You know those crazy ads you sometimes see – “Earn up to $1000 a week by taking surveys!” – and you know you can’t earn that much money just taking surveys? But, then, you see the, “$500 in groceries!” and think, well….maybe.
If you have that thought, step away from the computer. It was just one of those days, and I was thinking $500 would be about 3 weeks of groceries – and I could give my opinion on different products. About 5 pages into the questionnaire, I stopped, because reality hit and I realized I didn’t want all that information going out to … somewhere in cyberspace. Unfortunately, my name did get out there, so now I get e-mails offering me all kinds of assistance in becoming the woman the cyberspace population thinks I should be.
Here’s my question. How in the world do these people reach the conclusions they leap to? I mean, just because I qualify for AARP doesn’t mean I’m ready for a scooter chair. And because I like the beach, does that mean I need to get laser hair removal? And, yes, I’d like to lose a few pounds. Show me an American female who doesn’t, and I’ll show you a woman the rest of us would like to knock down and smother. But somewhere these people out there in Cyberland got the idea that I would like to lose 50-100 pounds. I’m pretty sure that would put me in the, “Oh, I’m so sorry; I didn’t know you were sick. How much longer do you have to live?” category. And I know I marked the box that said there was an adult male a couple years older than I am living in the same house with me. So, why the “meet other mature adult singles!” ads?
Sadly, the Cyberland folks obviously think I’m an old, hairy, overweight, lonely single woman who can’t get around without a motorized chair. And they’re sure there’s a man out there for me. I can only pray I never meet him. And, really, I’m quite happy with the one I have. I’ve spent the past 28-1/2 years getting him just the way I like him. Well, close, anyway. If he was too perfect, I’d have to change a lot of things about me that I’m sure bug him, and that always makes me cranky for awhile.
So I needed something pretty today, to take my mind off the horrible image the inhabitants of Cyberland painted. One of the hostess products in the summer mini catalog is a CD for My Digital Studio called “Cheerful Treat.” It includes a 16-piece stamp brush set, 12 Designer Series Papers and 30 embellishments. The paper colors include Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade and Concord Crush. When you see the actual colors together, they just pop!
Stamp sets: Proud Peacock**, Pennant Parade*; Ink: Jet Black Stazon; Concord Crush classic; Concord Crush, Melon Mambo, Peach Parfait, Lucky Limeade* stampin’ write markers; Paper: Melon Mambo, Concord Crush, Whisper White classic; Cheerful Treat designer series paper*; Other: Corner rounder punch, Itty Bitty Punch pack, In Color glimmer brads, brads – brights, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, modern label punch, mini glue dots, stampin’ dimensionals, Blender Pen, paper piercing tool, mat pack
I’m so glad Rachel talked me into this set. I love the colors in this. And he really is a proud little peacock. Obviously, he’s not worried about laser hair removal or having to order a scooter chair any time soon! And with that plumage? He doesn’t need eHarmony or match.com or any other dating site. Those peahens will be flocking around – which is why, I’m sure, he’s so proud.
Hope you have a happy day – with no annoying ads or surveys! Thanks for stopping by.
*2011-12 Idea Book & Catalog item
**Summer mini catalog item