Proof Once Again That I’m Not a Trendsetter

I stopped drinking alcohol about eight years ago, basically for health reasons. I will admit I missed the taste of beer, so I would occasionally have a non-alcoholic beer, like O'Douls. (I should also point out that I eat fake hamburgers and drink decaf coffee - I know, what a crazy life I lead). I … Continue reading Proof Once Again That I’m Not a Trendsetter

I Think I Might Be Part Finn

The Wall Street Journal's A-HED story today was titled, "Small Talk Is Tough for Finns. So They’re Taking Lessons. ‘I Love Your Shirt.’" As soon as I saw the headline, my first thought was that the Finns sounds like my kind of people. The story notes that in Norway's cafes, restaurants, buses, trains, and saunas, … Continue reading I Think I Might Be Part Finn

Seriously? Parents Come to Their Kids’ School Dressed Like This?

A Houston school is clamping down on inappropriate dress, not by students, but their parents. A letter from the principal at James Madison High School to parents and guests on the school’s website forbids them from being at the school in such attire as shower caps, hair rollers, pajamas, sagging pants, leggings that show the … Continue reading Seriously? Parents Come to Their Kids’ School Dressed Like This?

I Knew It! “Fashion” Is Fake!

I've often wondered why one t-shirt sells for $3 and another one sells for $30, even though I see no difference. Or why one pair of Levi jeans is $49 but a pair of Off White jeans is $450. I see no difference between such fashion wear, and always thought that the prices were purely … Continue reading I Knew It! “Fashion” Is Fake!

Have I Been Using the Wrong Smartphone?

Slickdeals just released the results of a survey it took that highlighted the difference between iPhone and Android users. The survey, which included 1,000 Android users and 1,000 iPhone users, looked at the differences between the two groups in terms of their spending habits, lifestyle choices, and social behaviors. The results suggest the following: iPhone owners generally make … Continue reading Have I Been Using the Wrong Smartphone?

It’s Official, I’m a Cheapskate

The Wall Street Journal had a fascinating article about how companies use CLV, or Customer Lifetime Value, to decide the financial value of a customer. Your score can determine the prices you pay, the products and ads you see, and the perks you receive. So now I know why I am put on hold for so … Continue reading It’s Official, I’m a Cheapskate

These Are My Kind of Teachers

I've written before about how Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), President Obama, and Steve Jobs (Apple) used to essentially wear the same outfit every day (not the same one among them). Zuckerberg wore the same gray t-shirt every day, Obama wore only blue or gray suits, and Jobs wore black mock turtlenecks, Levi’s, and New Balance sneakers … Continue reading These Are My Kind of Teachers

It’s That Time of the Year Again – Crazy Men’s Suits from the Wall Street Journal

I wonder if it gets harder and harder each year for men's suits designers to top the previous year's designs. And if it does, if the only option left is to "jump the shark". While the definition of jumping the shark has its origins in the world of TV (the point in a TV series … Continue reading It’s That Time of the Year Again – Crazy Men’s Suits from the Wall Street Journal

Disgraceful

There's no other way to describe it. Except perhaps these synonyms I found online: shockingly unacceptable, shameful, shocking, scandalous, deplorable, despicable, contemptible, dishonorable, discreditable, reprehensible, base, mean. low. blameworthy, unworthy, ignoble, shabby, inglorious, outrageous, abominable, atrocious, appalling, dreadful, terrible, disgusting, shameless, vile, odious, monstrous, heinous iniquitous, unspeakable, loathsome, sordid, nefarious. That was my takeaway from … Continue reading Disgraceful

Fun Facts and Figures

My first foray into blogging was with a site named The WSJ Blogger, which I started in August, 2012. The purpose of the site, as evidenced by its tagline, was to provide daily highlights from The Wall Street Journal along with other great articles and videos, all designed to inform, educate, and entertain. I kept that blog … Continue reading Fun Facts and Figures