Thursday, July 20, 2006 Life In A Glass House...*

Life In A Glass House...*


I don't have anything witty or profound to say so this post is just some of my inner ramblings.

Humidity and shampoo
If you have more than a foot of hair that naturally leans towards "full of body" (aka puffy), do not use volumizing shampoo on days of 95 degree temperatures with over 50% humidity. I appear to be a walking piece of shrubbery today thanks to that shower mistake. You will look like a pom-pom ready for the dog show.

Megafest
If you have agoraphobia, you should plan to take a vacation OUTSIDE of Atlanta during the three-day 200,000 people event known as Megafest. This religious celebration brings oceans of people into the city and can leave the agoraphobic in need of tranquilizers and booze.

Spam
I think 'viral marketing' companies could benefit from doing some demographics research rather than their current shotgun approach, showering everyone with the same advertisements and hoping to hit their target. Today's choice pieces of spam that have eluded the company's spam filter include the following.
1. Abdul - (Like Madonna, Abdul is apparently known by one name only.) "Note the science doorway with billions of tadpoles". What does this mean? What idea or product is Abdul selling? This is a very ineffective morsel of electronic junk mail.
2. Four messages offering reduced price Viagra - I am a (fairly young) female. Why would I want to buy Viagra? Perhaps, they are advertising it early as a great Christmas or Hanukkah gift for your special grandfather or sugar daddy?
3. Ticketmaster - Oooo, pre-sale tickets for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. I have purchased LOTS of tickets from Ticketmaster over the years. Most of the tickets I have purchased have been for the ballet, the opera, or marginally popular indie-rock bands. Based on my buying patterns, I would not be a prime buyer of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers tickets.

I'm sure when I was a marketing shill I made similar demographic bad judgments and now I am facing my karma.

By the way, for those of you who read my constantly changing sidebar I will never finish "Infinite Jest" or "Tropic of Cancer".

*Song by Radiohead

11 Comments:

Blogger MC said...

Hey, I never finished War and Peace, Finnegans Wake or The Crying of Lot 49 either, so everything is ok.

1:20 PM  
Blogger G said...

Poof bad. Little hint - at end of shower, wring hair out and put a dollop (or 4 in your case) of conditioner into your hair and you're good to go. That was fun. See the good posts that can come out of lack of anything witty to say?

2:09 PM  
Blogger kludge said...

I heart SPAM.

Sometimes it the best laugh I get all day.

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Neil said...

Am I the only one who doesn't really understand spam as a business model? Make believe I really did want to buy some Viagra. Would I really buy it from some anonymous person who sends me a piece of spam? Are there actual idiots who respond and buy? Well, obviously so...

4:35 PM  
Blogger 2complx said...

Spam bad meat bad mail. boo

7:44 PM  
Blogger inkyhack said...

I've been slowly reading "Life with Jeeves" for the past year now. I've finished other books in the meantime.
Nothing wrong with "Life with Jeeves." When I do get around to reading a chapter, I laught out loud. But I still find it difficult to pick it up to read it from time to time.

Go figure.

7:51 PM  
Blogger G said...

Oh, it bothered me that I didn't mention perhaps for stubborn hair (such as on my own head) a little hair gel or hair groom can only help to contain the situation. And you're welcome.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Extended Youth said...

go with short hair.

shorter hair on a girl is sexy as hell.

btw - your update is complete.

2:04 PM  
Anonymous neva said...

g's advice is excellent (but then, she *is* married to a hairdresser for pete's sake... so she really should know about such things!)

i've had a copy of Misfortune by my bedside for months... started it but then got distracted by Team of Rivals and/or The Alchemist. should i attempt to restart? or should i move on to the copy of The DaVinci Code i've yet to read (don't ask... my husband and i are the only 2 people on the planet who haven't read this book, yet.)

great non-posting-post. the "non-post-post" this has become my personal theme of late. sadly, i'm not nearly as informative and/or entertaining as you were here! xox

2:12 PM  
Anonymous luis said...

ummm...i bought tickets to see tom petty, and the strokes in gainesville fl...

3:47 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

This Atlanta blogger/lurker made the same hair mistake this week. By the end of the day, my head looked like an homage to Hiroshima.

12:59 PM  

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