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March 5th, 2002

Makeover Story

Today I had a chance to see a few friends from high school on TLC’s Makeover Story. They took Jason and Amy, two 25-year-olds that have been married for three years (high school sweethearts) and have a young son and made them over for their return to New Jersey after having lived in Florida for several years after graduation. Jason and Amy both always “dressed down” and underwent quite the change at the hand of stylists and fashion consultants on the show.

But the change wasn’t what I enjoyed most about the show… what I liked best was being able to see three friends (Jason, Amy, and their friend Amy) that I was close with in high school but lost touch with after we graduated. It’s a weird feeling to have a sort of “reunion” via TV.

While Makeover Story isn’t a show I’d find terribly interesting if I didn’t know the people on it, I certainly enjoyed this episode and have to give TLC the thumbs up for going all out with Jason and Amy. You two make up nice. 🙂

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday March 5, 2002 -- 10:37:35 am
Why in the heck did they bleach Jason's hair? It looks rather strange like that.

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Tuesday March 5, 2002 -- 11:19:50 am
The stylist seemed to think it would look good. I don't mind it, though he looked a little like Vanilla Ice when he was done. I didn't like the change to his beard.

Amy looked excellent.

FROM: Paul [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday March 5, 2002 -- 1:57:48 pm
I think his beard looks okay, but man, when you've got that much facial hair, you get attached to it. It just is. The blond hair is a little odd without a bleached goatee to match.

They both look much happier, though!

And, I think this is Yet Another Sign That We're All Getting Older: when we see friends and colleagues on TV.

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday March 5, 2002 -- 3:51:53 pm
Paul: No one's getting (appreciably) older. It's just the over-saturation of media in these techno-heavy times.

FROM: Maria
DATE: Tuesday March 5, 2002 -- 7:56:19 pm
The only time I've seen someone I know on national TV was on a VH1 "Before They Were Rock Stars" segment on Melissa Etheridge--a guy I went to high school with was one of the people trying to guess what she did before she got famous.
As for TLC shows, I am literally obsessed with "Trading Spaces" and I've been recommending it to everyone lately.

FROM: fresh
DATE: Tuesday March 5, 2002 -- 11:00:46 pm
maria i must agree trading spaces is the best show on television, next to teh simpsons

FROM: jk
DATE: Tuesday March 5, 2002 -- 11:33:14 pm
Oh no, I can't believe I agree with Fresh on something! I too am addicted to Trading Spaces. I have even begun to tape it. It's good, clean, suspenseful entertainment and they have made me realize that I will never paint a wall in my house orange or red. I wish Vern were my friend. So ashamed.....jk

FROM: Paul [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday March 5, 2002 -- 11:42:19 pm
The new Ping slogan, jk and fresh: "There's a Ping for that, too!" Check it out.

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday March 6, 2002 -- 10:16:50 am
jk: "Clean"? Why should that matter?

FROM: Jaelynn
DATE: Monday July 29, 2002 -- 1:41:16 pm
Luv the sight!!

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