Tuesday, January 15, 2008

We are so removed from the rest of the world

...and I don't mean physically, although we do live out a ways too.

We were watching Jeopardy last night (tangentially, ds#1 is now getting nearly as many answers as I am, dang it, and me with 31 years over him, and him not quite yet 12), and during a commercial break, this URL came on the screen: chemistry.com. Immediately, dh and I took notice, thinking how cool it was that science is buying advertising spots on prime time TV. HAHAHAHAHA!! Oh, how stupid we are. It turns out to be a new online dating service (their premise is about how eHarmony rejects some applicants, yada yada).

Stupid and disappointed, we are.

Now, how many other people in the U.S. had the same thought as we when they saw that URL? And how many other couples in the U.S. would simultaneously have that thought? We are a strange couple of middle aged adults.

"To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge." ~ Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)