We all have things that excite us. One of mine is driving a fun vehicle.
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True confessions: I’m a “Jeopardy!” addict. Maybe it stems from my role as a minor player on a state champion Knowledge Bowl team in high school, or maybe because I find comfort in Alex Trebek’s non-mustachioed face and condescending tone; I don’t know.
Cell phones have evolved, ring-toning their way onto our list of necessities.
“The pumpkins are coming, the pumpkins are coming” was the notice I got from a magazine to which I subscribe digitally. The message was meant to advertise their yearly front cover devoted to pumpkins as the sign that autumn has arrived. Generally this time of the year makes me want to dance.
Sometimes I get really excited for things. They can be small, everyday stuff, like what I’m having for dinner, or huge events like taking a cruise at Christmas.
When I heard last week that someone was putting on a marathon of every episode of The Simpsons, I thought it was a joke. After being on television for 25 seasons, how long would it take to show all of them? It turns out, 12 days.
Sometimes it’s to relatives, sometimes it’s to a particular cause or belief, and sometimes it’s to a job, but no matter the driving force, we all seem to find something worth our dedication.
I am a sucker for live music. I can’t think of a better way to spend a weekend than going to a concert. I’ll see everything from Beethoven to Bob Dylan, whether I care about the musician or not and no matter how early I have to get up the next morning. Probably 50 percent of the T-shirts I own were bought at merchandise tables before some show or other.
Recently I was privileged to get to go along with my little niece as she picked out the supplies she will take with her to the first grade. I, some might recall reading here, have a bit of thing for office and school supplies so this was a real treat for me. Or at least I thought it would be a treat.
Google’s founders famously started their search engine company with the slogan “Don’t be evil,” and in the intervening years they’ve involved themselves with countless humanitarian and socially fluffy causes to pretend they don’t milk $60 billion each year from us. And the public face of that motto has become the Goole Doodle, in which the company uses its minimal homepage to champion some cause or celebrate an anniversary by transmogrifying its logo in some cutesy way.