Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Watch where you sit....

Advertisers are every where.

At first when I read about this I was slightly grossed out. Social Networking + rating toilets = ew. BUT then I remembered my dream in the mid 90s while living in NYC (pre Starbucks) and praying for restaurant to allow me the key to the kingdom for a brief minute "Why can't any one create a toilet guide for me?!?"

Wa-la! Now you have one - especially for those walking cities where toilets are not available when you need them. It's a user rated toilet guide right on your Blackberry or iPhone at brought to you by Charmin.

Now, when I visit this site, I'm not force fed Charmin - actually I only see the 'red' bear when I hit the homepage my first visit. AND I don't feel overwhelmend with product sponsorship. I would think you wouldn't want the brand and site to tie too much to the toilets - I mean, too closely could imply a connection with lack of or dirty loos.

These days I live in a car friendly, easy walking, welcome restaurant, and use-our-toilet kind of city. I hope that doesn't change and I can enjoy my new Windows Mobile Omnia without having to worry about rating my toilet experience....

Thursday, March 12, 2009

the world's greatest dessert

In case you missed it -Jack Donaghy and his spicy Latina lover, Elisa, on 30 Rock talked to 'us' about the McFlurry during the Valentine's Day show. Believe it or not, it didn't bother me that product placement was in my face and in the story line.... maybe that IS why it didn't make my skin shiver.

The writers took it over the top and cleverly poked holes through the dessert but also gave it praise letting "a McFlurry be what it is." I'm not into the idea of products being placed and held just so I can see the Diet Coke label during a pressing scene in a movie or tv show, but when it's some how makes sense in the story line, the sarcastic characters play it up and make a joke out of it, I can accept it and giggle on the couch with the best of them.

It doesn't hurt that I think Alec Baldwin has some serious skills either.

Monday, March 9, 2009

weather pattterns.

Today's Yahoo weather picture for my area.... Does this mean I should expect pearls pearling from the sky today? I can honestly say, I've never seen this illustration before to describe "Today's Weather."