mercredi 22 juin 2005

Mosquitos are evil.

I hate the Northeast. More specifically (or broadly), I hate places that have mosquitos that bite the living crap out of me. I don't know what it is, but guaranteed, I sit outside for 5 minutes, and a damn mosquito will find me. And I am dreadfully allergic to their bites, because one teensy bite swells up to a hive a good five inches across (I know, I measured because I am a dork like that).

Last night, we barbecued at my friend's house. We were outside for one measly hour, and now I have 10 bites on my legs. 10!!! One damn bug even bit me on my TOE, and let me tell you how miserable that is.

I was going to post pictures of the lovely hives, but then decided against it because it's sort of gross. Nothing, incidentally, alleviates the pain aside from showers. Do not try to sell me on benadryl, because I have fun benadryl pens and sprays and pills, and I still itch SO much. And I have all sorts of topical creams and they don't help either. It's to the point where the pain caused by these stupid mosquitos is the only thing I can think about. It actually hurts. It's causing delirium. I cannot wait to get back to LA where mosquitos don't exist. Earthquakes? FINE. My parents have land in Palmdale, maybe there'll be enough earthquakes so that California breaks off and that land will become shorefront property. I'm okay with that. But, ah, to be able to walk outside and not be a feeding ground for mosquitos - that'll be the day.

And so, I leave you with pictures of my most recent favourite ad campaign. We were going to try to steal the posters off the T, but there were too many people around. So I had to settle for pictures. I worked in advertising for a summer, and was continually amazed at people's creativity (me, I was on the account management side - you know, something that doesn't require so much brain power). I loved advertising, but was told by one of my supervisors to NOT get into it for various reasons. And really? It pays poorly, and there's no way I could've lived in NY off the measly salary.

But I love ads - paper ads more than multimedia ads, but that's because I'm old-fashioned like that. I appreciate good layout and witty text. And this latest ad campaign for Mohegan Sun is great indeed. If only I could get that "Duchess of Oysterland" one for my apartment (hint, hint, you know, if any of you knows someone who worked on the campaign. I know you can take the posters. I used to do this when I worked in that ad firm). I would love it so much.