Nicest man on the planet
(OK, I want to say one thing first: You guys are SO GREAT. You really are. I'm not sure I can really explain it, but I think about that--how great you all are--all the time and I just felt like telling you. I hope that's not too random.)
OK. You know what? I was like two-thirds of the way through an entirely different post, but I'm sitting here, watching the repeat of Tim Gunn's Guide to Style, and I HAVE to blog about this instead. Because ...
Tim Gunn is the most wonderful human being in the world. I mean, seriously. The nicest person EVER!
You know Tim Gunn, right? The mentor from Project Runway? Of course I adore him on that show, but I was up in the air when I heard about his new one. Just because, you know, there are SO MANY makeover shows on TV. But then this girl at work was like, "Swishy, I saw a preview of it last night and YOU HAVE TO WATCH IT! You will LOVE it!"
So I watched it. And I LOVE it!
So first, Tim Gunn. The man is an angel, an honest-to-goodness angel. He's funny and honest and warm and genuine, and it all just radiates from him. I know this is going to sound corny and cheesy and ridiculous, but I swear to you it's true: I watched Tim Gunn on that show tonight and it made me want to be a better person. I KNOW how that sounds! But it did, it really did. I want people to feel that good when they're around me. He makes you feel great and empowered JUST BY BEING ON TV! I can't imagine what he's like in person!
Did any of you read the Entertainment Weekly story on him probably a year ago? In it, they talk about how he was in love with someone, like, 25 years ago who broke his heart so badly that he knew he could never be in a relationship ever again. Isn't that the most horrible thing you've ever heard? It makes me wonder about the kind of person who's capable of hurting someone that good and kind. Poor Tim Gunn!
All right. The show. The show is SO CUTE! You guys, it will be on like a thousand times this weekend, so please watch it. It made me laugh, it made me (almost) cry ... and, yes, I know, I totally sound like a publicist for the show. (Bravo, please make out that check to Swishy. S-w-i-s-h-y.)
So here are two things they taught the girl tonight: First, you need to have a fashion inspiration. (Hers was Jessica Alba.) And second, you need to walk like you have a feel-good soundtrack playing in your mind, because it gives you confidence. (I don't know what hers was. But this guy I used to work with? I SWEAR to you he had "Stayin' Alive" playing in his head whenever he walked down the hall.)
If I were going to pick a fashion inspiration ... maybe Reese Witherspoon? I like the way Jennifer Aniston dresses, too. Soundtrack is WAY harder. I'll have to think about it some more and post in the comments ... in the meantime, I am DYING to hear yours!