Sunday, November 7, 2010

Wow it has been a long time!

Since my friends were bugging me for a good solid year to join facebook, I finally did. I have been emptying my head there. It feels good to get the little stuff out daily!

Well, this is longer than FB will allow, so I am blogging it!

Dan had to attend some advertising/marketing training the other week where they were discussing good commercials. It was presented that the "come on down and get a cheap car" commercials are not as effective b/c they don't get people emotionally involved. It's all about the cheap price, not the good feeling. Target was popular for the feel good commercials. People feel connected...they like seeing the trendy clothes, and know the prices are reasonable b/c it is Target. They don't need to see the price on the commercial.

All the people took turns telling what their favorite brand or store was. As Dan was telling the story I immediately thought of M&Ms as my favorite brand and let me tell you, I am definitely emotionally attached to them! They have been with me my whole life, through good times and bad, sickness and health...

M&Ms are my go-to comfort candy. I love to eat them when I travel, when I am stressed, when I am happy, when I want something sweet, AND when it is a new holiday!!!! Ms suck me right in every time...fall, Halloween, Christmas, Easter, Summer... THEN they make fun new Ms all the time! Coconut, pretzel, PB&J, Strawberry, Mint. As I blogged before, I will try any M!

I remember my one gram always had M&Ms at her house in a cupboard in a little dish. I always bugged for some. When I got them I would sort them by color and eat them in a certain order. Dark brown, (remember those????) light brown, red, orange, green and then yellow. No blue back then. And yes, I had M&M OCD! One day while eating Ms at my grams I must have been sad and missing my mom b/c I remember thinking that heaven would be: me sitting on a cloud across from my mom and I would be eating M&Ms. That is still my idea of heaven! (except Cole would be attached to my hip bugging to eat my M&Ms too. Wait, I said heaven right? Oh well, that's how it would be!)

Another M story:
I was flying back to PA with my gram and sis when I was 13ish. (Oh wait, a story within a story! We were flying from WA were my aunt, uncle and cousin lived. My cousin only ate GREEN M&MS, so my sister and I wanted to annoy her so we snuck down, spilled out the bag, ate all the greens and then put the rest back. Boy, was she pissed the next day!) Anywho, in preparation for our long flight, we made sure we had a big bag of plain M&Ms. We couldn't wait to get into them, so I was trying to rip the bag open so we could get started. I had my hands on the top of the bag, pulled down, and the whole bag ripped open and Ms were flying everywhere!!! (It's raining Ms, hallelujah, it's raining Ms!)

When I was in college, my roommate Jen always had peanut M&Ms. We would play cards and munch on Ms all night long. One night we got crazy: we bought every kind of M that was out at the time. (I think the newest M was the peanut butter.) We mixed them all together and had ourselves a chocolate-fest. Good times!

I am sure if I sit here and try to think of more M stories, I could, but my fingers are tired and if I keep talking about Ms I am going to want to go to the pantry and get a chocolate treat!!!!

So, yeah, I would definitely say I am emotionally connected to the brand M&Ms! :)
(Christmas Ms should be coming out soon!)

No comments: