There is a trend in declaring your love for a brand that has been co-opted by the brands themselves. For years people have been getting tattoos of their favorite brands. There are now some businesses that offer lifetime discounts to customers with visible tattoos of their logos. Would a discount on burgers encourage you to get a tattoo? Are there any brands that you would consider inking their logo permanently on your skin? And would it be visible or hidden?
I saw two different people using the Redbox kiosk at the grocery store. Don’t they know that for price of just a few DVDs you can get a month of streaming? And you don’t even have to return them.
This is why I do not accept all connections on LinkedIn:
My occupation aspiration is to persist increasing my knowledge within the social media space and develop an proficiency that allows my employer and clients to knowledge the profit of employing or constricting with a professional informed in all facets of online marketing.
There is a spider that has woven a giant web outside my front door. He has been very successful in catching large insects. A beetle. A cicada that was twice his size. I can only assume that the spider is devouring these creatures. Yesterday morning I took the web down, but the spider hid and survived. Last night it was back in the center of the web. Waiting. Today I went out and saw the new web was still there, but I didn’t see the spider. If this were a movie – and sometimes I’m not sure that it’s not – I would have turned around and the spider would be behind me. And it would be the size of a large dog.
The best part about picking an ethnic restaurant for my birthday dinner – in this case Ethiopian – is that even if someone went against my wishes and let them know it is my birthday – which she never would do – there is no chance that the wait staff would gather around our table and sing a traditional Ethiopian birthday song to me.
I had a dream that I was traveling in Europe with George Clooney.
While driving through the Croatian countryside, we saw workers installing arrows along the curvy roads. I wondered what would happen if they turned all the arrows around. If you are driving around a curve to the right, but all the arrows are pointing to the left, do you change your direction?
The women of ancient Dubrovnik were proper. They wore skirts that covered their ankles. Showing skin in public just wasn’t done. The walkway to the church went uphill and the balustrade provided a perfect view of their ankles to the men standing below. This became a gathering place for men on church days. Officials filled in the spaces between the columns so there was no longer a view. It was called the curtain of morality.
The ancient city of Dubrovnik brought in cats to keep the mice out of the grain stores. To this day, stray cats are everywhere in the walled city. Tabbies, black cats, yellows, calicos, and even Siamese. They have the run of the city and these days delight the tourists.
The patron saint of Dubrovnik, St Blaise, was always sculpted holding a model of the walled city. There are 17 sculptures of him around the old city. The city model he holds is historically accurate to the time period in which the sculpture was made and historians have tracked changes to the city through these models.