my parents and i at my party. they were ward and june cleaver (aka super parents). my dad has owned that suit since before i was born…and it still fits.
so, for those of you wondering, the party was a wee bit of a success. yesterday, after cleaning up the carnage, i put myself on the couch and then after a few hours, i went back to bed. first day in a long time that i’ve done that. it was worth it. oh and i ate taco bell in between, which the husband picked up for us. that was part of the healing process. it was like i was back at KU, minus the gold undies.
as it is monday again, and the website still isn’t ready (still. did i mention, i’m waiting on that?), i continue to rack my brain for unique ways to promote durtbagz.
i want to do things that stick out from the norm and are things that get people talking. the husband saw a speaker last week at a PRSA conference who’s gig is doing things completely different from anyone else. he owns a PR boutique (what do you shop for there?) in NYC called ‘the geek factory’ and apparently, the name fits. he’s a weird, quirky guy who once got a job by walking around on 51st and broadway with his resume printed on huge posters hanging on both sides of his body and a briefcase of 1000 resumes. he handed out every single resume that day, resulting in more than 300 interviews and almost 40 job offers. that’s one way to get peoples’ attention.
he now makes his money being creative and coming up with new (read:odd) PR solutions for others. and they work.
now, see, i don’t want to pay someone else to come up with weird, quirky PR ideas for me. i want to come up with them. and i know i can because i, too, am weird.
but i feel like my weirdness is being stifled. i live in scottsdale, the weirdest thing here is an actual natural blond who was born with big boobs driving a BMW that she can actually afford.
plus, what is considered weird on the internet anymore, right? that loser on youtube that is obsessed with britney spears? now that is weird, but not exactly the kind of weird i’m looking for. although, he did get a little bit of publicity about it. but i’m not really interested in crying and yelling at you about durtbagz. it doesn’t really go with the vibe. plus, i don’t wear eyeliner.
i think videos are going to be key. we’re shooting the first one on saturday and i believe there will be a few more to follow. the signs are pretty easy to act out if my friends are willing to hurt themselves. thankfully, they seem to be so it works out well. now, if i could just find someone in a motorized wheelchair…
other than weird vidoes, i’m kind of at a loss for being weird on the internet. i’ve been researching flyers on facebook and i’m not sure that they work. however, they aren’t that expensive, nor have the ones i’ve seen been very creative so maybe that’s part of it. does anyone have any experience with this method? i think it’s worth a couple of tries.
plus, weird on the internet sometimes translates into gross. which i am not into. except for dirtyscottsdale.com. but that’s another kind of gross. like big muscles, shiny shirts, fake tans and hair gross. which makes it hilarious.
today is ‘internet weird research day’. and also, ‘lean quickbooks day’ which is the opposite of weird: lame.