notmypresident: (Gay Heart)
It's Gay Pride Day, and I'm going to try my damnedest to pull myself out of yesterday's spiral. So far, so good. Didn't sleep well, but got up bright and early to do a couple of chores.

I managed to see a couple of new episodes of "The Great British Bake Off" show the other night. Well, I assume they were new; PBS repeats so many shows so many times that it's impossible to know when a show first aired. The episodes I saw were the first and second of the (whatever) season. I know that there was recently a bit of controversy, so perhaps this wasn't the current season because Paul Hollywood was still co-host (I thought that he had moved to a different show for more money, but I could be wrong).

In any event, I love watching cooking competitions. If I had cable, I'd probably watch the Food Network 24/7. "The Great British Bake Off" is noticeably different from most shows that originate in the U.S., however. Instead of false drama thanks to slick editing or bombastic music, TGBB uses a far more gentile approach to the contest. Contestants must do their best, but it's not like they're competing in Thunderdome. And the hosts don't yell at or berate the contestants as happens in so many American shows. It's very pleasant.

I love to bake but could never compete on a show like "The Great British Bake Off." Contestants must have talent across a broad spectrum of baking. That takes lots of time and lots of practice and lots of money. But it's a pleasure to watch the people competing on this show. Now I just need to do a little research to find out when it airs regularly.

Now for Another Hot Guy Pride Edition.