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Watch It Wednesday – PooPourri

This is hilarious, but slightly gross.

The Commercial Life

I am bored, so I have decided to reinvent myself according to the purported style of the average American. And what can be more average than the lives of people depicted on commercials or advertisements.

First of all, I can no longer hold on to anything. “Drop everything and head over to the Nissan sales event.” Not much of a change for me as I am the queen of klutzes.
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One ad I can get behind is “Nothing can keep you from a Magnum.” The TV ad shows a huge traffic jam and a lovely young lady climbs out of her car (convertible of course), no shoes, and traipses across the tops of cars in front of her car. And why? To get to the refrigerated truck also stuck in the traffic jam and get a Magnum ice cream bar. Belgium chocolate-covered ice cream bar. I already mentioned that I am a klutz, so no traipsing for me. I also have an issue with the sun in my eyes, so no convertible. But getting an ice cream bar in the middle of a traffic jam? Oh yeah – I can do that!
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“If you love bacon, make it official.” According to Jack-in-the-Box, I should marry the bacon! If people who love each other cannot marry if they are the same sex, why would it be okay to marry a piece of fried, dead pig? Or is this a subliminal message for all of America to rally forth for equal marriage laws for all regardless of sexual orientation or food likes. Maybe I should do this though because I do like bacon and there is no one else (or any other food product) in line for marriage.
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So the commercial me, with a broken toe (I dropped everything on my foot), is driving a new car, with my partner (bacon), while eating a chocolate ice cream bar. Sheesh, not so different than my current life after all.

Watch it Wednesday – Bertolli

My new favorite commercial – and chef!! Oh la la!

Mad for Ads!

I have just learned to love TV ads (or commercials)!  Am I nuts? Let me clarify–I have learned to take advantage of the time for TV ads. Let me explain.

A basic 1 hour TV show will have a 42 minute program. That means there are 18 minutes of ads. And that time can be used to accomplish something — anything — besides watching an ad telling you to get your Viagra going (sheesh).

Since I do indeed enjoy watching my favorite TV shows, it is hard to miss pieces of a show. But by using the ad time to jump up and speed through a task, I feel like I am killing 2 birds with 1 stone. Here’s what I have discovered I can do during a commercial break:

  • Put dishes in the dishwasher
  • Empty the dishwasher
  • Dust a single room
  • Vacuum a single room
  • Clean the litter box
  • Throw a load of laundry in
  • Put away folded clean laundry
  • Separate mail into good, bad, and ugly
  • Clean the bathroom sink and toilet
  • Gather up newspapers for recycling
  • And so on and so on.

I spent Friday night and some of Saturday doing this work on ads plan and actually got a lot done. And the best part (or at least the part that made me feel good because I didn’t give anything up), is that I still got to watch a marathon of the TV series,  The Glades.

And I was so relaxed that I was up and outside at 6:30 this morning doing the last of the flower/shrub planting.  I also drug out the hoses and got them all hooked up. And the sprinkler system is now on and working correctly. I washed the outdoor chairs and put up the canopy on the back deck.

Now I’m tired!  But feeling good about the activity during TV commercial breaks. We’ll see how long that strategy lasts. Probably until the “I’ve fallen and can’t get up.”

Pajama Diaries by Terri Libenson