Trying to at least alternate posts between the search for lost links...
So... I don't know if Vanished was on this week or not. It normally airs on Monday night on Fox, but it could be a victim of the same pre-emption that new House episodes are experiencing, thanks to baseball play-offs and the World Series.
Other shows we record to watch later on Monday nights are Heroes and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Our recording of Heroes had a weird glitch -- about 12 minutes into the show, the recording jumped to the end! And Studio 60 didn't record at all.
We watched Heroes on NBC.com, however... and I'm going to see if I can watch Studio 60 the same way.
In other news...
There's a local furniture company that advertises in the newspaper I work at. They advertise a LOT, and pretty much run the same ads all the time, at the rate of about eight to 12 a week.
These ads use a lot of the Cooper Black font. I really hate Cooper Black, especially when it's used over and over again, like it was in these ads. It's a very 1970s font. The ads also didn't have a lot of consistency in the formatting from one ad to the next. They needed a fresh look, and I figured I was the person to update them.
So, about two weeks ago, I came up with a redesigned look for their ads, and took five current ads and reworked them to use my new design, gave them to the sales rep who handles the account, and waited.
Today, the sales rep let me know that the customer LOVED the new look, and today, we started updating all their ads for my new look!
Also today, I reworked the ad design for a local used car dealership, and I'm hoping they like it as much as the furniture company did!
I've decided to try to pick at least one customer per week whose ads need a freshening up, and see what I can do with them. We'll see how much recognition goes my way with that (I'm shooting to get Employee of the Month again before the end of the year, as I figure it's my best shot at getting Employee of the Year).
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