Today, I listened to “No Coincidence, No Story!” on This American Life, and it inspired me to write up my own favorite coincidence story. In 2009, I needed to buy a larger vehicle. I was planning to move across the country, from Las Vegas to Chicago. All of my stuff was going to be transported […]Read more "A Coincidence, a Vegas Showgirl and a Used SUV"
I’m coming out of a two-day hangover. Over the weekend, I played a little too hard. Friday night, we ordered Indian food and I had a piece of naan. Saturday, I stopped by Half Acre to pick up a growler for a dinner party, and took three small tastes of three types of beer. Saturday […]Read more "Why I (Usually) Abstain from the Grain: Wheat Makes Me Sneeze"
1. First, on the turducken note, Paulina Meat Market have turduckenloaf (not to be confused with the baconbird above). Because the loaf is 10 pounds lighter and about $90 cheaper than the turducken, itself, we’re loafing it this Thanksgiving (along with a 15-pound bird and a five-pound breast, and, from what I understand, the possibility […]Read more "A turducken of notes"
If you haven’t “Liked” Next Restaurant on Facebook, then you’re missing out. This revered Grant Achatz eatery, which ingeniously instituted a ticket system that has foodies all out clamoring to get a table (take my $200+!), has quite a bevy of groupies. Few other websites can, essentially, ask how your day is going and get […]Read more "What’s Next at Next? More Than 600 Fans Chime in"
My friends at The Firm Public Relations & Marketing in Las Vegas have put out a call to action: Sculpt, ye sculptors, with this clay of many colors, for National PlayDoh Day is upon us September 16, 2012. Actually, they sent me a bunch of cute little PlayDoh containers in the mail, appealed to my […]Read more "Getting Elbow Deep in PlayDoh in the Name of National PlayDoh Day"
New client alert! I’m excited to announce that I’m now contributing to Chevy Culture, a lifestyle and auto site sponsored by Chevrolet. Click through for the full post on Chevy Culture, and come back in the next few weeks and months for more. http://spr.ly/fm12 Which brings me to another topic. Not surprisingly, the world for […]Read more "Chevy Runs Deep (check out my latest writing for my newest corporate client)"
It’s about Linda Fondren, an entrepreneur who, a few years ago, opened a gym in Vicksburg, Mississippi aimed at women who were intimidated by gyms. She was tired of her home state being called the “Fattest State in the Nation” (now seven years running) and decided to put her money where her mouth is. Her goal was to make working out fun. And she’s done it. Fondren has led the town of Vicksburg, Mississippi to lose a collective 30,000 pounds, and counting.Read more "Linda Fondren and Her Quest to Shape Up Vicksburg"