Like, Shut Up! Shut the Front Door!
I seem to be on a TV roll, but whatever!
Six years ago — I can’t believe it’s been that long! — I declared my undying hatred of Queer Eye for a Straight Guy and especially of co-host Carson Kressley. Today, however, I have to admit I get a charge out of TLC’s What Not to Wear, hosted by Stacy London and Clinton Kelly. Their comments about the contestant’s former wardrobe can be rather caustic, but those are made up by London’s enthusiatic approval during the reveal, when she often gushes her trademark “Shut up! Shut the front door!” It always makes me laugh.
It’s too bad that all the makeovers are with women. Apparently, the show started off with both men and women, but nominations of men for makeovers aren’t retained anymore apparently because the transformations weren’t as dramatic. It stands to reason: women can wear dresses or pants or skirts while men can only wear pants, and most men don’t (and don’t wish to) wear makeup, so the range is not as wide. Still, I would LOVE to have a makeover myself! Perhaps it’s vain and all of that, but hey: I AM a Leo, after all.
Which reminds me: I gained a few pounds in the last year-and-a-half and I’m not feeling good about myself as a result. In fact, I’ve deliberately been avoiding stepping on the scale because I don’t really want to know where I’m at right now, but I’m thinking I need to shed 15 to 20 pounds. Ideally, I’d like to reach that goal by the time the warm weather returns in four or five months.