The message said, “call me back immediately.” The excitement in her voice promted me to do just that with utmost urgency.  Bring. Brriinnnng. She answered almost immediately.  Lauren,one of my favorite-really-close-friends, had the best news EVER.  Her sister-in-law and two other people got tickets to Oprah’s Macon debut last Saturday.  Even better, they were on their way home with car load of loot, real Oprah booty. Not only did Rod’s brother’s wife go to an Oprah Show, she went to the very best show of the year.  The talk show host brought her FAVORITE THINGS 2007 list to Macon!!!!  ThiOprah's Favorite Thingss show is the “show of shows,” the cream of the Harpo crop. If you could choose just one episode to go to, this is it. Yes, you’re on the right track.  Sheila and her counterparts returned home with the gift of actually seeing Oprah AND a whole bunch of her favorite things.  OOOOOOOOOOO, yeah baby!

Some girls have all the luck.

*Per an earlier post: The secret is, sometimes THE SECRET doesn’t work.

I was curious to know exactly how lucky Sheila was so I checked out the list on  In the case you’re interested. Here’s the complete list of her favorite things (or Sheila’s big win):

Samsung Progressive HD Camcorder SC-HMX10C  Approximate value: $799.99 

UGG® Australia Classic Crochet Tall Boot  Approximate value: $120

TOYWATCH Crystal and Colored Crystal Watch  Approximate value: $150 

Perfect Endings Cupcakes from Williams-Sonoma  Approximate value: $59 (Set of 9)

Melamine Bowls, Measuring Cups and Spoons from Williams-Sonoma  Approximate value: Bowls $32 (Set of 3); Measuring  Cups and Spoons $18 Set (Cups $14, Spoons $8)

The Artisan® Stand Mixer from KitchenAid Home Appliances  Approximate value: $349.99

The Discovery Channel’s Planet Earth DVD Set Approximate value: $59.95

Kai Body Butter and Body Buffer  Approximate value: Body Butter $55; Body Buffer $28,

CLARISONIC Skin Care SystemApproximate value: $195/system

Claus Porto Soaps from Lafco New York  Approximate value: $42 (Set of 3)

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett  Approximate value: $24.95

Breville Ikon Panini Press from Williams-SonomaApproximate value: $99.95

HDTV Refrigerator with Weather and Info Center from

LG Electronics Model LSC27991  Approximate value: $3,799

Ciao Bella Blood Orange Sorbetto  Approximate value: $4.99/pint

Rachel Pally Swing Turtleneck and Sailor PantsApproximate value: Swing Turtleneck $141; Sailor Pants $194

Scrabble Premier Edition from Hasbro  Approximate value: $70

United Artists 90th Anniversary Prestige Collection  Approximate value: $869.98 

Shaklee Get Clean™ Starter Kit  Approximate value: $89.60 

O’s Guide to Life  Approximate value: $29.95 

Josh Groban’s Noel CD  Available