The Great Geezer and I like Project Runway…the show on the Lifetime Channel that pits one young designer against a tough challenge every week. Yesterday the challenge was to design an outfit for a real person to help them feel better about themselves.
Most of the outfits worked well. To make it even better, most of the “real people” participated in the episode with humor and delight. One designer didn’t do well reducing his client to tears. Reducing me to yelling back at the television in frustration.
I asked G, “Do you mind if I talk to the TV?”
Yes,” he replied.
I hid my head under the sheet and tried to drown out the denigrating things this man was saying to his client….Horrible things, and his skirt was vaguely ok but the shirt design made the lady look like a large turquoise balloon. I was truly embarrassed for her, for the show, and for the designer who didn’t even seem realize what he had done.
Each week, the designer of the worst outfit goes home. They sent a man with an equally horrible outfit home yet kept this uncouth, bad mannered designer on the show for another week. Yes, it made good TV, but it was an embarrassment to the show to keep him on and so tacitly condone his behaviors.
- Himself: Gym and work hard all day. Simple dinner and is feeling himself again.
- Herself: Wrote hard and fell asleep over this newest Nazi piece. I’m not a natural at writing. I have to pull hard to make it work. Yes, the dust, molds, and perfumes at work truly affect me.
- Reading: ”Writers and Poets” magazine.
- Balance: Hearing that Lenora is doing ok today.