Oprah really is a force. She says read this book, millions of people read it. She says clean your fridge, fridges are cleaned all over the nation. She says lose weight, and people all over America consider eating less and working out while they're staring at the TV snacking on pieces of cheese. The one thing that gets on my nerves about Orpah, is that one day she'll have on Suze Orman, talking about debt and responsible money management, and the next day she's talking about how cool the Kindle is and makes you want to be totally irresponsible and go out and buy one. She talks about how she couldn't handle living in a messy house, but I can't imagine she's personally cleaned out her own fridge in the last twenty years. Her magazine is the same; there's Suze Orman's column, and a few pages later there's "Oprah's favorite things" where she makes you want to buy things that you can't afford that will clutter up your house, like wine stoppers made out of doorknobs, and smelly candles and designer chocolate. Then, there is all the health and beauty info in the magazine, with articles on weight loss etc, followed by the recipe section with pictures of delicious foods.
Still, I love her. I want her to discover this blog and make me famous. I can assure my readers, and Oprah, that this is no "Million Little Pieces" where I've lied about my experiences to make my blog a best seller. When I say I hate making dinner, that's the truth. When I say my bathroom is disgusting and biological, I'm not making that up. You can trust me when I say I'm sloth-like and traumatized by the gym locker room. Its all true, people, I wouldn't lie to you.
I think I'm going to make a little pilgrimage to the Container Store this afternoon and get some ideas for my desk area. I recently moved my desk from my bedroom to the living room, and it is, of course, a mess. I have not yet moved my printer, or my files, or my shredder, so I'm running back and forth when I conduct my important business (like printing out coupons) and that has to change. Also, I still have my magnetic office stuff attached to the wall in the bedroom and it looks kind of strange out of context. There's a little basket with checkbooks and property tax documents attached to the wall right above the new hamper (which, incidentally, has been life changing) and it doesn't make any sense. I don't really have time for this today, but you have to take action when the spirit moves you.