Complimentary Valet?

“Here’s a tip…” – unknown Can you help me understand “complimentary” valet? The other weekend my friends and I went to dinner at Leon’s, a great little spot on upper King in Charleston, after an alumni event that we had gone to earlier in the evening. I was sporting white jeans – lord help me.…

Oscar Recap: Whoopsie Daisy

  “Big mistake. Big. Huge.” – Julia Roberts, Pretty Woman Can you help me understand how you can mess up the Best Picture announcement at the Oscars? … And the award for Best Picture goes to… Wait. Wait. Hm. Oh my dear – Warren looks confused. The audience wonders…Is this just acting, after all it…

Fortune Cookie Friday

  “Flowers. In Spring? Groundbreaking.” – Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada The Fortune: A healthy way of living is be good to your health. Wow. What an astute observation. Folks, it does not get much deeper than that. I’ll be honest.  I become filled with utter joy anytime I see a fortune fall out of…

Recapping the Grammys

“Hello.  It’s Me.” – Adele, Hello Can you help me understand what caused the pants shortage at the Grammys? Monday mornings in the office certainly have their moments with respect to getting the ole brain switch to ‘on’ when you get into the office after being off for a couple of days, having been spoiled…

Fortune Cookie Friday

Can you help me understand who is writing the fortune in the fortune cookies? “Everybody, even those that don’t like Chinese food, knew that you had to eat the cookie for the fortune to come true. And so he did.” ― Justin Swapp A quick aside – A fortune can be defined as a prediction…

Some Observations on Holiday Travel

“Hey, people who travel with your bed pillow.  You look insane.” – Jim Gaffigan Can you help me understand why so many people dislike traveling during the holidays? I have to imagine that there are people in the world who can think of nothing worse than traveling by air on a major holiday.  Much less the busiest…

Clothes Shopping

“The embarrassment of a situation can, once you are over it, can be the funniest time in your life.” – Miranda Hart Can you help me understand how anyone can legitimately enjoy clothes shopping? One of my least favorite activities in life, yes all of life, is clothes shopping. Strongly dislike it. Two thumbs down.…

Can You Help Me Understand?

“I love people who make me laugh.  I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh.  It cures a multitude of ills.  It’s probably the most important thing in a person.” – Audrey Hepburn I would imagine that many people have what some may call their “dream jobs” or careers. You know those…