Time to Make the Doughnuts…

Lately, things have been so hectic that we have been working amazingly long hours. Seriously, I haven’t worked this many hours for this many weeks in a row since I was trying to make my own business launch a decade and a half ago.Mornings (and often evenings) remind me of a commercial from my youth. I quote it going out the door in the morning: “Time to make the doughnuts.”

But, apparently, I’m the only person I know who remembers that particular commercial. Since, during many times in my life from early college years until now, I’ve had the “doughnut making” phases of my life, I thought I’d share it here to help remind those who saw it and have forgotten and to educate those youngsters out there, who haven’t seen it. This, my friends, is life… from time to time. I’m just glad this isn’t life ALL the time, and that it merely becomes like this on occasion… in fits and starts. :)

Right now… life is many things, many GOOD things, but simple and easy isn’t one of them.

Big Creativity: Writers in Small Spaces

Creative Space for WritersI just adore this concept for getting a full library into a small space. This space, specifically, is a writer’s nook. Designed by Travis Price Architects, It offers an open floorplan for the creative process, good natural light and access to all the writer’s favorite books (without having them too close, or too tempting when kicking the can about writing that next chapter).

All the inspiration, none of the temptation. It’s almost like a “thought bubble” of books above the writer’s head. I love it. Simply awesome!

Spy Chocolate: Is Your Candy Stalking You?

Does this chocolate look like a spy to you?I think I’ve had my last Nestle candy bar… EVER… (and I LOVE Crunch bars and KitKat). I’d like to blame the candy company… but I’m sure some idiotic PR person thought this idea was an AWESOME blend of cool cutting edge technology that would give them a lot of play in the media. Well, they were half right…

Nestle is tracking their winning candy bars (and customers) with GPS mini-chips. If that isn’t bad enough, they are calling it the “We Will Find You” campaign. Creeped out yet? No?!?!? Well… there’s more…

When the wrapper is opened, the GPS alarms and “alert a secret control room who will scramble a crack team of highly trained individuals… They will board a helicopter, find the special bar and give the owner 10,000 pounds ($16,145).”

This is only in the UK (as far as we know) and there are six of these little buggers out there. Like I said, I’m done with Nestle now. It’s just too creepy for words. It’s bad enough that I have to worry about this kind of crap from my government and now I have to be suspect of my chocolate?!?! That’s unconscionable.