So here I am, back from China. It was utterly fantastic and I promise to do a final post about the last part of the trip, which included Harley Davidsons, hiking down a cliff/up a mountain and Far East Electronics.
Right now, though, something more pressing beckons…
In fact, I am actually rather apprehensive about it….
…AAArrrgh!!! what’s that coming over the hill? It’s one of the most insane televisual tortures ever invented – lurking for 24 hours at a time – known as the TSV or Todays Special Value on QVC, this is the multiple-appearance-required featured-low-price-item repeated throughout the day from 0000 the night before to 2330 the night after.
I tremble mentally at the thought, and by the end of the night I may well tremble physically from caffeine overuse. Yes, Starbucks et al, rub your collective hands in glee as another addict publicly falls off the wagon with dismal regularity*.
This strange and barbaric practice requires complete and utter knowledge about one’s chosen consumer electronics product, combined with an ability to cope with sustained sleep deprivation and an unreasonable determination to get to the end of the day without a) saying something inaccurate on air, b) falling over and/or breaking stuff on air or c) swearing and/or stripping off on air. Needless to say, some manage it, and some don’t. The ones who don’t tend to end up on youtube**.
Yes, dear reader, it’s not just one TSV I’ve been booked for on the 27th July, but two – the second being on the 31st. Thank goodness the products are nice techy ones, I’ll sneak some piccies on once the embargo is lifted.
So, until midnight on the 27th (i.e. Saturday night) I’m gonna get my head down and study hard. I will not watch any telly, I will certainly not attend any parties, and I’m definitely not going to do anything non-TSV related…
…Although I am accidentally holding in my paws front row tix for Batman on Friday at a very big cinema. Yes, I think it’s important for my research that I attend this movie for observational and research purposes.
*Double Tall Wet Skinny Latte please. I fall off the caffeine wagon every morning when I realise there’s milk and tea in the house, then I imagine the sound the kettle makes when it switches on. This generally happens before my eyes are open.
**Yes, of course there’s a clip I’m thinking of. If you want to see it, leave a comment and I may be persuaded to post the offending link.