July 23, 2015 in Advertising, Business, Fashion, Food, Humor, Life, Travel
Tagged advertising, Business, candy, candy store, Chicago, dress, dress form, Fashion, food, Humor, life, mannequin, Skittles, Travel, window display
I have never followed an intense exercise routine.
I am a big believer in ‘all things in moderation’ — in both food and physical activity.
But I have recently been inspired to follow a new upper-body strength routine that I think could catch on around the globe:
Donald Trump Pinata Challenge
1. Buy pinata in likeness of annoyingly-ignorant businessman and Republican presidential candidate.
2. Get really big stick.
3. Beat the crap out of that thang, honing upper body strength while reducing frustrations with Trump and flawed political process.
4. Repeat 2-3 times each week.
Note: if you put candy in pinata per tradition, this could reduce positive outcomes of routine.
Posted in Business, Celebrities, Comedy, Exercise, Health, Humor, Life, Politics
Tagged Business, candy, celebrities, comedy, Donald Trump, exercise, Health, Humor, life, pinata, politics, upper body strength, workout
I have discovered someone who is as big a fan of candy as I am.
Yes, it’s possible.
Dick Close, a graphic designer and illustrator from Cincinnati, had a booth at the Francisco’s Farm Arts Festival in Midway, Kentucky. The artist also enjoys watercolor, and his favorite subject matter is candy and popsicles.
I totally get that.
My favorite painting was of these three red gummy bears.
But I think you’ll find his entire portfolio is a sweet treat.
By the way, I did ask the artist if he eats the candy when he is finished painting. He said no.
He has talent and self-control that I will never know.
Posted in Art, Children, Design, Family, Foods, Humor, Travel
Tagged art, candy, children, Cincinnati, design, Dick Close, edible art, fan, Foods, Francisco's Farm Arts Festival, graphic designer, gummy bears, Humor, illustrator, Midway Kentucky, popsicles, portfolio, subject matter, sweet treat, Travel, watercolor
I love you both.
How many matinees have I enjoyed with popcorn in one hand, Sweetarts in the other, and a large diet soda in the seat’s cup holder?
But, alas, that’s only memory now.
For some reason, you two have parted ways, and my favorite movie candy is no longer available at the AMC concession counter.
I have expressed my disappointment at the theatre. I have requested Sweetarts’ return in online surveys. But today —
I’m takin’ it to the tweets.
Resolve your differences. Bring sweet and salty together again. The weekend is here…
And the Egg wants to see a movie.
Posted in Business, Commentary, customer service, Entertainment, Foods, Humor, Life, Movies, New York City
Tagged AMC theatres, Business, candy, commentary, concessions, customer service, entertainment, Foods, Humor, life, matinee, Movies, New York City, pair, popcorn, soda, Sweetarts, theater
I am in Dallas tonight, site of the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship, so I’ve seen quite a few fans in both the airport and my hotel.
More Ohio State than Oregon, I must admit.
A few of the Ohio State fans have been proudly sporting their buckeye necklaces (left).
Do you have yours?
I recognized the nut — and probably know the candy even better — but didn’t realize that wearing them was an Ohio State ‘thing.’
A quick Google search confirmed it, and explained the necklace’s origin. Turns out they didn’t get their start at Ohio State —
Presidential candidate and Ohio native William Henry Harrison used decorative buckeyes in his campaign way back in 1840.
Political nuts. How perfect.
Posted in College, Design, Fashion, Humor, Life, Sports, Travel
Tagged airport, buckeye, buckeye necklaces, campaign, candy, college, College Football Playoff National Championship, College National Championship, Dallas, design, Fashion, football, football fans, Humor, life, nut, Ohio State, Oregon, political nuts, politics, presidentical candidate, Sports, Travel, William Henry Harrison
Halloween is only five days away.
Better have your candy ready…
‘Cause I’m pretty sure she wants some.
Posted in Holiday, Humor, Photography
Tagged candy, countdown, doll, Halloween, Halloween candy, hangry, Holiday, Humor, hungry, photography, vampire
Living a block from Central Park in Manhattan, I’ve been known to get a bit grouchy come Saturday morning when yet another group of runners clog the streets and walkways and generally disrupt my morning walk.
Don’t they know we dog people own the park?
But today there was a run that even I can get behind —
The New York City Cupcake Run
This 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) race for people of all ages challenges participants to go the distance while stopping to eat three cupcakes at checkpoints along the course. Tasty!
Plus, a portion of the proceeds benefits New York Cares.
And if that isn’t reason enough to love this non-traditional charity event, here’s one of my favorites —
It’s run in Astoria.
Posted in Commentary, Food, Holiday, Humor, Life, Walking
Tagged Astoria, candy, Central Park, charity event, checkpoint, commentary, cupcakes, dog people, Dogs, food, go the distance, how sweet it is, Humor, life, Manhattan, morning walk, New York Cares, New York City, New York City Cupcake Run, proceeds, race, runners, running, Saturdays, walking