I used to have a TV in my office at school. Students were dismissed at 2:30 and the staff contractual day ended at 3:00. I was usually in my office catching up on paperwork until at least 5:00. I got in the habit of turning on the TV at 4:00 and listening to the Oprah show. She kept me company. My friend Shawn and I always wanted to attending a taping of her show in Chicago, but we were never able to get tickets, and then the show ended production.
Last September Oprah was in Seattle with the "Life You Want Weekend." Shawn and I bought tickets and headed for Seattle.
Here's Oprah so pleased to see me...
...and here's the gift that Oprah gave me. Well, me and the other 15,000 of her closest friends at the event in Seattle.
It's Oprah's Chai tea. Oprah didn't miss an opportunity to hawk her merchandise.
It was a fun weekend but perhaps more for the company of my friend than anything we learned from the presenters. I've crossed Oprah off my bucket list.