It’s that time of year again. Time for the Elf on the Shelf. Confession: I’ve never even read the book that came with the Elf. It’s probably great. I don’t really care. All I know is that it’s fun to hide the creepy little dude. A little too much fun. Here are some of my favorite hiding spots thus far. Enjoy. Disclaimer: no, my kids were not witnesses to all of these poses. Yes, I’ll probably be adding more this year.
As most of you know, my beloved city of Amarillo is under a bit of scrutiny this week for the selection of a logo that looks similar to the logo of Emaar Properties….and, by “looks similar to”, I mean “looks exactly like.” The Amarillo Globe News recently issued a challenge to come up with a new logo for the city. Brilliant idea. Of course, I’m always happy to help out my city. Challenge accepted. I present to you my totally original ideas:
One of the perks of having a large family is that you can dress up as almost the entire cast of a movie. This year, we chose Despicable Me…primarily because the minions are funny. We had a grand old time October 31. Since we’ve had a lot of people ask, I’ll answer a few questions:
In case you’re wondering what in the world #TBT is: it’s a hashtag for “Throwback Thursday.” If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I usually take #TBT as an opportunity to post pictures and reminisce about the life of younger Josh. Today I was flipping through some old pictures and decided to bring #TBT over to the ol’ blog.
After my Albertsons vs. United comparison, many of you asked how those prices compared to Walmart prices. Well, fellow grocery
nerds connoisseurs, here’s your answer:
Last week, United Supermarkets’ parent company announced that it was being purchased by Albertsons (http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2013-09-09/united-sale-what%E2%80%99s-involved). If you live in the Texas Panhandle, you are well aware of this news. My initial reaction was like many of yours: “ALBERTSONS? SERIOUSLY? ALBERTSONS IS STILL A THING? NOOOOOOOOOOOO! IT’S DIRTY AND OVERPRICED AND UNDERSTAFFED AND AWFUL. WHY ALBERTSONS? WHY? YOU’RE RUINING EVERYTHING!”
Some days, humanity depresses me. You’ve probably had similar feelings if you’ve spent any amount of on social media. So much hate. It’s ironic, really. We allow our anger toward people with whom we’re largely disconnected (i.e. politicians, celebrities, 19-year-old college athletes, etc.) destroy relationships with people with whom we are directly connected (via Facebook, Twitter, texting, or even old-fashioned friendships that involve actual face-to-face conversations).