Monday, October 12, 2009

Trivial Stuff

This weekend was a busy one.. I have not much to write but I'll write it anyway.

First off, although it will probably sound like I have some sort of vendetta against Cheerios, there's something else I wanted to say about their commercials.

This is a different one than the one that makes me want to throw a television through the wall. I saw it last night while watching the news and it's the one for Honey Nut Cheerios.

I actually don't remember what happened in that commercial but what I do remember is when the actor was talking about how healthy it was for you, these tiny little words in white displayed on the screen. Too tiny for me to really read, especially because they were in white, which made it harder to see!!!

That made me wonder, just what are they trying to pull on us consumers? Those tiny little words in white are no different than the guy at the end of consumer home loan radio commercials who talk a mile a minute about the financing charges.

I really don't trust that cereal any more. At least Sugar Bear never tried to make us think Sugar Crisp was a health food. Nor Tony the Tiger. Or that leprechaun.

Next up, we had lunch at Quiznos today and tried their "Toasty Bullets" sandwich. The price is a reasonable two for $5.00. Or at least it seems reasonable but I have to say, these are some pretty small sandwiches. Here's a picture:

That bag of chips is an individual serving size (1 3/8 ounce), not a family size bag so that should give you some idea of how big this sandwich is. At least it tasted pretty good, what there was of it.

I spent a good part of the weekend working on a web site. I also brought home some work work to do but ended up only doing a little bit of that. It was more fun working on the site. It's for a neighborhood Japanese restaurant. If you want to take a look, click here, but just keep in mind it's still in process and is not "public" yet.

Lastly, for some reason my Firefox browser was refusing to show any YouTube clips today. Whenever I clicked on any, I received an error message telling me that either I didn't have javascript enabled, or I was missing the latest version of Adobe Flash. I checked and javascript was enabled, and I downloaded and installed the latest version of Flash several times. Still no YouTubes, just that same message. I even reinstalled Firefox. Nothing. Restarted the computer, and same thing.

Then I decided to Google the error message to see if anyone else had that same trouble. I went to YouTube, clicked on a video to bring up the message, and of course, wouldn't you know it, the video appeared as if nothing had happened.

So in honor of all that trouble I had with YouTube this afternoon, you ain't gonna see anything from their site today.


donna said...

Nice easy to navigate site. Fireworks? I like Cheerios. I don't watch a lot of TV so I don't see many commercials.I'm good at tuning out.

Rickie Miyake said...

Thanks for your compliment! Yup, hanabi = fireworks (don't know what that has to do with food unless you eat real spicy stuff). It also makes for a domain name that was already taken. I hardly watch tv either..and normally aren't paying attention anyway although I just happened to notice that commercial the other night.