Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Creepy Goes Commercial

A few posts back I touched on creepy vintage ads in print. Now I simply must share these creepy commercials that I found in the depths of Marketing Hell.

Toy Commercial Fail

Good luck trying to go to sleep... ever again!

McCreepy McCommercial

No, he's no stranger, he's just a burger wielding psychotic clown who preys on young junk food eating innocents.

Taste My Niblets

Maybe they were trying to scare the kids into eating their veggies?

No creepy commercial post would be complete without...

Waking Up With A Heart Attack

The King Pole Dancing (was a close 2nd)

Any way you slice it, Burger King is Royally Creepy.

Freaky Frost Bites

It's nice to know that we haven't lost the creep factor in our modern commercials.

And for a final freak out attack...

Happy Meal

This is french, and I don't think it's an actual commercial but it will probably make you a vegetarian anyway haha!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Birthday Blast

Yes, I think I will just claim 15 again, and stay there. Looking back, my teen years were worry free. I mean, there was the bi-weekly broken heart and all, but geez. It was a time when people said, "You've got your whole life ahead of you." and it was still true... wait, well it's still true, just now there is less of it ahead of me. That's all.

No, I actually didn't get a cake, or any kind of party... Didn't really care.

Basically, I just took off two extra days and treated myself to a 4 day weekend in honor of my birthday. Today, June 22nd is the actual date. However, my honorary "celebration" of it began when I got off work Friday night. We met up with some friends at the Midtown Sekisui, and then came home to watch a few more episodes of "Weeds", a tv series that many of you are probably familiar with, one that my 'ol' man' got me hooked on. Finally we have finished the series thanks to Netflix Streaming, and can await the 5th season coming in August.

I was adamant that I didn't want a huge deal made out of my birthday, and that's always a bit tricky. Ok. Saturday, slept late and relaxed some, then Richie's familia called us up and wanted to meet at our favorite mexican restaurant, "Guadalajara Grill", which Richie's mom affectionately refers to as "The Guadamala... that guadamalan... guadamalan grill." Ok, so she just can't say Guadalajara. Anyways, I put the chokehold on my antisocial birthday wishes, and we agree since everything on their menu is excellent.

Of course Richie outs me to the waiter, and the whole gang comes over and slaps the sombrero on me and sings a Mexican happy birthday song. Then they distract me by putting a cinnamon/honey covered goody with a whipped cream smiley face on it in front of me (even though I opted for no dessert), and then when I least expect it, slam a saucer of whipped cream into my face. I wasn't a happy camper about that, but I didn't get too pissed. I just jokingly acted like I was going to get the culprit and his band of merry pie-facers back when they least expected it. I am also going to get Richie and his brother back, just for good measure.

So I got the cool whip off my face, and we finished up dinner and Richie and I spent the evening to ourselves to enjoy romance or something like it, birthday and all y'know.

Sunday, I'm sorry to say that we chose to forfeit the Motorcycle Ride to Shiloh due to waking up late and the damn Memphis heat index... Just couldn't bear it, although I understand the guys that went had a good time. Maybe we can make the July ride... I hope so. :(

Then Sunday afternoon I convinced my Mother to (shockingly) come to MY house to spend the night with me... I begged it in honor of my birthday, and that I thought it would be fun. Monday morning we got up, and had oatmeal, raisin toast and coffee and enjoyed a nice morning to afternoon. Took her home and I got a few things done around the house. A closet that I have been needing to attend to has been successfully organized. That made me happy.

Monday and Tuesday were kind of free days for me since Richie had to work and I took off to relax and goof off. A little R&R, and it was well needed. He got me a punching bag for my birthday, so I could practice my punches and kicks. I appreciate that, I will try to make good use of it. Speaking of Kickboxing, although today was the big day, I went ahead and made it to my 6:30 class, which was a good workout.

There were 2 other birthday gifts though, my Mom gave me 20 bucks and a lovely card, and my best friend Tamra and her daughter Jess sent me a cute card & gave me a really cool bracelet, it had pearls all the way around, and then several little charms hanging, hearts & birds. Very sweet. I'll post pics of my birthday loot soon.

So that's really the birthday rundown. Not too much excitement to speak of, but that is the usual around here... never much to write home about these days.

However, thanks all for the lovely birthday notes and wishes! I'd also like to send a big shout-out to my lovely Sister, Vickie who sent me several scary psycho killer clowns on Facebook for my birthday. She knows just how much I despise clowns, the stinking creepy F****rs!!!

Almost forgot, I owe you all the story of my Blood Drive motorcycle escapades with my friend Glenda too... this was LAST Saturday. Let's see... where do I start? I will gather my thoughts and make this tomorrow's post. Sorry, I'm tired tonight... it's been a long 15th Birthday, takes a lot out of a gal.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Here's hoping that all of you Dads out there are having a great day. I sure miss mine, so enjoy every moment with your kids. Make it a special one. I'm just going to leave it at that today.... oh, and with these.

Ruth E. Renkel

Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.

Bartrand Hubbard

I've had a hard life, but my hardships are nothing against the hardships that my father went through in order to get me to where I started.

4 years: My Daddy can do anything!
7 years: My Dad knows a lot…a whole lot.
8 years: My father does not know quite everything.
12 years: Oh well, naturally Father does not know that either.
14 years: Oh, Father? He is hopelessly old-fashioned.
21 years: Oh, that man-he is out of date!
25 years: He knows a little bit about it, but not much.
30 years: I must find out what Dad thinks about it.
35 years: Before we decide, we will get Dad's idea first.
50 years: What would Dad have thought about that?
60 years: My Dad knew literally everything!
65 years: I wish I could talk it over with Dad once more.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

It's Not The Heat

It's the humidity... right? That's what people always say around here. But they're lying. It is both. Memphis is a sweaty sauna. Maybe it's not the hottest city temp-wise, but I think we have a shot at first in humidity... and mosquitoes.

This week felt long, and I am glad that the weekend is here. It's Father's Day weekend, and a few other things, but I will be doing a special post for Father's Day and all that. The holidays are still tender without Dad's physical presence... still hard for my Mom. So I intend to spend time with her for Father's day. Don't knock it, don't judge it.

So, I think we are biking to Shiloh Sunday with our group, I know it's going to be hot, but I think it will be fun. I'm looking forward to it anyway. Little bit of Civil War reinactment, shooting off some cannons or somethin... Gonna take my camera. I know that it's going to be really hot, but other people have been riding around in this heat. It'll be fine.

The rest of the weekend, who knows. I'm supposed to do "Chola" makeup and post it on Facebook for Div, so maybe I'll have time to do that today sometime. People seem to get weirded out when I do odd make-up jobs just for the sake of taking photos, but I don't care. And it doesn't mean I have too much time on my hands, I barely have time to do it, I just make some time usually on a lazy day or late in the night.

Just trying to stay cool, and keep everyone straightened out and trying my best to enjoy a little time not being bothered.

Hope everyone's well... Here's a little heat humor.

Dry Bones

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lots To Talk About, Nothing Much To Say

Even when I ramble on, I guess it's just a bunch of "Malarkey" as my Dad always called it.

So many zany and interesting thoughts pass through my skull on a daily basis, and I forget to write all of them down.

Maybe I should start to carry that little digital recorder around with me everywhere so I can capture each and every little and genius and amazing notion. But now I will just ramble a bit and see what comes.

My kickboxing class fell through today since the teacher wasn't feeling that well and the other ladies in class had things going on. I was the only one who showed up today, and since it seems like we all had a rough go starting the week, I bowed out and gave Mrs. F an R&R day. I figured I could use the extra day to recharge my batteries too. I think we'll all feel a little better Friday, and maybe everyone will be there.

So I went back home, and Richie (who is slightly ailing from an Arm Bar by his instructor), and I went to our favorite little Mexican place for some supper. We exchanged a few funny little jokes with our waiter, who has become more of a good friend by now I suppose. He happened to mention that the news had been showing some of the happenings "on this day" in history. One of note was the 1994 OJ Simpson murder incident / car chase (one of the slowest car chases in history).

The actual slow car chase happened on June 17th when OJ failed to turn himself in.

As I eyed the footage, I was reminded of how funny it was watching the police on the news just trail behind OJ as he puttered around in his white bronco. What a time, that was just... so weird looking back.

My best friend Tamra and friend at the time Sherry laughed and made jokes for the longest time, every time they would see a white bronco out and about. "Oh my god, there goes OJ!!!" I remember that well.

All this "Malarkey" got me looking up a few other important moments from today in history:

1890 Stan Laurel comedy team Laurel and Hardy was born in Lancashire, England.
1903 Ford Motors incorporates
1903 Pepsi Cola company forms
1960 "Psycho," opens in NY
1967 Monterrey International Pop Festival Opened
1974 Homer Simpson & Marge Bouvier wed
1989 "Ghostbusters II" premieres
1990 "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer peaks at #8
1996 96th U.S. Golf Open: Steve Jones shoots a 278 wins at Oakland Hills CC

Ehh, I dunno. Something's always going on of course... We can always look back in awe or laugh at the funny and strange things that have happened throughout our world's history, but it does us positively no good for the present.

I personally feel that there is nothing at all wrong with missing the past, thinking about what might have been or having hope for the future. That's only human, and after all we're here to learn all we can about how to do that. The important thing is to keep moving, and never get too lost in the past or the future.

The present, that's really all we've got. What the world needs now, is more "NOW". If we could all learn to just BE and become more accepting of all that is, then the peace and love would just come naturally. Yes, open up and live in the NOW. After all, "THIS-- this was what made life: a moment of quiet, the water falling in the fountain, the girl's voice... a moment of captured beauty. He who is truly wise will never permit such moments to escape." (Louis L'Amour)

Now, as I never like to take too much seriousness in anything along with the fact that I couldn't find a decent motivational poster to sum up my entire jug of philosophical word vomit (above), I decided to leave you with this guy. ;) Have a good'n y'all.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Vintage Mania Monday

It's Monday, that sucks and we deserve a little laugh. I have recently found a number of creepy, whacked out and just plain 'wrong' old Vintage ads, and I give you a peek at these of course including my commentary. Enjoy the slideshow!

If you have trouble viewing the slideshow or reading the captions, Click Here To View Photos.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Sky Remains The Same As Ever

Oh terrible me, I see that I haven't written since the 1st. I can moan about being busy, but it won't help matters at all. I can moan about being stressed but it will only waste my valuable energy!! :)

So let's see, what's been shakin?

Still doing the Kickboxing class and I really am enjoying it. Whether I get good at it or not, at least it's something I always thought about trying, and did and I'm getting a pretty good workout to boot. Of course I listen to my music as I always do throughout the course of the day, and I get stuck on certain songs... sometimes I think when you hear a particular song over and over again, on repeat in your head, and just can't seem to get rid of it, that there is a message in there somewhere.

For me, the last few days I have been stuck on Audioslave - Doesn't Remind Me Of Anything, which is an o.k. song, but I just don't get it. I haven't heard it lately, unless I just didn't pay attention so I don't know why it is stuck in my head. Check it out.

Monday night, we went to the Hi Tone to see Mono (from Japan). They are basically alot of Ambient music, some heavy parts, but really more sound and emotion... they were quite amazing to see live. Check them out if you like.

So needless to say, I got to sleep way too late at night on Monday (honestly near 4:00 a.m.) and had to be a trooper and still hit the grind stone. But I prevailed, which gave me a little confidence boost and made me think I still had it, I could still stay out all night and make it to work. ha-ha.

I have had a lot of thoughts on the brain and I want to share, but I'm sweaty from Kickboxing and want to take a soak and go to bed on time tonight. Oh yeah, so let me share this before I leave... It's from the Daily OM. I dig it.

June 9, 2010

The Greatness in Others
Recognizing Our Own Greatness

We cannot recognize greatness in others unless we too posses that same quality in ourselves.

A person who is said to possess greatness stands apart from others in some way, usually by the size or originality of their vision and their ability to manifest that vision. And yet those who recognize that greatness, whether they display it themselves or not, also have greatness within them; otherwise, they could not see it in another. In many ways, the achievements of one person always belong to many people for we accomplish nothing alone in this world. People who display greatness rely upon others who are able to see as they do, to listen, encourage, and support. Without those people who recognize greatness and move in to support it, even the greatest ideas, works of art, and political movements would remain unborn.

We are all moved by greatness when we see it, and although the experience is to some degree subjective, we know the feeling of it. When we encounter it, it is as if something in us stirs, awakens, and comes forth to meet what was inside us all along. When we respond to someone else’s greatness, we feed our own. We may feel called to dedicate ourselves to their vision, or we may be inspired to follow a path we forge ourselves. Either way, we cannot lose when we recognize that the greatness we see in others belongs also to us. Our recognition of this is a call to action that, if heeded, will inspire others to see in us the greatness they also possess. This creates a chain reaction of greatness unfolding itself endlessly into the future.

Ultimately, greatness is simply the best of what humanity has to offer. Greatness does what has not been done before and inspires the same courage that it requires. When we see it in others, we know it, and when we trust its presence in ourselves, we embody it.

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Happy Birthday Mr. Awesome

Today is my amazing husband, Richie's birthday! I just wanted to dedicate this post to him, and wish him a wonderful day. He puts a smile on my face when I am tired, and keeps me going forward. I'm grateful, and very blessed to have him in my life. Happy Birthday my love, my best friend and enjoy this and all of your days.

That being said, below is a funny Face In Hole video of him breaking bricks and looking awesome. For him, that's not hard. Richie, you rock... always! -Love, Jackie

Click Here To See Richie Break Bricks!!

Cheesy, I know- lol!