Thursday, September 23, 2010
"Ideal® No Calorie Sweetener
Tastes so delicious it’s a Sweet Revolution™!
Ideal® No Calorie Sweetener is the only no-calorie sweetener that is preferred over sugar.* It measures cup for cup like sugar, dissolves quickly in your favorite hot or cold beverages, and lets you indulge your sweet tooth without the guilt. Ideal® offers a no-calorie, great-tasting alternative and is suitable for everyone in the family, including those with diabetes.
- Preferred over sugar!*
- Keeps its sweetness & provides volume & texture during the baking process.
- Made with xylitol, a natural sweetener found in fruits & vegetables, known for oral health benefits.
- Available at your local grocery store or on Amazon.com.
*Preferred for sweetness, flavor, and overall liking over sugar in independent university taste tests.
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Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
The fine folks at P&G and MyBlogSpark sent me the following:
"Close your eyes; we´d like to take you to a magical place where sink meets scent. Achieve sensory nirvana with new Gain Dishwashing Liquid, now available in the dish aisle at your local retail store such as Walmart.
Now, everything you love about Gain is available for your dishes. With three refreshing scents, you can kiss the days of boring, unpleasant dishwashing goodbye! You´ll soon find yourself saying, "Honey, I´ll do the dishes tonight."
For more information about the new Gain Dishwashing Liquids, visit ILoveGain.com or YoAmoGain.com. In addition, be sure to "Like" Gain on Facebook and follow Gain on Twitter!"
They also sent me a Gain "Sniff, Sniff, Hurray" kit that includes a bottle of the new Gain Dishwashing Liquid, three Gain t-shirts and three $5 Walmart gift cards to share with my friends. The shirts were actually kinda cute, and the Gain does smell pretty fab; give it a try, it'll be a nice change from the old lemony scented stuff you're probably using.
Friday, September 03, 2010
"The Artist's Secret is that all art comes from abnormal brains. So if you create art that satisfies your own tastes, you have created for a market of exactly one abnormal person. If you're lucky, a handful of other freaks get some joy from your creations too. But it won't be enough to pay your bills. It's not a career until you learn to create products that normal people like."
I'm a geek, and an Aspie, and, let's face it, abnormal. The only objectively decent writing I create (see my posts from 2007 and earlier, when I was posting serious essays) comes when it flows easily from me, and THAT only happens within my narrow and highly opinionated areas of interest; I can churn out grammatically correct sentences on any topic, just like YOU can, but it'd read like a high school assignment... people would pay to NOT read it.
I can't apply my "writing process" to socially-desirable content, because I don't HAVE a process.
I'm not even entirely sure what socially-desirable content IS; I literally have no idea what normal people want to read about, aside from obvious things like music I've never heard and movies I've never seen.
AND; I have no idea how to modulate how I word things so that the bulk of people don't recoil from what I write, any more than I can modulate what I say to keep from putting people off, which I clearly do no matter how polite, agreeable and friendly I am. It's an Aspie thing; somehow the "tone" is just "wrong" in a way no one can ever put a finger on if asked.
In a zone as big as the blogosphere, with its highly disproportionate % of eclectic thinkers, I managed to draw a pretty respectable audience. I'm betting that if I self-published a book and offered it for free, a fair # of them would read it. If they had to pay, there's a reasonable chance that a few die-hards would in fact ante up... and that's the "handful of other freaks" that Adams referred to. And that's as far as it would ever go... and that's why I don't write a book.