President of Oprah’s Fan Club

My fear, when I reduced my work hours, and went to working 20 hours per week from home, was that I would get sucked into all the daytime television stuff, and not be able to get any work done. In the past, if I’ve been home for a holiday or vacation day, I’ve found that I could watch TLC’s “A Baby Story” nearly all day if it’s on.

I’ve never been a soap opera fan and am easily able to glide right past ’em when channel surfing. I even skip Dr. Phil (though I think that has more to do with my husband once having some dream/nightmare that I cheated on him w/ Dr. Phil, and now I don’t even dare watch – because heaven forbid he think I’m drooling over that weirdo!). But I cannot, cannotmiss Oprah.

I’ve noticed, since I’ve been home, that I start a lot more sentences with: “So I was watching Oprah the other day…”

The woman does some amazing stuff. This year, she’s on a campaign to find and capture accused child molesters. She’s paying $100K for people who call the FBI with hints that lead to the capture of these gruesome people. I know a lot of people hate Oprah – but come on, how can you find fault with that?

The show that sticks in my mind lately is one that was on about two weeks ago – Leonardo DiCaprio was on, as well as some smarty-pants from Princeton (who, go figure, I have never heard of and whose name I can’t remember). They were talking about globall warming, and how the way we live these days is making the planet do all this whacky stuff (Hurricane Katrina, anyone?). Man, it freaked me out. Since I watched it, I’ve been trying to figure out how to recycle nearly every bit of garbage I generate, using paper instead of plastic, and walking around the house shutting off lights when people leave the room. Sigh. I’m also ready to get rid of my gas-guzzling SUV and get a Prius. Literally, I feel so guilty that I’m ready to go out and get those new lightbulbs, and I’m hardly driving anywhere anymore lest my gas guzzling SUV pollute the air with more emissions…

Life was so much easier when I was just watching TLC.

About sarah

Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.

Speak Your Mind