Last Reply by mistylady | Started by Rick Domeier in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
Her name is Lucy. She's our dog. But please, don't mention the word "dog" in her presence. She'll be offended. She is the princess of our little castle. And though you'd think the King and Queen would rule the roost, that is not the case in the Domeier home. The princess pretty much does whatever she wants, when she wants. And with Princess Lucy, that often means… nothing at all. I wouldn't call her lazy…I just think that when it comes to traditional doggie behavior (jumping up and down and barking wildly every time you come home), she's, well, above it all.
Lucy h... Continue Reading
Last Reply by likeit | Started by Rick Domeier in For the Home Talk, Electronics Talk, Hosts & Personalities
As a combination tech geek, father, coach, and all-around sports fanatic, I'm waiting for the moment when someone finally invents it: the time machine.
Though countless movies have been made on the subject of time travel, no one has actually made the trip—as far as I can tell. One of the first trips for my two boys and me would be to go back to the early days of baseball. I’d want them to watch the pitching, hitting, and strategy. Plus, baseball is filled with such history. To be sitting in the stands and watching Babe Ruth knock one out of the park in Yankee Stadium would be a dr... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Charsigns | Started by Rick Domeier in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
Our pretty little house was under siege. It was being shot, blasted, attacked! You could literally see little holes in the vinyl siding. What was happening? No, it wasn't gang members wearing rival colors, or even a crazy person running through our pristine neighborhood. We could've called the authorities, and at least tried to do something about that. This attack was being waged by…our own kids. Now, before you report us to Social Services, allow me to clarify. (And once I do, you can remove our nomination for Parents of the Year.)
Last Christmas, we gave our two beloved boys—Ni... Continue Reading
Last Reply by sassy12 | Started by Rick Domeier in Electronics Talk, Hosts & Personalities
You could feel the tension in the air. My son Nick was in the batter's box, his bat held high. There were two outs, the bases were loaded, and the count went to 3-2. My digital camera was shaking as I screamed, "You got this, Nick!" Easy for me to say. This was Cooperstown, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. There were 104 teams from around the country gathered for this tournament. Though the players were all 12 and 13 years old, some of them looked like they were about to start college. These kids were good. No pressure, Nick.The pitcher was in his wind-up. I tried to focus my camera... Continue Reading
Last Reply by KateMc | Started by Rick Domeier in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities
Starting this Tuesday, January 10 at 10 p.m. ET, Shawn Killinger and I are hosting a weekly show called Anything Goes with Rick & Shawn. We’re seeing the show as a wonderfully dysfunctional family and we’re inviting everyone to join us. Expect the unexpected. Check out our video below to see what all the hype is about.
Last Reply by Dazzle151 | Started by Rick Domeier in Electronics Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Gift Tip Blogs
It's an image and a sound that’s locked in my memory banks for all time. It started while listening to my records as a teenager in Minnesota — that moment when I brought home a new vinyl and put it on the stereo. The anticipation of tunes when the arm of the stereo would slowly move over, gently touch the record, and you'd hear those scratches as the needle touched the vinyl. It was usually followed by my dad saying, "Turn that down, are you deaf?" Long live rock and roll, Dad! Wait! I'm aging myself again. And don't tell me you're too young to reme... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Jer zGirl | Started by Rick Domeier in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
It's always a shock that makes me realize it. I'll be in the closet, getting ready to come to work at QVC. I'll grab a sweater, when suddenly… ouch! The static electricity jolt hits my finger like a miniature flash of lightning. The air is dry. Or my alligator-like skin will need an extra glob of my wife's philosophy moisturizing lotion. At least that's the way it used to be…until we found a way to combat the Sahara desert that had become our home. Check out these stats:
According to the Medline Plus website, which is run by the National Institute of Health, increasing the humid... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Male | Started by Rick Domeier in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities
The past week has been a blur. A trip to Cooperstown, the birthplace of baseball, was a whirlwind of hits, errors, amazing catches, team spirit, and the wonderful, amazing feeling of seeing your son knock one over the fence. Cooperstown is home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. It's also home to a never-ending onslaught of baseball "cuisine." Dogs, fries, sodas, more dogs, burgers, and, well, repeat. Don’t get me wrong, I love a great game-day hot dog smothered in relish and mustard as much as the next guy. But after five straight days of it, you start wanting to round third and hea... Continue Reading
Last Reply by diggity | Started by Rick Domeier in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities
Just got back from a trip to see one of the nicest, sweetest, most amazing people on the planet…my mom! She's doing well, still living in the small town in Minnesota where I grew up. It's such a joy to go back and spend time with her. And, OK, I'll admit it. There are very selfish reasons for going back as well…the home cookin'! No offense to my lovely wife, but there's something about the flavor of mom's cooking that never leaves you. In fact, since she makes such great German dishes like pork, sauerkraut, and dumplings, it's the only time I ever get a chance to have them. (My w... Continue Reading
Last Reply by KONJ | Started by Rick Domeier in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
Crazy job, this QVC hosting gig. One of the most interesting aspects of being a QVC host is getting the opportunity to learn something new…things I never even thought I'd ever learn. When I started 17 years ago, I didn't know a karat weight from the weight of a carrot, and I pronounced duvet "duv-ett." I also recall some years ago, flying to the incredible Black Forest of Germany to visit a cuckoo-clock factory. That's right…cuckoo clocks! And it was fascinating! Who the heck knew how much time, effort, and attention to detail went into making a cuckoo clock? My late grandmother,... Continue Reading