wADmM5mNLtOv064mhMCS_CYE3Bc Just Dorothy: June 2012

Oh, ye of little pop culture knowledge!

So the other day I woke Ryan up to go to weights for football.  I said, "Come on Ryan.  Time to make the donuts."  His reaction... "What?!"  It was too early and I was too tired to explain.  This morning the same thing happened.  And I thought, how sad that this young generation doesn't know about Fred the Baker from Dunkin Donuts or "Where's the Beef" lady, Clara Peller from Wendy's.

I realize that with technology and progress and all that other stuff, commercials have to change, marketing has to be different.  But I think some things were better then than they are now.  McDonald's commercials come to mind.  Way better back then.  Same with Charmin commercials.  "Don't Squeeze the Charmin!"  Now there are talking bears that, apparently, shit in the woods.  "School House Rock" was never the same when they tried to revamp it recently.  "I'm Just a Bill" just can't be redone, retooled or remastered.  I've tried to explain that, yes, the commercials from back then are really, really cheesy but better than what they are now but they just don't get it.  If Dunkin Donuts brought back Fred the Baker with the "Time to Make the Donuts" slogan, I don't think it'd be as funny for them now as it was for us then.  Not that I think they should try to bring stuff like that back.  It's just kind of a generational thing. 

Remember Madge the Manicurist shilling Palmolive Dish Detergent?  Calgon, Take Me Away!  Got ring around the collar?  Use the Ancient Chinese Secret! Spuds McKenzie sold beer and 2 old guys hawked wine coolers ~ Bartles and James. 

So, for all my fellow 70/80's kids here's a stroll down memory lane through pictures I boosted from Google images.  Enjoy your trip through the way back machine!  Oh, and whatever happened to Pudding Pops??  I miss those!

Summer Bucket List

The secret to a great bucket list is to make it things that are pretty easy to obtain.  Duh, makes perfect sense, right?  I have gone back and forth on a bucket list for a while and I had lofty goals.  I don't know if these things really need to be on a bucket list per se but these are things I really, really want to do.  Things that I want to do SOON, things that are totally obtainable and fairly easy.  A trip to Prescott for sure and I really want to go to an Irish pub and listen to a Celtic group.  I don't know why, I just do.  I also want to take the boys to a concert.  Outdoors if it's in the fall or indoors if it's before October.  I'll definitely be checking out venues!  I think I'll have more soon, but for now, this is enough.

Attack of the Zombies!

Ok, so what's up with this cannibal/zombie attack in Miami?  I'm not making light of it, it's definitely a tragedy for both families and all the responders and witnessess.  I mean, how do you ever forget seeing something like that?  It's disturbing, disgusting and flat out weird.  And of course the media is running rampant with ideas, theories, and sensationalism. 

My kids are convinced though, that this is the beginning of the zombie apocolyps.  Seriously!  Anyone that has ever been around my boys (and some of their friends!) knows that zombies are a huge topic for them.  They even have a plan.  IF (when!) the zombie apocolyps happens we are all supposed to head to Cole's house because his family has lots of guns.  The boys will hang out on the roof picking the zombies off one by one as they try to approach the house.  I'm not expected to survive.  In fact, they've said they think I'll be the first one to go.  It's ok, I'm realistic about the whole thing.  I WANT to be the first to go if a zombie apocolyps happens.  Who really wants to deal with all that?  Not this girl.