Absent For A Bit ....

I am away for a little while working on a few or more episodes for The Adventures of My Space Alien Alter Ego story ... will return (to Earth) soon!

Notice: Blogger has screwed up and lost a bunch of photos out of my blog! They are replaced with a gray silhouette of a human head. I will eventually get them replaced with the correct photo, it may take a while to find and fix everything. So some of my stories don't make much sense without their photos, sorry for the inconvenience.



The D Word

I just saw a teleBision ad for the university I attended many years ago. I felt their latest recruiting slogan is rather poor.

"You Won't Be Disappointed"


NO! You shouldn't use the word disappointed for a positive slogan, and it should especially NOT be the final word. There are subtle subliminal forces at work here trying to reach that target audience of young people heading off to college, leaving home. There are four words in that slogan, and two of them are negative!

Another Use of A Negative ... In NYCNY

There is a mansion for sale in New York City on sale for at least $25 million, but will probably go higher. It is only 25 feet wide, but sits at address 815 Fifth Avenue. It is old, maybe around 140 years or so. Style? Here is a line from the Wall Street Journal:

A landsmark report listed the original style of the building as Italianate and the current style as "none".


How do I know I am a relatively simple person?

Seeing a fresh head of cauliflower on the bar in the kitchen just now gave me more joy than you could possibly imagine.

Perhaps I am just too tired and sore from the week's activities. Mmmm ... Fresh raw cauliflower, and red bell pepper, too. Broccoli? "Yes", she said. And cheese. And purple onion.

Yes, simple joys.


TangledLou said...

I am always so fascinated by the things you think/write about. I agree about the negative positive slogan. Reminds me of one for a restaurant chain: "You won't go broke and you won't go hungry." Why would you want to conjure those images when advertising a restaurant?!

esbboston said...

TangledLou: Maybe its a restaurant chain that caters to hobos as a key demographic.

You might be fascinated by the things that I don't publish, about ten percent of my rough drafts are never published because they just don't 'feel'/'flow' right. I have two major episodes of my space alien (me) trapped on Earth series kind of completed in my brain, but I can't seem to get the movie out of my head and into print. But I am not too concerned. The episode where I 'fooled NASA with the water on the moon for my summer vacation' was essentially in my head for a whole year before I wrote that one down, so maybe soon. Oh, I forgot, there is probably a third episode about tiny robot ants and diamond theft as well. But I am eXtremely tired, plumbing miss-hap this week, plus a bunch of other things have tuckered me out, I need-a-nap!

momto8 said...

soo interesting to me! I never considered these things...you have enlightened me.
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