Friday, October 3, 2008

Jon & Kate + Loads o' Fun

Thursday, I got to go to the Southern Women's Show in Birmingham. Yes, I got to spend an entire day without kids in a place that totally caters to women! That alone was worth the drive to B'ham. But, as icing on the cake, Jon & Kate Gosselin (as in Jon & Kate +8) were there as well! I will admit I am slightly obsessed with that show. As with most cable shows, reruns air several times a day. And we (me & Abby) watch it at least once a day. Burge, by the way, is not so impressed with it. He's not so fond of Kate. I can relate to her because, if I'm keeping it real here, she says what I'm thinking (or have thought) but just never said out loud. Granted, some things could be better left unsaid, but thinking it is just as bad as saying it.

Anyway, our sole purpose for going to this was to meet Jon & Kate. Anything else was just gravy. But this place was awesome! There was clothing and handbags and shoes, glorious shoes! You could get your legs shaved, your teeth whitened, and your eyebrows waxed. You could try out mattresses and then get fitted for a bra. Which I did. Not the mattress, but the bra. And, as a side note, you just haven't lived until you've tried on undergarments in a little cubicle where the only thing separating you from literally hundreds of people is a very thin sheet of nylon.

You could try every kind of perfume made and then get a makeover. I even heard rumors about someone teaching ballroom dancing, although I did not personally witness this. I did have my hair done in an "African Butterfly Hairclip." And then I bought one. Now, I'm not one to buy into a lot of hype (although you wouldn't know it by this trip...keep reading), but this thing is awesome. I have worn it everyday since I got it. It might take the place of my ever-present ponytail. You can check them out here.

Then we came across the Shamwow exhibit. These jokers work! I don't know how many 2 liters of Diet Coke they went through in a day, but they would dump it on their little carpet sample and the Shamwow would suck it right up. But, then after all, it is made in Germany, so it has to be good. If you have lived under a rock for the last 6 months and have not heard of the Shamwow, you can check them out here. So, of course, I bought one of those too. After all, they make you say WOW every time! Who couldn't use a little more of that in their life?

My eyes had glazed over at this point. I momentarily thought about seeing if the leg shaving lady would move over to the teeth whitening booth so I could get 2 treatments at once. And then if I could wear the warming peppermint neck wrap and have a hand massage too, it would be heaven! What was our main reason for going again? Oh, yeah! Jon & Kate!

We had a decision to make at this point. Do we stay by the stage to hear them answer audience questions, or do we get in the ever growing line for autographs? We chose the autograph line, because I have seen every show, so most likely I know the answer to whatever question would be asked. Here are the fruits of our labor...

All in all it was an awesome day. I would totally attend it again, even if Jon & Kate weren't there. Now, if the Shamwow guy wasn't there...that's a different story.

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