Delusions of Grandeur

Archive for July 2004

Posted on: July 31, 2004

I saw this on ljmemes and decided to go through and do it myself. The idea is to see how many of the top grossing movies of all time you’ve seen as compared with how many of the movies that are for whatever reason considered the greatest movies of all time.

the money makers


As many of you may know, I despise Coke….can’t stand the stuff, will die of thirst before drinking it….and my opinion of Diet Coke is even lower. Many of you may also know that I am the target audience of people who sit around and think up catchy jingles, snazzy advertisements and interesting new packaging for products. Seriously, I am the American Consumer….those ads all talk to me.

So last weekend I was standing in line at Best Buy and glanced over at the soda fridge and saw a diet coke with a green lid. The first thing that popped into my head is “since when does Coke have green lids?” Of course I had to backtrack to look at it, and then I sort of shrugged it off and went about the process of paying for my purchases….or rather, watching Seth pay for my purchases. That stupid green lid has stayed in my mind for the entire week, seriously….I couldn’t stop thinking about the idea of lime diet coke. So today, when I was once again at Best Buy, I bought one, just because I figured even if I hated it (which I suspected I would) at least I could get the crap out of my head. Took one drink and fell head over heels in soft drink love. Yep….it defies all logic, but somehow they finally managed to find a way that not only can I tolerate the stuff, but I love it. All because some guy or gal was smart enough to say, “Hey, why don’t we make the caps green…that’ll catch people’s eye.”

Alright, so I’ve decided Dave Barry has a point. The reason I can’t remember my ATM pin number is because my head is clogged up with random useless songs and jingles….for instance, the Dalworth carpet jingle. As far as I know, Dalworth carpet went out of business when I was like 10 or 12 or thereabouts, yet to this day I randomly get “Call 267-8433 because the next best thing to new is Dalworth clean!” stuck in my head. Why god, why?!?!

I’m thoroughly convinced that the reason I routinely forget to pick up stuff at the grocery store is because my brain is too busy singing “I just can’t wait to be king” and not thinking about the fact that Kae has once again used up all the hot sauce. In fact, I would say that 90% of the random useless crap in my brain is a result of watching too many disney movies. I’m relatively disturbed by the fact that at the age of 24 I still know all the lyrics to “A dream is a wish your heart makes.” But I guess I can forgive that one since I watched Cinderella every single day the summer I was 8….what’s more disturbing is that I know most of the words to “The Bear Necessities” and I haven’t seen the Jungle book nearly as many times, nor is it too high ranking on my favorites list.

Speaking of Dave Barry, if you’re in the mood for a laugh, pick up Dave Barry’s book of bad songs….I still re-read it periodically and spend just about the entire book gasping for breath I end up laughing so hard.

Don’t ask me what put me on that tangent….I don’t know, all I know is that today in the middle of our weekly staff meeting I caught myself humming the dalworth carpet cleaning song and I’ve since been unable to remove it from my mind. The only thing I can think of that might have put it there is that I saw a Roto-rooter truck today, which put that jingle in my mind (for those of you who’ve forgotten, it’s “roto-rooter, that’s our name, and away goes trouble down the drain”) and maybe thinking of that jingle unlocked the jingle portion of my brain. Or maybe I’m just going crazy.

I got a call from Katy a short while ago. She’s putting together a birthday celebration in Vegas which sounds like it’s gonna be too fun. I’m incredibly psyched to be going, I’ve never been to Vegas before so we’ll see what happens. I’m probably going to spend a bit of time on the internet between now and then to find out what activities are available in the area….it would be a shame to go and miss out on something important or interesting. Well, I guess that’s pretty much all for now, just wanted to get on and brag. 🙂

edited to add: Oh yeah…in other exciting news, I’ve just pre-ordered Sims 2, which is being released on Sept. 14 or thereabouts….can’t wait can’t wait can’t wait!!


Posted on: July 26, 2004


New Aged/Wiccan
An it harm none, do as ye will. You are a fluffy bunny. You wouldn’t harm a fly. Actually, you might demonstrate to SAVE the flies! Than again, you’re probably busy casing love spells, using a psychic talent, being a Vegetarian or trying to save the Rainforests. Either way, you’re harmless.

Alright, so I love the 80’s was one thing, but the 90’s are barely over…..why oh why are my teenage years already being made into “remember when” shows?!?! Despite the fact that it makes me feel as ancient, those shows really are addictive, damn you VH1!

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