Fun Friday: The Dog Who Loved Cheerios

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The Dog Who Loved Cheerios by Cami Johnson

My friend Cami Johnson is a brilliant photographer. She published a book of her photographs a few years ago and every time I read it, I smile. A classically trained photographer, Cami now owns a dog walking business – it is not just any old dog walking service though. She takes wonderful photos of these dogs as they play at the park or snuggle on the couch. Her clients (the owners, not the dogs) can see these photos as Facebook updates. I am all but certain that this makes them jealous of their own pets.

I highly recommend that you get a copy of this book. It is going to make you smile.


Fun Friday: This meme is me…

Okay – so the title of this post looks like someone is warming up to sing. Well, I will not be torturing your ears today. I will save that for another day.

Let’s start with the definition of a “meme” (according to Google):


  1. An element of a culture or behavior that may be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, esp. imitation.
  2. An image, video, etc. that is passed electronically from one Internet user to another.

An example of a popular visual meme is the Continue reading

Fun (and Franklin) Friday: Quotes by Ben Franklin

ben franklin quotesYears ago I read one of the most interesting biographies that I could imagine. The subject, Ben Franklin, quickly became one of my favorite historical figures. I find his wit and witticisms to make me smile, ponder and chuckle. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
  • Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
  • Energy and persistence conquer all things.
  • Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
  • A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
  • Creditors have better memories than debtors.
  • I guess I don’t so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old.

And my all time favorite…

  • Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.

Fun Friday: It’s Superbowl commercial time

It’s that time of year again when companies compete for our attention with Superbowl commercials. Some of the ads are winners, and some… well… not so much.

Last year Volkswagen seemed to be the winner with this little gem. It still makes me smile.


And then there is this year’s follow-up… Continue reading

Fun (and football) Friday? Terry Tate commercial

Well, in much of New England we have a thin blanket of snow… and our Patriot gear ready for Sunday. Football season reminds me of one of the funniest marketing campaigns by Reebok in 2003. In today’s environment, it might have been online-only. But, in 2003 it was TV-based and started during the Superbowl.

Enjoy Fun Friday!

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