What a flippin' way cool year this has been. Today I returned from a brief visit to QVC in Philly, PA. May I just say that I have never had so much fun "on the job". I want to be laid to rest at QVC. I walked in those front doors, took a deep cleansing breath of the adrenalin and passion in the air and thought to myself... "ah... home. Home sweet home."
So in the event you've never heard of QVC, it's a television shopping network that runs live shows 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and has done so since 1986. I know that television shopping networks are considered by many the ultimate in cheese whiz. Oh sure, there's no shortage of material ripe for the Talk Soup mockery, and there are plenty of items sold that you're thinking, "Who buys this stuff?", but let me tell you...shopper to shopper, it's time to tune back in. You only have to order one item to know that you've received exactly what was advertised, at a price found no where lower, and you've already been given a hands on tutorial on how to use the product. Now, being a trendy self-proclaimed fashionesta I've, to this point, not been too keen on the apparel items. That, I'm sure, is a blessing in disguise, as I have spent a pretty penny snatching up the coolest, hardest to find, "why didn't I think of that" gadgets to simplify my life. Name brand items are offered at the lowest of prices, impossible to find mom and pop items really make viewing a bit like "treasure hunting". I love flipping to the QVC chanel and seeing things you really can't find anywhere else! I buy all my linens, electronics, kitchenware, cutlery, luggage, cleaning supplies, sports chairs, gardening flowers and tools and all my basic gold pieces, like hoops and chains. I also love watching the show for the hosts. They crack me up, You feel like you're just out at the mall with your overly enthusiastic best girlfriend or guyfriend. This fall I tuned in and they were featuring a folding portable chair to take to sporting events. I thought to myself, "there is no way I'm going to need or want this thing", but I let the show run in the background as I continued getting ready. Oh sure, you know what I'm going to say... 2 minutes into the features on this chair and WHAM...like an alcoholic who doesn't know how they got there...."HI, yes, I'd like to order item number JF233455".
Not only did I order one for me, I ordered 4.. count 'em 4! Once the chair came in and I took it to the baseball field and proceeded to give all the sidelined parents my mini QVC pitch on the product. In the last six months I probably sold another 40 chairs just during football season. Now I'm not a partner in this chair making company, I just love spreading the word when I find a smokin' deal on a must have item!
So...now the "pinch me" part.... Turbo Jam will soon be featured on QVC! Hooray! I love it when I get to check-off a big fat item from my life-time "to do" list and this was definitely on it (below Oprah of course).
As with all guests who appear with the show "hosts", you are required to attend an all day training seminar to fully understand how things work, what to do and how to do it. Complete with a tour, a fabulously hands-on practical seminar and a behind the scenes peak into green rooms, countless sets, line production rooms, hair and make-up, props, madly rushing production assistants and so much more.
Here are just a few pics from one of my favorite life experiences. I promised a post today, so I'll keep this brief and detail the experience later this weekend! Let me just say it was one of the funniest, funnest, furiously fast paced, educational, enriching, energizing, enjoyable days of my life. If I were a quarterback and just won the Super Bowl and the cameras were on me, you know what I would say? "I'M GOING TO QVC!"