Thursday, January 04, 2007

Truth in Advertising?

It's been out for a little while, so you've probably seen it, but I have a weird fascination with Axe's newest commercial. It starts out kinda hot, then really gross, then hot again as the couple rolls through a tomato patch and picks up a cute tomato picker. That's when the guy gets really lucky. Anyway, here's the commercial.

I don't remember where I saw it, but someone recently made the comment that Axe is for sweaty nerds that think wearing it will impress the ladies. I don't know enough about their demographic, but I have the sneaking suspicion that it might be true. Meh. I use Axe because Stacy likes the way I smell afterwards, but we have yet to tumble into an accidental three-way while making out. Hmmm. Maybe we need to make out on mountains more often. Something to think about.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year and All That Jazz

I'm normally not that excited for the end of the year/beginning of the next. I will stay up until midnight to give my wife a smooch and that's about it. One year we actually went to the Melting Pot to celebrate with a good friend and her brother. That was the last time I really "rung in the New Year".

I recently watched Comedy Central's 2006 Last Laugh with Jack Black, Patton Oswald, and one other comedian whose name I can never remember and I really don't care about. Our jovial Mr. Black pointed out something about New Years that pretty much cemented my take on the "holiday". It's made up. We made it up to celebrate the transition between two arbitrary periods of time. We made up time. It's just to keep track of when stuff happens. Big whoop! So really, New Years Day is just another day. I personally commemorated it with a batch of laundry and a short call to Stacy.

Don't let anyone ever tell you that I don't know how to get down and party.

Similarly, I don't get into New Year's resolutions. I found that the best way not to break a resolution is to not make one. This year I am making an exception. This year I resolve to get out of my dead-end job and do something different. I've been working on the same desk for 6 years. There have been plenty of changes in those 6 years, but I just don't see myself going anywhere positive from here. I already have a lead I'm following up on to that end, so I'm hoping this will be my first and only successful resolution.

I'd ask you to wish me luck, but I'm pretty sure that's something we made up, too.