An Alienating Thursday Rundown

Good evening to you all! Who is ready for the latest Thursday Rundown? Here we go…

The Countdown – Did you know there is a Twitter account called Christmas Countdown (@ChristmasCount)? I discovered it yesterday and the account gives you a lot more than you bargained for. Besides the countdown to December 25 you also receive information on how many days remain until other holidays such as Halloween and Thanksgiving. And, as an added bonus, you are also treated to emoticons galore. For those who love the holidays, I wanted to put you in a good mood right from the start of my Thursday Rundown.

This Twitter account and the way this Tweet is formatted just made my day.

This Twitter account and the way this Tweet is formatted just made my day.

Great News for Geofilter Fans – Sorry for the back-to-back social media items but I wanted to alert all the Snapchat users out there about something. When I talked to people about the On-Demand Geofilters that became available for everyone to produce several months ago, I heard one consistent complaint: What about us non-designers? You see, to create a geofilter you needed to design it in Photoshop or other similar program. Not anymore! When you go to the geofilter website, you can now choose an already-made template and just fill in the blanks! I discovered this when I visited the site last week to upload a geofilter I made for our monthly birthday celebration gathering. Although I plan to continue to just make my own, I might use a template in the future if I needed to activate a geofilter at the last minute and didn’t have time to create one.

When I went to upload this geofilter, I saw that Snapchat now offers geofilter templates that anyone can use. By the way, I am with my nephew Harrison in this photo.

When I went to upload this geofilter, I saw that Snapchat now offers geofilter templates that anyone can use. By the way, I am with my nephew Harrison in this photo.

The Final Three of “Big Brother” – Here I go again with possibly alienating a lot of my readers but I wanted to drop a quick note on Big Brother 18. Last night the final three was established. For someone like Sidney and I who have watched the entire summer, it is kind of a big deal. With James, Nicole, and Paul the last people standing, I 100% want Paul to win. For most of the season I didn’t even like him but I just think he has played the best game in the house and deserves the prize. Also, to be honest, and don’t tell anyone I told you this, but Paul has also rubbed off on me just a little bit.

Comic Relief – As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I now make it a point to read the comics each day. Despite reading 20 or so on a daily basis, I never really find any worth sharing. However, this one I saw today kind of speaks to my dry sense of humor. Yes, after reading thousands of comic strips over the last several months, this selection from the strip Shoe is the one I decide to share.

My dry sense of humor goes well with this strip.

My dry sense of humor goes well with this strip.

Seahawks Follow Up – Because I wrote about it this past weekend, I just wanted to quickly congratulate the Seattle Seahawks for standing with unity on Sunday. I thought it was a beautiful and powerful team act. Thank you to all the players and coaches for participating.

This was so cool! Special shout out to Brock Coyle (#52 in the photo), he was a marketing intern for us when I was at Montana. - Photo courtesy of USA Today

This was so cool! Special shout out to Brock Coyle (#52 in the photo), he was a marketing intern for us when I was at Montana. – Photo courtesy of USA Today

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So there you have it, another Thursday Rundown in the books. I wish you the happiest of weekends and I thank you for your readership. Remember, only 101 days until Christmas. Don’t Blink.