Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Random Thoughts

---Yes, it's that time again.
---When you’re watching something online and an advertising screen pops up, does anyone ever actually click it? I mean, on purpose?
---Further, who clicks on banner ads ever? No one? Yep. No one.
---I bet you didn’t think I’d have an answer for that one, did you?
---I remember one time, my nephew asked my mom if the platypus was the only mammal that could lay eggs and my mother replied that yes, it was. Then I said, “There’s another animal. I think it’s called the echidna.” And I was correct. The thing is, I have no idea how I knew that. Talk about subconscious absorption of information…
---If you watch the credits of the movie SEVEN, you’ll see that very few characters are referred to by name. Those played by Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow are the most obvious exceptions.
---I’m sure you can all guess what movie I watched last night.
---I was looking through the blogs in my reader and I discovered that 59 have some form of “write” in their title (mine included in that one), 17 have the word “blog”, and 11 start with My. Granted, this is out of four hundred (still wonder why I don’t visit as often as I should?), but it’s interesting that more people use “My” in their title than “author.”
---I should change the name of this to “My Writing Blog.” Just so there’s no confusion about what I’m doing here.
---My cousin is leaving tomorrow to visit friends and go to a Soundgarden concert. While away, he’ll be staying with John Lasseter. Yes, that John Lasseter. I couldn’t make this up if I tried.
---You know how I make these “random thoughts” posts? I just write down things as I think of them—provided they’re interesting—and once I have enough, I post it. Then I think of something really interesting that I should have put up but forgot. And then I start the cycle again.
---Yeah, I’m playing pretty fast and loose with the word “interesting” there.
---Oh, I see a banner ad. I suppose that means I’ll go climb to the top of Mount Everest now.


  1. My Writing Bug... Crap. ;) Funny post! And I've never clicked on a banner ad. Never.

  2. I feel as if Estee Lauder is cybe stalking me ... :-O

  3. Ha. Funny that I mentioned that ad thing before reading this. I've been known to click an ad from time to time... usually it's a Cafe Press thing that amuses me. And then I get that same ad popping up forever and ever amen, or at least until I click on another one or have a really interesting Google search.

  4. Oops, I need to change the name of my blog.

    I hated Seven. There are only a few movies that I hate with such a passion, so I guess that's saying something.

  5. Wow, I managed to not use any of the most common words in my blog title. So does that mean that I should change mine to "My Writing Blog" too?

    I don't ever click on banner adds either. I recently noticed an e newsletter I get started moving adds around to different sides of the page in different places. I found I actually acidentally focused on one or two long enough to read a few words!! Still didn't click on them though.


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