February 24, 2010

Try not to be embarrassed for me, BUT.....

I made my first purchase on QVC tonight. 

I know, it's humiliating!  I'm 37 and single, and now I'm ordering off of Q. V. Freakin'. C.  I might as well get me a bunch of cats while I'm at it, cause I just sealed my fate of dying an old bitter maid.

Here's the problem.  I have a bit of a problem with insomnia....and even though I'm EXHAUSTED at night, I often can't sleep, so on goes the TV until the wee hours of the morning.  That's how I got my addiction to The Wizards of Waverly Place.  OOH!  Have you heard Salena Gomez's new song on the radio?  SO awesome!

Anywhootles....anyone that's up late enough knows that not much is on the old boob tube after 1 a.m. except infomercials.  I cannot tell you how many times I've watched the one on WEN hair products by Chaz Dean (loved him on "Flipping Out").  That little Melissa Gilbert can really suck you in with her infomercial skills...she's a REALLY good actress.   And don't get me started on Valerie Bertanelli and her show on Cindy Crawford's skin care line...that biotch looks amazing at 46 (thanks Surfer Wife for your awesome celebrity encounter BTW).

So this has been going on for several weeks.  And even though I've had to sit on my hands to not get my credit card out of my wallet been slightly tempted to call once or twice, I have held fast and firm to the truth that TV advertising is junk.  (Anyone remember the Perfect Brownie Pan disaster of '09?)

Tonight I was upstairs cleaning up the kitchen, minding my own business, when I strolled by the
livingroom and this picture caught my eye.
 What's that you ask?  Why it's the Cottage Farms 12-piece miniature rose collection, of course!  I couldn't resist it.  It was only $29.9 plus shipping.  And the two gay guys on QVC talked me in to it!  (The gays can be a pretty persuasive people ya know!)  So with 10 seconds to spare, I swallowed my pride, called Julie on QVC and gave her my debit card.  She was really nice and didn't act like I had anything to be embarrassed about, by the way.

Though that didn't stop me from talking quietly so my sister wouldn't call upstairs to ask me who I was talking to.  

P.S.  Only 3 more days to enter my giveaway!


  1. Okay, I'm about to roflol - this cracks me up! I too have insomnia issues, and it's a good thing I don't have cable TV! My Grandma is a big QVC fan, matter of fact, everything she buys if off of there. Including this awesome (cough) wall hanging of angels, lions, and lambs, complete with battery operated LED twinkly stars. She bought if for my son's room. Thanks, Grandma... :P The roses are cute, though!!

  2. LOL I haven't been sucked in yet- but I think it's mostly b/c dh would be pissed at me.

  3. I totally was laughing through this whole post!

  4. We watch a lot of Wizards of Waverly place around here too:-) It is kinda corny but cute too!!! The roses are cute.

  5. Ha ha ha! My aunt always buys us stuff from QVC for Christmas and I love it! You totally crack me up!

  6. Oh girl, don't worry - we've all done it! I just went back and read your post on the brownie pan. I've been wondering if that thing really worked.

  7. Well, we both know how I am with As Seen On TV products, so I can't really say anything here. You know, throwing stones at a glass house and all... :)

  8. Dear new mama,
    I will fit your lovely size 8 finger!
    I do want to come live with you this very day :)
    cluster ring

    ps: I've made more than 1 purchase from qvc. What does that say about me??
    You are a hoot!

  9. I thought I posted here, but apparently I did something wrong. Go figure.

    I steer clear of QVC for fear of the financial damage I'll do.

    I'm dying to try the sham-wow though.

    In unrelated news, when I was working as a decorator, I decorated a party at their home base in PA. It was weird all the little studio rooms they film in. I wanted to meet Joan Rivers, but I couldn't find her.

  10. I have insomnia, too, which is why we don't have cable... I would spend way too much between QVC and HSN!
    Visiting from SITS and loved your post!

  11. Lol that you whispered so your sister wouldn't hear. It's been ages since I ordered from QVC. They do have some nice stuff though...

  12. LOL, I too have fallen victim to the convincing babble of the infomercial. QVC has yet to trap me though.
    Visiting from SITS.

  13. I've gotten a few things from QVC in the past. It's not so bad.

    Stopping by from SITS to say hello!

  14. Stacy, thanks for visiting my blog! You'll have to try the cookie dough balls and let me know what you think. I have wanted to buy something from QVC so many times! I'm sure I'll take the plung soon.
    Good ol' Salt Lake!

  15. Wow. I love what you ordered. I haven't done it yet but I am getting close. They have these lights I would like for my sidewalk on sale right now and they just look so great! I love them. : ) I think you are cool and I can't wait to see pictures of your rose garden blossoming! : )

  16. Thanks for stopping by my site... returning the favor and have to tell ya...
    been there done that with QVC/HSN/ShopNBC... I got a lovely citrine and diamondique ring set and gorgeous black onyx and gemstone bracelet that way... working nights makes it difficult to sleep on my nights off... those shopping channels are made just for people like us!

  17. I know someone who didn't have a tv as a child & then as an adult, writing for grown up political magazines in D.C., was sucked in by the Face-erciser infomercial one night. She did NOT order, but was certainly on the brink.

    And no, it wasn't me. Heck, I can sing/hum every 70s sitcom theme out there!!

    Happy SITS day!

    (Meditation is a sure fire insomnia buster once you really learn how to do it.)


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