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and use that miracle of wonders called eye-concealer to erase bags and dark circles under our eyes.

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For 15 years of live television, I had to get up at 3 a.m., shower, comb my “game show” hair, and essentially put on my Sunday school clothes to work in television.  

Once at the studio we were hustled off into “make up” where make-up artists would powder down our shiny foreheads, go over our hair again, touch up the eyebrows, and use that miracle of wonders called “eye-concealer” to erase bags and dark circles under our eyes. Remember, this is morning television.  

After the long 10- to 12-hour day, I would come home, rip off my coat and tie, slacks, and dress socks, and replace them with an old jersey and gym shorts which affectionately became known as “the drinking outfit.”  

Not limited to just drinks, this outfit would serve me well while cleaning the house, picking up after the pets, fetching the mail, and cooking dinner. 

The relaxed “fashion plate” was good for grilling the pit, pounding out meat and veggies, firing up the oven and stove which often would lend itself to a quick dip in the pool to cool off from the end of days activities.  

My poor children would wake up and see Dad on TV all spiffed up in my best dress only to come home from school and find me looking like a homeless bum putt zing around the house fixing dinner. How shocking for them. And we joked about it, talked about it, had discussions on why I was not wearing “TV clothes” and such and it became our private joke around here. 

Fast forward to now and my oldest girl Sarah has a weekly podcast called #RoughStuff. She and co-host Bridgett Greenberg and their occasional guests, broke down and admitted they too have an affection for “the drinking outfit.” They freely admitted that after working their day jobs in the office they are anxious to get home, drop the wardrobe in exchange for basketball shorts and jerseys to make that transition that I have been making for years.  

Hey Mr. Rogers had a sweater, Hugh Beaumont on “Leave It to Beaver” had house slippers, I go for gym shorts and T-shirts.  

In the podcast, Sarah slyly works in her realization that dear old Dad’s “drinking outfit” is yet a segue from professional work to casual chic or flop house attire. Either way, I laughed out loud when I heard her refer to me and all those years of coming home to find me in my “after 5 outfit” which she now freely adopts as a way of life.  

Funny how the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Lanny Griffith is an REL graduate and media mogul. Contact him at lgriffith11@gmail.com.  

 

For 15 years of live television, I had to get up at 3 a.m., shower, comb my “game show” hair, and essentially put on my Sunday school clothes to work in television.  

Once at the studio we were hustled off into “make up” where make-up artists would powder down our shiny foreheads, go over our hair again, touch up the eyebrows, and use that miracle of wonders called “eye-concealer” to erase bags and dark circles under our eyes. Remember, this is morning television.  

After the long 10- to 12-hour day, I would come home, rip off my coat and tie, slacks, and dress socks, and replace them with an old jersey and gym shorts which affectionately became known as “the drinking outfit.”  

Not limited to just drinks, this outfit would serve me well while cleaning the house, picking up after the pets, fetching the mail, and cooking dinner. 

The relaxed “fashion plate” was good for grilling the pit, pounding out meat and veggies, firing up the oven and stove which often would lend itself to a quick dip in the pool to cool off from the end of days activities.  

My poor children would wake up and see Dad on TV all spiffed up in my best dress only to come home from school and find me looking like a homeless bum putt zing around the house fixing dinner. How shocking for them. And we joked about it, talked about it, had discussions on why I was not wearing “TV clothes” and such and it became our private joke around here. 

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