Christmas presents can result in some very different reactions

I am often amazed at how people can react so differently to the same situation.

In order to study this phenomenon further, we put together focus groups and presented the exact same situations to different people in order to see how they would react.

Today’s study (which is part one if this goes over well), involves presenting a Christmas gift to these different individuals and then studying their reactions. We are listing each individual and quoting their reactions: Continue reading “Christmas presents can result in some very different reactions”

Top 5 Ways The Pets Help With Cleaning The House

While cleaning the house today, we received quite a bit of assistance from the dog and cat.

Whether they were confused about why we were home during the day or they were concerned that the cleaning was not up to their high standards, they were an ever-present presence presiding over the work.

This pet pestering got me thinking about how often they are involved with cleaning, and now our judges have put together the Top 5 Ways The Pets Help With Cleaning The House. Continue reading “Top 5 Ways The Pets Help With Cleaning The House”

A Tale of Two Athenses (and several more)

I took a trip to Athens recently, but this time Athens was pronounced with a long A.

I left in the morning from Athens (pronounced Ath-ens), Ohio and ended up in Athens (Ae-thens), Illinois. When I arrived, I was not sure if I should use the bathroom or the batheroom.

I have a brother who lives in Athens, Illinois, so the visit was a good opportunity to see him (and his wife) while we compared our Athenses. Continue reading “A Tale of Two Athenses (and several more)”

Top 5 Chairs 

These days, I often see people sitting.

I don’t know how it has come down to this, but more and more people are often inclined to be reclined.

Sitting has always been a part of our lives, but experts and armchair quarterbacks agree that it has become more popular due to advances in sitting technology. In order to examine these advances and to assist you with your sitting, our judges have set before you the Top 5 Chairs.

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If Every Kiss Begins With K, then should Every Book Begin With Boo? Important questions and comments about the jewelry commercial

Around this time of year, we often hear the Kay Jewelers slogan, “Every Kiss Begins With K” which is either a clever wordplay or a scourge on our senses that is repeated over and over on the television, radio and internet while driving everyone crazy.

I have spent way too much time thinking about the slogan, and have come up with several salient and/or stupid points. Continue reading “If Every Kiss Begins With K, then should Every Book Begin With Boo? Important questions and comments about the jewelry commercial”