Sunday, November 18, 2007

Apple of my eye

I'm loving the Vince Gill Fruit of the Loom commercial. I found the full-length version at YouTube. (This one isn't interrupted by the grapes guy's cell phone ringing.)

The Hallmark catalog arrived at our house the other day, containing four full pages of the weirdness that is Precious Moments. I seriously don't get the whole collectible figurine thing. To spend 40-100 bucks apiece on these things to just let them set on a shelf and collect dust. It's just beyond me. Plus they're weird. Look at the picture. Why are these children getting married? Are they members of some sicko cult?

For the ultimate in Precious Moments weirdness, visit the Precious Moments theme park. So not kidding. Wish I were.

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  • At Sun Nov 18, 02:06:00 PM, Blogger Aggiema (Michelle) said…

    While I certainly respect your right to your opinion concerning Precious Moments, I have to disagree about the park. I don't know what it is like now but we visited it about 15 years ago and it was something else. The chapel is beautiful with paintings of each of the beatitudes and there is a beautiful stone memorial to the resurrection of Jesus on the grounds. Even my Dad and my husband were impressed with the park when we went. Does seem like the man who created precious moments has gotten too caught up in the commercial aspect of it and maybe has lost some of the meaning of it along the way but I feel that way about some of our popular Christian writers too. For the record, yes I do have quite a few precious moments but most of them were gifts and I have not bought one in over 10 years. (MAK)

  • At Sun Nov 18, 05:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Not on the subject of Precious Moments, but I saw a segment about hypemeseis (sp?) on the NBC Nightly News on Friday. First time I'd seen a news report on the subject.

  • At Mon Nov 19, 05:37:00 AM, Blogger Snapshot said…

    I supposed the whole Precious Moments thing fills a certain need for art. It's not my need, but certainly fills the need for some.
    I am not a collector of stuff. Mainly because I hate to dust. I do have quite a collection of Christmas ornaments. But those only come out once a year.

  • At Mon Nov 19, 08:15:00 AM, Blogger Susan said…

    I'm with you. I just don't get it. And WHY would anyone want to go to this theme park? (shudder)

  • At Mon Nov 19, 07:31:00 PM, Blogger Mary Lou said…

    Yeah, those Precious Moments might be weird, but singing Fruit of the Loom guys crooning about that's something to appreciate. ;-)
    But I'm with you on having things collect dust. I don't have a lot of things like that around either, but picture frames can collect a lot of dust too. It's hard to keep it clean, isn't it?
    To each their own. Right?

  • At Tue Nov 20, 08:22:00 AM, Blogger Deana Nall said…

    So I am amused by human-sized singing fruit. But do I have figurines of them marrying each other all over my house? OK then.

  • At Wed Nov 21, 04:48:00 PM, Anonymous Leecy said…

    I honestly think that Apple singing guy could have a legitimate career. I personally like the "Blue" song. It's featured on my MySpace. I can't believe how great the song is!

  • At Sat Nov 24, 01:54:00 PM, Blogger elizabeth said…

    Hey, Deana!

    I am needing some Target advise. I am going to get Mary Beth the Shabby Chic bedding from Target for her big girl bed. I can't stand buying anything that isn't on sale. Do you know if Shabby Chic is every on sale? I have been watching it for a few weeks!

    Thank you, O Great Target Shopping One....


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