Random Musings

What do you say to someone who thinks you’re just “lucky”?

Anne Bradstreet Quote

My daughter ran into this issue recently. She had been repeatedly practicing a particular move in volleyball that she had been struggling with and she was really improving. During an intense game against one of her team’s toughest opponents last week, she had the opportunity to execute this skill she had worked hard to achieve……

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In case that Superbowl ad was confusing…

Farmer Superbowl Commercial

Whether you watched the SuperBowl or not last Sunday, you’ve probably at least heard about the Dodge Ram truck commercial featuring a 1978 narrative from the late Paul Harvey called “So God Made a Farmer”. If you haven’t seen it, it’s making the rounds on YouTube and a bajillion other places across the net. It’s…

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Women are to Blame for Sandy Hook Tragedy

No Women

Yes, you read that headline right. Women are to blame for the school shooting that took the lives of 20 kids and six adults last week. Women. You know, I spend a lot of time defending women in all sort of situations, but I never thought I would have to be talking about such an…

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Mommy, I want to be sexy for Halloween!

Mommy, I want to be sexy for Halloween!

If you hang around the blogosphere long enough during the fall season, you are bound to run across a few angry posts by moms who can’t stand the options available for girl Halloween costumes. Count me in as one of the angry moms, but for different reasons. A lot of the moms are up-in-arms about the…

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Has this ever happened to you?

Little Red Corvette

Recently, I was reminded of an incident that happened back in my college days. It was 1995 and I was taking several marketing classes as I wrapped up my music business degree. One of my assignments was to gather some high-end product information and write a review. Sounded easy enough, right? Little did I know…

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Never say “grow a pair”

Never say “grow a pair”

Let me just say up front that we will be referring to body parts in this article. If that will freak you out, this is your chance to close your browser window and skip this week’s post. It’s ok, go ahead and bail. Let’s also get the terminology straight here. We will be referring to…

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Are you THAT MOM at the ball game?

Ball Player

As a mom, I recently witnessed a horrific lesson in how not to act at your child’s sporting event. It was a softball game and one of the girls was up to bat for the first time. She looked nervous and very unsure of herself. It’s not uncommon for girls in Jr. High sports to…

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Would you have been gullible enough to buy this?

Would you have been gullible enough to buy this?

I’ve blogged extensively on how marketers target women and how to spot a scam. You might say I am on a mission to educate women on how marketing works and how to know when a good deal is really a good deal and when a product is what it says it is. As a shopkeeper…

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