March 25, 2011

Dear TLC,

After the whole Jon and Kate fiasco I swore you and I were through. But alas, you've slowly worked your way back into my heart. It's your fault that I'm now positively exhausted when my alarm rings at 6:30 a.m. because, after I put two little people to bed, I turn on channel 52 and wile my night away watching something you're showing.

I'm smitten with DC Cupcakes and the pink-Wellie-clad sisters who whip up cupcakes that I imagine taste as divine as they look. I'm not quite sure why they always refer to their mom as Mom-MEE but I'm starting to get used to it and even find it a bit endearing. Then there's Say Yes to the Dress, which makes me wonder, I mean seriously wonder, how so many people have $5,000 -- or more! -- to spend on a wedding dress -- and why so many of them fly to New York City to find one. I guess that's the premise of the show though isn't it? No one wants to see someone buy a $99 dress in Hoboken.

My husband would like to profoundly thank you for airing Hoarding: Buried Alive since it creates an overwhelming desire in me to clean out just about anything I can get my hands on. Thanks to the two episodes on Wednesday night, I dropped six bags of hand-me-downs at my friend Maureen's house yesterday! She'd like to thank you too.

I am positively fascinated with Sister Wives and shamefully admit that I've watched more than one episode of Toddlers and Tiaras. Do those parents know that you're mocking them? I think they can't possibly know that you're making fun of them but my husband thinks they simply don't care.

I still adore What Not to Wear but I have to tell you that if Stacy and Clinton ever show up at my house I will be the first person to say, "No way!" to their offer of $5,000 in return for the public humiliation of the 360-degree mirror. Now if it's the once-a-year episode where you give the person $50,000 and your take them to Paris to spend it, sign me up 360-degree mirror and all!

And now you have a new show, What the Sell, that takes place in a home consignment store. Did you know your new show takes place at my favorite consignment store? I have to tell you that I've never seen anything even remotely interesting happen when I've been there -- and I've been there many times -- so clearly I need to start paying better attention.

So TLC, I still am boycotting Kate and her gang of eight -- who I firmly believe need to go back to leading a normal life -- but you've got me hook line and sinker so many other ways that I'm sure you won't mind.

9 comments:

  1. Love your confession...too funny! I live literally down the road from Kate and the gang...and wholeheartedly agree with you that they DESPERATELY need a reality check (and not the reality tv type)They use to be normal and now when you see them in the grocery store and state something like "Oh, where did you find those tulips?" You get a mean look and words that are unnecessary to utter...Love the hoarders as well...they ALWAYS make me go into cleaning mode...even after a long day of teaching...
    Lynn
    Wyomissing, PA

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  2. Kind of feel like this just might be a support group for TLC addiction to which I would whole heartily be a charter member. "I Lisa, am a TLC addict"....

    Sister Wives... I live in SLC, I have a friend who has done billboard business with Cody (his job). At the time she was unaware of his wife/family situation but remembers some of the weird things he would elude to during the time they spent together. Good thing she is happily married or she just might have become the 5th sister wife!!!

    Agree with the Kate plus 8... I have a friend who is in PA and her kids go to the private school with the gang.... and she has stories about the leader and the gang.

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  3. I am smitten with TLC too. And I love your new "Show Loves" as well. Sister Wives has me completely in shock that a woman can allow her man to have that many wives and her not be jealous.......and please TLC let Jon and Kate's children live a "normal" happy childhood. Not one that is aired for all to scrutinize....

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  4. I might have to give some of these shows a look. I have not watched TLC in a while. I did catch say yes tot he dress on the Oprah network and stayed up WAY too late watching back to back episodes.

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  5. Love the confession- and good to know that I am not the only one that stays up wayyyyy to late watching TLC (I won't even add my part about HGTV, my other weakness- as if I need to watch House Hunters Intl one more time).

    I do love Sister Wives, and got sucked into watching all the back episodes one work night until 3am. They are so interesting, I got sucked right in. Gotta love Cody's crazy hair.

    Anyway, funny, funny post.

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  6. TLC and Bravo "steal" what's left of my evening after my children go to bed.

    What are your best finds from the consignment store? I love consignment shopping but can't say anyone selling is ever funny! In fact, I think most consignment store owners are pretty arrogant but I deal with it because I love the finds.

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  7. I am with you on ALL of the approve but cannot bear to watch Toddlers and Tiaras although I think I, too, have watched an episode. The DC Cupcakes Bethesda location is down the street from my parents house! hehe. :)

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  8. LOVE toddlers and tiaras, my work colleague has my daughter to blame for the fact that her 10 year old is OBSESSED with the show/being in a pageant/wearing a tiara (I think the not-so-subtle comedy is lost on her)

    Not allowed to watch DC cupcake in this house because we only eat Baked and Wired cupcakes when in DC (cupcakes in the capital seems fiercely competitive)

    My warning- keep K and M away from Tiaras at all costs!

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  9. Anonymous11:04 PM

    This is one of those times when I am grateful I do not have cable. I have not a clue what you are talking about and that feels like a good thing!

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