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Name Brand Products

Updated on November 28, 2009
Just a splash and your good all day.
Just a splash and your good all day.

Men and Their Name Brand Products

I have discovered through the last couple of years how much I love name brand products. I am a sergeant in the Army and have deployed a few times to Iraq. Now being in Iraq presents its challenges, but at the end of the day you just want to relax. Take a walk with me through a typical day and the name brand products I like and use on a daily basis.

The alarm clock screams at me to wake up, before I would roll lazily out of bed, but now that I have a Tempur Pedic mattress I wake up refreshed and ready to face the day. I shut the alarm clock off and rush to the bathroom. Hopping in a shower first thing in the morning is the best; it wakes you up more than anything else. I grab my bottle of Irish Spring body wash and commence to cleaning. Next I grab the bottle of Pert Plus and shampoo my hair.

Now it is time to primp and prime myself for the day. I go to the sink and grab my can of Barbasol and spread an even layer of shaving cream over my beard stubble. Then I grab my Gillette Fusion Power razor and shave my face. There is nothing quite like having a clean shave in the morning. But, as it will get hot I need to put on some aftershave to protect my face. So I grab my bottle of Aqua Velva—ice blue aftershave and give my face a nice little splash. “Aaaaahhhh” it burns at first but then it cools your face.

Next thing I need to do is brush my teeth and comb my hair, but one at a time. So, I then grab my Crest power toothbrush, and lay on a bead of Aqua fresh and commence to brushing. Heck with a power brush all you have to do is wiggle it around a little, the brush does most of the work and it does a better job of cleaning them choppers. Now, I need to comb my hair so I grab my jug of L.A Looks and apply a thin coat of gel and comb my hair with an ACE comb. I am all done primping myself. I forgot to mention but I am dressed now.


Ford.  America's car company.
Ford. America's car company.
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I am not a huge coffee drinker but I brew a pot of Maxwell House coffee for my wife, who loves it, plus she isn’t awake yet but that usually does the trick and if not then when she does get up she will have a pot of coffee ready for her. Instead of drinking a cup of coffee I grab myself a can of Mountain Dew. It is the fuel of superheroes so I take one to work with me. Next I grab a Chiquita banana and head out the door.

I unlock my Ford F-150 and hop into the drivers’ seat. I plug in my Microsoft Zune into the MP3 jack on my Kenwood stereo, and then back out of the drive way. At work I use all sorts of tools and I keep all of them in my Craftsman roll away tool chest. The tool chest contains Craftsman, Snap-on, and Mac tools; all of which are used daily. In the middle of the day at lunch time I turn on my Dell laptop and check out what is going on in the world, or I’ll write a report of some nature.

In the afternoon I come across a bolt that is stuck, so I grab the WD-40 and let her soak in. Someone probably used too much locktite on it. I drink a nice cool glass of Kool-Aid while the bolt soaks. Then I grab the Dewalt impact gun and remove it. My friend and I talk about his Honda shadow and how cool it is, I proclaim that I shall have one someday. I head home, in an attempt to beat the traffic I take some back roads.

On the way home I stop by the 7-11 and grab a Mountain Dew for me and an A&W root beer for my wife. When I pull into the driveway the Weed Eater lawn mower is sitting in the yard. I guess it is time to mow the law. So I go inside the house and get welcomed home by wife and children. I give my wife her root beer and go mow the law. Later, once the lawn is finished I go back inside and have a wonderful dinner. Together my wife and I put the dishes into the Kitchen Aide dishwasher, and the kids do their homework. We sit down on our couch and watch the Philips flat screen TV. Closer to bedtime I grab my Kindle2 and read a bit of my book, then I turn on the Acer desktop computer to see what is going on in the world and send out some e-mails. Then I lie back down on the Tempur Pedic mattress and return to the land of dreams.


Copyright 2009 by Wesley Cox


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    • wesleycox profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Thank you for visiting Ethel. I am glad you enjoyed it.

    • ethel smith profile image

      Ethel Smith 

      9 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      You will be an advertiser's dream you little consumer person you :)

    • wesleycox profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Oops! That's it my editor is fired!! Um I'll get right on that sentence. Anyway your right, there are no substitutes for the great products out there. It's like drinking cheap beer.

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      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      That's quite a day, Wesley. I certainly like name brand products too. There are just certain things that I refuse to buy or use as there are no compromises to them, such as Crest toothpaste, Tide detergent, Pepsi, Heinz ketchup, and Hellman's mayonnaise to name a few. Nice job on this one. I wasn't sure if you intended this sentence or not, but in either case, it's pretty funny:

      I shit the alarm clock off and rush to the bathroom.

      Just thought I point it out! Thanks, Wesley.


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