybe that's why I don't have a celebrity body??

Morkthefied said...

Spoken like a true Hawaiian. Rice is good eats, don't get me wrong. When we were in Hawaii, not a single meal was eaten without rice. Hawaiians love their rice. But they like other food with their rice, as do most of us. Yes, there is a reason Cate looks the way she does and I look the way I do. But I'm sure you feel as I do, that I like being the person I am which includes enjoying a really good slice of pie every now and again (nightly if needs be).

Ellen James said...

OH MY GOSH! No wonder she has that body. Rice? Are you freakin' kidding me? Wow. I seriously would have to take 10 minutes to answer that question. Man alive. I may not have the looks or the body, but boy do I love food!