TGIF ~ On Rolls and Roles

cinnamon rolls

Jim Adams offers a new Wednesday prompt, this week asking for our thoughts on his title “Keep the Mother Rolling,” and naturally my mind drifted to rolls, as in dessert. Because of course it did. I don’t have cinnamon rolls often, but when I do, I definitely TGIF for them, even if it isn’t a Friday. Back when I worked in Toluca Lake (aka Burbank) for a weirdo pension guy, I sometimes came in on the weekend, even though you wouldn’t think my low-paid role would call for that. Welp, you would be wrong. But it wasn’t all bad because I would treat myself to a monster cinnamon roll from the diner next door, justifying it by skipping lunch. The thing was huge! And it was super-cinnamony plus covered with thick decadent icing. So delicious! I don’t think I’ve had a comparable one since, including at Cinnabon, which is overrated imo.

Speaking of Cinnabon, any BCS fans here? Since Breaking Bad was one of my most favorite shows ever, I was excited about the spin-off Better Call Saul and loved the premiere episode, which had a very paranoid Saul working at a Cinnabon in Omaha under another name. The chronology was that this scene took place after the events that transpired in BB, when “Saul Goodman” was a hotshot criminal lawyer, and then it slid way back to before the time of BB to explain Saul’s whole life. BCS then stayed in the earlier time, instead of flipping back and forth (which I generally hate), and at first it was interesting, showing us a whole other side to Saul (then known as Jimmy McGill). He went from being a minor con artist/criminal to deciding to go straight, to getting a law degree, and finally trying to emulate his brother’s success. Those roles didn’t really fit though, and he ended up engaging in a lot of questionable behavior along with trying to impress his girlfriend Kim Wexler. It was fun to see some of the other BB characters make an appearance in BCS.

I watched the entire S1, even though I got kinda bored with it… and I gave up at the beginning of S2. The show just didn’t grab me, though I know some peeps are really into it. I guess the whole shebang is coming to an end now… I’ve seen friends excitedly discussing it. Here’s my overall take: Bob Odenkirk was great as a side character and injected a lot of humor into BB, but he simply isn’t good enough to carry a lead role. I know many will disagree and that’s fine, but I’m sticking to my opinion like frosting on a bun.

I remember when Cinnabon first opened here at Westminster Mall and I took my girls. The three of us shared a roll because it was so enormous, and even so we couldn’t finish it. I’ve never been back.

~*~
©️2022 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.

18 responses to “TGIF ~ On Rolls and Roles

  1. 🌺πŸͺ·πŸŒ·πŸŒΈπŸŒΌπŸ΅οΈπŸ’πŸŒΉ

    Liked by 1 person

  2. What could be better than yeasted dough that is patted into a rectangle and sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar, rolled into pinwheels, and sliced into rolls? Yum!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. My husband has an uncanny resemblance to Walter…People tell him often. I’ll have to find a picture…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Mmm, cinnamon rolls are so good…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Pingback: Prettiest Snail – A Unique Title For Me

  6. I thought BCS was great, but very intense, in its own kind of quirky way. I liked the Jimmy McGill character–this intelligent, very likable guy trying to hard to go straight, but just can’t quite overcome his own nature. I thought it was well done. The brother was a bit tiresome–I couldn’t get past Michael McKean’s prior roles, although I guess that’s not fair.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. I’m kind of a fan of BCS and am looking forward to watching season six. Cinnabon? Meh. Sorry, Paula.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. I agree Cinnabon is overrated, and overpriced, too! I was a big fan of BB, but some reason or another, I have never watched BCS.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Bergen is known for its “shilling roll” – a cinnamon bun with sugar sprinkled within and on top, no icing. And now I want one. πŸ˜‹

    Liked by 1 person