Oooh, karma is a b-word

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So as mentioned, earlier this week, while getting my hairs did at the salon, I read the most current version of People magazine.

Air travel and hair fixin’s are the only time I let that kind of drivel inhabit my mind.

Aaaaaanyhow.

I noticed, while reading, an advertising for McDonalds and their new offering of Shrek 3 drinking glasses.

Oh did this take me back to my youth.

As a kid, I believe we had a set of Star Wars glasses. We also had a set of McDonalds character glasses, you know, Ronald McDonald, Hamburgler, etc.

I *loved* those glasses and loved collecting them.

However, they were made of such cheap glass that most ultimately broke in the dishwasher.

Ah well.

I thought it was a quite a bit of capitalizing on Gen X nostalgia that Mickey D’s was doing this sort of promotion again.

I had planned to write a blog post that was something like “Stop pandering to my generation! I know we are a target audience what with being at a good money making part of our careers and most of my peers with the house fulla kids! Google pandered with retro Pac-Man and now THIS?!?!?!”

Turns out I have to switch that slippery ol’ rant lever to “off”.

McDonald’s Recalls ‘Shrek’ Glasses.

Damn. Sorta stole my Friday blogging thunder.

Oh, and…

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  • Jennifer

    I can't help wondering what poisons were in the glasses we had!

  • Karen Fayeth

    Jennifer – that's exactly what my husband said!

    If the cadmium was good enough for us!!! : shakes fists :

    :)

  • Natalie

    I used to love the Flintstones jelly glasses.

  • Mel

    I remember when mcdonalds in the UK had scratch cards where you win burgers etc, my brother was working for them at the time and always brought home a stack… that was a bad summer for my stomach

  • Karen Fayeth

    Nat – oooh, me too!

  • Karen Fayeth

    Mel – Oh my. Hard to resist free McDonalds.

    My sister used to work at a movie theater and at the end of the night, they'd put all the popped but unsold popcorn into a large bag. It would either be thrown out or one of the employee could take it home.

    My sister brought home this huge bag of popcorn at one point.

    Real movie theather popcorn in the house!

    I couldn't touch the stuff for quite a while after.

    So I guess I'm saying…I getcha!

    By the by, love your site and your songwriting is amazingly prolific! I'm impressed!

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