Everyone jokes about how bad reality shows are but I can’t seem to stop watching them. The stranger the better! Obviously I’m not the only one since networks continue to produce them. However, I’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon lately. Rather than getting more creative with premises in many cases, networks like I watch on my Direct TV are taking the shows already on and giving them a gender twist. Hook Line & Sister on TLC is a perfect example. The ever popular ice fishing show takes on a whole new look when presented from a woman’s point of view! Being from the southeast, I make no claim to have any understanding of Alaskan fishing. But even as a woman I was not only surprised that there are women who do this for a living but that they would go on tv to show the experience warts and all. Okay maybe not that surprised but surprised that women who would take on a gender bending role as such would need to show it on tv. Needless to say, it does make for interesting television viewing.
For many years I have had to wear firm compression pantyhose to treat my varicose veins. Recently I gained a lot of weight and the pantyhose were having trouble accommodating the extra weight, so I decided to try knee-highs for a while, and try to lose some weight. The knee highs for women seem to only be available in the retail stores in the mild compression, so I went online looking to order some firm compression knee highs. I ended up finding some that are completely foot-less, so they are very much like leg warmers. I decided to try them, and ordered several pair. They’ve arrived, and I have them on. I think I like them! I’m thinking that with this time of stocking I might be able to wear a larger variety of shoes in the future, especially sandals!
I’ve been reading some of the nomorerack reviews on the Internet and have been interested enough to go online to the site myself to score some nomorerack deals of my own. To be perfectly honest, I’ve been quite impressed by the prices and the entire concept; they post eight new deals every day at noon. The prices are cut-rate. And they even have what they call “insanity deals” because the prices are crazy low.
So far I have not been lucky enough to get to the website at the right time to grab up an insanity deal, but trust me on this one, I will keep going back to see if I can catch it. With a little bit of luck, I just might be able to grab one up!
Today I heard that a dear friend of mine killed himself last weekend. He got really drunk and went out on his snowmobile and parked it on the train tracks. He knew what time the train was coming; he lived near the tracks. He committed suicide by train. He was an alcoholic that had been in and out of rehab for years. I really had hoped that he would straighten his life out and quit drinking, but apparently that was not to be.
One of my favorite classes that I took in college was a business course in marketing. We learned a lot about the different types of advertising a product (or service) and for a while I was actually thinking about pursuing a career in marketing. The problem that I had with that, however, was that I could not find any local Advertising Agency to go to work for!
One day my sister talked to me about how she was starting a venture with a girlfriend that involved creating a local directory/guide to products and services directed at young and expectant mothers. They went to a lot of businesses to sell advertisements to pay for the printing and distribution of the guide. When they were finished with it she mailed a copy to me, and I was quite impressed with the job that they had done. I never did hear whether or not that turned a profit, but she has talked to me about whether or not I would like to participate in the soliciting of advertisements for another guide in a different market.
I told her that I would be willing to help her with the next one, but I’ve been waiting several months to hear exactly what it is that she would like for me to do. At this point I am not even sure what the product/service is going to be; I have a feeling that she might want to pick a different demographic, such as senior citizens retirement and health issues. Considering the aging of America, I think that would be a good idea, don’t you agree?