Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Wink in her bag, and how I cried like a baby watching my first DVR show

Wink! in a purse
Here's Wink in her purse. She went to work with me yesterday: just getting out of the house was a whirlwind. But she did great. She was pretty scared, though, of the trucks and cars in downtown Portland, and on a potty break walk, she froze in the middle of the sidewalk and I had to go back and pick her up and carry her across the street. As cute as that purse is, I kind of feel silly carrying her in it. A year ago I would have scoffed at someone doing that. Oh well. I guess we become what we fear. Or something like that.

On another note, I can't believe that I cried like a baby last night. LIKE A BABY! It's a whole new world with DVR, and we're just discovering how to record shows and watch them...it's pretty easy, but the concept, like a dog in the house, is a new one. The first recording on the DVR was yesterday's Oprah, and lo and behold, it was the My Favorite Things show for the year. AdRi couldn't stop grinning ear to ear, and at one point said, "It's better than winning the lottery because you don't have to decide what to do with the money!"

This year she kept the show a surprise, and filled the audience with Katrina volunteers. They thought the show was about sharing their experience. Surprise!!!!! I started crying right then and there. On My Favorite Things, everyone in the audience gets every featured My Favorite Thing from Oprah. Last night, they got laptops, iPods, Ugg boots, Burberry coats and purses, and the list goes on. And throughout, vignettes featured the volunteers, what they did and saw, and how selflessly they gave to help the victims of Katrina. Oh. My. God. Loved it! So sad. So much bling! It was dueling emotions=really weird. And with DVR, we just flew the commercials. It's a whole new world peeps.

So there's my odd post for you. A little bit of dog blogging, and how I cried watching my first DVR show.


Kathryn said...

She looks ADORABLE in her bag. Glad things went well at work; I bet everyone was dying to hold her and pet her, she's so cute!

I've had my TiVo for almost two years now and I can't imagine not having it.

I heart TiVo more than almost anything!

Rozanne said...

I'm still trying to process the fact that you are allowed to take your dog to work with you! What a progressive place!

The Q said...

She really does look *SO* adorable! I don't think my Dog will fit in one though ;-)

OldLady Of The Hills said...

These things change your life, don't they??? I couldn't live without my recording devices!!! I saw that Oprah, too and felt like you, as well...it was moving and overwhelming..I feel like Oprah does such great things with her money...soooo very generous..There are many people who have lots and lots of dough...but she is a true humanitarian and puts her money where her mouth is...like giving $10 mil of her very own money to build 50 homes for the survivors of Katrina....and then on the other hand, it was almost too much in some strange weird way to see all the stuff that the people got yesterday...Did you feel that too? Or was it just me? I don't begrudge them any of it...it's not that, at all....it's something else and I'm really not sure what it is....it somehow was connected to Oprah telling how much each of these items cost...Obviously some stupid problem of mine...

A Very Very Happy Thanksgiving to you!!! Love your Doggie...soooo soooo cute!

Ja'AmLo said...

LeLo - congrats on your DVR - now figure out how to set all the clocks. Everything is flashing 12:00, 12:00, 12:00.