Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Math is Hard

Something was amiss in my subway station last night. First, from seemingly out of nowhere, I was almost hit by a missile that looked suspiciously like pigeon droppings. I investigated and saw a couple pigeons up in the rafters having a good time trying to mess up evening commutes. Are we safe nowhere?

Then, when I got on my train, I noticed something screwy with the Venus Williams Powerade Zero ad:

Seven, Six, Two, One

Two, One, Three

Three, Five, Four

Five, Four, Zero!

That must have been one hung-over sign installer. Let's review, because math is hard: seven, six, two, one, three, five, four, zero! Not your usual countdown, but hey, I'm open to mixing things up.

And did you notice the dress Venus is wearing in the ad? Her very cute Wimbledon dress? Here's a better shot from

Venus, when playing, almost always wears her Eleven line from Steve & Barry's. I don't know what's going to happen with these celebrity lines at Steve & Barry's, but all of the Eleven I bought when it debuted has stood the test of time. And I like Venus' sporty aesthetic; it really is practical, comfortable, and looks good. However, I have yet to see that dress in store. I'll look a little closer next time. Before Steve & Barry's closes its doors for good, I recommend checking out the Venus Williams collection.

Steve & Barry's, Manhattan Mall level 2, 6th & 33rd


Songy said...

those subway train shots were entertaining. :)

Sharon S said...

Venus's dress is really cute!!

WendyB said...

The subway worker was as good at math as I am.

Anonymous said...

venus is such a great role model and i definitely will be checking out this line (especially since i play tennis!)

Elizabeth said...

I like to think that some smartaleck was responsible for that bad math; something I would do is switch the signs around just to see if anyone noticed.

Tricia said...

enc - I see some spicoli stoned sign guys going, 'dude, put two one after seven six!'

Anonymous said...

lol. i'm sure you were probably the only one who noticed that. haha. i probably would've too. i have a habit of staring at ads on the bus. keeps me from staring at the guy with hot pants and pink sandals. lol.

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Prunella Jones said...

I'm sure the sign installer was a graduate of our public school system just like I are.

Those little tennis outfits are so cute it tempts me to take up tennis. I totally would if there was a hunky instructor involved and I didn't have know, actually run around chasing a ball and squinting in the hot sun.

Tricia said...

farren - me too! signs are mesmerizing!
Seeker - ooooh, love gifts! will check it out now!
prunella - I seem to remember many cute tennis instructors in my youth, and I know you'd look hot in a little tennis outfit!

Imelda Matt - The Despotic Queen of Shoes said...

In all my trips stateside, I've never been in Steve & Barry store and now that they're closing I'm feeling like fat ugly kid that never got invited to the party.

Anonymous said...

HAH! Creative math is my fave. I was in a doctor's waiting room last week, and a mom asked her 3-year-old to count the goldfish in the large tank next to my head. "one, two, Three, Four, Five, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHTTT!!!!"

There were two. I wanted to devour her cuteness.

I've wondered, too, if other chains will pick up the celeb lines from S&B's ... time will tell, I suppose.

ButterflyDiary said...

Venus Williams can design! Wow, her dresses are adorable!

Danz said...

I guess that Powerade ad is got you not only notice it, but remember it long enough to pass along the info to others.

You're right, Venus' dress is really cute!

Thanks so much for your comment darling, it really made me smile! Take care and enjoy your day :)

Syed said...

Haha love the subway shots, maybe they did it just so someone would notice :) Annnd Venus is amazing, love the line.