What I’m Really Thinking During Car Commercials

I’ve watched my share of car commercials and I wonder if there’s a job title where someone travels around to find the perfect location to shoot a commercial. I think that would be a cool job to have. There must be since so many of them have what seems like the perfect setting to sell a car. Empty streets in a downtown city, tight curves surrounding a hill, or a perfect tree-lined street.

Since I can’t afford the vehicles they put in my face, I pay more attention to the surroundings of the vehicle being advertised. I wonder what it’s like to see the landscape where the commercial was filmed. I’ve never driven down a perfect looking, tree-lined street, something I’d love to do. Secondly, I wonder what it’s like to live on such a street.

In commercials where neighbors are looking across the street at a fancy car, I wonder what the property taxes are for the nice house they’re walking into. What’s it like to live in a such a nice home, I may never know but these people in the commercial supposedly do. The lawn is so precise and green, it must be nice.

Sometimes I wonder what it took to set up a particular shot for the vehicle. A dark room, shiny floors, bright lights, etc. Sounds pretty easy compared to locating a physical location to film the vehicle doing cool stuff. I always get a good laugh when at the end, the text shows over $500 a month for payments. I mean, WTF.

Have any of you actually purchased or leased a vehicle based on seeing commercials for it? Do they work? Hell, I spend more time thinking and looking at the environment surrounding the vehicle versus the vehicle itself. I’m pretty sure I’m not their target market.

Can I just have a cool looking ice cream truck with 90s tunes blasting from it?

What Is Your Blogging WorkSpace?

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One thing I find interesting is that every bloggers workspace is different. Each blogger has his or her own method to their madness. The color of the room they blog in, the room asthetics, room lighting all seem to play a major role in a bloggers workspace. Using Probloggers, workspace post as evidence, sometimes, a house doesn’t make for the best environment for blogging. The first user on Darren’s post uses a boat for their blogging HQ.

So, I ask those of you who blog, to please leave a comment on this blog post with a link to a photo that shows off your blogging headquarters. To start things off, I’ll show you my own Blogging HQ.

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