If you were watching the Superbowl for the ads, I’m sure you were disappointed. I was watching for the actual game, which was equally disappointing. I did like the RadioShack advertisement. It’s nice to see when a brand is self-aware. They’re acknowledging the fact that they were the place for those odd bad batteries, a pack of blank cassettes, remote-controlled cars, and some new wires to use in the stereo. In other words…when was the last time you needed to go to RadioShack? Maybe this advertisement reengages the audience. It was a good laugh in either case. It was nice to see Q-Bert get some airtime. It’s been awhile.
This is an entertaining video to watch. This is the route for a 10k race I’ll be running in April. Now, if I can only run as fast as this video…
Look at Mr. Met and the Philly Phanatic being the best of friends…
This song (associated with the music video below) popped on the radio the other day. The song is “Sending All My Love” by Linear. On occasion (and the occasions are rare) I do tune away from my radio station just to get…something else usually when I’m getting ready to go to the gym. This particular radio station has a knack for occasionally dropping in some 90s hit. I don’t know if it is this station only, or if this is general practice around the states with 90s music…like the way 80s music began to leak back into pop station after being kept in a vault for 7 or 8 years. In any case, I remember this song. I haven’t heard it in years, but I recall it being played and played and played on the radio in the 90s. I have never seen the video until today. I watched it, burst into laughter, and thought…what on earth were we thinking?
On my second day in the United Kingdom, we had a free day in London. Here are a few photos from some of the places I visited. Click on the images to see a larger photo.
This is outside the London Tower. I got there just as they were closing the front gate for the day. I only got to wander around the structure. It will be on my list to visit on my next time there.
This is part of what’s left of the wall the surrounded Londinium.
I stopped by the Selfridges Department Store. The point of this trip was to join viewers who are huge fans of Downton Abbey. Mr. Selfridge is the Masterpiece Classic broadcasting on PBS stations now. I thought it would be cool to see the real Selfridges and Co.
I also took time to visit the BBC since I was in London. I was able to get a tour of some of their radio studios. The last photo is a portion of their gigantic newsroom. It was very impressive.
Watch out for the Dalek!
As I have begun regularly attending the gym about a week ago, I realized it’s time for a bit of a refresh on the soundtrack to my workout? Any ideas? I’m up to buying some new iTunes. Here is an example of the type of music I work out to:
Music suggestions don’t have to be close to this, I would like the pace of the song to be similar. It can have lyrics, etc. I don’t mind. I just need something new.