March Madness Rundown

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! As I paid homage to the holiday yesterday, tonight’s blog post will be all about the Thursday Rundown. Let’s get started…

Favorite TV Shows – I am turning more and more into a TV guy. I am currently watching two shows. The first one is a program that I am watching with Sidney called “The Family.” This series focuses on a prominent family that has a son abducted at a political rally for the mom. Ten years later, the son resurfaces. Only, is it really him? The ABC series has several other interesting mini plots interwoven into it. It is worth a watch.

CNN recently debuted a series titled “Race for the White House.” Each episode chronicles a presidential election. The first one covered Kennedy-Nixon and the one this past Sunday took a look at Lincoln-Douglas. The show does a great job of explaining the personalities and tactics of both candidates. If you are intrigued with the 2016 presidential showdown, watch “Race for the White House” and enjoy both the differences and similarities.

Funny Perspective – I thought this Pickles comic strip that ran earlier in the week put age into an interesting perspective. When we get down on how old we are I think it is important to think like the grandpa character. No matter what, today (I am talking March 17, 2016), is the youngest we will ever be again. Better make the most out of it!

This Pickles strip ran on Monday. Grandpa definitely has a point!

This Pickles strip ran on Monday. Grandpa definitely has a point!

Our Own Geofilter – For a work project I was researching geofilters and I discovered that just very recently Snapchat added a program called On-Demand Geofilters. Instead of going through the long process of submitting and waiting for Snapchat to approve/activate your community geofilter, users can now get almost instant gratification…for a price of course.

Wanting to test out On-Demand Geofilters on a personal level before I ever did it for Coastal, I hastily made one for Sidney and I on Tuesday night. I had it activated for a single hour and made sure the geo-fence only went around the block that Sidney lives on. I arrived at her house last night and told her to check the geofilter offerings available to her. When our personal one popped up she was very surprised and of course asked how did you do that? We had a fun 60 minutes using it as much as possible. It was definitely $5 well spent.

I slapped this Geofilter together on Tuesday night and it was live on Wednesday night (we love Curious George).

I slapped this Geofilter together on Tuesday night and it was live on Wednesday night (we love Curious George).

Vanilla Brown Sugar Hand Soap – One of my sillier blog posts I wrote was about my proposed idea for exotic hand soap scents. While vanilla brown sugar isn’t necessarily an exotic scent, it certainly is more interesting than some of what lines the shelves these days. So when I saw this option I didn’t hesitate in giving it a try. Sadly enough, I didn’t really smell a hint of brown sugar or vanilla in the soap. To me, it just smells like cinnamon. Yep, I was a little disappointed.

The vanilla brown sugar hand soap that I purchased resting on my kitchen counter.

The vanilla brown sugar hand soap that I purchased resting on my kitchen counter.

Wedding Update #24 – These updates just keep getting more and more significant! This past Saturday, Sidney and I went to Jos A Bank and picked out the tuxes for me and my groomsmen. Even when it comes to details such as what the guys will wear, I still claim complete ignorance. Luckily I had Sid there to run the show and pick out what would look the best. In an additional development, Sidney’s mom received our wedding stamps yesterday. I have never had my name on postage before so I definitely think they look pretty cool.

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I am off to concentrate on the NCAA Tournament games. Thankfully there is no presidential debate on tonight so my complete attention can be focused on college basketball. The contest I am looking forward to is the Gonzaga-Seton Hall game a little later this evening. As Sidney will be guest blogging on Sunday, I will get back in touch with you all on Monday. Have a great weekend. Don’t Blink.

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