Sunday, January 31, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Did anyone else watch the State of the Union Address last night? I only watched parts of it, but it reconfirmed to me how badly Obama Bin Laden manipulated the people in the '08 election. On the campaign trail he promised to be in the center and fight for the people. He inspired millions with his "CHANGE" speeches. But the only thing that has changed since he took office is the unemployment rate and the skyrocketing national debt. The democrats have squandered the largest senate majority lead in decades by arguing relentlessly a health care bill that the people don't want. Last night Bin Laden said, "The longer it was debated, the more skeptical people become...I will not walk away from these Americans, and neither should the people in this chamber." A Rasmussen poll last week showed that the American people don't want the health care bill with 53 percent opposing the 'Obama agenda' and only 23 percent actively supporting it. So exactly what American people is he referring to? The people don't want it! When is he going to realize that and stop trying to push health care down our throats. His approval rating has gone from an alltime high after the election to below 50%. This was evident in last week's Massachusetts Senate election. Obama Bin Laden's prides himself on knowing and understanding the American people. I ask, where is that understanding now?
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Me: Oh sick I look gross in this picture. I need to tilt my head down more.
(you can tell Colin is already doing the i'm fake excited about this face)
Me: Oh sick, my cheeks look so fat in this picture and Colin can you just smile please.
Colin: oh my gosh you do not look fat.
Me: Colin! Can you please just take a normal picture. Just act like you are enjoying being my husband.
Colin: I freaking hate taking pictures especially close up ones.
Me: Sorry I want to document out lives together. I'll never ask you to take a picture with me again.
Colin: You've said that before.
(About a half hour later after I was finished "pouting" as Colin says)
Colin: i love pictures. I really wish that we took more pictures together. I think we should definitely take more pictures.
So we got one half way decent picture but learned a valuable lesson. I better always look good in the first picture because I may not get another!
Friday, January 15, 2010
On the other hand, I'm digging the new hair for Kate. You go girl. Just because you have freaking 8 kids and you husband left you for their third grade teacher doesn't mean you can't look hot.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Okay not so provocative but provocative enough (I just love writing that word provocative. I wonder how many times I can do it in this post).
So I don't know if you have seen the new Reebok easytone commerciasl but let's just say they are provocative. I mean it is a shoe commercial and the entire commercial minus the last two seconds focus in on a woman's boobs and butt. I mean really? Is this what we are coming to, where even shoe commercials have to be sexified (not sure if that's a word, whatever)? I contemplated if I should post the link to the commercial but I think you should see it to know what I am talking about it.
So here is it.
Go watch it if you want to see something provocative.
Did you watch it yet?
Isn't that terrible?
So anyways I decided to send my good friends at Reebok a little email letting them know what I thought about their provocative antics in advertising.
Here is what I said:
I don't know if this is the correct way to relay this message but hopefully someone will read this and take it into account. I just wanted to let you know that as a faithfully Reebok customer you have lost my business for life because of your recent commercials. I think they are completely classless and show a cry of desperation. You are not selling shoes you are selling women's body parts. I am offended as a woman of these completely degrading images of boobs and a butt shown so close and and as objects and not attached to an actual womans face or character. I would be ashamed to have my children see this commercial. We live in a day where we are all desensitized by the media yet your boldness in displaying nothing but pure sexuality in your shoe commercials surprised me when not much else does. You tactic of being noticed might be working but I am hear to tell you I noticed and because of it, I will never buy a Reebok shoe again.
And surprisingly they wrote me back. This is what they said:
Thank you very much for your feedback. All consumer feedback is helpful, as it provides us with an understanding of the public perception and opinion of our products and marketing.
The Reebok EasyTone ads were created to clearly illustrate the unique benefits of the footwear in a fun and bold way. The feedback we have received tells us that many consumers look at the ads in exactly that light, however we acknowledge that some consumers do take exception with the content of the ads.
You can be assured that your feedback will be relayed directly to our marketing team.
Reebok Corporate Communications
I must admit I was pretty impressed that they wrote me back at all. Kodos there but are you really going to relay my message directly to your marketing team? and were all the consumers that you interviewed that saw these ads as fun men? Thanks Reebok but no thanks.
So I hope that maybe you will this and agree with me that a business that acts in such a classless and degrading way towards women does not deserve your business. Boycott Reebok.
*(so after reading this I realized that I may sound kind of crazy and prudish to people. I would like to think that I'm not but hey whatever if you think I am)
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Colin totally went over the budget we agreed on and it was awesome! Love you babe. We had a lot of sitting around to do over the break and it got pretty boring.
I decided that I hate winter. I love the pretty snow but why does it have to be so freaking cold outside so I'm stuck inside with nothing to do.
So we decided to start a project and it really just turned into my project because Colin had to work. I painted our kitchen cabinets. It was quite the accomplishment for me considering I am usually pretty lazy when it comes to thing like that.
I think it turned out fabulous and I am very proud of my work. And I only obtained minor injures in the process. As I was on a stool painting a top cabinet I was telling Colin, "I know you don't think I am very capable of things like this, but I am." and right as I was saying that the stool slipped and I came crashing down.
I got a nasty bruise on my knee but it was pretty funny. So I know you are wondering what the kitchen looks like now. You are so lucky because I am going to show you. Here are some before and after pictures to satisfy your immense curiosity.