October 15, 2011

Bruce & Esther...

Okay, I'm going to make a confession.  I have never watched an Oprah Winfrey Show episode in my life.

Yep.  Tis true.  It may have been playing on TV in the background at someone's house that I visited but never once in my life did I purposely turn on Oprah with intent to watch the show.

I guess while I'm admitting things...

Confession #2 - the only thing I have ever watched Oprah in was the movie The Color Purple.  And I only saw that on TV, with commercials.  Just, like, maybe three years ago.

Confession #3 - I "borrowed" an "O" magazine from the waiting room for an appointment I once had. I even asked if I could borrow it and promised to bring it back at the next appointment, after I finished a Very Important Article about living the life you were meant to live.  The confession part?  I never returned the magazine.  Oh, and I never finished the article.   Oh!  And the magazine still sits by my bedside among all the other various reading media waiting for my attention.

Confession #4 - I once said, "she looks like E.T. (the extra-terrestrial)" and a cockatoo (that's a bird, people) laughed.   To be fair, this was after she lost her first round of weight, and I really thought she'd gone to far.  I think she's very pretty, now.

Confession #5 - I, once upon a time, was really angry with her.   Hot, white, furious, long-term anger.  This kept me from watching her even longer.  I'm over it now. 

Confession #6 - I want to meet her.

Now why would I want to meet someone who I never really took much interest in, and once detested?  Because I'm impressed... I'm in awe... I'm even humbled by her.  I want to know her secret... I want just a pinky-full of her energy, her love of life, her belief in impossible things.

I began, only recently, to be interested in her because Rosie O'Donnell is now on the Oprah Winfrey Network and I happen to be a little more than a little interested in Rosie and her trials and tribulations.

(I'm sure you're wondering what in the world all of this Oprah schtuff has to do with my subject of today's post:   Bruce and Esther.  It's okay, keep reading.  It'll all make sense soon.)

So, now that Rosie has her own show on OWN, I have begun watching the OWN network here and there and have been drawn into Oprah's Lifeclass episodes.  Last night, while watching one of those, I started wandering around her online site.  And while I was wandering the site, I found this section:

And since I'm a sucker for Joy, and the pursuit of it, I started reading.  Some of them were very good.  Some I'm going to adopt toot-sweet (quick - what movie is that from?).

One of the "rules" said... "13. Prior to visiting your parents, you are required to watch Bruce and Esther Huffman from McMinnville, Oregon, test out their new webcam."

I started to smile, as I am traveling very soon to visit my own parents, and could only imagine...

... turns out my imagination wasn't quite as fun as the video.  Which brought me here to share it with you ... it will definitely bring a smile to your face.  It made me laugh!  I hope I'm not the last person in the world to be seeing this... but even if you already have, it's still good for another grin and chuckle:


  1. I hadn't seen that before :) My Mum is very adept with computers; my in-laws have never had one, but are thinking of getting one. Oh boy, I so have to set up a webcam to capture their attempts to navigate it!! (OK, I feel a bit mean saying that, but I know they'll find it bemusing and confusing and I shall probably end up helping them set it up so I'll get to see their attempts anyway...)

    PS I now have 'Toot sweets, toot sweets!' going round my head. Thanks....!

  2. I hadn't seen it either, but boy did it make me smile! Thanks for sharing.


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