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Dating Yourself

I don’t mean that you should buy yourself flowers and take yourself out to dinner and a movie, although sometimes that might not be a bad idea. No, I’m talking about dating yourself by revealing something that tells everyone how old you are.

It started off simple enough. I was driving home from work and heard a song. This song to be exact:

When I got home, I was talking with my sister-in-law who’s 2 years younger than me, my brother who’s 6 years younger than me, and my cousin who’s 17 years younger than me (meh, that hurts to say). Anyway, I mentioned this song. The first time I heard it, I was in my very first semester in college riding around in my sister’s Camry with my best friend and one of her friends. We pumped up the bass, rolled down the windows, opened the sunroof and jammed.

We knew all the words to the song and sang them loudly and badly. Especially the line I know what Bo don’t know. In mentioning this to my sister-in-law, we started talking about the amazing Bo Jackson. My cousin…my very young cousin, piped up with: Who’s Bo Jackson?

We were aghast. How could she not know Bo Jackson? I mean…he was BO JACKSON! We rushed to fill in the details explaining that he was the first athlete to become an All-Star football player and baseball player. He was…awesome! Everyone knew Bo Jackson if not from sports, then from the Nike commercials.

It wasn’t until we’d filled her head with all of this information that she looked at us and said, I wasn’t born until 1994…Teenagers are so impossibly snarky.

Shee-yeah, okay…we all shut up because how can you argue with that? Man. It made us all feel old. Oh sure, we know we’re not spring chickens anymore, but still, it didn’t seem that long ago!

On another note, the Hot Stepper song was used in the very fabulous movie Pret-A-Porter (Ready to Wear). I love this movie. Simply love it. It was so…weird and funny. I have to buy it now *sigh*. I suppose this movie might have been a precursor to my infatuation with Project Runway becuase as I’ve mentioned before, I am so not a fashionista. I shop Saks Fifth Avenue for my characters, picking things I’d see them in, but I can only dream of wearing clothes from there.

Now I’m off to shop for my heroine (who is a clothes whore) and pretend I’m not approaching the years when I start saying something like, When I was your age…

Mais, that’s not gonna be pretty!

Have you dated yourself recently?

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When Commercials Are Good

I don’t watch much television anymore, but when I do, sometimes I watch it just for the commercials. There are some very funny commercials out there, you know the ones I’m talking about. The NFL Sunday Ticket commercials are great (OMG, loove them, especially the Saints one):

I think all Saints fans love this commercial because yeah, a dirty bird can’t fly with a broken wing. (Sorry Falcons fans!) I could watch this commercial over and over again and still giggle.

Then there’s the one commercial I watched…well, years ago and I loved it so much I actually remember the whole thing. It was by Levis and I managed to find it on YouTube:

The best part of the commercial? The surgical nurse on top of the gurney singing. I crack up every time.

I’m not the only one who has this fascination for them, I’m sure. My sister will tell me, “Did you see the new etrade commercial?” or “You have to see the new Manning commercial!” because you know, she’s a Manning maniac. And the thing is, I do enjoy them. When we used to sit on the bleachers during soccer season, freezing our butts off, we’d discuss our favorites and tell each other which ones we needed to watch for. Sad, huh?

Of course, if these commercials weren’t popular, then they wouldn’t keep making them, would they? So do you have a favorite commercial? I’d post more, but I’d be here all day and the post would run on endlessly. I will leave you with one final commercial though:

Oh! And be sure to stop by tomorrow for a very special Fantasy Man Friday and Author Interview!

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Bwahaha!

Have I ever, in all 150 posts I’ve written, mentioned I’m addicted to commercials? It’s part of the reason I watch big sporting events, so I can watch the crazy ads that come on. Sadly enough, my sister, nephew, and I will sit down and discuss our favorite commercials like they’re movies. They’re entertaining, so when I saw this on a friend’s blog, I had to post it here as well!

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And Now for Something Completely Different…

It’s Monday again *boo, hiss*. Fortunately, it’s also a short work week. It makes me feel like a kid again. You remember what it was like. The holidays would come around which meant you were out of school for a week (or 2 for Christmas). You’d be flat out giddy with delight. That’s how I feel this week. 3 days. Just 3 days and I have a long weekend!

People. I have an announcement to make. The New Orleans Saints are 10-0!! 10-0! (I have put this everywhere, so if you’ve read this on my Facebook or Twitter, I do apologize.) But 10-0!!! Holy crap! I’m just all kinds of happy now.

Okay, on to more interesting things. Commercials. I love commercials. My sister and I can have a two hour conversation about our favorite commercials. I know, we’re weird. However, I like to call us commercial connoisseurs. Saturday, she came to the house to pick up the turkey she’s cooking for Thanksgiving. We spent at least forty-five minutes with my godson talking about our favorite new commercials. I still like all of the Coors Light commercials and that online trading company…E-Trade? or Ameritrade? With the baby telling the old guy ‘It was on the cart path! Why don’t you try reading the rules? Shankapotamus.’ And the other one with the baby singing ‘Take…these broken wings and learn to fly again!’ I mean, really! These are GREAT commercials!

Now for today’s question: Are you a commercial connoisseur? Do you flip the channels when they come on, or do you wait to see what the advertising giants will come out with next? Is there one commercial you’d love to come up with yourself?

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