Random Thoughts

The Checkout Counter

February 28, 2012

It was my infrequent sojourn to the supermarket the other day, not because I was tired of fast food, but because of that dreaded Notice from my kids’ school of a lice infestation. (Although I must admit that by now I should be tired of fast food, and based on my ever expanding waistline, I […]

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I’m Right Here!

September 12, 2011

“I’m right here!!” That’s what I wanted to say to my son as I saw him anxiously scanning the crowd to see if anyone was there to support him. It was earlier today, and I had gone to my kids’ school for a 9/11 Memorial program. My daughter saw me instantly as her class walked […]

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The Rewards Club

May 16, 2011

The other day I went to a video game retailer to purchase a few games for my kids. (Note, I love my kids, and also appreciate the fact that they make great excuses for the purchase of video games.) The clerk told me how much I owed, and then asked “Are you a ‘Rewards Club’ […]

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What is Guilt?

December 5, 2010

What is guilt? Who the hell knows?!?! Now, some might say that guilt is God’s way of letting you know you’ve done something wrong. And they’ve even gone so far as to claim that one should alter their lifestyle because of guilt. But I am not sure I am buying any of that. Here’s why: […]

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Fun Size

November 14, 2010

As I was rummaging through the Halloween cache of candy my kids were able to amass, I noticed that all these little bite sized morsels were labeled “Fun Size.” Really? Since when has getting a smaller piece of candy been fun? Folks, this is classic marketing at it’s best. The candy industry is actually trying […]

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Find A Guy Who Calls You Beautiful?

November 11, 2010

I recently saw this post from an anonymous author on Facebook: “Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep… wait for the boy […]

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Fantasy Updates

November 8, 2010

OK, so there I was, sitting on my couch watching a football game when I suddenly notice the bottom of the television screen. It said “fantasy updates” and had the stats of the best players in the NFL for the day. And I couldn’t help but think, “What has the world come to???” I mean […]

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Getting It Right In The Drive-Thru

September 12, 2010

I am a drive-thru expert. If it wasn’t for the drive-thru, there is a good chance I’d starve. But when it comes to the drive-thru, some people could use a few lessons on appropriate drive-thru etiquette. With that, I present the top ten drive-thru no-no’s. 1) If your order requires more than one receipt, you […]

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Happy Meals Gone Wild!!

May 20, 2010

OK, so the other day I was at McDonalds with my son because, well, some traditions just need to be passed on. He got his usual: A Chicken McNugget Happy Meal. (I know, I know, some who are reading this are already clamoring on about how a 4 year old can already have a “usual” […]

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Decoding a Lecture

February 17, 2010

I recently attended a conference in San Diego.  It was 5 days, 6 sessions per day, and multiple lectures for each session.  After day two it became clear that there is a difference between what a lecturer says and what he/she really means. Here is a decoder to help future conference attendees: What they say: […]

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