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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

What Not To Wear.

We don't have cable tv.

Gasp.

We only actually have two tv's in our home.

Gasp, again.

One in our bedroom, primarly used for watching the news or a movie from time to time.

And one in the basement, primarily used for movies for the kids and the occasional video games.
So as old fashioned as we may sound by saying this, when we are out of town at a hotel, cable tv is a treat.

On our trip to Breezy Point, one of the evenings J and T and M went to a bonfire while I stayed back with sleeping H. I was deeply engrossed in the book, The Kite Runner. (Which on a side note may just be the best book I've ever read. Really.)

It was too quiet, I flipped on the tv to TLC.

I've mentioned before I used to be a nanny. Jake and I used to watch TLC while we ate cheese sandwiches for lunch most days. His favorite was A Wedding Story. My favorite, A Baby Story.

TLC on a Friday night had the show, What Not to Wear.

And it was this show that told me, I've pretty much got it all wrong.

Now I'm no June Cleaver when it comes to dress, but I know that I wouldn't exactly fit on the set of Desperate Housewives either.

Here I am thinking I'm pretty hip in my Ann Taylor Loft gauchos and Rocket Dog flip flops. But, nope, TLC says I'm wearing it all wrong.

I should have pointy toed stilleto sandals that tie halfway up my leg with those gauchos and perhaps a strappy tank with a half cardigan instead of my plain Gap t-shirt.

And flip flops??!!?? I can almost imagine the host, Stacy laying into me about the flip flops.

I guess those are so 90's these days.

If only she knew that is my summer staple.

Where have I been.

After spending several moments of blinking my eyes as I watched the hosts Clinton and Stacy rip apart this womans work wardrobe, which was not completely up to date, but not nearly as awful as they made it out to be, I couldn't believe how people on the show seemed to respond to the hosts requests.

It was as if they were sheep, saying whatever you think will make me look cool.

Doesn't the word cool scream 8th grade to you?

That's why the newest Wisk commercial cracks me up so much.

Do you use Wisk laundry detergent?

Than you already are a cool mom.

But if you want to be an even cooler mom, go to wisk.com.

How to be a cool mom:

  • Do NOT wear 'what not to wear'.
  • Start using Wisk.
  • Visit www.wisk.com

One word.

WOW.

4 Comments:

Blogger Brett & Kristin said...

Glad to hear that we're not the only one's without cable - although it feels that way sometimes! We just wanted to drop a note and say hi. We're praying for you and your family today (and thanks for your prayers also)!

June 5, 2007 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger LeRoy Dissing said...

We have cable but rarely watch television. Comes as a "bundle" with our internet and telephone.

As for what not to wear, they (the show's hosts) should never ask a guy - lol. To me, its all about comfort. Fads and styles are pretty much meaningless to me. I say wear what you have until it is either worn out or doesn't fit anymore. Call it a "guy" thing. We wear our socks until the toes and heals are gone.

June 6, 2007 at 5:20 AM  
Blogger melissa said...

no cable here - and let me tell you, do i miss my friends ina, giada, bobby, emeril, and even rachael. although maybe the fact that i started thinking of them as 'friends' is partly the reason we pulled the plug....

at any rate, i think you are fantastic and that you are a VERY cool mom and VERY cool samara. :)

June 6, 2007 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger charissimo said...

Dump your TVs entirely! You won't regret it! Really.

June 10, 2007 at 9:50 AM  

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