You guys! Can I just make a really lame excuse for why this blog hasn’t been updated in several months? No joke, despite being a complete tech nerd, I did not realize that my Instagram feed completely stopped posting itself up over here, so I thought I was posting the whole time.
Weak, I know.
I will admit that I haven’t been writing as much, as I’m currently attempting to manage client work with an attempt to learn a new skill (video/ animation), but that’s no excuse. I should check over here every once in awhile!
Here are some photos I have taken recently and posted either to FB or Instagram (or both, when the syndication loop I set up is working correctly):
Um….did someone in the graphic design department at the Peeps corporation not look at this packaging from a distance? I’m sorry, but if you just glance at this box out of the corner of your eye, those chocolate Peeps look like tiny, well-organized turds. I laughed out loud when I saw the package, because honestly, wouldn’t it just be so easy to change the name to “Poops”? I’M JUST SAYING.
Here is another one of those businesses that I think is super funny, but other people think it’s normal or don’t give it a second look. I have this same problem with the “Three Day Blinds” company. Why three days? Is that how long it takes them to make your blinds? Do you need to give them three days’ notice? Is three days faster than it usually takes a blind-maker to make some blinds? I can (and do) easily fall down a semantic rabbit hole with these types of names, and here is (in my opinion) an even weirder one:
I don't know if you can read this (from the size of the photo), but this is a truck for a local Seattle mattress seller called "The 6 Day Mattress Store." Every single time I see this truck, my mind begins to reel with existential possibility.
Ummm….. why 6 days? Am I missing something? Does it take 6 days for them to get you the mattress? I’m going to be honest here, that kind of sounds like an overly long time to me. Or…are they custom making the mattress? If that’s the case, 6 days doesn’t seem like a long enough time. At any rate, I’m completely unclear as to why 6 days is so important that it must be included AS THE NAME OF THE STORE. Can someone please enlighten me?
Lastly, before I go and try to figure out why my photos stopped posting over here, I give you the newest/ latest Oreo flavor—Red Velvet. I'm sure you know I always buy these new flavors to see just how gross they are and to wonder aloud why the Mondeleez corporation bothers (though I will admit, those pumpkin pie flavored Oreos are surprisingly delicious). Stephan and I both tried the red velvet, and we both went “Meh…..not really worth the calories,” so I’m not going to give this flavor a thumbs up. It didn’t offend me or anything, just didn’t bowl me over with deliciousness. I would chalk that up to the fact that red velvet wouldn’t be my first choice of cake, but I actively do not like pumpkin pie, and yet the pumpkin pie Oreos were my favorite thing of the holiday 2014 season, so an affinity for the original does not seem to be a very good indicator. In case you're curious, no, I did not find the filling to be particularly cream cheese flavored (though it did seem like that's what they were trying for). I would call the flavor "cream cheese-ish."
And with that, I will leave you to go and nerdily tinker with my RSS feed settings. Hope you’re having a good 2015 so far!!
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