Dear Instacart

Dear Instacart, Sigh. There are two types of letters I write. Some are love letters and some are unlove letters, and I’m sorry to say that this is the latter. This was so close to being a love letter. Remember the beginning of the pandemic when we were like Seth and Summer in mid-Spiderman kiss … Continue reading Dear Instacart

My Favorite Podcasts

Guys, podcasts are the new blogs. The only reason I’m not starting a podcast is because I hate the sound of my voice and I’m too lazy. There you go, two reasons! Plus, in fairness, I already did (help) make a podcast at my old job. It’s called Friends Who Talk About Money and it’s … Continue reading My Favorite Podcasts

Dear Rocky

Dear Rocky, I love you, buddy. Let’s get that out of the way. I know you’re a little frightened right now and unsure what to make of us. Matty is big and loud and male and refuses to use the universally accepted high-pitched dog-parent voice to talk to you. Hazy keeps shoving a laptop in … Continue reading Dear Rocky

Things I’ve Survived During a Long Career in Advertising

A $25K mistake in a TV “billboard,” the still frames they show while a voiceover says, “Sponsored by blah blah blah.” It was for Pampers and our tagline at the time was, “Pamper the skin they’re in.” I had trafficked out slides (yes, slides, I’m that old) that said, “Pamper the skin their in.” The … Continue reading Things I’ve Survived During a Long Career in Advertising