Thursday, May 10, 2007

Diet Coke Plus

Maybe the Diet Coke people decided that having six different types of Diet Coke, including one without caffeine, one with an entirely different artificial sweetener, and three with added flavors just wasn't confusing enough. Maybe they thought having 7 different variations on a theme would be lucky. Maybe they wanted to challenge the design people to make a label that was different but still recognizable as Diet. Or maybe they were bored and started throwing darts at a "things to added to our product" dart board. Because they can't possibly have thought that adding a couple of metals, a pinch of niacin, and a dash of B6 and B12 to make Diet Coke Plus could make it "healthy". They don't even add what I consider the essential nutrients that drinking soda is most likely to deprive me of: vitamin C and calcium. If I'm drinking soda, I'm not drinking juice or milk, so adding those vitamins to Diet Coke might have made sense. But zinc? Really? You dipped a penny in my drink and you want me to be impressed? Try again.

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Hurricane Season?

If you blinked, you missed Andrea. Yes, it's still 21 days until hurricane season starts. Try telling the Atlantic Ocean that.

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

A Practical Use for Head Banging

Sometimes, you just need to stretch your neck after looking up at the stage for extended periods of time. And really, how can you not head bang to "Smells Like Nirvana"? Yes, I'm asking you people in front of me. Rock out, or get out of my way so I can see!

(Question: Are you in the "loser section" if you're standing with the people at the sold-out "Weird Al" concert who are not rocking out, or if you're standing with the people who ARE and know all the words to Albuquerque? (I know what you're thinking. Resist the urge to respond simply "yes"))

Oh, and I got a whole lot closer to Weird Al than I did to the Queen. And I got free souvenirs.

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You know, there are days when I feel I should get a life, but I'm too busy living the one I have to get another a real one!

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Why is it that...

...when you go to the hospital for a scheduled procedure, they seem anxious to get you out the door as soon as possible ("But I'm still half asleep, and the bleeding hasn't stopped!" "You'll be fine. Just remember to change the bandages every 30 minutes."), but when you get checked in to the hospital as a result of an emergency room visit, they don't seem eager for you to go at all ("It's nothing serious. Probably just a bad case of indigestion. But just be sure, we'll run a few tests and keep you here for observation for the next couple of weeks. I'll drop by every three days to see how your doing.")?

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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The Queen Says Hi

I was kind of perplexed as to why the Queen was visiting, but I went to see because, well, why sit in a windowless cube on a beautiful day when you have been given permission to go outside, enjoy the weather, and see a world-famous head of state in person instead. I managed to get a pretty awesome shot of the wave.

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Hi, Queen! Bye, Queen!

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