Monday, November 27, 2006

Booty call

Gmail is funny sometimes.

I like the free email service from the folks at Google, it has great storage and search capabilities, but sometimes their word recognition program leaves a little something to be desired.

In case you don't use it, it provides links at the side of your mails to advertisers that they think you might be interested in. They decide that from key words their robot picks up in your mail (they say they don't actually read the content of the mail but just scan it for these key words. I don't know if that's true, but any email provider could be reading your mail at any time, so who the hell knows?)

Anyway, I was emailing with a friend about a recent phone tragedy, and she used the word "ugh" in her mail. And in that mail, the ad links next to it included one for Ugg boots.

I didn't even know girls were still wearing those strange things. Aren't they so five years ago?

And the phone tragedy? Well, I love my Motorola Q, but amazingly enough it does not survive being dropped on a Metro-North train platform. I'm getting a new one, but God forbid Verizon Wireless makes it easy. Since I've had it for more than a month, the store can't give me the replacement, it has to be shipped out from a distribution center in East Bumfuck. I'm cell phoneless until tomorrow. Now that's an ugh!

4 comments:

megster said...

I still wear Uggs sometimes when it's cold jbk. I got a nice pair a few years ago - but I probably wouldn't buy new ones, they are sort of out of style now.

severin said...

Hey I use gmail too and like it but I didn't know they scanned the mails. That's an UGH!! :)

l.w.t. said...

Ugg boot are ugg-ly all right lol

memphis red said...

I have 3 pairs of Uggs (diff. colors) and wear them quite a bit in the winter!

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