Sunday, March 23, 2008
I’m sorry about the lack of updating this past week… There’s been so much monkey business going on that I’ve started flinging my own dung. I just don’t know why it is… But when you’re working for a promotions department at a radio station, you’d better expect March to blow up like a blasting cap in your face. You never know anything far enough in advance. It usually jumps on you like an crocodile attacking an unsuspecting gazelle that’s just getting a drink of water.
I think Shakespeare had something in Julius Caesar when he had the soothsayer deliver his warning to the title character… “Beware the Ides of March”.
Let me tell ya… In my business, they are a bitch!
--Here are a few things that caught my attention this week:
A couple of girls in Virginia found a Frosted Flake that was shaped like the state of Illinois (or as they sound around here… Ill - Lee - Noise).
When Heather Chapin told me and Carolyn about it at work… I couldn’t believe it. Why would anyone buy such a thing?
I told Heather and Carolyn that if someone is willing to spend big bucks on that Flake, then I’ve got a Grape Nut in the shape of Rhode Island for sale. Or if they’re willing to throw out some serious dinero… Then I’ve got a few of them that look like the Hawaiian Islands.
And I was slightly amused by Converse putting out a Kurt Cobain Chuck Taylor shoe.
I did some research and found out that every pair comes with a depression detector. When depression is detected… One of the shoes has an unexpected blow out.
There’s also a model that has the big toe area of the shoe cut out so that you can easily push down the trigger on a shotgun with that digit. (That’s a Brian Ware joke… Credit where credit is due)
--While catching up with a friend on the phone the other day during my busy week… I noticed something about the way I was talking. I was talking like Sgt. Joe Friday (the Jack Webb version, not the Dan Aykroyd one). My sentences were running together and I would sharply answer any question with a quick answer. I get that way when I get busy.
Here’s a clip to give you an idea how I was talking…
I’ll try to do better this week with the updating. Instead of exorcising my demons by writing… I tend to get anti-social and I’ll find a soft spot in front of a television to unwind and get away for a couple of hours.
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