I have been working in Carefree, Arizona (just outside of Scottsdale) for the past three days.
I knew Arizona would be hot in June, but we have been experiencing record-breaking temps — 115 degree days and ‘cooler’ evenings that barely reach 90.
But that old adage about it being a ‘dry heat’ is true…
My hair has looked fabulous.
Posted in Beauty, Business, Humor, Life, Travel, Weather
Tagged Arizona, beauty, Business, frizz, hair, heatwave, humidity, Humor, life, Scottsdale, Travel, weather
We are living in the age of the TV spokesperson.
Flo for Progressive. That perky AT&T gal at the mall. The mayhem guy for Allstate. And they all owe their careers and pricey exclusive contracts to this guy:
He made Verizon’s slogan ‘Can you hear me now?’ ubiquitous and annoying.
Then he disappeared.
I guess his no-compete clause finally expired.
Posted in Advertising, Business, Entertainment, Humor, Life, telephone, Television
Tagged advertising, AT&T, can you hear me now, commercial, entertainment, Humor, life, Progressive, slogan, spokesperson, Sprint, Television, Verizon
January 20, 2016 in Business, Children, Humor, Philosophy, quote
Tagged bossy, Business, Humor, leadership, little girl, philosophy, quote, wouldn't it be nice
Our office did a bit of rearranging this afternoon.
Thanks to technology, all I had to move was some files, my purse and my laptop computer. Everything else could be networked to my new desk.
I couldn’t help but compare it to reorganizations I have lived through in the past. They took much more manpower and many more hours to complete. Also, they were more mentally stressful; in today’s move, I changed locations by a factor five feet or so.
I think I can deal.
Posted in Business, decor, Environment, Humor, New Years
Tagged Business, decor, desk, environment, Humor, laptop, network, New Year's, office, reorganization, stress
For the past three days, the kitchen at my office has been overwhelmed by a strong aroma of molasses.
No one has ‘fessed up to eating waffles or pancakes, or syrup in any of its forms, but the molasses smell remains.
Then I read that today is the anniversary of the Great Molasses Flood of 1919!
Now granted, it took place in Boston’s North End. And I’ve never thought of food as having a spirit life. But…
I’m pretty sure the molasses ghosts are in our kitchen.
Posted in Business, Food, History, Humor, Life
Tagged Boston, Business, food, ghosts, Great Molasses Flood, history, Humor, kitchen, North End, office, pancakes, smells, spirits, syrup, waffles
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.
Posted in Business, communication, Humor, Travel
Tagged airport, Business, conference, host, Humor, master of ceremonies, smile, Travel
Oh, great Apple:
Your products have seduced legions of worshippers, prostrate before thee at your Apple chapels.
But your plugs are a sin.
An Android agnostic
Posted in Business, Commentary, Humor, Life, Technology
Tagged agnostic, Android, Apple, Business, Chapel, computer, Humor, life, plugs, sin, technology, worshippers