Posted by Ron on Thursday, August 18, 2011
In an effort to re-enter the blog world with regularity, I have been thinking of topics to write about. Of all the topics I thought of and failed to write down, sadly and ironically this is the topic I remembered…short term memory loss. It has been pointed out to me recently by a dear friend that I seem to have problems with short term memory…I don’t remember which friend it was...which is kind of sad...because I only have two.
It was suggested that I try taking Gingko Biloba as a supplement to help with my memory. I took it under advisement and have made a few trips to the pharmacy in the past month but failed to get Gingko…I forgot to put it on the list.
No, that wasn’t me going off on a tangent…I forgot the topic…oh yes, short term memory. Much like adjusting ones golf swing to compensate for a slice or hook, I have adjusted my psyche to compensate for the short term thingy. I generally start questions to others with, “I know I have probably asked this before, but…”. I usually try to jot down the response the second time.
Being a marketing and advertising consultant my work requires me to delve into social media, traditional broadcast media, statistics, analysis and strategy…that alone will fill my brain. Did you know that in traditional broadcast a single 1 hour television show consists of 28 minutes of programming and 32 minutes of advertising? The ads are a mix of 30 and 60 second spots. That means that in any given hour you will see at least 32 ads and up to 76 ads. Is your brain full?
Sorry, that seemed like I was pushing my memory issues off on you…wait…that works for me!
Humor aside – Dementia and Alzheimer’s are serious afflictions and each of us has a close friend or family member suffering them. Here are a couple of sites I will share to find out more about them.
Thank you for reading this post and I will be back soon…if I remember.
I’m just saying.
Posted by Ron on Tuesday, August 16, 2011
It has been a while since my last post and the frequency has diminished as a whole but I have decided that this blog is a qualitative repository, not a quantitative one (yah…humor me here). My life has taken many turns of late and although I miss the regular posting my plate has been full with good and challenging things. I will do my best to entertain you all with greater regularity in the future.
Concept – Somewhere lives the world’s worst Doctor.
Reality – Someone has an appointment with him right now.
Concept – Getting your car stolen.
Reality – Getting it back.
I am hopelessly in love and enjoying it immensely.
A trip to the zoo
I had the chance recently to visit the Detroit Zoo. I have spent a great deal of time there in my life and was a member of the Zoological Society for many years. It has been several years since my last visit and I was excited for this opportunity.
I am convinced that zoo animals are organized conspirators that have meetings late at night to discuss ways to confound visitors with intent and malice…I will explain with an illustrated example.
I took a camera on this visit for nostalgic reasons, but also to record the day. The first shot I set up was a Peacock who was walking on the pavement and looking right at me. The instant I snapped the shot, he/she turned their back on me and I got a shot of their butt. Fine!
I moved on to another exhibit…the rhinoceros’. I waited patiently for the right shot and just as I snapped it…yep, he turned and I got a shot of his butt. What are the odds?
The next exhibit over was the Camel compound. There were three camels in a group looking right at me. I swung my camera up to get the shot and in less time than it takes an auto focus lens to do its work…you got it…the picture tells it all. The sad thing is that one of them was too lazy to stand up and show his butt…but did anyway.
By this point I began to sense the conspiracy among the animals. They confer with each other and suggest that anyone who has a camera…give them the “money shot”. I moved on.
The Great Ape Exhibit – What a majestic and powerful specimen! There was a lone Silverback sitting on a hill and he was amazing! I stopped to change lenses and reached up to snap the shot without really looking and…you guessed it…a butt shot. WTF?
I went to the next small space and there was this…fox, monkey, raccoon thingy looking right at me. I had never seen the likes of him before and moved in to get a shot and…well you already know.
I gave up! From that point forward I didn’t even try. I knew what would happen so I went for broke…as you can see…
I’m just saying.