Catty Corner with Moira Tuscanaro
As a cat I must say I admire Gwyneth Paltrow. She is cool, elegant, sleek, and can even smile like one of us – which we cats do like to see. And she can act, which is so very much like us too!
Today I learned there is more to Gwyneth than only these things to admire, though. People Magazine just bellowed out at me from its pages the headline below with a thorough article to follow
Gwyneth Paltrow Just Says ‘No’ to Personal Chefs
I have nothing against personal chefs myself. I’ve even known a few and they have been kindly sort of people, always carrying food about here and there. But to “Just Say No to Personal Chefs” is a lifestyle choice ( of course we cats do not have lifestyles we merely have lives and nine of them to boot) and lifestyle choices must be respected.
Then I happened across even more current news about Gwyneth! News on her life (and lifestyle!) is everywhere – and honestly I can see why. The New York Times reports that not only does Gwyneth now have a job talking about food while driving all over Spain but that she even got to be on the Oprah show to let everyone know about this fun activity!
Ms. Paltrow, the 35-year-old star of films like “Shakespeare in Love,” was admitted to the group, and the show, “Spain … on the Road Again,” is already a game-changer for public television in terms of attention. Even Ken Burns, PBS’s biggest star, didn’t get a segment on “Oprah” for his epic World War II documentary series last year; Ms. Paltrow and Mr. Batali, however, nabbed an entire hour of exercise talk and Spanish cooking on Wednesday.
All this may not be understandable to some of you women reading.
You may be asking “How does she do all the cooking for the family as she tells us in the first story (and all without a personal chef!) yet also travel around the world at the exact same time doing television shows and talk show performances?”
You may even be saying to yourself “Why is it that I struggle with finding the time to even do the grocery shopping and make the family meal each day when I am not even traipsing across Europe with a couple of old bald guys getting paid good money for them to film us talking laughing and eating things?”
You may be wondering how this all is.
As a cat, I do not wonder.
I know how to be in two places at the same time. My mistress will vouch for me on this one. I can be laying my decorative fur all over her clothes if they happen to be in any spot I can jump to while at the same exact time not be found at all if she is looking for me. It is a talent.
And I am even willing, as Gwyneth is, to travel across Europe being the singularly attractive one wherever I go. As we cats so often are.
For I am a Cat and this is our way of things.
Gwyneth apparently has discovered our way of things. I admire that.
Really though . . . I am not sure whether to purr to meow.