Topping off the holiday traditions

Posted by on Dec 23, 2011 in great moments, just for fun | No Comments

Pre-Ramble: I’ve mentioned a few of my favorite holiday traditions here in the blog, … trimming the tree, … cookie baking day, … roasting chestnuts on an open fire (we never do that). Well, so, as we get down to the wire here, I need to mention one more. Every year in the few days […]

You better not pout …

Posted by on Dec 16, 2011 in communication, just for fun | No Comments

Pre-Ramble:  Ho-ho-ho … Lest your sunny disposition be waning in the hustle of the holidays, consider this very cool mechanism — the Fuhlometer. Literally translated, “feel-o-meter,” this 16-foot-wide illuminated emoticon uses face-recognition software to analyze the expressions of people in a specific area to capture a general mood — a smile, frown, or something inbetween – which then […]

Better watch out … better not cry …

Posted by on Dec 5, 2011 in just for fun | No Comments

Pre-Ramble:  There will be no pouting on Capitol Hill this year — Senator Al Franken, Democrat from Minnesota, has suggested that members of the Senate exchange Secret Santa gifts as a way to spur a little cross-the-aisle camaraderie. Ho-ho-ho … On the face of it, this festively quirky activity seems like a great team-building exercise […]

Say yes to no

Posted by on Nov 20, 2011 in communication, just for fun | No Comments

Pre-Ramble:  So, this Seth Godin blog post (11/18/11) was liked on Facebook and retweeted over 1,000 times … No. No, we don’t take clients like that. No, that’s not part of what we offer. No, that market is too hard for us to service properly. No, I won’t bend on this principle. No, I’m sorry, […]

For love or money?

Posted by on Nov 11, 2011 in design, just for fun | No Comments

Pre-Ramble:  Every K. blog post can’t be as lofty as that last piece on the trebuchet … sometimes they’re just going to be down and dirty … Well, so, on October 30th, Brian McGuinn accidently threw his wife Anne’s 1.5 carat, custom-designed ring, valued at $10,000, into the trash.  The ring eventually made its way to the landfill […]

Trebuchet ‘r’ us

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in just for fun | 4 Comments

Pre-Ramble: Well, another Halloween has come and gone, and Rats — another year, caught with no trebuchet. Last year, I promised myself that I would stay on top of things and be more proactive about pumpkin management preparedness. Somehow, the whole thing got away from me. If you weren’t an avid reader in 2009, you may […]

Turtleneck strongly suggested

Posted by on Oct 31, 2011 in commentary, just for fun, style | No Comments

Pre-Ramble:  Every year about this time, I steel myself against the inevitable flack I must endure on behalf of my beloved wardrobe workhorse — the turtleneck. This year, the first shot was fired across the bow by none other than Clinton Kelly, the other half of the “Clinton and Stacy” duo from the popular show on TLC “What Not […]

Ideas “r” us

Posted by on Oct 23, 2011 in creativity, just for fun | No Comments

Pre-Ramble:  Almost as good as a cupcake high is checking in on the websites of great thinkers … to see what they’re thinking. On that score, Daniel Pink’s site is a must-read – he’s a triple-threat-thinker: 1) insightful; 2) articulate; and 3) the kind of decent all-around good guy that you’d want to sit down and […]

My happy place

Posted by on Sep 27, 2011 in just for fun | No Comments

Pre-Ramble:  It’s official — I am the happiest person in the world.  I have just returned from my happy place — Starbucks — with a piping hot cup of dark roast.  Why the delirity (made up word for “state of delirious-ness”)? The Harvard School of Public Health has studied 50,000+ women in the United States and […]

I’d like to thank the blogosphere…

Posted by on Sep 19, 2011 in just for fun | No Comments

Pre-Ramble:  In case you missed it, last night was the Emmy Awards – the show where a bunch of actors and actresses get lacy golden statuettes for outstanding performances on the small screen. It’s kind of a runner-up to The Peoples’ Choice Awards, which is a runner up to the Golden Globe Awards, which is […]