A Dizzying Music Video

Start by clicking here…enjoy!

Seriously?

This ad aired the other night and I was surprised to find out that it dates back to 2007 according to YouTube:

She-Ra Weintraub

If only this was coming to NBC…

Google Mother’s Day: Not Too Intuitive

Google doodles are always fun but today I just couldn’t get the hang of it. Maybe it’s me, I just woke up, and building things with a foggy head never end well.

If you haven’t tried it yet, it appears to be a card creating factory that helps you put together something from your grammar school days and share with mom.

My first attempt looked like something that might be sent from Norman Bates with a campfire and a blood red background:

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My second attempt was a bit too Charlotte (SNTC):

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The third was pure branding (not sure which icon I selected that suggested my mother might need a reminder to use Google):

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I gave up with this fourth result, a mixed bag of marketing and childhood whimsy:

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Time to own up and go to Amazon for a book to send to mom. Thanks Google, in a roundabout way you helped me find what I needed to do.

Cleaning Day

The weekend is when we have the time to pick up the pieces from the week. Sometimes it’s washing the car, cleaning the house, doing the laundry, or taking time for a bit of yard work. I am a big believer in having a clean environment to work, but it is also important to clean ourselves up with a little down time.

Vine Hits the Big Time: The Best of ‘Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal’

Since launching several months ago, Vine has been struggling to find its breakthrough moment. Sure the stream of 6-second videos are like a warm, soft blanket for your brain, but I want my social outlets to jolt me, not turn me into a junkie. That’s why I like these Ryan Gosling memes so much, pure childish antics that liven up my day 6-seconds at a time. It’s not that you have to be original, just be thoughtful and like they say: Make ’em laugh! Great job @RyanWMcHenry:)

Lil’ Stinkers

I had been writing all day and was not looking forward to siting down to draft a blog post, when I opened an email from WildCare and came across this video. Read more about these adorable little guys (and one girl) here.

The Coolest Doodle

Google outdid itself with the Saul Bass doodle. Brilliant!

Get to Know Charles Ramsey: A Modern Storyteller

Most of us never heard of Charles Ramsey until today. Now he will be remembered as the man who rescued three kidnapping victims including Amanda Berry, missing for the past 10 years. This interview with Ramsey is full of colorful sound bites and is sure to be autotuned shortly. In the meantime, enjoy this video of a guy who has a unique ability to tell a story.

And here is that autotune:

The Importance of Stretching

I was crammed between an elderly Chinese man and a young corporate woman riding home through San Francisco’s Russian Hill. I could tell by the sing songy enthusiasm that the two women a few seats to my left were catching up.

“You started your new job today right? How was it?”

“Yeah. It was like any first day. ‘Read this, meet him.’ You can never really tell on the first day.” She mentioned her new employer in passing.

Before this moment I had only seen people who beat me out for jobs on LinkedIn or updated corporate bio pages. I craned my neck slowly to see the young woman who snagged one of the dozens of jobs I had applied to since early 2012. I wasn’t jealous, more curious.

“It’s a bit scary,” she said. “I’ve never done it before…”

So she had no experience?

“…but that’s a good thing.”

The weight that I had felt since starting my new job nearly a month ago melted away.

I turned back towards the elderly Chinese man who calmly hugged the metal bar, steadying himself as he did every day having mastered this one simple movement that allowed him to grin inwardly when children teetered as the bus jerked away from each stop.

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