Friday, August 28, 2009

A thoughtful day

Have you noticed how you look at some website with ads next to the thing you are actually looking at, and the ads always seem to relate somehow to you because the computer knows all about you? This can be a little unnerving at times. I get ads with information about how I can get an advanced nursing degree online, yarn ads, ads from Hawaii Airlines telling me about their specials, and those ads are all more or less relevant to me and not offensive. But the disquieting ones are the ones like, “Tacoma mom loses 47 pounds in three weeks!” or “Get rid of all that belly fat! Find out the secret HERE!” How do they know? I never go to fat person websites or inquire about weight loss programs. Can the computer actually look out at you like some of my patients think the television can? I am kind of offended. I always imagine that the belly fat is well hidden beneath my voluminous clothes. Is it because I talk to you about food more than they think I should? Well, here is some healthy food. Becca and I made a trip to the local farmers market – always a fun adventure. None of this will make me fat. (Er, fatter.)


FugueStateKnits said...

I have to laugh - I even get ads offering to grow my "member." I have no such member, nor do I care for "membership", LOL!!!

joannamauselina said...

That's funny! I certainly don't want a membership either.

Samos said...

Reader's of Joanna's blog should know that Joanna is quite un-fat, not even a little too pudgy, and in excellent shape! She is very cute and I assure you she is just being self-conscious as all of us can be... That being said, I get constant ads for Viagra and male enhancement and I have many female friends that say they do not get those same male oriented ads! It is VERY spooky! :-)