Something traumatic happened to me on the first of November. I was minding my own business, casually noshing on a leftover piece of Halloween candy, when I innocently switched on the radio in my car. And that’s when it happened. Christmas music burst forth, aggressively invading my car with utterly unwelcome tidings of comfort and… Continue reading Wait Your Turn, Santa!
I spent last weekend in Seattle for the National Arts Marketing Project conference. As the name suggests, it was a gathering of nonprofit marketing professionals who work for arts organizations. An entire weekend spent talking about email list segmentation, readability scores, and audience motivation? Be still my heart! My conference swag included a pin that… Continue reading A Big City Weekend to Recharge My Batteries
There are few things quite as bewildering as the decision-making paradigms of small children in groups. For some mysterious reason, when they congregate together, children lose their common sense. (An argument could be made that this phenomenon is also demonstrably true of adults, too, but I’m focusing on the junior members of society today.) My… Continue reading Bad (But Inexpensive) Decisions
Halloween is a funny season for me, one filled with intense contradictions. On the one hand, I embrace holidays with themes and welcome any opportunity to add a little seasonal panache to my wardrobe. Spider web nail stickers, pumpkin leggings, and dangly bat earrings? Yes, please! Maybe a bit of purple lipstick? Why not! On… Continue reading Halloween: A Season of Contradictions