Thursday, April 27, 2006


My good and loving husband has been on my case to make dental appointments. Nothing fancy, just a cleaning and exam. Ugh. We went today. They cleaned my teeth. My teeth felt weird. I drank some Pepsi. Dousing them with sugar made my mouth feel normal again.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Pampers Rewards

After trying several brands of diapers, I have settled on the Pampers brand as one of the best fits for the baby.

Most brands of baby items have websites where you can register. The registration process allows you to recieve coupons and free smaples, making it worthwhile for the consumer.

Pampers also has the 'gifts to grow' program. You get a package of diapers & there is a code on the inside packaging. You enter the code on the website and voila, you rack up points for free stuff. While the free stuff is in no way near the price I'm spending per package of diapers, it's not a bad return for having to spend $.30 per diaper.

The only drawback has been that I have purchased a few packages of diapers that didn't have the proper codes added to the packaging. If they are offering an incentive to purchase thier product, that incentive better be there. Overall, a good idea to promote brand loyalty.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Petsmart Commercial

I know I don't have much of a readership, but if I never blog, it'll never grow right? Let me go ahead and throw up a few things I've been meaning to write about and haven't taken the time for:

Petsmart started a new marketing campaign. The commercial I saw had a small terrier with a large chew toy. There are several shots with the dog in different scenarios, always keeping the chew toy with him. Finally, the dog is asleep on the bed (of course with the toy) when a woman's hand enters the scene to throw the raggedy toy in the trash can. The final scene is the lady and the dog walking the beautifully lit aisles of Petsmart to get a new, clean chew toy.

While watching I notice that it seems like they are drawing some sort of parallel between the dog and a toddler with a beloved (if dirty) blankie.

Then the voiceover states "Petsmart:Everything a pet-parent needs."

WHAT?! A pet-parent?

What has society come to if marketing refers to pet owners as pet parents? I state for the record that I cannot and will not be a parent to anything that doesn't have an immortal soul, If it doesn't have an immortal soul, then it's something I own, not parent. As a parent, I'm offended.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Cherry Blossom Adventure

Last Wednesday, a week ago now, the baby and I went to go see the Cherry Blossoms in the Tidal Basin. We went with another baby and mommy friend.

Here is a shamelessly cute picture of the baby...

trying to grab a clump of cherry blossoms and wad them into her mouth. I let her chew on a grape instead...

while she put forth game effort, I don't think her heart was in it. She was perked up by this furry fellow...

Overall, I think a good time was had by all...

Save the brutally rebuffed.