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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    I would imagine that in larger cities a lot of folks are unaware of the VFW, especially if you didn't have any family in the military. I only learned what it was because in my hometown they were one of the groups that had a hall you could rent for bridal and baby showers, etc. Someone of Isaac's economic level isn't going to be renting the hall at the VFW or the Elks or the Knights of Columbus, lol.
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    Small Talk: Take A Break From Shop(ping) Talk

    Google has a cute Doodle today for all the moms out there: Happy Mother's Day! https://g.co/doodle/5xpqdp
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    Small Talk: Take A Break From Shop(ping) Talk

    Yup, that and the comic book character. Every time I think about that baby's name, I hear Edith calling out, "Awwrchie", lol.
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    Small Talk: Take A Break From Shop(ping) Talk

    You're welcome. My sister and I went down for the day to visit my nephew, to check out his new apartment. We went to the Rusty Scupper (his treat) and then spent the rest of the afternoon at the Walters Art Museum - a place he'd probably never walk into on his own. I dredged up everything I could remember from my art history classes to try to get him to understand the creative processes behind the works. I think I might have succeeded - he kept looking at things when his mom and I sat down to rest. Next time, we'll take him to the Baltimore Art Museum. ๐Ÿ˜ We were literally still too full to eat by the time we left Baltimore and didn't want to get take out from Chap's because we had nothing with us to keep it cool for the 3+ hour drive. ๐Ÿ˜ž Next time we'll be better prepared for food transport. I also want to make a sidestop at Delicious Gourmet, and at that Peruvian chicken place in Baltimore. Yum.
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    Small Talk: Take A Break From Shop(ping) Talk

    If anyone knows the chef Nick Stellino from PBS, he's offering a free cookbook (PDF format) to celebrate his anniversary with PBS: https://createtv.com/Nick I've always enjoyed his show and his sense humor. ------- Just an aside to the Baltimore area folks, I had a delicious lunch at the Rusty Scupper today, topped off by a slice of Smith Island cake.๐Ÿ˜ We were so full, that we couldn't even go to Chap's for pit beef later on. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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    QVC

    I'm way back in my reading of this thread am just trying to catch up. The thing with the Q's main demographic, though, is that everyone eventually ages into it, even as a portion always dies out. Once folks retire, they have more time and inclination to channel surf. Not everyone is an "active senior" like those portrayed in TV commercials, so the Q is likely to catch their eye sooner or later. Though I agree that the "talk show" format is annoying. The Q's strength is to be able to provide much more information about products and demonstrate them in real time. I like during some of the tech shows how they answer the questions that are being asked on social media regarding particulars about the item being presented. That immediate feedback is one of the things that they have over the average website.
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    Small Talk: Take A Break From Shop(ping) Talk

    I was watching the reporting of the birth on BBC, an interview with a radio broadcaster, and it seems like folks of color in the UK now feel more vested in the country because of that baby. Poor kid's not even a week old and people are seeing him as a point of hope. That's already a big weight for the little kiddo to shoulder. Harry and Meghan were smart to avoid the media circus by having a home birth. I think that they are going to make sure he has a chance to become himself, not what everyone else wants him to be. I do enjoy seeing the folks over there having a chance for some unifying happiness, amid all the Brexit turmoil.
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    Whew! I'm all caught up now with this thread! ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    I agree that it's a useful attribute in a salesperson, and we should accept our bodies as they are. But it's clear that she doesn't see the same thing that the rest of us do when we look at her. How much better would it be if she dressed to suit her actual shape rather than her imaginary one? I often look at her in her undersized clothes and say to myself, "that looks bad on her, and it'll probably look worse on me". So instead of making me buy whatever she's selling, she's visually made the case for me not buying it.
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    She can't wear straight-line tops, just like I can't. If that yellow top had been A-line, it would have looked much better on her. I didn't think that the green-print pants looked bad on her.
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    It's not being aimed at your generation, though. It's aimed at women "of a certain age" and those who are Pleasantly Plumpโ„ข, who have avoided bathing suits for years because they are: A) self-conscious about their ageing skin or weight, or B) didn't want to wear the drab black or navy or ugly print bathing suits that were usually the only things available in the plus sizes. ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    She obviously thinks that the "scrunched nose look" is cute, not realizing that it just emphasizes the Malden-esque aspect of her nose.
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    "Get yer damn shoes off the couch!!!"
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    Thanks! Been doing hit-and-runs at the Q broadcasts, but more often just checking the website. In RL, I've been doing a lot more reading of late, and watching the Yankee games, when I finally get home at night from watching the kidlets.
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    I ordered that one, in that exact color, lol. ๐Ÿ˜ I like the "twofer" and the neutral-ness of the color. The Earth sandals with that type of bottom have been very comfortable this year. Earth, also, is one of the limited number of Q shoe lines that carries size 12.๐Ÿ˜‰
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    That kind of thing is why I no longer wear zippered pants and my tops are long enough to cover my lady bits.๐Ÿ˜ฏ
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    I'm 20 pages behind in this thread so I skipped reading them, and I now see mention that Jill is leaving??? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ They should really dump Terri Conn and Gaby-lite ( I think she's another Courtney, but I keep mistaking her for Gaby until she starts screwing up).
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    Small Talk: Take A Break From Shop(ping) Talk

    9 free Kindle books today at Amazon to celebrate World Book Day. Offer is good until midnight Pacific time. https://www.amazon.com/article/read-the-world
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    Turkish (Antep) pistachios, Ultimate Malted Milk Balls, a pound of Jelly Belly assorted jelly beans, and the Bitty Bar Sampler. ๐Ÿ˜ "Inside, youโ€™ll find three bars of each flavor; Sweet and Salty, Cranberry Quinoa, Trail Mix and Peanut Butter and Jelly. Small as they are, these itsy bitsy bars pack a ton of flavor. Made with clean, simple ingredients like peanuts, almonds, dried apricots, quinoa and more. Bound together with sweet, pure honey! Plus, theyโ€™re travel-sized and do just the trick when you need a quick pick-me-up."
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    What a freaking waste of electricity, heating an outdoor pool in Pennsylvania in April! ๐Ÿ˜ก
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    I had them on auto-delivery and they arrived at the beginning of the week. I'm eating one and watching the Yankees as I type this.๐Ÿ˜Š Also got an order in from Nuts.com this week, so I am rolling in goodies!
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    My heavens! She really DOES look nice here! She's even got the correct shoes for the dress! Color me amazed!
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    House Flipping Shows

    /rant on/ I've just watched several episodes of RBTF, and was coming here to post the exact same thoughts. And thanks for mentioning Diane Keaton - that is precisely who Leanne seems to be modeling her behavior on. She's just too, too cute for my taste. ๐Ÿ˜’ She seems to default to white and black as her main color schemes in every house she's done, that I've seen. I think her design style is bland and pedestrian; I like a variety of decorating styles so it's not that I dislike minimalist or modern/moderne or whatever. There is just no warmth to her finished products, no "I'd really love to live there vibe" to me. I watched two shows in a row where she painted the entire outsides of two houses black; on one she did the trim and door all in black, too. Instead of giving it architectural interest, she turned it into an uninteresting black hole. I really hated what she did with that Victorian, the one where the wife loves doilies and fringe. That new kitchen and the redone rooms were sooo sterile after she was done with them. I bet that woman cried after the camera crew left. And that white chaise for the kids to draw on - WTH? Yes, like parents want to teach their kids to draw on furniture, and who is going to chance sitting on it and getting color stains on their clothes? Thanks for the chance to rant. I realize that everyone's mileage may vary. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š /rant off/
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    Lexicon: The Shopping List

    To make things easier for new readers, I think we need to have a listing of all the common nicknames used in this forum for the QVC hosts and regular OAPs. I'll start it off, but everyone please add the ones I've missed or forgotten. In no particular order: Sandra Bennett - Mrs. Bennett, The Phantom, oldSandra Amy Stran - Aims, Amy Can't Stran Her, David Venable - Diva, Happy Dance Jayne Brown - Officer Jayne Lisa Robertson (emeritus) - Head Poncho, La Douche, La Douchess, the Dutchess, Perfect Princess Gabrielle Kerr - Gobby Jane Rudolph Treacy - JRT, Blabby, Blabberina Dan Wheeler - Wheels Dan Hughes - Humblebrag, Rev. Humblebrag, the Wrong Rev. Humblebrag Rick Domeier - the Rickster, Mr. Happy Pants Jill Bauer - the Frau, Jilly Bean Judith Ripka - the Warden Mark Charles Miscelli (sp?) - Mark Charles I'mSilly, Crybaby Kerstin Lindquist - Pubic Bone, Pubis, Kerstain, Kerstink, Kerplunk, Skanky Mr. Kerstin Lindquist - Lobsterman, the Lobster Shawn Killinger - the Skunk, Skunky, Skunkster, Shittish, OES (One-Eyed Shawn), the Shittish of Skunkmoor (Skunkmore?) Mr. Shawn Killinger - Jobless Joe, JJ, The Consultant Alex Butler (emeritus) - Emerilette Antonella Nestor - Ant, Fritos Sharon Faetsch - Feh, Professor Feh Lori Goldstein - Logo Lori, Loco Lori, Loco Isaac Mizrahi - The Chairman Dennis Basso - Dennis, Basshole Nancy Hornback - Hornblast, Hornblow Mary Nelson - nuMary, the Warbler Mary Beth Roe - MBR, St. Mary Beth Jennifer Coffey - Jen, Lukewarm Pat James-Dementri - PJT, Pat James Demented, Demented Rachel Boesing - the Rooster Stacey Stauffer - Stumblin' Stacey Mary DeAngelis - Unnecessary Mary, Necessary Mary, oldMary, UM, NM (not to be confused with: NM/New Mexico = Never Mind) Courtney Cason - oldCourtney, Eve Harrington, Eve Courtney Khondabi - nuCourtney, AbuDabi, Jasmine Jacque Gonzalez (emeritus) - Jugs Albany Irvin (emeritus) - Albaninny, Skeevy Eric Theiss (Copper Chef) - Surfer Dude, the Leprechaun Josie Maran - Josie Moron, the Moron Dana Bledsoe - Dana Perricone Bob Bowersox (emeritus) - Boringsox Carolyn Gracie - Gracie, Caca, Caro Chef Tony - Thank You ?
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    Shopping Channel Hosts: Sales Prevention Team

    Welcome to the Sparkly Snarkers! Glad you found us! ๐Ÿ‘ค ๐Ÿ”Ž ๐Ÿ’Ž๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ’Ž ๐Ÿ˜Š
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