My sister and I came across these pumpkins for sell in the Chelsea Market here in New York City:
We were both blown away by the price, especially for ‘great pumpkins’ that clearly ranged in size and weight. (I’m pretty sure Linus would bemoan the blatant consumerism as well.)
How much would giant pumpkins go for in your neck of the woods?
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Tagged advertising, Chelsea Market, comics, commentary, consumerism, Foods, Great Pumpkin, Humor, Linus, New York City, Peanuts, price, pumpkins, shopping, size, weight, your neck of the woods
You don’t know or appreciate the mother’s milk that is iced or hot tea…
…but that ain’t none of my business.
I know I am a little late to this meme, but I had to take a shot.
Posted in Animals, Foods, Humor, Internet, Life
Tagged animals, beverages, but that ain't none of my business, Foods, hot tea, Humor, iced tea, Internet, Kermit the Frog, Lipton, meme, mother's milk, Muppets, puppets, southern comfort
Did you put a zucchini on your neighbor’s porch today?
lf you’re a gardener, today was a national holiday devoted to casting off the excess veggies from your harvest.
So I hope you paid it forward…
Posted in Cooking, Foods, Green, Holiday, Humor, Life, Nature
Tagged cooking, Foods, gardener, green, Holiday, Humor, life, nature, pay it forward, produce, zucchini
I sometimes envy bloggers who have gone the ‘photo a day’ route…especially when I’m tired and finding it difficult to string words together into a pithy theme.
But then I look at the really good ones.
Let’s face it — even if I grabbed my phone (because I’d be using my cell instead of an expensive camera) — I wouldn’t do the subject justice compared to some of the talented folks posting pics online every day.
One of my favs is a former student. You may not be able to see her photos on Facebook unless you’re lucky enough to be her friend, but she has a great eye and sense of humor.
Here’s a fun one from earlier this year entitled “Survivors”:
Gotta love Goldfish…
Posted in Blogs, Commentary, Design, Foods, Friends, Humor, Internet, Life, Photography
Tagged bloggers, blogs, camera, cellphone, commentary, crackers, design, Facebook, Foods, friends, goldfish crackers, great eye, Humor, Internet, life, photo a day, photography, pithy, post pics online, sense of humor, string words together, Survivors
What does happiness look like?
McDonald’s says this:
He’s the new mascot for their Happy Meal.
New to the States, I should say. He’s been repping the kid’s menu in France since 2009, and Latin America and Europe since.
I think he looks a bit like the Kool-Aid mascot who crashed through walls when I was a youngun. But many online find the meal mascot a bit scary…and are creating memes to prove their point.
Yeah, I feel you.
Posted in Advertising, Children, Design, Family, Food, Foods, Humor, Life, Restaurants
Tagged advertising, children, design, family, food, happiness, Happy Meal, Humor, Kool-Aid, life, mascot, McDonald's, restaurant, scary
I’m taking a class at NYU this fall and ordered my textbooks from Amazon. When a delivery arrived this morning, I broke open the box, expecting to see books.
On top of the air bladders was a thank you note for my order with two small sample packs of Mike and Ike.
I thought this was a new Amazon policy, which I — a sugarholic — was immediately behind.
But once I dug a little deeper, I realized the shipment was actually an early birthday gift from Peeps & Company, which makes Mike and Ike (and Peeps, as you might imagine).
I was lucky enough to receive both!
But I still think it would be a great idea for Internet merchants like Amazon to include a candy surprise in their shipments. It was only a tiny package — maybe 8 pieces — but it still put a smile on my face.
It’s the little things…
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Tagged air bladders, Amazon, candy, candy surprise, commentary, Foods, friends, Humor, Internet merchants, it's the little things, life, Mike and Ike, NYU, packaging, Peeps, Peeps & Company, shipment, shopping, sugarholic, textbooks, thank you note, tiny treats