Happy Seventh Birthday, Sticky Egg!
A lot has changed since I started this blog on a whim after watching the movie Julie and Julia.
New job. New city. New adventures, this time on my own.
Will this really be lucky seven? I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Thanks for hanging around with me to find out!
Posted in Blog, History, Humor, Travel, Writing
Tagged adventure, blog, entertainment, history, Humor, job, Julie and Julia movie, lucky seven, Movies, sticky egg, Travel, writing
This rhyme might have worked for fish,
But not so much for birthday wish…
Posted in Books, Children, Entertainment, Humor, Writing
Tagged birthday, birthday cake, books, children, Dr. Seuss, entertainment, one fish two fish, rhyme, today you are you, writing
Go, underdog, go
I cheered today, but alas
Only Kevin heard.
Posted in Humor, Life, New York City, Sports, Television, tennis, Writing
Tagged cheer, ESPN, haiku, Humor, Kevin Anderson, life, New York City, Sports, Television, tennis, underdog, US Open, writing
The Interwebs are canoodlin’ about Google’s new logo, which they debuted yesterday on their homepage with a Doodle.
Twitter quickly responded with an #OldGoogle vs #NewGoogle hashtag, and #NewGoogle is winning..but personally, I think it’s
While the old logo was all serif-y (which isn’t my bag), the new logo looks like a generic children’s font from an off-brand puzzle or storybook.
I know their new name is Alphabet, but they can still afford nicer blocks, right?
Unless they have already spent a fortune in print support materials, I say ‘2.0’ this logo.
A little less #Blahgle and a little more #Google, please.
Posted in Advertising, Google, Humor, Internet, marketing, Twitter
Tagged #Blahgle, #NewGoogle, #OldGoogle, advertising, alphabet, blah, blocks, branding, Google, hashtag, Humor, Internet, logo, marketing materials, Twitter, writing
People magazine is all about the ‘boozy popsicle‘ today —
‘Boozy’ as in popular popsicle flavors spiked with alcohol — like the watermelon mojito pops garnished with mint pictured at the left.
Looks cool and refreshing, yes…and perhaps a bit lethal for the younger set.
But, I’m sorry.
Every time I hear the phrase ‘boozy popsicle,’ I think —
What a perfect stripper name.
Or maybe even the name of a band (depending on what kind of music they play). Let’s not forget that one, folks.
It’s a keeper.
Posted in Commentary, Cooking, Entertainment, Food, Humor, Life, Magazines, Writing
Tagged alcohol, band, beverages, booze, boozy popsicles, commentary, cooking, dessert, entertainment, Humor, it's a keeper, life, liquid lunch, liquor, magazines, mint, mojito, Music, People magazine, popsicles, refreshing, snacks, stripper name, watermelon, wordplay, writing
Today the truly cool will greet you with cries of “May the fourth be with you” to celebrate Star Wars Day.
Fourth obviously meaning “force.”
But what’s not so obvious — who decided the near rhyme “fourth” was worthy of this great franchise? Why not one of the other available near rhymes for “force,” awesome words like:
I’m sure we could find fun everyday words and phrases that use these words, too, and shove “force” right in there. And we could use them on any ol’ day that we pleased. Phrases like…
- bedroom force (farce)
- smoky force (quartz)
- Bible force (verse)
Yeah…maybe it doesn’t really matter who picked “fourth.”
Posted in Entertainment, Humor, Life, Movies, Writing
Tagged bedroom farce, bible verse, entertainment, farce, force, hearse, Humor, life, May 4th, may the 4th be with you, Movies, near rhyme, quartz, smoky quartz, sparse, Star Wars, verse, wordplay, words and phrases, writing
In my ‘other life,’ I write marketing copy.
Web, collateral, packaging — you name it.
As I was feeding my dog this morning, I received a reminder that any customer-facing text can surprise and delight…
Even something as simple as the freshness dating.
Posted in Advertising, Animals, Business, Dogs, Food, Humor, Writing
Tagged advertising, animals, Business, customers, dog food, dog treat, Dogs, expiration date, food, freshness dating, Humor, marketing, marketing copy, packaging, writing
I bought a book called 642 Things to Write About for those days when I couldn’t think of anything to write about.
Today is one of those days.
One exercise suggests that I write a limerick. From scratch. I don’t think I have ever tried that before…so here goes:
There once was a day oh so rainy
That the view out the window looked grainy.
It made the dog sleepy
And its mom kinda weepy;
Soon they both were locked up for the ‘zanies.’
Posted in Books, Humor, Life, Weather, Writing
Tagged 642 Things to Write About, books, dog, Humor, life, Limerick, rain, rainy day, sleepy, Travel, weepy, window, writers block, writing, writing exercise, zanies, zany