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By ObviousTroll (Fri Jan 03, 2020 at 08:09:24 PM EST) (all tags)
Here I am, a compulsive overeater, and... 

SWHTL is completely addicted to the Great British Baking Show.

I mean, I’ve resisted for months. I survived not over baking for Christmas, I resisted every nudge to develop my bread sculpture skills, but I just realized I’ve been developing the menu for my own birthday dinner, and I do t even mind cooking it for myself. 
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Last night... by miserere (4.00 / 1) #1 Sun Jan 05, 2020 at 01:40:47 PM EST
I got in after being away for a couple of weeks, and found that my elderly cat had died while I was away (obviously fairly recent death - see diary to come). I sat down, exhausted after 2 weeks of family and partner and driving and sadness over the cat, and watched The Great British Baking Show, followed by Bob Ross. There is nothing more soothing than that combination. Granted, my issues with food are kind of the opposite - when I'm stressed or sad, I have a lot of trouble forcing myself to eat - so it's TGBBS is more like watching someone create art than watching them create food.

Agreed. by ObviousTroll (4.00 / 1) #2 Wed Jan 08, 2020 at 08:52:29 AM EST
Normally I'm completely immune to the charms of reality television, but watching the hosts actively support the chefs, the way they all support each other as they compete, it's so life affirming. It's just that when Paul starts complaining about the crumb on someone's bread I find myself (who is completely self-taught as far as baking goes) thinking, "What the hell is crumb? Is my crumb okay? Have I been baking wrong all this time?"

I'm very sorry to hear about your cat. Even when (or especially when) they've lived a good, long life, it's still very hard when a member of the family passes on.

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