Monday, September 22, 2008

Gorilla Only So-So

So, it's a year later and Cadbury's is back with the sequel to their original fantastic gorilla drummer commercial. This one has the same (amazingly trained) gorilla (vs. amazing make-up job with guy in gorilla suit), only this time he's rocking to Eclipse of the Heart.

Heh. It's ok, but nowhere near the caliber of the first ad to Phil Collins' In The Air Tonight. Maybe I just like that song a whole lot better.

What do you think?  Scroll down on the right to vote for your favorite!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

21st Century Plumbing

Is it too much to ask for that Ireland join the rest of the world and awaken to the joys of combined hot and cold water taps? Yes, Mr. Irish plumbing contractor, there is another option that doesn't include alternatively scalding and freezing the user. Lukewarm water. I know you've heard of it because, while it seems to be completely absent from bathroom sinks, it's definitely present in kitchen sinks (as well as in the tub/shower). Would it be that hard to use the same plumbing in the face basin?

I have to admit though that the Irish plumbing mafia aren't the only ones refusing to move away from The Dark Side. I've found the same situation in the U.K. And now I'm racking my brain trying to remember what it was like in Barcelona and Italy. Horrors... is this the case throughout Europe?? That can't be true, can it?

Phew! I just checked my pictures and Italy does have combined taps! So, apparently it's just us :-(

Escape From Cork

After a week of true work hellishness (though I take pains to point out that this still does not bring my job anywhere even close to the status of Job From Hell), I escaped my rampant sense of failure and inadequacy by jaunting off to Galway for the weekend to meet a friend.

Galway was great - pretty town on the coast with loads of time spent just walking around, eating, drinking and people watching :-) It was made even better by the fact that we had almost perfect weather! Sunny, blue skies and gorgeous temps. I had to wear my sunglasses! And I even pushed up the sleeves on my sweater a few times. Amazing.

Sadly, no pictures of the pretty town, my amazingly small B&B room with the Thumbelina-sized shower stall, or of me looking stylishly "hot" because I accidentally reformatted the memory card :-( But I'll be going back, I'm sure, so will have some to post in the future.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I feel a hot flush coming on!

I'm all for shameless promotion of self and family/friends (what else is a blog for after all?), but I don't usually feel the need to help a company make more money. Except in this case.

First of all, I don't know what the science says, but I think Airborne is a fantastic product - great for boosting the immune system and comes in a variety of flavors. If only it were available here in Ireland, I'd be quite happy. Of course, the same goes for Cheese Nips, breadfruit, Altoids flavored mints, sharp cheddar cheese, and tamarind balls.

What makes Airborne deserving of it's own post though is this FANTASTIC and hilarious new ad promotion. Thanks to Beth, my favorite blogger and fellow romance novel aficionado, for the heads up :-) As a girl (Sebastian is yummy!) and a lover of romance novels, I'm loving it!

See for yourself. Just make sure the sound is on and that you follow the links to track Sebastian on his way to deliver your own personal Airborne sample.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Baby thinks Barack Obama is #1!

Shameless plugging of my best friend's immensely smart child!

Start 'em young, I say. Or is it, "train up a child..."? :-)