Current situation: home sick in bed. The excitement of the upcoming holiday has gotten the better of me, and as I type I’m spraying chloraseptic into my mouth and bouncing in and out of a Nyquil-induced haze. So bear with me.
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About a month ago, I started to become extremely stressed with the normal, mundane, everyday kind of stuff. I could feel my body tighten every time I had to get on the bus and make my commute across town. I became restless wondering how I was going to finish all of the schoolwork I have left this semester. I was frantically checking my email and writing down lists of everything I had to do in a single day. And I worried constantly about all of the things in the world I can’t control. About a month ago, I also sent out my annual email asking everyone to tell me what they’re thankful for this year, and it changed everything.
Twelve years ago, two Labrador Retrievers were left alone with a babysitter, under strict instructions that they were not to be in the same room together ever. Clearly that babysitter did a terrible job, because just a short time later, a litter of yellow and black puppies was born unto the world.
Also 12 years ago, Denny Carroll was lecturing Jeanie and Kelly Carroll about the responsibilities of having a new puppy, and how, under no circumstances were we allowed to get one. Ever. Clearly Denny Carroll did a terrible job, because just a short time later, Jeanie and Kelly came home with the most adorable black lab puppy you have ever seen.
Ladies. Gentlemen. Kids of all ages. I’m happy to report that today, April 12, is Ben & Jerry’s Annual Free Cone Day, and, because I’ve had my ritual coffee ice cream in a sugar cone, I can safely say that things are going along swimmingly.
For those of you living in a cave, Free Cone Day is good ole Benjamin and Gerald’s way of thanking their customers for all their support and patronage. For all your hard work eating ice cream over the past 365 days, you get a free cone/cup of your choosing. While often it’s only one scoop per customer, I can tell you that the scoopers at the Ben & Jerry’s in the Park Place Hotel are more than generous.
Find the nearest Ben & Jerry’s location and enjoy! Don’t say I never gave you anything.
I don’t know TK, but this video is cute, it’s in Boston and he’s a friend of a friend, so I’m going to pretend that I do. And since I work right across the street from the Public Garden, I’m kind of upset I didn’t make it outside in time to get a rose. Some things to note while watching:
1. The women of Boston have the best cold-weather clothing.
2. It’s kind of ballsy to give flowers to a girl with a boyfriend.
3. Watch the guy in the hooded-sweatshirt procure a flower for his girlfriend around the 1:40 mark. Sweet. Also watch the bald guy behind them who wants nothing to do with anything.
Rumor has it TK does this every year, so to all you ladies in search of some roses, there’s still a chance!
Did you know: if you type “breakdancing santa” into a YouTube search you get more than one video?? I didn’t know this was such fad. For now, until I can make one of my own, I give you my two favorites below.
One of the main things I remember from my Christmases of yore is people writing in to K104.7 asking to be part of the radio station’s holiday giveaway. People would write letters explaining how hard their year has been, about how they couldn’t afford presents for their kids, etc. The DJ would read all the letters with Christmas carols playing in the background. And I would always, always cry.
I’m thinking that’s exactly the reaction the Today Show was going for yesterday when they interviewed the Roberts family, who had just lost their husband/dad in Afghanistan. Meredith, that tricky vixen, was going to surprise the family with a buttload of gifts on the front lawn. Instead, she was upstaged by Keegan Roberts, who was clearly just feelin’ the (imaginary) beat.
Merry Christmas to all!