by Jerrica, Her Grace of Grammar
I woke up with a start this morning after Bad Dream #2 and, as I always do when I can't get back to sleep, I clicked on the TV. Of course, at 6am, the only thing on are infomercials, to which I say...
Oh, yeah...I'm a complete sucker for infomercials. I love everything about them: the intense and incredibly serious narrator, the horrific over-acting and the cheesy scenarios they put the over-actors in. Love it!
This morning I've decided that I'm ready to try out WEN by Chaz Dean. I've heard mixed reviews on the non-shampoo, but for years I've been watching women flip their luxurious, silky hair into the camera and I'm finally ready to bite the bullet. Don't try to stop me. What's done is done. Alyssa Milano has snared me in her web.
But WEN will not be, by any stretch, my first As Seen On TV purchase. My impulsive obsession goes all the way back to the summer of 1998, when I was staying with my dad between my freshman and sophomore years of college. Back in those days, I could stay out until all hours of the night, and then I'd click on the TV at 3am to "wind down." And behold...The Ab Rocker! I was mesmerized. You're telling me I can get *those* abs AND it'll fold down and store under my bed AND it's only 5 easy payments of $29.95?? SCORE!
But if I give you the stories behind all my television purchases, we'll be here all night, so I'll just give you my list to the best of my memory and in no particular order...
Your Baby Can Read
Sweat Belt (or something like that - can't remember the real name)
Instagrip (still waiting for this one to arrive)
Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford
Don LaPre System
I know I MUST be missing some things in there, but 15 years of infomercial purchases is hard to keep up with. If I think of anymore later, I'll add them to the list.
But what about you? Are you a sucker, like I am? Are you an impulsive middle-of-the-night buyer? Share with me your infomercial purchases, and be sure to share your favorites and the ones that were absolute crap! :)