Friday, March 28, 2008


Two great vids I completely forgot about. (I think maybe I like them so much because of the accents...)


End of Ze World:

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Remember your tv?

Hey kids. Just a little cross-promotion to remind you that as your fav TV shows come back on the air (goodbye, writers' strike!), so will my postings on The Televisionista. There are three new posts on there right now, but more will be coming soon.

Also a reminder that How I Met Your Mother is back on Monday night! 8:30pm, CBS. Be there.

In case you forgot my other blog's URL, it's:

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


My friend Ben showed me this link today -- it's John McCain's daughter Meghan's blog. It's actually pretty cool. (And reminds me how much I love blogging.) Check it out for yourself:

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Brilliant scam or Starbucks sham?

As all ye readers know, I loves me some good Starbucks coffee. But I remain less than convinced by Starbucks' little publicity scam last week - closing all stores at 5:30 for barista training.

Really the only change I've noticed since the little training stunt is that the Starbucks closest to my work now has little headphone mics that the baristas wear so the cashiers can whisper your orders right in their ears. I have to say, it makes me trust that they're getting my drink right more than I did before. Whether or not it's actually more effective, who knows. Oh, and they now put names on cups. "Have a nice day, Lisa!"

This change might help with the quality of the drinks, but it doesn't help with what Starbucks was telling the press it wanted to change, just a short while ago - the lost ambiance of the place. See my post here: "Dear Barista..."

Regardless, you've gotta give it to Dunkin Donuts for taking advantage of Starbucks' closing up for a night. Now THAT'S a good marketing stunt. (Also, their new blueberry cream cheese is fantastic.)

Here's Advertising Age's opinion on the Starbucks debacle: "Who Benefits Most From Starbucks Closure?", but I want to hear yours. What say you, blog readers? Did it do anything for you?