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.)

Oprah's Final Favorite Things

Oprah's Final Favorite Things

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.’

Oprah & The Sound of Music Cast: Two of my Favorite Things

Oprah & The Sound of Music Cast: Two of my Favorite Things

Yosemite or Bust

Yosemite or Bust

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.

  1. Wendy says:

    I really really really want an iPad, too. Do you think we could get it as part of our job? If not, I am holding out for Santa… I hope you are having a great Thanksgiving – see you next week!

  2. Betsy says:

    Yes, I’m sure the Ipad will be added to our benefits package! I hope Santa brings you one so I can get my hands on it!

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