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Mmmmmmm...napping...I bedded down this afternoon, following my blood donation.

It went well this time -- six minutes to fill the pint-bag, instead of the usual 10 -- and afterwards, I did my usual treat-myself-to-a-special-meal meal that I do after a donation. (Yes, re-reading that sentence, I can see I'm still slightly sleepy.) And this time, I had a good curry chicken rice bowl at the McMenamin's Little Chapel Pub. Which, as I have mentioned before (and have continued to be amused by), is a converted funeral parlor, the same one my family held its memorial for my Grandpa Bob Nelson. I think that would amuse Grandpa Bob, too. (He's on my mind when I donate blood: I started doing it regularly as a little tribute to him, since he'd done it regularly, too.)

I didn't go to the Little Chapel Pub first. Because coffeeinhell had recommended it, I tried to go to the new Mexican restaurant Encanto in St. Johns, but I showed up an hour before that place opened (3 to 6 p.m., then 10 p.m. to sometime late), and I didn't want to wait that long to eat. So I'll go some other time. And I like McMenamin's; it's the same local company that turned my dad's elementary school into a pub.

(And by the way, while I was driving to St. Johns, a particular commercial in the Bud Light Presents Real Men of Genius campaign really hit my silly button. Which isn't that hard to hit, I admit, but it felt good to laugh that loudly.)


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Jun. 17th, 2007 06:07 am (UTC)
The one about the guy with the rolling cooler. Something like "Cooler rolling cooler owner" (I'm having trouble remembering the exact wording; was too busy laughing).
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Jun. 17th, 2007 08:58 pm (UTC)
I found out that stuff when the two main guys in those commercials, Announcer Guy and Singer Guy, did a media tour here in Portland last month, visiting radio and TV stations. One DJ I listened to really geeked out over their being there. She even giggled.

"Mr. Giant Taco Salad Inventor!" "A culinary creation that boggles the mind: a 12,000-calorie salad." Heh.
Jun. 18th, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC)
I just heard it again! "Mr. Rolling-Cooler Cooler Owner." "For the man who has everything -- everything except a friend to help him carry a cooler." It's partly the assonance of it and the repeated word in it that got me. (You probably own't be surprised that my favorite Dr. Seuss book is Fox in Socks.)
Jun. 17th, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC)
i love those bud light commercials.
Jun. 17th, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC)
I have a hate/not-quite-hate relationship with advertising, to the point where I've said "There's something a little wrong with having a favorite commercial," but I do appreciate well-done commercials and campaigns. Some ads I look forward to, but plenty will make me turn off the radio so i'm not subjected to them.

Being a proofer at heart, I'll even critique bad grammar in ads. One recent ad (not from "Real Men of Genius") used the made-up word "monumentous," when whoever wrote it meant either "monumental" or "momentous." AND NO ONE CAUGHT THAT. Or maybe the weird made-up word was meant... But that rubs me the wrong way.

The thing is, I wind up thinking about advertising more than I probably should, so at least I get enjoyment from good ones.
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