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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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chris_walsh
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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chris_walsh
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.
chris_walsh
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.)
stagger_lee77
Jun. 17th, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC)
i love those bud light commercials.
chris_walsh
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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