Monday, April 21, 2008

Practical loses out to indulgent


Like one of my favorite bloggers, I don’t write about products for pay. Yes, I know there is a Google ad at the top of this post, but I don’t even bother to see if there is any money in my account, and I certainly have no control over what ads Google plops up there. Ads for Ann Coulter books, sexy singles, quilting supplies, the University of Alabama and of course kitchen sinks—they are all somehow related to the content here or at least Google seems to think so, although I still haven’t figured out the sexy singles connection.

So, this cute little Springer Spaniel stuffed animal by Douglas is not an ad. As a new grandma, I am prone to impulse purchases. Ogilvy, a Springer Spaniel plush dog, was one such purchase. I thought new grandson might like this much quieter liver and white spaniel to match the real life Monte version.

I know new parents would love more practical purchases, but sometimes a grandma just has to be indulgent.

9 comments:

Sarge Charlie said...

I am not sure which ads are better for the sink, ann coulter or sexy singles. Maybe we should take a poll.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i like ann coulter! ha ha ha

and yes, indulgent is good!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoox

Diane J Standiford said...

I finally got Google to only post non-profit ads on my blog. That ia the CUTEST dog...oh I can just feel it. (That's what grammies are for!)

Marion said...

Sexy you are, Sheila! Just let the powers that be know you're not single, lol!

Oh, those impulse buys! I can't begin to tell you how many of those have occurred over the years...enough to go on a wonderful holiday, probably.

But I would have bought Monte's double for my grandson as well...what a special toy. You are learning to be a grandma par excellence!

Marshamlow said...

Lily and I were just discussing today who bought her which of her stuffed animals when she was too young to know. She is just fascinated by where they all came from. I love the dog. What a lovely Grandma you are.

Sarge Charlie said...

Hi, anything dirty dishes in the sink, I think Mr Obama has lost some of the luster, am I wrong?

Naomi said...

What a cute fluffy spaniel Sheila. I'm sure your little grandson will enjoy playing with him! By the way Congratulations on becoming a new grandma!

Jackie said...

What a cute soft toy :)

I use Adbrite to advertise as I have full control over the ads which I never had with Adsense (got burger ads on my Vegan blog grrrrrrrr). Slower to get going there but builds up nicely....don't want to make a fortune but would be nice to get enough to pay my internet account each month.

PD Warrior said...

Indulgence is not only the most fun about being a grandparent, but also a required duty...

Ain't it grand?