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Monday, May 17

Failed advertising 101 

You never know what you're going to find on the Internet, and I'm not talking about some perverted Web site that your co-worker thinks is "funny."

I was filtering through my junk e-mail box on Yahoo! Mail when this ad from State Farm Insurance loaded on the page:

Scary Suze ad

In case you're not a fan of PBS, this is money "guru" Suze Orman. I don't know all that much about her -- except Orman and the other members of her same self-help cabel takes over PBS during pledge-drive times (showcasing piles of unpleasantness over the normal, high-quality of PBS programming).

*deep breath* Anyway, I already don't care for this woman, but this advertisement takes the cake -- why would you want advice from a woman with those eyes? A friend just said she looks like a cultist, but I'm thinking about the unblinking eyes of Steve Forbes.

Bottom line -- I'm thinking State Farm has made a mistake here. I have absolutely no desire to click through on this ad.


Sunday, May 16

Drip, drip, drip ... 

I've been struggling off and on for the past few weeks with a leaky faucet. I've been really been busy doing other things - so I haven't really dedicated all that much time to the effort.

However, I'm currently trying to get the handles off of the base and they're wedged on extremely tight. I'll keep plugging away at it, but home repair apparently isn't my forte.


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