Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Dear Red Bull Advertising Department;

I understand that your advertising campaign is built around the phrase "Red Bull gives you wings." I also understand that it is difficult to come up with various scenarios in which your little cartoon characters can benefit from the use of wings gifted to them by the consumption of Red Bull. I even understand the long running joke of wishing one's mother-in-law ill.

What I do not understand is why you would feel combining those concepts would succeed in winning me over to purchasing your product.

When I see a cartoon man imagining various ways to kill his mother-in-law, and then see him imagine her drinking Red Bull and developing wings, it does not lead me to believe that he has given it to her so that she will happily, and healthily, fly away. It leads me to believe that Red Bull has killed her. This does not inspire me to trust the product, or to want to drink it myself. I am considering buying a case for a co-worker of mine, but that's another story.

I just thought you should know.



That said, Houston, we have a pattern!

Okay, it's not really that much more impressive than when you last saw it, but I have gotten about a third of the way up the little seahorses and crabs section. I won't show you a picture again until you can actually see those critters, but it's plugging along. I'm having something funky happen, which I'm just adjusting for (at the same place every pattern row, I have one extra stitch. I'm not sure why that is, as every other pattern repeat works out fine, so I'm just doing an extra decrease in that section. It may kill me in the long run, but I can't for the life of me figure out why all the pattern repeats would be perfect, and the section in the middle would be screwy in the same way everytime.)

And I should also issue a warning for those of you in the Baltimore/Washington Corridor. I washed my car today. This means you can ignore the lovely weather forecasts we've been having for the rest of the week, it will rain, sleet, hail, snow, erupt lava and possibly rain locusts on us because of my now clean car. Consider yourselves warned.


Hours Spent Knitting: 14
Rows Completed (of 222): 27
Estimated Time of Completion: 116.84 hours


Blogger Jennifer said...

Ha! Isn't that the truth! Same thing happens when I wash my car ... without fail! Argh!

Course, I don't actually HAVE my car right now, as the transmission dyed ... oops, I mean died. Waaaaa! This after replacing the fuel pump, water pump, rear brakes, emergency brake, cruise control cable, and some intake gasket thingee which was cracked, causing massive leaking of mysterious fluids.

Figures ~ it's paid off in April.


12:58 PM  
Blogger NKTN said...

I'm a member of the ring, and thought... I REALLY should invite you to join the Spinning Fans FanListing (officially approved by


2:40 PM  
Blogger itgirl said...

Just wanted to warn you, I've gotten a new job whereby I will be in DC for six weeks in March ad April and then in DC for 1-2 weeks a month thereafter. In case you were actively trying to escape me by not actually being in Atlanta, I'll be near you. MUAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

3:30 PM  
Blogger vi said...

I have the same thing as happened to you, happen to me with the extra stitch or two
it is so annoying
I ripped this color knitting back a gazillion times finally I got it right
the yarn however WAS the worst for wear.
thank you again Amie,
I sort of 'got it'
but it ended up too big where I had tried to put it so it is back in the posting area

5:00 PM  
Blogger Amy Boogie said...

It's nice of you to warn people about the impending weather change. I don't wash mine all winter just in the hopes that there will be no snow, I'm sure there must be someone else in this state (that does wash their car) with the same power over the weather as me. I don't like it one bit. :)

I ignore the Red Bull commercials, ok, all commercials. Until I see pottery or yarn on TV, I'm not interested.

The pattern looks interesting. The colors are wild. well, not wild wild but wild. pretty. ok, I'm no longer making sense so I'm going now.

5:35 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Hi Amie! The forecast is saying rain today :P I don't even remember the last time I washed my car...

Your shawl is coming along nicely--it is very pretty design.

Take care! :)

8:13 AM  
Blogger paula said...

I just had to laugh at all the people by my home waiting in line AROUND the block to get their cars washed saturday morning.. just in time for the saturday night/sunday mess!

my car hasn't been washed since I moved last! so neglected! maybe this spring?

12:10 PM  

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