Friday, September 08, 2006

One Mean Machine

Whoopee!!! Yesterday night, I have been churning out slogans like a mean ol’ sloganizer - albeit still being bugged by my itchy butt *roll eyes* - yes, it’s a very irritating itch but, hey, maybe…. just maybe…. I think better with it (said with full intent of sarcasm).

Can you believe that I actually scratched 2 full pages of
slogans in less than an hour or so. But, in the end, only 11 from the list actually made it through my own very stringent QC board. Still, I am felling pretty good with myself *silly grin on face*.

Don’t you think it’s a great achievement on my part? Well, for once I am quite amazed by myself, for I never thought that I could actually do it in the first place cos’ in the beginning, I can’t even think of one lousy slogans. So, hey Intel Core 2 Duo processor PC, here I come!!! – you are mine…. all mine…. *of to the dreamland of the geeks :P*

Wish me luck you guys!

Ciao, until next time.

NOTE: I promised I will post those slogans I have written right after the closing of this contest ok. So, be patience *blew raspberry*.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Itchy Butt Dilemma

Got one hell of an itchy butt this whole morning. Thus, in a highly irritable mood now. And scratch I did but, discreetly of course. Worst of all I had to do this in my office cubicle in the most subtle way I could muster :P (for this, I had to thank my company's uniform Jacket for easy hidding of my hand down my skirt from behind) - look, I can't be running off to the toilet every second it act up right!
So god help me!!!!! Arghh... this is driving me absolutely crazy. *fierce glare* YOU DARE LAUGH AT ME!? Growwwl......
(Sign stuck on forehead reads: KEEP-OUT. DO NOT APPROACH AT ALL COST!!!)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Slogan Writing is a Bummer

Slogan writing is a pain-in-the-butt. Really, it drives you nuts most of the time but, at the same time it gets you excited at the notion that you might just be able to pull it off this one time with a sudden flash of brilliance. As the saying goes, “If you have the Will, there is a Way”.

So therefore, I had gotten myself brain drained by this hazardous endeavor lately. All this headache was for the greed of owning one state-of-the-art PC powered by the much hyped world’s best processor at the moment – the ‘Intel Core 2 Duo processor’. It has claimed to be 40% much faster and 40% much more energy efficient than any other of its counterparts. Basically, it was the “Ultimate-All-Geeks-Dream-Hardware” (for your info, I am absolutely not a geek - just in case you might mistook my meaning. Hehehe).

Alright, moving on, more about this contest by Intel coming right up…

The first part, you have got to answer a few no-brainer questions (as usual, answers are already provided or I should say STATED somewhere obvious – in this case it’s in their website). Then comes the real road block…. SURPRISED! SURPRISED! *acting like really astounded* is to complete a slogan in not more than 10 words – this sucks big time right!? Writing a slogan is already an uphill task but, one that is within 10 words? Tsk! tsk! tsk! Don’t you think any slogan would have sounded much better within the frame of say, 20 words?

Personally I think that the 10 words limit should only be reserved for taglines and not slogans. Don’t you think so? I find that the prepositions in the sentence of my slogan already taken up 5-6 words and this will only leave me the same or less amount of words for the important keywords %^$#@*

Now, enough with my lamentations and on with the report of my slogan writing progress. Somehow, I did manage to get the ball rolling. All thanks to my rare-at-times-but-not-zero stroke of brilliance *light bulb blinking on my head luminously* - I decided to turn to my trusty ‘Eveready-Answer-Guru’…. the INTERNET.

I surfed…. and surfed… Googled… and Googled, till I stumbled upon a few nifty websites that offers what they called a Slogan Generator. Tada!!!!! Ever heard of one before?? I for one haven’t until todate.
(here is a sample of one of these slogan generator - Sloganizer).

A wonderful find isn’t it, you asked. Well…. It’s a YES and a NO – ‘cos these so called generators do not exactly dish out slogans that are nicely constructed as I have been hoping for. Most of the time, what it generated are gibberish. But, then again to me, it’s a start – I get inspirations or ideas from these gibble-jabbles. I just need to rephrase it, give it twist of creativity here and there and WOILA!!! An almost perfecto slogan at hand.

Alrighty then, I shall post my slogans right after the closing of this contest ok. (to prevent any possible pilfering you know - however ‘teruk’ my slogans are, I still feel the need to protect my own interest) Then you can all critique at will.

Meanwhile, I shall challenge you to complete this slogan “I want to own a personal computer based on the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor because…………………………………………………” (in no more than 10 words) :P
*cheeky laugh*

Monday, September 04, 2006

The Slurpee Getaway

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I popped into 7-Eleven just now during lunch hour - and you what, I had managed to embarrassed myself in less than 2 seconds being in there. You see, I was feeling kinda childish and young today so I decided to have a Grape Slurpee just for the fun of it.

There I go….. minding my own business, trying not to look too out-of-place while patiently filing up a small size cup with Grape Slurpee. Ahem… luckily I still remembered how to turn the knob (yeah.. it has been a while since I have had a cup of Slurpee – the last time was like, ermmm… during my college days and that was eons ago *blush-blush*).

Once I gotten my cup filled up I decided to go for the plastic-dome-cap. Just about then, a bunch of secondary school kids entered the premise noisily and was hovering around at the counter area. So, I popped the cap on unceremoniously and approached the cash counter with it and started digging my coin purse for some change as quickly as possible – determined to make a fast getaway before I attract any unwanted patronizing stares from this bunch of young-and-happening-kids.

To my mortification, when I glance back at the counter top - my Slurpee was slurping all over, a great amount of it was forcing its way out from the hole on top of that dome-cap - making me look like a complete fool and a greedy cum idiotic woman who was way too old for this stuff anyways.

The thing is, I didn’t know this stuff expands – so I filled my cup full (but, not like mountain kinda full but, just right up to the brim with 1 cm to spare though). Trust me, I wasn’t trying to be greedy or something like that *indignant look*. I swear!

The worst thing was… all this was witnessed by the said bunch of youngster who had also had the cheek to point at my cup of offending flowing juice, while making some remarks to their friends. Ooo… how I wished I could just disappeared into thin air *face turning beetroot-red* And that cashier guy wasn’t much better at sparing me the embarrassment – cos’ he looked stupidly at me and the cup - apparently baffled. I had no choice but to open my mouth to ask him for a plastic bag and made a quick exit.

I have never felt so old and foolish – and this was only over a cup of beverage. Sigh… *sob! sniff-sniff*