Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
|I'm ready to tell you my secret... |
I see glowing green butterflies.
I just saw a commercial for Lunesta, a drug to help one sleep. Its first nineteen seconds tells the consumer what the drug does, while most of the remaining airtime lists the multiple side effects that could occur.
For those who have not seen it, here it is:
"Walking, eating, driving or engaging in other activities while asleep without remembering it the next day have been reported."
Sounds like the movie Werewolves of London when the dude went out for nightly kills without remembering a thing the next morning. "I'm innocent by reason of Lunesta, Occifer."
"Abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations, or confusion."
Yeah! You might imagine you see a green butterfly floating over your head; or if you take the drug, aggressiveness could cause you to fight and have someone knock you out. Voila, you're asleep... or maybe you just thought it happened?
"In depressed patients, worsening of depression along with risks of suicide may occur."
Suicide, huh? That's a sure way to get some sleep.
"Allergic reaction such as tongue or throat swelling occur rarely and may be fatal."
Another sleep enhancer with an added benefit. If your tongue swells large enough, it could stop you from snoring and help your husband, wife, or roommate sleep too.
"Side effects may include unpleasant taste, headaches, dizziness, and morning drowsiness."
Bad taste? Well, forget that drug!
I don't know about you, but if I have a head ache or feel dizzy, I'm going back to bed. And if one is drowsy in the morning, what's the point of taking a drug to help you sleep?
"Ask your doctor if Lunesta is right for you."
And before he answers, pray he likes you.
"Sleep well on the wings of Lunesta."
Yeah, right! It has so many side effects, I'd be awake all night worrying about them.
Here is a funny spoof ad for Lunesta. Enjoy!
Saturday, January 28, 2012
This January 29th reminds me of my youngest child who not only turns nineteen today but is also the silliest person I can think of this Sunday.
Erica, aka Bear or Erca, loves to snap goofy pictures of herself and post them on my cell phone. She also enjoys playing with my computer's photo shop, or at least she did years ago. One of my favorite shots is when she barged in on my parents' honey moon.
Wherever we go, she's great fun to have around, especially when she teams up with her brother to do the college strut. The two of them headed down the sidewalk as if they owned the place. Judy, my middle child, respectfully pretended not to know them as strangers stared. Erica said, "They're looking because they're jealous."
She also once called her brother's cell phone and said, "I'd like a cheese pizza and an order of chicken wings."
He said, "Erca! This is your brother."
Without missing a beat, my baby replied, "Da-nel. When you start working at Papa Johns?"
In case you missed it the first time, here's Erca and Wilberfoss giving a news report.
Don't you wish you could be silly too... or just turning nineteen? Happy Birthday, Erica!