I’ve been walking past this electrical box in my neighbor’s yard for 2 1/2 years and I never recognized it as being an object in my reality until someone put this sticker on it. I asked Don if they just put the box in and he said no it’s been there all along. That’s kind of spooky. I wonder what else I’m not seeing.
I stayed up until all hours watching cooking shows ’cause I couldn’t get to sleep last night. Those shows are filmed in a very interesting manner these days. They shoot the food super-duper close up so it looks like a colorful landscape. It’s very engaging to look at even if you have no plans for cooking food of your own. Have they always been filmed like that or am I just noticing that now that I’ve read the sticker on the box and my mind is free? I just don’t know…
But I digress…what I really wanted to talk about is a commercial that I saw during the Iron Chef. For some reason things that I see on late night commercials are starting to look good to me. I think this tendency is both genetically and age related. My father’s resistance to the allure of “As seen on TV” products is almost zero. That was not always the case with him. He’s in his late 60’s so I think I’ve got a while before I’m at that point.
Gah! I’m still digressing but I do want to tell you about the first ASOTV product that I bought just last week. It was that “Magic Putty” stuff. It’s an epoxy in putty form that you mix up by kneading it with your fingers. To me sounded a lot like JB Weld Steel glue I’m always using except it sets up faster. I’ve been wanting something like that for a long time, especially for gluing knobs. (In theory you could use it to make threads inside a knob to screw your rod into. How great would that be? Only the greatest thing ever!) Anyway, I did not end up phoning in my credit card–I just googled ‘Epoxy putty’ on the google and found someone selling it (epoxygator.com). So I didn’t get the super bonus deal that was advertised but I did get some putty to try and it is FANTASTIC. I repaired a cast bronze Tiffany reproduction lamp base with it in about five minutes. And now I feel like I’m teetering at the top of a slippery slope because ASOTV products don’t seem quite as annoying as they once did.
So, back to the late night cooking show commercials. I didn’t see my beloved putty last night because most of the ads are For The Ladies. Hair removal, life insurance and health aids mostly. One ad that really appealed to me was for these pads that remove toxins (like lead and cellulite–the inclusion of cellulite on the list of heavy metals is how you know this is For The Ladies) from your body while you sleep if you wear them taped to the souls of your feet. People’s feet, the commercial explained, are like a tree’s roots except instead of absorbing nutrients they seep out toxins. While you sleep. If you are wearing these pads. The pads turn black when they’re full. Even though they are full of heavy metals it’s ok to throw them out with your regular garbage. Over the course of several nights the pads should turn less and less black as your body detoxifies. A lifetime supply is offered for a low price though I suppose much of the fun of using the product ends when the pads stop turning black.
Now I want some of these pads! I probably absorbed a bunch of stuff when I was kneading that putty. I just want to see what they look like and maybe smell them. If I’m going to make believe that I am detoxifying my body I would rather do it with foot pads than fasting and enemas. Maybe my dad will buy some for me. Just have to get him watching the right channel.
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