Sunday, January 30, 2011

Commercial Thoughts

As in, these are the sort of things that have come to mind now that I'm watching a lot more TV than I have for the last couple of years.

~ "A ground-breaking 14-year study done by our dog food company proves that our dog food is the best food to give to your dog!" Hmmmmmm . . . does it occur to no one else that this study might be a *teensy* bit biased?

~ Absolutely loving discovering exactly why the "Lacey is allowed to watch Friends" policy at my parents' house was more on-again-off-again than Ross and Rachel themselves. On the one hand, it's not that surprising. On the other . . . pretty sure I wouldn't have gotten most of the jokes that were the reason it sometimes became un-allowed. And the fact remains that the night of the series finale will go down in history as one of the best nights of my life. For many reasons, most of them not related to Friends (though some are). But that is a story for another day . . .

~ If massage therapy is as lucrative as you say it is, how come you people not only haven't retired and started paying people to give you massages instead, but you're also doing ads to sell it as a lucrative job? Convincing me FAIL.

~ "Your body can tell you're pregnant before you can." Well I certainly HOPE so!! Can you imagine - (this is your body speaking) "whoa man, what the crap is going on down there?! There's, like, this weird bunch of cells that just appeared out of nowhere . . . and now they're attached . . . and multiplying!! What is it?!?! How are we supposed to know what it is? Wait . . . hold on . . . we're peeing on a stick for some reason . . . hold on . . . OOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So that's what that's all about!!!!!!!!!! Huh. Good to know. Better start, like, providing nutrients and stuff for it!"

Seriously. Do they think women are that stupid?

Don't answer that.

~~~Random related tangent: so we're having this . . . No-Longer-Homemaking-And-Also-No-Longer-Enrichment-So-I-Have-No-Idea-What-To-Call-It Night for RS this week, and it's all about babies and pre-/post-natal health and just basic stuff that apparently one should know but doesn't come naturally the way "don't drop the baby" does . . . anyway. They handed out invitations at church today. Pink card stock, blue ribbon attached to a pregnancy test, and it was all cute-sey-fied and Utah-fied saying "We're POSITIVE you'll have a good time . . . " blah, blah, blah. Clever, I will admit. Very clever. That said, my first thought was: is this an invitation, a hint, or a guilt trip? I laughed, so clearly its purpose was served. And I'm sure it'll come in handy sooner or later.

~ I am more excited to see the Watson vs. Ken Jennings showdown on Jeopardy than I should be willing to admit. What can I say, I've been a nerd pretty much since I could talk. This is gonna be awesome. Epically awesome.

~ I still think KJAZZ is the dumbest name for a TV station ever. Sooooooooo not growing on me, even though it's the only channel I watch aside from the history channel. And occasionally Wipeout. Because it's also epically awesome.

So there you have it. Now, enough with the thinking and back to the stitching! :-)

P. ost S. cript
Speaking of EPIC!!!!!!!!!! I will never be this good. Most days, I am resigned to that. Then there are the days where I see videos like this, and I feel like such a slacker. But seriously - HOLY TWENTIETH POSITION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Seriously with the RS night???
    Yes you need to learn to have a healthy body, but for more reasons than having/had a baby! And that really is insensitive to those that have medical problems.
    Getting off my soap box before I get really riled up here

  2. just to clarify- it is not the topic, but the delivery of the invitation that kinda irritates me.

  3. You actually got a pregnancy test invite? Wow. Are you in a married student ward?

  4. Yes to the married student ward. When we moved in it was full of somewhat "established" couples and families . . . we even had a primary with about a dozen kids. But then they changed the boundaries last summer. Now we have five or six babies, a few on the way, no primary, and a bunch of newlyweds. Seriously, Luke and I are easily in the top five couples who've been married the longest now. It's been an interesting change.

    We've had "general health" nights before, this one is more of a "baby prep 101" sort of thing. And I didn't even think of the insensitivity thing - I don't think anyone has been married long enough to even know they have problems. Don't you have to be trying for a year or two before they start doing tests and stuff?

  5. Usually a year, yeah. Unless someone went into marriage knowing they wouldn't be able to have kids (I have a couple of friends like that). I don't think it's particularly insensitive IN YOUR WARD, given what your ward is. I do think it's...a little presumptuous, though.

  6. Those massage school commercials DRIVE ME CRAZY! I swear if I ever saw that over-bleached, super blue-eyed dude in real life I'd pants him and steal his latte money.

  7. Holy freaking yes! I can only hope I'm there to watch.

  8. I'm kinda looking forward to the Watson/Ken Jennings showdown too. (Then again, I'm enough of a nerd that I've signed up to take the online Jeopardy test next week ... you know, the one that if you do well enough on the test, they invite you to interview and audition, and if you do well enough on that, you MIGHT be on the show)

    As for all the pregnancy talk, if I've missed something, congratulations. That being said, in all honesty (and no insults intended), I'm slightly frightened by the prospect of little Lukes running around.

  9. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA . . . to tell the truth, I'm a little frightened too, lol. :-) But no, you didn't miss an announcement.

    Also - I've been considering taking the online test too.

  10. I took the test last year. Actually taking the test is much more difficult than playing along at home. Fun, yes, but difficult.