Middle of The Night Television

November 19, 2013

The Go Go Pillow as seen on TVSince I work nights, I’m on an awesome schedule where I’m often in the gym in the middle of the night.

I adore this. The gym’s always basically just for me. I can dance full out on the elliptical with no one watching (except the security guards on the cameras, but we have a good laugh about it).

But, what’s weird is the stuff that’s always on the TVs in the night. So many infomercials, right? And I just feel like the longer you’re running and getting your marathoner brain on, and the longer the informercial shows you more and more ridiculous tests of whatever product’s awesomeness – the more you think, “Yeah, that looks totally legit!”

Of course, I don’t think I actually think that about any of them… Although this one really always does look good. I’m like “It can zip?!” “It can turn into another kind of pillow?!” I want – nay – I need this!”

But I don’t really. I’m never going to order one.

Also, I’ve realized that I’m pretty sure the middle of the night is the time when the TV tries to make people feel bad about themselves. (Actually, who am I kidding? TV does that all the time, does it not?)

Around 2 in the morning, there's the Today Show!
Around 2 in the morning, there’s the Today Show!

But in the middle of the night, instead of just some commercials here and there, it’s entire hour long informercials about how your hair isn’t thick enough or your skin isn’t smooth enough and on and on. And the longer the play, the more I’m all, “my skin isn’t smooth enough, by golly!”

But, I just do my best to kind of tune them out as I do super full-out facial expressions in the mirror to whatever song’s on in the moment.

This morning, I got a big surprise though when at 2am Live with Kathie Lee and Hoda was on! What? Since when does this come on at 2am? And I couldn’t really gather if this was an old or new episode. One minute we’re talking about the Oscars, so I figure it has to be old.

The next, we’re talking about holiday shopping. So, it must be new, right?

Well, whether it’s old or new, it’s a welcome change from many infomercials (though I do really enjoy the one for the Magic Bullet).

I think the real answer is to just always have my precious, precious iPad down there and then I can watch practically whatever I want. Now if only I had a GoGo Pillow to house that iPad… (Just kidding. I’m pretty sure the GoGo Pillows are not as cool as they are in the infomercial.)

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