Never say never

I was working in front of the television most of the afternoon, and this State Farm commercial played over and over:

It’s definitely stuck with me, but for all the wrong reasons.

The repeated ‘never’ just made me — and most people who saw it, I would bet — think the devoted dad will probably leave his family at some point in the future.

Never say never, as he has learned time and time again.

Why not change the language to ‘always’ for the final image/statement?  The switch would not only attract attention but would also be a positive statement.

Heck, I might even remember the commercial is for insurance.

My life


…and I wouldn’t change a thing.



I would gobble it up.

Happy 🍗 Day!

Holiday glitz

An instagram account has got me thinking about holiday decorating.

The Gay Beards are all about men’s grooming…specifically,  really creative ways to fancy up facial hair.

But their glitter beards?


They just make me want to decorate a Christmas tree completely covered in glitter.

Their tutorial video suggests using beard oil to make the glitter stick.

Hmmm…tree sap,  maybe?


As many grilled cheese sandwiches as I have eaten in my life, I can’t understand why I don’t own these yet…


I must be a part of the club, right?

(Probably wouldn’t wear them…but it’s the principle of the thing — ya know?)

Let it snow


The holiday decorations in my neighborhood have been hung.

I love ’em.

They remind me of the fussy versions from my childhood,  but are cleaner and simpler in design.

I hope they aren’t predictors of lots of snow this winter.  Cause I would like them a whole lot less.

Meet and greet

After I have been working at a summit for three days in my role as master of  ceremonies,  it takes a while for me to turn off that host instinct.


When I was walking down the concourse at the airport last night,  I found myself smiling widely at people I didn’t  know and saying hi.  It took a few minutes to stop.

Funny thing  – –  one of the gentlemen that I smiled at was one of our clients.

So that worked out.