2016 No-Shave November

No Shave November 2016 – 11.27.2016

As I’ve done for the past several years once again this November I’m participating in No-Shave November. The goal of the event is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free.  Donate the money you usually spend on shaving and grooming for a month to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle. A similar activity, Movember, is an annual event involving the growing … Continue reading

WWE Network Now Charging Taxes

WWE Network

Remember when the WWE Network mentioned that one time how it would cost only $9.99 per month? You know… that one time. If you blinked you might have missed it. Yes. I’m joking. The WWE went out of their way to tell us about 3,720 times per episode of RAW that the Network would only cost $9.99 per month. And that was the case since day one… until now. I just got my monthly statement … Continue reading

Your Favorite Childhood Cartoons Are Getting Older

Andrew Taruso - Donald Duck

I hate to be the guy who constantly points out how old I’m getting, especially since I’m a firm believer that age is nothing but a number and as long as you don’t act your age you’ll never grow old. (I have similar feelings about weight and blood alcohol level, but that’s another story). That being said, every now and then I’m given a stark reminder that I am indeed getting older and there’s not … Continue reading

The Naughty Elf On The Shelf

Naughty Elf On The Shelf

It’s December so the Elf on the Shelf is back! If you’re like me, pics of this little guy are floating across all of your social media timelines. If you’re not familiar with the Elf on the Shelf, it’s an ingenious little tool for parents around Christmas.  Your elf comes to visit you just after the Thanksgiving holiday (we do it the day after, I know others that wait till December 1st).  Each day the elf … Continue reading

No-Shave November – 2015 Edition

No Shave November 2015

As I did last year, once again this year I participated in No-Shave November. The goal of the event is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free.  Donate the money you usually spend on shaving and grooming for a month to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle. A similar activity, Movember, is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the … Continue reading

Hi Unknown Man! How Are You Today?

Unknown Man

Email marketing… you’re doing it wrong. I noticed this one that had gone into my spam filter. Subject: Hi unknown man! How are you today? From: Regina Hi! How about your day? My name is Regina. I’m 28 years old. I am a single woman. I have no children. I have a college degree. I want to find someone with whom we will understand each other and share opinions. I want to meet a faithful, … Continue reading

9 Years Ago – Chewie Quits Chewing

Nine Times

“9 times.” If you’re an 80’s movie fan like I am, you’ll immediately recognize this quote as coming from Ed Rooney who was Ferris Bueller’s principal. And while that’s one of my all time favorite movies (Check out the ongoing series I’m writing of my favorite movies by year… here’s the latest: 1983) it’s not the reason I’m writing this post today.  Today marks 9 years since I’ve quit chewing tobacco. 9 years ago this morning … Continue reading

Seems Legit – Please Respond

Please Respond

In my last post A Message To My Concerned Colleagues, I talked about when folks email a distribution list. Today I come in and I get THIS gem which sent to the email address corp_it_contractors@mycompany.com. And while I’m no longer a member of that list my immediate response was… “Seems legit.” Subject: hi From: ciraoncrydermanayx5509 To: corp_it_contractors Hi corp_it_contractors How are you? My name is Valarie. I am 25 years old. I am from Chongqing. I … Continue reading

A Message To My Concerned Colleagues

Hair Care Products

We all know them. Those emails that go out to an entire distribution list. 9 times out of 10 it’s not directed to you so you read the first sentence or two and then just delete it and move on. I got one the other day though that I read top to bottom and simply had to share. This was sent to all the employees that work on my floor by one of my friends … Continue reading