09.19.2013 § Leave a Comment
Over Labor Day weekend I took my first trip to Door County, Wisconsin for a good friend’s wedding. And being my first trip, the day after the wedding I thought I’d do a little mini sightseeing before heading home. So I grabbed the official “Pocket Dictionary to the Peninsula” out of the hotel’s lobby for a little, well, guidance.
Now, I know that my pockets happen to be on some shorts that are a little shorter than others. But by no means were my pockets tiny.
Therefore, I’ve decided the pocket guide is just a figure of speech, not to be taken literally.
As I could literally not get this in my pocket.
Oh well. I enjoyed my local coffee and scone just the same.
09.04.2013 § Leave a Comment
On a recent over-night stay, the hotel had this placard posted outside the bathroom door.
So my question is this: Did they post this when they installed the latest in silent fan technology … or do they simply post this by everything that doesn’t work?
Regardless, I’m going to start using this idea myself. Instead of fixing things, I’ll just place signs next to them explaining that they really are working … you just can’t tell.
For example, instead of replacing burnt out light bulbs: ”Lamp very very dim when turned on. You may not see light emitting.”
08.29.2013 § Leave a Comment
Just so you know, Foursquare … I’m assuming that your message at last night’s check-in is not so much a judgment as it is an acknowledgement. Nonetheless, maybe you could add a little more context to your notifications?
Something like, “That’s 3 straight weeks at Bars! Congratulations on your social life,” or “That’s 3 straight weeks at Bars. But congratulations on the other 49 consecutive weeks that you weren’t!”
Context and punctuation are everything.
08.17.2013 § 4 Comments
On a recent work trip to LA, I checked into my hotel room after a long day. Maybe I was just tired, but as soon as I flipped on the lamp I found a very familiar woman was looking back at me.
Does anyone else think the one lady in this photo looks like it could be Ellen?!
And does anyone else think I need to get my hands on one of these one-piece swimsuits?!
08.11.2013 § Leave a Comment
It’s one thing when Pandora pops up and throws in a random song out of the middle of nowhere making you wonder what you’ve “liked” along the way to have that happen.
It’s another thing when a retailer picks up on this shopping behavior:
Well, World Market, you are correct. I do like all these things. But this combo makes me question my online shopping behaviors …
… and my life decisions.
06.25.2013 § Leave a Comment
06.02.2013 § 1 Comment
Yesterday I realized the blades of the ceiling fan in my living room were a little dusty.
But I didn’t realize they were dirty because I was going around looking for things to clean.
No. I realized the fan was dirty because I was walking around eating whipped cream right out of the can, and (on one head tip back while watching the local forecast) my gaze was forced upward.
This led to a momentary reflection on both my cleaning and dietary habits.
Unfortunately I decided to continue enjoying the whipped cream instead of cleaning, so I’ll have to put that on the list of things to do for today.
Oh, and also on that list … buy more whipped cream.
05.18.2013 § Leave a Comment
This past week I was in New York on an overnight trip capturing photos for work. It was a gorgeous day, so after I checked in and dropped off my bag I decided to walk the 30ish plus blocks from the hotel to the event.
And I’m glad I did. On my walk, I heard two of my new favorite quotes.
The first was from a man talking to two of his friends about another one of their friends (I assume):
“Wearing yellow is a privilege, not a right.” – unknown man
The second quote happened as I walked by a woman who was handing something out from a messenger bag. As she saw me carrying my bottle of water, she said to me:
“If you love water, you’re going to love this …” - unknown lady
I declined her offer, but it has been bugging me ever since. What would I have loved more than the water I was carrying?!
Regardless, it was an exciting 24 hours in the city.
Maybe on my next visit I’ll be bold and wear yellow … and try something that’s more exciting than water.