When we’re young, we believe in crazy things. I believed, for instance, that I would one day make money by my rudimentary ability to put one word after another and ending it with the correct punctuation mark…most of the time; And, OK, I did do a little magazine work, for mom-and-baby mags and for young-lonely-men-alone-in-their-room… Continue reading On Success
Sure, you’re a restaurant, so why wouldn’t you have an enormous fork outside just to drive home the point. And sure, you’re attracting people to come in and celebrate graduation, so you use a graduation cap to catch the eye of potential customers. But then you end up with a cap on a fork. And… Continue reading A hat on a fork. Really.
There are many apparently straightforward things that seem like they will forever be beyond my abilities: putting up shelving; driving; not going for that third helping of barbecue. But maybe the simplest thing that I struggle with is the basic shaving of the face. It’s not hard. We have all kinds of tools to help… Continue reading On Shaving
Finally, a political movement we can all get behind. Unless you can’t eat donuts or drink coffee. In which case, I’m just so very sorry. Save
Did you know that July 30, 2016, was National Cheesecake Day? I did not until a cruel work colleague, who knows I am supposed to be eating sensibly, mentioned it. She is clearly intent on my early expiration. To mark NCD, which is undoubtedly a real and genuine thing and not a marketing ploy in… Continue reading The National Cheesecake Day top 5
Unless you’re a grandma, in which case these may well be your daughter’s jeans. But grandma, mom, or daughter, no one should be paying $60 for mom jeans. I bet Target have a sale on. Go on, take a look. I don’t get commission; it’s just the nearest store to my house and I am… Continue reading Not Your Daughter’s Jeans
OK, I understand advertising. I get it, I really do. And, no, it doesn’t necessarily have to be evil (although, mostly, it probably is). And, if I walk into a store, I know I’m volunteering for some form of the hard sell. I understand what you might call the ‘social contract’ of that one. But,… Continue reading The Big Sell