intentionally blank

Intentionally Blank

This shoe, from Need Supply Co, caught my eye as I was looking through my mail. But as we know, not everything that catches our eye is worthy of a second look! And yet, there’s something about this “business like” baby.

It’s elegant, if a bit drab, but isn’t that the point? It looks like winter.

The shoe is called Intentionally Blank, and I love that. The price of the shoe is very reasonable, so it can help keep us to our post holiday budget. And to continue with the New Year’s theme of do, don’t try. 

I’m thinking that to be “Intentionally Blank,” is another good way to go into the New Year.

Be blank, be a clean slate and see what happens. 

Eat, Drink, Exercise

Eat, drink, and exercise, but not in that order please.

I’ve written about my penchant for exercise in the past, I’ve even called myself a “gym rat.” Well I’m excited, I recently joined a great Crunch gym in my neighborhood! I had walked past it a lot, and honestly, it looked kind of sad. But it’s not, it’s great. 

I may be a “gym rat,” but I’m a gym rat with standards!

This particular gym meets all of my standards, and I feel really lucky because it’s no more than a 10 minute walk from our apartment.

Believe me when I say that if your gym is not close, really close to either your home or workplace, you will not succeed in utilizing it.

But that’s not why I’m mentioning all of this. I’m writing to point out the obvious trend in retail, and other places of commerce, to create “experiences” for customers. Years ago it would have been odd to see something like this happening in a serious gym.

I can’t imagine my old trainer friends approving of anything like salad and wine, after a workout, happening in the gym. 

Avocado toast, seriously? But the times are rapidly changing and I think it’s good. Curious, have you seen other “customer experiences” like this one in your “hood?”

Color Of The Year

There are purple lovers, and then there are the rest of us. I don’t care if they call this PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet, it’s just purple to me. I could have accepted plum, aubergine, Merlot, or Cabernet, but this, not so much.

Who does decide these things? How are you feeling about Ultra Violet?



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