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Look Into My Eyes, Do They Dazzle?

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

I consider myself a live and let live sort of guy. As a small business owner living in a very tight economy, I know you have to watch every nickel and dime and maximize every opportunity to generate revenue. It means you stay competitive in the market place by offering your customers a better pricing structure. I get all of that.

I was a team player when Spark started posting ads for feminine hygiene products. Yeah, I know the demographic states that most subscribers here are female and yes this is free web site, and yes Iíve met some very cool people, and no I donít want it to go away. I realize they have to generate revenue in some form or fashion. I grinned and bore it. (GIRANIMAL is bore the plural of bear?) It speaks to the success of what these fine folks have accomplished. Itís like the old song from the 80ís by Billy Squiresí, ďEverybody Wants You.Ē Way to go Spark Team!!!

However, (There is always an however isnít there?) when I went to read my email this morning I received a notice from Spark People suggesting I ďditch my current mascara,Ē and use a product ďas seen on The Doctors.Ē I could save a ton of money and my eyes would be more dazzling and brilliant in 60 Days. Oh yeah, free shipping also!!!

I ran, or what resembles a run for me these days, a sort of herky-jerky waddle, up the stairs and shouted to Joan ďWhat brand of mascara do we use?Ē She assured me that we were well within the guidelines suggested by The Doctors. (Joan DVRís The Doctors and Doctor Oz while sheís at work.) I breathed a sigh of relief and came back to my computer only to see an add on my personal page that asked what type of tissue did I use? I use what Joan buys. She handles the money. (I tried to buy a monkey one time. Thatís when she took the checkbook away from me.)

Chris, thank you for being concerned with my well-being and overall health but at 6:30 AM I was a bit overwhelmed by all those decisions. Thank goodness I donít need probiotic yogurt! I for one would gladly pay a fee for this site. I believe, as someone once said, it separates the contenders from the pretenders. Until then Iíll have to limp along worrying my eyes look okay.

Gosh, I hope I donít have to deal with lip gloss.

Joan kissed me on the forehead and told me my eyes dazzle, just the way they always have in the past.
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JOANNHUNT 12/5/2012 9:44AM

    emoticon emoticon for the humour . It made my day. It is good to have humour in the morning with all the crap going on now a days. As for lip gloss it might clash with your beard. HAHA LOL Have an awesome day. emoticon emoticon

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ALIDOSHA 10/4/2012 5:20PM

    So funny

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GODSGALS 8/16/2012 8:31PM

    This was so funny I just couldn't resist re-reading it. Thanks John. A merry heart sure does a body good. You have a dry wit that shines through in all your writings, but I think this is one of my personal faves. If you're interested, I have a mascara story of my own... Ask and I'll tell it! May you continue to be the encourager you were born to be.
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JULIA1154 8/9/2012 7:46PM

  I'm pretty good at tuning out the ads (most of the time) but have to say I do get tired of all the ads for various food stuffs. Honestly, it just seems thoughtless at times.

Nonetheless, I do value the fact that the site is free - and certainly hope it stays that way.

By the way, John, I'll bet your wife would say your eyes dazzle :)

Comment edited on: 8/9/2012 7:48:18 PM

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SPARKCHANTAL 8/9/2012 4:37PM

    oh well, we're all in this together...

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LEALOWE 8/9/2012 3:48PM

    Love it. For me, the pop up ads are becoming too good at predicting what I use or like. Someone is stalking me when I do a google search. Sometimes the ads are so "on" that they are spooky. Thanks for the laughs about your less than intuitive pop ups.

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TIGRKITTN 8/8/2012 10:09AM

    *giggles* This was brilliant. I'm puzzled about the source of the ads, though- I never see any. Are they pop-ups? Because Adblock Plus is your friend!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 8/8/2012 9:24AM

    Yeah, pop up add are an annoyance. I would pay for Spark People if the add revenue doesn't cut it.

Why, because I have gotten results here unlike when I paid for Weight Watchers, LA Weight loss or some of the gym or other fitness classes I swore I would use and never did (in the past...consider myself a gym rat now!)

Keep the observations coming!

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STACYJANE77 8/7/2012 12:35AM

    Ha!!!

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PRESBESS 8/6/2012 7:28PM

    Hey gorgeous! Thanks for making me laugh out loud today!
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CATLADY2012 8/5/2012 9:07AM

    You are hilarious! emoticon

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SERASARA 8/4/2012 11:48PM

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CAROL494 8/4/2012 6:36PM

  How funny! Thanks for the humor!

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MRE1956 8/4/2012 7:09AM

    As someone who needs to watch the ol' household budget myself, I have come to truly appreciate useful, FREE things that life occasionally brings my way - for me to PAY would be unacceptable........I do respect and totally understand your concerns regarding cheesy, tasteless ads.......I'm sure that Spark itself would not personally recommend - you gotta know that's the responsibility of the marketing company that created the ad, eh?

I always scoff off those ads - I'm not a big cosmetic fan anyhow, so that definitely helps me!


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EATVEGAN 8/4/2012 2:36AM

    Funny blog. But those ads aren't as bad as the e-mails I have gotten in the past promising to enlarge personal equipment that I don't have. (I hope that wasn't too suggestive for SP. ; )
Janet

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LBEEKMA 8/3/2012 11:18PM

    Thanks for bringing laughter to pop up ads!

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JUDYAMK 8/3/2012 10:57PM

    Oh my gosh I love it!!! I am sitting here in my recliner laughing out loud & no one is here,I am not feeling well tonight,but gosh I am happy my laughter is still there.
Thanks I need this tonight
Judy

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STEELKICKIN 8/3/2012 10:32PM

    Oh, John! LOL! I absolutely love the fact that you tried to buy a monkey!

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JLJOYNT 8/3/2012 9:31PM

    Thanks for the laugh. I really enjoyed this!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 8/3/2012 8:48PM

    This was too funny! I was laughing out loud.

Thanks for that. emoticon

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BEATLETOT 8/3/2012 6:25PM

    I love this! You are so clever and cool! And your eyes do dazzle in all your pics!

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EWL978 8/3/2012 4:27PM

    Isn't it a tough life being the board "sex symbol'?? emoticon

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CARINO_PARA_MI 8/3/2012 4:06PM

  At least the next time you are at a dinner party, BBQ, or gathering you can dazzle the ladies w/your knowledge of the various products we use.....your wife may not be amused however! (grinning here)

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NEWCHINELO 8/3/2012 3:53PM

    SWEET!

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SHAR261 8/3/2012 3:38PM

    Point well-taken! Thank you for giving me my giggle of the day. emoticon

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PARKERCM 8/3/2012 3:27PM

  Thanks for some perspective!! emoticon

and your wife is a good woman!

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_MOBII_ 8/3/2012 2:49PM

    Hahahha!
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PURPLE180 8/3/2012 2:01PM

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DR8561 8/3/2012 1:40PM

    emoticon for the smile today!

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LADYGSC 8/3/2012 1:10PM

    Keep on dazzling! emoticon

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TMOORE073 8/3/2012 1:05PM

    Thanks for posting this! I laughed the whole time reading it! emoticon

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LITTLEROX20 8/3/2012 12:49PM

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JLEMUS1 8/3/2012 12:43PM

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GUDDIGO 8/3/2012 12:19PM

  Your blog made me smile

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FATBASTICH 8/3/2012 12:00PM

    Yes, but what sports bra have you settled on?

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DAREDEVILME 8/3/2012 10:41AM

    You have made my day, and I'm smiling from ear to ear.
Have a fantastic day, Dazzle Eyes, and keep on Sparking!

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MAXXIZ20 8/3/2012 10:06AM

    You gave me a chuckle indeed. Thanks for making this a fun place to visit!

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BEAUTIFULBRIT50 8/3/2012 9:52AM

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RITZYOGAGAL 8/3/2012 8:45AM

    LOL!! I do understand what you mean. I get a little concerned about all the emails I recieve offering to help me enlarge my manhood. So far I figure my money is better spent elsewhere (like on mascara) emoticon

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LORELLELAURA 8/3/2012 8:25AM

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GOLFLADY11 8/3/2012 8:00AM

    Hilarious! I applaud you being able to keep your sense of humour. Great blog! emoticon

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TIMETOMOVEIT 8/3/2012 7:58AM

  hehehe...great read! emoticon

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HONORINGGOD 8/3/2012 7:57AM

    LOL emoticon

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AMSPARKER 8/3/2012 7:27AM

    Very funny!

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BRASKIN 8/3/2012 6:44AM

  LOL! emoticon

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CASPIAN3 8/3/2012 6:39AM

  Just what I needed this morning -- happiness emoticon

Thank you emoticon

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PATTOMMC3 8/3/2012 6:02AM

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STALEYK 8/3/2012 5:47AM

    Glad you eyes are dazzling! Make it an awesome day! emoticon

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FAERY_FACE 8/3/2012 5:40AM

    Well said indeed. Lol.

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NEWCHINELO 8/3/2012 3:17AM

    lovely!

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