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
This is Ellie, the little girl who has inspired my company’s fall fundraiser.
Ellie is nine years old and has autism. Her family loves her very much, but struggles every day to create a safe and happy environment for her.
Ellie currently goes to a wonderful school for autistic children, but the summers remain a struggle. Last summer, Ellie had the opportunity to spend two weeks at Camp Ramapo for Children, a beautiful facility in upstate New York for children with special needs. Ellie’s parents were initially worried about how she would do away from home, but she took to it like a fish to water!
Our charity event “Ellie’s 555 Superhero Challenge” will help fund Ellie’s visit to Camp Ramapo next summer. Five superhero teams from GDS International will scale five of NYC’s most iconic landmarks on December 9, 2015. Please help support Ellie and my team, Team Superman, by donating today!
Thanks so much from The Sticky Egg!
Posted in Business, charity, Children, Family, Friends, Health
Tagged autism, Business, Camp Ramapo, charity, children, donation, family, Health, New York, special needs, superhero, Superman
Everything is bigger in Texas, I know.
But these roses are RIDIC. And red.
(Thought they were supposed to be yellow….?)
I leave tomorrow on a seven-day, three-city business trip.
I had so many materials to bring home from the office, I had to carry them on the subway in a cardboard box.
As I was awaiting my stop, I noticed something different about my ride home. Typically New Yorkers avoid all eye contact. Tonight their eyes were darting towards me quickly, with seeming discomfort.
It suddenly hit me — they probably thought I had lost my job and the box contained my personal effects.
I thought about producing a few tears, but that seemed like bad karma.
Posted in Business, Humor, New York City, Relationships, Travel
Tagged bad karma, Business, business materials, cardboard box, discomfort, eye contact, Humor, job loss, MTA, New York City, New Yorkers, office, personal effects, rubbernecking, subway, tears, Travel
I was eating lunch at my desk on Friday, when I heard a couple of my co-workers chatting somewhere in the room behind me.
“You are always so happy. I don’t know how you do it.”
“They don’t pay me enough to kill myself.”
That made me laugh aloud. And today, when many folks are posting inspirational quotes on Twitter —
It deserves its moment in the spotlight.
Posted in Business, Humor, Philosophy, quote
Tagged Business, happiness, Humor, inspiration, philosophy, point of view, POV, quote, spotlight, Twitter