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  1. I could not stand Vicki and Reva since episode one, so I was mostly watching hoping they wouldn't win. Blech. Reva's obnoxioius and Vicki's bitchy ... what was that snarky sing-songy little remark she made this episode? As I said, Blech. And I didn't like most of their cakes. Just too busy and fussy and too many different colors -- even on the "elegant" cakes. With theirs being usually on the bottom for taste, I'd never pick them IRL. I also thought it seemed like they needed the money less than the other teams, since they were going to use it for something that seemed frivolous to me.
  2. The Music of Sharp Objects

  3. The Music of Sharp Objects

    What was the sound playing during the closing credits of episode 2? I googled, but couldn't find it.
  4. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

    This. 100%. Especially the wanting to stop reading Gone Girl about a million times in the second half. I really hated it. I was surprised at how much. Then, about six months ago, someone recommended Dark Places which I really liked, so I picked up Sharp Objects and just finished it as I was hearing about the HBO adaptation. Liked it, too. Yeah, it's a bit Southern Gothic, but mixed with Midwest Gothic ... if that's a thing. The town's a bit bigger and bit nicer than I pictured from the book. I was picturing a shabbier, smaller "downtown." But overall I really think they've nailed the ambience and feel.
  5. S01.E01: Vanish 2018.07.08

    I happened to have re-watched Away We Go just days before this episode, so I knew him from that!
  6. S13.E06: Divine Dryads 2018.07.10

    I was thinking the same thing...and she could do beauty make-up, too!
  7. S15.E13: A Little Place Called Aspen

    Or you could just take people's word for it that they don't like a particular activity. Nothing personal, but it bugs me when people push their "sheer joy" on people for whom it's "sheer agony." I've been taken fishing a number of times by different people who all promised I'd love it this time. Nope. Nopity nope. Still friends, though? :-)
  8. S15.E12: Nut Allergy

    Me, too. I thought it was a very pretty restaurant. But, for the life of me, I couldn't remember the owner who was a former TC cheftestant. And, I've never seen Rocky Mountain oysters on a menu, and I've been to crap ton of restaurants.
  9. S15.E12: Nut Allergy

    Uh, the J Peterman catalog was the inspiration for the J Peterman catalog on Seinfeld. It was a real catalog, and a real person....just not John O'Hurley.
  10. S15.E11: Cooking High

    I got altitude sickness on Mt. Whitney, so I feel ya.
  11. S15.E10: Red Rum and Then Some

    Really interesting. Thank you! A number of years I stopped in Hopland CA to eat breakfast on my way to Eureka. I got a totally everyday ordinary Swiss cheese and Ortega chile omelet. It was so delicious. Like awesomely more delicious than usual. I was trying to figure out why. It was made with butter, but I always make my omelets with butter, so I don't think that was it. Finally, I figured that Hopland being close enough to Santa Rosa (the egg capitol of the universe) meant that the eggs were probably the freshest I'd ever eaten. It was certainly noticeable. Yum.
  12. S15.E10: Red Rum and Then Some

    Dang, but Padma was nasty and sour this episode. Somone said she'd been ill during a lot of this season. Could that be it? I'm warming to Carrie. This didn't seem to be the time or the venue for Bruce. Sad.
  13. S15.E09: Bronco Brouhaha

    And the 99 year old guy?
  14. S15.E09: Bronco Brouhaha

    Yeah, I found Carrie really off-putting at first...and still a little bit now, and I can't quite put my finger on why. I think it might be her creepy evangelist smile. Every religious prostelytizer I've ever run into (and tried like heck to shake) had that smile. Icky. But that's not her fault and she's growing on me a bit. Is Fancy Toast a variation on avocado toast? That's been a big thing here (California) for ages and ages. I couldn't watch all the Super Bowl. Our next door (attached townhouse) neighbors were having a party so we turned to the game whenever we heard them cheer -- it was obvious from their first big cheer that they were rooting for the Eagles. I was thinking about Chris the whole time.
  15. S15.E08: Restaurant Wars

    O.k. Maybe I'm going crazy!