August 10th, 2011
A quick follow-up to yesterday’s post:
A lot of you mentioned that it’s our responsibility to use our brains and make the calls ourselves. I completely and 150% agree! We have brains, we should use them. But regardless of our responsibility as consumers, advertising may still be bad. Usually we think of advertising as either neutral or possibly benign. If there is something bad, it would be the product being promoted. But that advertisement yesterday hit me that advertising isn’t neutral. It may not all be bad, but it certainly isn’t good. If it was good in of itself (I’m talking morals, not quality) then it wouldn’t cause feelings of self-doubt or discontentment.
And the thoughts I’m pondering have less to do with advertising and more to do with philosophy and Plato and those nerdy things I like.
Anyhow, that’s all I wanted to add! And I still like hearing your thoughts!
My neighbors gave Dave and me some tomatoes from their garden.
Oh heavens, are they delicious! I wanted to make these, but didn’t have the cheese (bummer). So I took an inventory of my refrigerator and decided to finish up some leftover fajita vegetables from dinner the other night!
- Refried beans
- Sliced tomatoes
- Fajita vegetables
- Mexican style cheese
And baked at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
This was so good! Sometimes I’m amazed at my resourcefulness. Or maybe I was just so hungry that I didn’t really taste it.
I went for a run after work and halfway through the run, I met up with Ashley and Dan! A wonderful surprise because I wasn’t feeling like running, but since I met up with Ashley at the beginning for her run, I made it through 7 (ok, 6.9) miles and very happy for the company!
Do you like tomatoes?
I know some people love them or hate them. I really like them, but sometimes I LOVE them and could eat them like apples. These tomatoes are THAT good!