Sunday, June 3, 2007

Three out of five cowboy scientists agree ...

I received a free Schick Quattro Titanium razor in the mail last week. According to the packaging, this razor offers:

• 4 titanium-coated blades
• Less irritation than the leading brand
• More strut in your giddy-up

The packaging also had this label on the side: "Contents: 1 scientifically advanced and crazy fresh razor."

Like I've said before, I'm no marketing expert, but when you use the phrases "more strut in your giddy-up" and "crazy fresh" on the same package, you run the risk of sounding a bit desperate.

Say, I haven't written much lately, have I? I had some momentum for a few weeks there, and then it was all shot to hell when I went out of town for roughly two weeks last month. I'm hoping I can get back up to speed soon and regain the trust of 6.2 of my 7.9 readers.

I did start working on a Complete Idiot's Guide to a certain band for Jefitoblog yesterday. I'm collaborating on it with another Chicagoan. 'Bout time I stopped procrastinating (I originally proposed it to Jefito last July, I think), and collaboration always helps since you're competing, in a friendly way, to keep up with your partner. It turns out I was overthinking the best way to begin writing the guide and how to write about this band's music. I'm very good at dancing about architecture, so to speak. But yeah, I'll admit I was lazy too. I feel like I mentally hibernated for much of 2006. It's good to be awake again.


  1. 1.4 of your readers wants to know how the Schick Titanium Quattro (so tough we had to spell Quattro with two Ts)worked. Did it leave you bone smooth because it shaved off actual skin?

  2. I haven't tried the QuaTTro (the two Ts stand for "Too Tough," I think) yet. And when did you become 1.4 readers? Are you pregnant? Congratulations!