These are a few of my Favorite Things
Yesterday, Oprah hosted her last ever ‘Favorite Things’ episode. (I’m wiping a tear from my eye as I write.) It was such a monumental occasion: Gayle was in the audience and Steadman even watched from the control room. (Only the third taping Oprah’s man has ever attended.)
I know that everyone has their own opinions of Oprah, but I love her. I always have, always will. I don’t care how wealthy she gets or how much of the media she controls. She’s awesome. I’m amazed at how much she’s overcome, her success, and the ‘O’ empire that she created. She’s confident, powerful, opinionated and professional. I’ve watched Oprah for years and I will miss those wonderful afternoons where I happen to be at the gym when Oprah’s on the air. (Who am I kidding? Now that I have DVR, I record it everyday.)
This 25th and final season has been particularly great. Some highlights include: the entire cast of The Sound of Music (including Julie Andrews), Gayle and Oprah camping in Yosemite, Jon Stewart, and of course, her two episodes ‘favorite things.’
Sadly, I wasn’t the beneficiary of any of Oprah’s gifts, but I did fall for the marketing genius that is Oprah’s favorite things. I now desperately want an iPad, a Le Creuset cookware set (well, I’ve always wanted that, now I just want “Oprah’s Set”), and a Volkswagon. Oh, and throw in some Garrett popcorn (yes, it’s gluten-free) and a Black Eyed Peas CD too.
All good things must come to an end, I guess.