In the mornings, before we go to work, there is a hierarchy and sequence of TV shows that we have on while we go about getting ready. Kevin gets up first. WAY first (as in, hours before me). He, like the intellectually engaged, knowledgeable, and geeky person that he is, will flip the channel (from Bravo, which is probably what I had on the night before) to Bloomberg. I know, who watches Bloomberg. He doesn't even work in finance.
wait a second, oh NOW I see why he watches Bloomberg
There's only so much Bloomberg I can take, so after I wake up (if it happens to be before he leaves), we compromise and watch NY1, a local news channel. Great local news, weather every 5 minutes or so, and some fun segments--so I feel all informed, but not nearly as sophisticated as if I willingly watched Bloomberg.
For a while, I watched the Today Show. While fun, the Today Show is super duper fluffy. I stopped watching after one too many silly segments, Ann Curry trying too hard to look earnest and Al Roker pissing me off. Although I really like Meredith. She seems great.
After Kevin leaves, oh after he leaves, then I indulge. If I'm behaving and feeling like a responsible citizen, I'll keep it on NY1. But lately I've been flipping to Food Network, which before 10am shows....INFOMERCIALS! Yaaaayy!!! I know, you're embarrassed for me. Me too. I love infomercials dealing with beauty, fitness, cleaning and kitchen gadgets. Too much fun. I totally get sucked in, just like they want me to. They are geniuses, and I am their prime target audience. Well, to a degree. I don't actually buy things, but I have watched the same infomercials multiple times. I find it soothing. My favorites?
The ubiquitous BareMinerals or bareMinerals or Bare Escentuals or whatever it's called. I could watch Leslie, the CEO, hawk these all friggin' day and watch makeover after makeover.
The Wen hair care system is a relatively new one (that or I haven't been up on my infomercial-watching enough) and it's the whole sulfate free/no shampoo thing except that this is a "Hair Care System". When I looked up the details it tells you to use, like, 20 pumps from the bottle for each shower. What the? So I have to buy one every week? Sneakies.
I admit I was fascinated by this the first couple of times I saw it--all that sweat and muscles and ripped bodies--but I can't watch it anymore because it makes me all the more keenly aware that I am sitting on a couch, not working out. And I don't like feeling guilty.
I have gotten sucked into watching the Shark Steam Cleaner infomercial a few times, but I'm a bit disappointed. I keep hoping the 'mercial will get better and the guy less annoying but it doesn't happen. I leave this on when I'm desperate.
Do you like how I criticize the Today Show as fluffy and then go on to list the infomercials I enjoy? I know, I know, hypocrite.
Hm, I think I hear Kevin sending me loud and clear psychic messages that it's time for me to stop embarrassing myself.
But before I go, any favorite infomercials or guilty TV pleasures you'd like to share?