This is must be why they are for women

So I was looking for a good snack or meal replacement type bar to have in the morning when I’m running late or have to catch an early flight, or what have you, and while looking through the approximate 4,594,389 available varieties of bars available at your average store, I came across Pria from Power Bar. I liked the nutritionals on it, and bought one to try out.

Now, I admit that I didn’t know until just now that it is designed for women. The design isn’t exactly feminine and there’s nothing on the packaging that screams "for woman only." Yeah, there’s a picture of a female on it, but so do other products. Hell, if I had my choice of lathering up with a soap that has a picture of a woman on it vs. a picture of a man, I’d much rather go with the woman!

Anyway – I had this Pria bar today. I don’t know what the word "Pria" actually means, or where they came up with the word, but I’m quite certain that it MUST mean "intestinal demon" in SOME language. If I had eaten an entire ear of corn – husk, silk, cob and all – it wouldn’t have left me feeling as bloated and disgusting. What the hell are these people thinking? This isn’t food – its a concrete roadblock for your lower intestine. I can eat high fiber cereal with no problem, but this thing… God help me, make it STOP!

How to screw up a client relationship

Yeah, so here’s a word of advice to all marketing services agencies out there.  Listen and read and follow any requests and/or directions that your client gives you.  Really. 

I had a situation yesterday where a very simple request to an agency – who shall remain nameless out of professional courtesy – was mucked up because they simply didn’t pay attention to the fact that I requested a logo in JPG format rather than the TIF format that they sent it to me in.  A small mistake, granted, but one that started a chain reaction of events that ate up a lot of my afternoon and caused a great deal of frustration on my part.

However, Kudos to Winner Advertising and Marketing By Design for doing a great job for me and going above and and beyond the call of duty.

Hellooo out there

Holy Weblogs Batman!  I haven’t updated this in a LOOOOONG time.  If anyone has actually come here looking for something new and interesting, my bad.  been a wee bit busy!  In fact, looking back, it would appear that I stopped writing in here almost exactly one week after starting my new job back on August 1st.

Admittedly, there was another post that I started back during the first week of September, but I was sitting in a hotel room in Tampa writing it, and then something happened with the web browser and I lost the post.  Twice.  TypePad really needs to create some sort of auto-save or "drafts" folder system.

So let me start off with telling you about another blog that I recently came across that made me laugh out loud.  The Comics Curmudgeon is the perfect companion for those, like me, who find the comics often lacking and sometimes downright puzzling.  I’m as much of a fan of classic comics and animation as anyone, but man, there are some comics that need to go.  Marmaduke, Dennis the Menace, Heathcliff, and the god-awful Family Circus need to be retired.  ENOUGH ALREADY!  They all live in the 50’s unless they need to make a "joke" (I use the term loosely) about cell phones or the Internet.  Then suddenly there’s someone in a hoop skirt ordering their daily milk delivery over the Web or some shit like that.