Normally, I don't like to write about the same topic this close together, but I figured this was a legitimate exception because of the timing of the topic. A few days ago I wrote a blog: Kate Winslet and I Share an Unbreakable Bond – Wawa, in which I noted that the Netflix show Mare of … Continue reading More Free Publicity for Wawa!
Once again, I'm just the messenger, interpreting what I read. So feel free to take the following study with a grain of salt. Researchers at Ohio State University looked into the song structure of 303 top 10 hits, both modern and dating back to the 80s, hoping to discover how pop music has changed in … Continue reading Music Monday: Shorter Attention Spans Affect Length of Popular Songs
I thought I had hit pay dirt. A driving experience and a comment from a colleague this week each gave me an idea for a blog post. Since such ideas are usually in short supply, I was quite excited. The first came to me while I was out driving and I came to what I … Continue reading I Guess This Was Bound to Happen
Advertising firm Wieden + Kennedy and toymaker Fisher-Price are trying to reawaken the wonder that adults should have for children’s ability to play, to make ordinary things playthings, to make the everyday world a fantasy place. To make toys out of anything. The new ad campaign is part of Fisher-Price’s Let’s be Kids platform, the brand’s … Continue reading How Wonderful It Would Be to See the World the Way Kids See It
I've written about Wawa many times before, even devoting an entire blog post to this nearly mythical convenience store. Here is the opening to that blogpost: If you haven’t heard of Wawa, then just imagine what the ultimate convenience store would be like, and that’s Wawa. It’s better than 7-Eleven, Sheetz, or any regional convenience … Continue reading Kate Winslet and I Share an Unbreakable Bond – Wawa
According to homeadviser.com, most homeowners pay $3.50 to $11 per square foot for carpet installation. This consists of carpet materials which average $2 to $7 per square foot (with a broad range of $1 to $20 per square foot), and labor, which adds $0.50 to $1 per square foot. But the Bordens aren't most homeowners. … Continue reading Who Knew We Owned the World’s Most Expensive Carpet?
Doing research that seems to have no benefit, or writing a blog post about such research. Or a third possibility, which you may soon be guilty of dear reader - reading such a blog post 🙂 Scientists in France say they’ve have determined that a half-pint of beer may contain up to two million bubbles. … Continue reading I Don’t Know What’s Worse…
Like many people in the U.S., we have been celebrating Cinco de Mayo for several years. Usually we do so by either eating at or getting take-out from a Mexican restaurant. Last year we ordered take out from Qdoba, and it was quite hectic. While there was no diners eating in (you weren't allowed), there … Continue reading Does It Still Count as Celebrating Cinco de Mayo If You Do So on May 4th?
It's funny how these blog posts sometimes come together. As part of my blog yesterday about my confirmation song from over 50 years ago (I Just Can't Wait Till May 3rd), I wanted to compare my songwriting abilities to some of the great songwriters (of course I would), and one of the names that I … Continue reading Music Monday: Small Town Hypocrisy
Date: May 3, 1967 Location: St. Augustine Catholic Church, Bridgeport, PA Occasion: the Sacrament of Confirmation Featuring: Fourth Grade students, including nine-year old Jimmy Borden It used to be a big day for kids in Catholic School back in the 1960s - the day you were going to get confirmed. These days, with the dwindling … Continue reading 🎵 I Just Can’t Wait Till May 3rd, Till May 3rd, Till May 3rd 🎵