February 5th, 2002


Detrol LA

"Gotta go, gotta go, gotta go right now..." taxi driver pulls over, tells passenger "I gotta go". Not that this isn't a real problem - I should know - but the tune is irritating - to me - and of course it is another ad promising a good life through medication. Although the prizes in that area are the antidepressants. Makes you wonder how people survived at all a hundred years ago.

Pillsbury - our heart to yours

I can't take it. This one, this commercial, suggests that by popping a tube of cinnamon rolls you will somehow connect with your family. The warbly song reinforces the message. Oh yes, and those anytime rolls that you take out of the freezer - "I don't know what I'd do without them," says the woman, who shrugs and laughs about the different time schedules of her family, how they never eat together. Being able to take out a couple of those rolls and offer them to whoever comes in the door makes all the difference.

my back

It's kinda funny that I had just been thinking that I was not having any back pains, no matter what, that exercise videos and hikes and so on did not hurt my back and may have strengthened it. Then today my back started to bother me. I did a Kathy Smith video, hoping it might help but it didn't. I am a little sensitive back there now.