I am sure most of you all know this, but this blogger has a day job. It’s an 8am-5:00pm Monday- Friday sitting in an office talking all day on the phone about computers and technology and the troubles people are having with them. I will say this…technology can make people really cranky when things don’t go their way (I have been cursed at, hung up on, etc and that was just last week- it’s life at the helpdesk- you grow a thick skin real quick). One thing that this job is NOT is creative. Pretty much the most “creative” thing I have done at work lately was figure out a way to fix my phone headset that magically broke one day (a paperclip and some electrical tape- and it’s nearly as good as new…except when the stray hair gets caught in the tape- kinda made me feel like Macguyver).
I commute about 20 minutes each way (slightly less in the am- seems to be less traffic for whatever reason). During that time I am “writing” in my head. Sometimes these ideas become blog posts. Sometimes they become other written efforts (I like to fancy myself a writer remember). Sometimes they don’t make it through the stupid Nissan Z that cut me off drive home. However sometimes what I come up with are ideas that I think companies should use. For instance I have a couple of GREAT ideas for Tony Stewart Office Depot commercials. I have an idea that Office Depot stores could use to utilize Tony’s sponsorship of them. I even have a good Ritz commercial for Tony…and a similar one that would work for Ryan Newman and Oreos. I have some good ideas for alternate paint schemes for the Office Depot car. And while a majority of these types of ideas have to do with Stewart-Haas racing- I do have some GREAT ideas for alternate Budweiser paint schemes for Kasey Kahne. And some paint scheme ideas for cars that have sponsors that aren’t current NASCAR sponsors (APPLE, GOOGLE, STARBUCKS just to name a couple). Unfortunately, these ideas just roll around in my head with all the other hare brained ideas and half-baked ideas. I wish someone would pay me to think up ideas…is that an official job?
Stay tuned for an exciting contest coming soon (hint hint- JR.)