Today’s content was a little more significant than yesterday’s.  Emphasis on little.  But it really didn’t start that way at 9am with a story about women who marry men who are just like dear old dad.  Can you say, ewww!  You can if you’re like me and the thought of marrying a cheating alcoholic sends shivers down your spine.  Or maybe you already did marry a cheating alcoholic.  In that case, my condolences.  Sometimes we end up marrying men like Dad for better or for worse, so to speak.  They used celebrity examples in the story, like Angelina Jolie (daughter of Jon Voight) choosing Brad Pitt (a no brainer there), as well as Gwyneth Paltrow picking Chris Martin.  These psychologists did specify that women with close relationships with their fathers were more likely to look for similar traits in their mates.  But what about the women who marry abusive men after being abused by their fathers?  Are those considered close relationships?

Moving on, we saw a segment about looking hip while pregnant.  In other words, “Dressing like a rock star momma.”  Please!  Having been there a couple times myself, the last thing I worried about while pregnant was looking hip.  Once the kids come, the hip days are over.  It’s time to face that fact sooner later.  Who’s kidding who?  I’ve known many pregnant women in my life and looking hip wasn’t on the list of priorities with things like avoiding gestational diabetes, avoiding gaining a hundred pounds and feet swelling up to parade floats.  And then they had the special pregnancy products like preggie pops for morning sickness–as if an ordinary popsicle wouldn’t do?  Trust me, they work and are a lot cheaper than preggie pops.  You were also told not to forget the maternity bra when you go to the hospital to give birth.  Really?  I never would have thought of that one, what with wearing one for at least the past 3 months of pregnancy–most women need them to support their growing breasts during pregnancy.  And they also featured Mama Spanx.  Aren’t those for holding your gut and butt in like a modern day girdle?  I know they’re great for avoiding panty lines, but they’re also very constricting.  I think most pregnant women wouldn’t want the feeling of a boa wrapping itself around their abdomens.  But maybe I’m weird.  After all, I liked to wear maternity dresses so I’d have nothing scraping against my ever-expanding belly.

That extremely informative segment was followed by one about hysterectomy facts.  So when the uterus is all worn out from pregnancy and childbirth, you can think about having it yanked out.  They listed a few good reasons for doing so such as cancer and fibroids, but prevailing opinion seems to be that is’t better in most cases to leave it in.

In between the pregnancy and hysterectomy sessions was a singer from “America’s Got Talent” singing part of a song leading into a commercial break.  A nice segue with the singer who’s name escapes me.  Ironically, when they introduced her, they said her name was unforgettable. 

And, as it does most days, the show ended with a cooking segment with Al.  This one was Cajun Cooking on a grill with some chicken.  If you’re looking for recipes, you’re reading the wrong blog because cooking is up there with dressing like a rock star momma on my priority list.  But that’s a wrap-up of that last hour of the show.  Hope you enjoyed it.

Till tomorrow. 


Welcome to my new blog.  This one is for everyone who needs to be caught up on what was on The Today show–you know, for people who have a life and don’t have time to actually watch that last hour of the show between 9 and 10am.  By the way that is the only hour this blog will be focused on since I’m not an early riser myself and it seems the first two hours are actually dedicated to more newsworthy content.  At least until they air that Paris Hilton interview when she is released from jail.  She’s getting a million dollars to be interviewed by Meredith Viera, not Matt Lauer because he made fun of her.  Is there anyone who hasn’t made fun of Paris?  I guess Meredith hasn’t–at least not publicly.  Anyway, it’s good to see that poor Paris will finally to get to tell her story of life behind bars.  And what better way to spend a million dollars then giving it to an heiress who has absolutely nothing better to do anyway?  Congratulations, Today show execs.  What a score.

Today (or yesterday depending when you read this) we got to watch the family of the murdered pregnant woman, Jessie Davis, grieve on national TV even.  Why anyone would subject themselves to this is beyond me.  And the questions were brilliant: “How are you holding up?” was asked to the victim’s father.  What did she expect the response to be?  His daughter was murdered!  He could barely talk.  Again, I don’t understand the need to go on TV with this, but we all grieve differently. 

Then we got to watch a segment on what foods to eat and what foods to avoid when suffering from PMS.  What do you think was tops on the list to avoid?  Caffiene and alcohol.  Just what a PMSer needs to get through the stress of having PMS, and they tell you it’s forbidden.  I didn’t listen to the foods they recommended because if you can’t drink coffee and martinis when you’re suffering PMS, you’re not going to be thinking about good nutrition.  You’re probably going to be too busy trying to stab someone with the spoon you usually use to stir your coffee with but now you can’t have caffiene.   And since chocolate has caffiene, does that mean you have to avoid that too?  Who comes up with this stuff?  Obviously not someone who has ever suffered from PMS.

Of course, there is always the news on at every half hour and weather updates every five minutes.  Do people really need the forecast that often?  I mean, it’s not going to change from one hour to the next.  Even here in New England. 

Then there was the “Do the Hustle” workout routine which consisted of people jumping rope, doing pushups and crunches to disco music like “The Hustle.”  Hmm, disco boot camp.  That’s a profound new idea that I’m sure will motivate millions to get off their butts and get in shape. 

And finally, they usually end with a food segment as they did with Al Roker about building “A better burger.”  Isn’t Al supposed to be eating healthy?  Maybe the burgers were made out from soy, but I doubt it.  Anyway, sorry I can’t say what they were made of because recipe ideas are lost on me.  My mind wanders back to my kids who are eating frozen waffles jarred baby food.  

And there you have Yesterday on Today.

Till tomorrow.

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