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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Grout and Music

Today we are having Wendy's baby shower at our house. It was initially scheduled for mid-July, but she had to go on bed rest so we postponed it until the twins were 3 months old (which happened on November 3rd). So, this morning I was rushing around to make two loaves of pumpkin bread, and a batch of Ceviche before we have to head to Costco to pick up additional food. Ed thought that would be a fine time to clean the grout on the kitchen counter!!

He started with Comet then switched to Soft Scrub - in the process splashing some on his new sweatshirt which immediately went into the washer.

The point is (and I do have one), for some reason when he pulled out the Comet I thought about Ajax. When I was a kid, that was the only cleanser there was. As others came on the market, they were all labeled Ajax in our minds. Sort of like Kleenex and Xerox machines. Then, being me, I started recalling the Ajax jingle

"Use Ajax, the foaming cleanser (badda, bom, bada, bom, bom), [something, something] the dirt right down the drain!"

Then I started humming the old Pepsodent commercial "You wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent."

And Lucky Strike cigarettes: Be happy, go lucky. Be Happy, go Lucky Strike

Chevrolet: See the USA, in your Chevrolet (followed by a big air kiss from Dinah Shore)

Texaco: You can trust your car to the man who wears the star, the big, bright Texaco Star!!

Brylcream: Brylcream, a little dab'll do ya, Brylcream, you'll look so debonair. Brylcream a little dab'll do ya. They'll love to get their fingers in your hair.

Do you have any favorites from the past? By the way, our grout looks lovely.


Mellodee said...

Its interesting how differently people hear things, like:

"Brylcreme, a little dab'll do ya. Use more only if you dare. Brylcreme, the gals'll all pursue ya, they'll love to run their fingers through your hair."

As I recall, Ajax floats the dirt right down the drain.

Chevrolet went on a lot longer:

"See the USA in your Chevrolet, America is asking you to call. See the USA in your Chevrolet, America's the greatest land of all."

I think there was even more, but that's all I remember.

I do, however remember:

"plop, plop, fizz, fizz,
Oh what a relief it is"

(Its from Alka Seltzer and Sir Speedy, with the dorky hat!)

I'm sure there were more! I probably be singing jingles the rest of the night. Hah!

carmella anderson said...

"Halo everbody Halo, Halo is the shampoo that glorifies your hair, so Halo everybody Halo."

Anonymous said...

"You can always tell a Halo Girl
...you can tell by the shine in her hair"

ba and the boys said...

that is when people were creative and made up songs instead of just using what was popular on the raido.