Someone else who isn't enamored of Oprah
I have a confession to make: I am NOT a fan of Oprah. I don't know what it is: the carnival barker shouting, as if her audience were clueless shmoes (hmmmmm), the show contents, or the fact that she seems to be overly fond of Scientology weirdos. Maybe it's something else. All I know is that in the past ten years, I may have caught a total of ten minutes of her show. It does not appeal to me.
Part of me suspects that everyone seems to revere the woman as if she's a god and knows everything. I consider myself to be a savvy individual-I don't need someone else to tell my how to run my life. I also have issue with Dr. Phil for similar reasons. (aka Oprah's monster, lol)
Lo's experiment is fascinating. She wants to see if 'living Oprah' makes her life better, improves her relationships and makes her more successful. So far, she says she's seriously stressed but people tell her she looks good. (why am I hearing Nando saying 'it is far better to look good than to feel good, darling, and you. look. mahvelous!'?)
To hear LO tell it this morning, Oprah's guidelines are costing her a lot of money. She bought new clothes, which make her feel like a clown. Then book club selections and the workbooks that go along with them. She signed a diet contract that had her throwing out things in her pantry and buying things that fit in to the diet. (Meanwhile, part of that contract was 'no sugar' and the next day, O was eating ice cream on her show-do as I say, not as I do?)
I plan to look a little more later, but boy, it was funny as heck to drive in to work today and hear someone be snarky on Oprah. LO impressed me in that she says Oprah is not the greatest thing since sliced bread. LO, I agree 100% and I think we're a minority.