Saturday, December 8, 2018

Someone Could Make a Fortune Making Eyeglasses that Don't Break

I've had many, many eyeglasses over the years. Sooner or later (usually sooner), they all break. The lens falls out or one of the sides of the glasses gets bent or comes off.

I even paid $400 for a pair of wire-framed glasses at a shop that you walked into right after your eye appointment, and one of the lenses fell oout the *next day*!

I took them back and they fixed them, but it wasn't long before they broke again.

Please, could someone please make glasses that don't fall apart? You'd make a ton of money.


I Just Got Five Notifications on My Smartphone that Chief of Staff John Kelly is resigning by the end of 2018

In case you missed it, or I should say, in case I missed it, I just got five notifications on my iPhone that White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly will leave his position by the end of the year. They came from CNN, then The Washington Post, then Yahoo News, then USA Today. I guess none of the major news outlets can be outdone when it comes to instant notifications of breaking news.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Chipotle Runs out of Beer - Why?

The other day, I went to my local Chipotle on my way home from work, as I am wont to do, to get a burrito and a Modelo Negro (that's dark beer, to you...I got sold on it one day when they ran out of Corona).

Turns out they had run out of beer...all beer.  I was worried this day would come, because some day earlier I had heard the checkout lady say they only got deliveries of beer every so often.  Could it have been once a month?  No, it couldn't be that infrequently, I would think...but I don't know.

Chipotle, what's the deal?  Why would you want to get such infrequent deliveries of beer?

Well, I took my burrito to go, so I could drink it with a beer at home.  They just lost a beer sale. How many other beer sales are they missing out on when this happens?  I'm just sayin'.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Remembering David Bowie in an Early Online Interview

Like many people, I was devastated to learn that artist and rock star David Bowie passed away after an 18-month battle with cancer. However a clue was served up when I was noodling around on Youtube and came across a new song he had recently released that was very melancholy, in the imagery as well as the tune and words.

His music was a  soundtrack to many of my favorite years; in high school, it was "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust" and "ChangesOneBowie," the latter which my brother used to play frequently.

Then I remembered today the connection I had to Bowie, as brief and obscure as it may have been at the time, besides being a big fan.

Bowie was one of the earliest "famous people" online conferences I moderated for AOL (America Online). What I recall of the chat was that in the end, he praised the online medium and typed (I'm paraphrasing by memory), "I shall conduct all my interviews in the future in this medium."

I slipped in one sneaky personal question about his life with wife, the model Iman, but he didn't answer it. Even as someone who led a public life, in one sense, seemed to regard his privacy highly.

This was confirmed by his keeping his cancer secret for what I've heard reported was at least 18 months.

Some of my favorite Bowie songs are the ones that didn't get too much play, like "Five Years." Another was "Life on Mars," which I thought was just totally amazing -- and someone else must have liked it, because it showed up being sung on "American Horror Story" by Jessica Lange.

David Bowie, you will be hugely missed.

What songs of Bowie's did you like best? Post a comment here!