However, that doesn't mean I can't talk myself up! Here are some examples of ideas I had well before they became reality:
- Beer with caffeine. I thought of this in the late '90s (in college, natch); Budweiser came out with its proposterously named, but, I think, still brilliantly conceived, "B-to-the-E" in 2004.
- Microbrew shampoo. (Is there a theme here?) Another college brainstorm--I worked in a restaurant that brewed its own beer, and I thought, "People like microbrewed beer, and beer is supposed to make your hair shiny--somebody should make a microbrew shampo." I don't know when this happened, but you can buy it here.
- A resurgence in the popularity of legwarmers. OK, so this one hasn't really taken off, but it's only a matter of time, mark my words.
Anyway, I started whining to anyone who would listen, "Why doesn't Google have a phone line?" And now they do! Well, sort of--it's a text message system called Google SMS (Short Message System). You can text with, like, short messages, and it will give you the answers! Never again will I have to drive randomly about Stripmall Land looking for a Crate and Barrel! Thank God for Google and its blatant stealing of my brainstorm!