Wednesday, May 09, 2007

I Heart Oprah

OK, I don't really talk about Oprah on my blog; in fact, I just did a search and I've only mentioned Oprah like five times in 406 posts (I did not check the archives to the 'old' Manic blog though).

But this a.m., Tukey and I were laying in bed, after I started cleaning out my closet and got sidetracked by my bed. I mean, after all, it was just lying there, my bed, looking so forlorn and lonely, I just felt the need to crawl all up in it and snuggle with Tukey while we debated the pros and cons of watching Blues Clues vs. Oprah. Somehow, I won out and we tuned in to Oprah (Oh yeah, I know how--I lured him with the fact that part of the show was being filmed in Disney).

Anyway, so I just spent the hour from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. bawling my freaking eyes out over Oprah's Cheers To You episode where she surprised amazing women. If you could have heard the noises I was making. At one point during my crying-but-happy-crying love fest for Oprah I really did think, "Oh my gosh, if anyone could hear me right now, they wouldn't know if I was seizing/having an orgasm/crying/laughing/shouting at the TV just because/cheering for the Olympics/God Knows What!" Tukey kept asking me, "Are you crying? I see water on your face," and I kept explaining I was crying because I was happy that all these good people were on Oprah and that the one lady who raised five children on her own also put herself through college, and then nursing school, and then Yale School of Medicine and because of Oprah, her loans of over $160,000 were going to be wiped out! I was crying because of the lady who helped 570 families adopt or be strong enough to keep their babies, and she helped that many families become families! I was crying because... well, maybe I was crying because it was any excuse not to go back into that black hole of a closet and continue the wretched job of excavating the wreckage that is my wardrobe in the hopes of finding any summer items that remotely will fit this fat a$$ of mine.

32 comments:

The Anti-Wife said...

Yea! Another blubberer! I always cry at these things. I even cry for sentimental commercials - when I watch them. I'm a regular tears of joy machine!

Trish said...

I heart Oprah too...especially when it means procrastinating just a little bit longer.

Trish Ryan said...

I cry at insurance commercials. Sometimes you just gotta get it out!

Colorado Writer said...

I HATE the new length of capris for the summer. My closet sucks, too.

Have a nice cry and some chocolate.

Anonymous said...

Great, thanks for ruining it for me, it is on at 4 here!
Colorado, what is the new length of capri's, I don't get it?
143 sis

Monnik said...

colorado, do you mean the short ones that are mostly shorts, but partially capris? those make my short legs look even more stumpy than usual...

I'll have to watch Oprah tonight. I TiVo her every day, but usually only watch when someone says it was a good episode.

Got the mix CD, Manic! Thanks ever so much! I love it!

Travis Erwin said...

My wife cries at OnStar commercials.

Alicia said...

Ahhh, Oprah is a do-gooder.
Except that she's pushing for Barack Obama for presidency and I think he's a douchebag.
I'd personally like to see Al Gore run.

:)

Guess what?
I got you cd(s) today!!!
I'm about to play them...

Thanks so much!
You definitely made my day.
I won't be crying Oprah sized tears or anything... but you put a huge smile on my face!

Thanks!
Alicia

Colorado Writer said...

Yes, I hate the length of bermuda shorts. And the capris that hit mid-leg make me have cankles. Ugly, veiny cankles. Blech.

Oh yes, my CD ROCKS!

mcewen said...

I see you posted this deliberately to remind me of my own nightmare closet. I couldn't even get in to mine this morning, so I took clothes from the laundry hamper instead [the ones that I'm supposed to be putting away but have no room to put away]
I did think for a second 'I really must do something about this closet' then I shut the door and went and watered the garden instead.
BEst wishes

Manic Mom said...

The garden's more important than the clothes in the closet!

Frannie Farmer said...

I cry at these things too. Heck I cry when watch the King of Queens .. sissy, that's me.But these Oprah shows wipe me out!

Eileen said...

When we're on Oprah we'll have to tell her this story.

tommy said...

You have to hand it to the "O" She really know how to bring a person to tears:-)...Those were amazing stories BTW.

And another thing, you ass is just right, you need to listen to Sir Mixalot

"baby got back":-)

Manic Mom said...

Eileen--crack me up! Like you and me sitting on that yellow couch, the same one Tom Cruise jumped all over, and us saying, "Yeah, remember when Manic blogged about how you (you being that we're talking to Oprah) watched Oprah and bawled like a baby?"

And then we'd talk about our best-selling novels! Yep, I can see it now. Remember, I just viewed The Secret, so now it's for sure going to happen!!!

And Tommy Doc--great seeing you back in blogland. Have to tell you though, I got married in '93 when Baby Got Back was a hit, and I specifically told the DJ that he was not allowed to play that song at my wedding!!!

violetvirus said...

Why Oh Why did you have to remind me of d closet???..haha...

I feel your pain...d pain of discovering dat your favourite pants not being able to zip up due to d increasing size of your fat a#S...and there's nothing dat fits you in overloaded closet anymore...coz it's exactly what I'm feeling these days...can't we do anything? anything at all?...

Jess Riley said...

I like Eileen's comment. (PS, I bawled like this at a movie recently. You're among friends, Weepy McGee.)

Oh, and I also like Oprah's do-gooding.

la bellina mammina said...

We don't get Oprah here till months later....btw, love yur profile!

Mz Jackson said...

Great post! I got to visit the Oprah show once when my friend was a guest. What an experience!

Michele_3 said...

I So very much love Oprah as well!
I cry watching her shows a lot!!


Thanks for dropping by, I'll be back- cute blog you have here...
:)

Beth said...

I love Oprah, too. I mean, really, who doesn't? She's Oprah! What more can you say? And Oprah has the tendency to make me cry as well.

Amy W said...

I would totally be crying if I saw that episode...I used to Tivo Oprah and it just got to be too much.

Jennifer Talty said...

I'm sorry, I don't watch Opera anymore. I only watched her on Dr. Phil days. I do watch Dr. Phill.

Jenn said...

Yes Oprah is great, but can i be they only one wondering about Diva's tooth.dont leave me ...ahem ..hanging!

Manic Mom said...

Diva's tooth still in. Had her 8 year doc appointment today with two shots. Boy is my girl a pistol.

appletini said...

I always cry during these types of episodes.

It is just a wonderful feeling to see someone who has struggled and sacrificed so much receive such blessings :)

Piddler said...

I can see Tukey, in therapy fifteen years from now. He and his therapist will refer to this as "the Oprah incident."

Manic Mom said...

Piddler--LOL--ha on that one! Actually, it'll be Diva in therapy. What am I saying, we already take her to a pyschologist!

Drew Blackstone said...

Couldn't tell the difference between an orgasm and cheering for the Olympics? I have so got to watch the Olympics with you.

Hey, the winter games are coming to Vancouver. Come on out to the left coast. Any excuse for a party. :)

Desiree said...

I love a good cry... if it comes from TV or real life!

Princess Extraordinaire said...

Crying is good for the soul - very cleansing...and you burn calories...

Alicia said...

I LOVE the CD.
Seriously...
LOVE IT.
I haven't checked out the 2nd one yet... I keep putting DANCING QUEEN on repeat...
Maybe I should move on to song 2 sometime!!!

Thanks again, you made my day.
Alicia