As I discussed last week, we’re going through the annual transition from Halloween to the rest of the year, and looking ahead to the many holidays celebrated between now and the time we change our calendars.
As I’m sure most of you are aware, the first among the rest of these holidays is coming up next Thursday––– Thanksgiving! Of course, Thanksgiving is all about being thankful, and I’m thankful that I get to have a jam session with all of you every week!
But of course, we all know what else Thanksgiving brings every fourth Thursday of November. So this week, we’re going to jam to…
UPDATE: This will be happening this Saturday, November 16!
After a couple of weeks off due to Sportsathon and other life incidents, respectively, we’re back to our regularly scheduled jam sessions!
As we transition from Halloween to the rest of the year and look ahead to Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve, and the many other holidays celebrated between now and the end of the year, in my experience, an interesting transformation occurs. Namely, many people suddenly become happier and more optimistic about life in general.
But whether you find yourself grinning or grimacing at the thought of the coming months, this week’s jam session is for you! Because this week, we’re going to…
In May of 2008, my family and I went out to a mall for dinner. This particular mall always had various ads on posters that rotated up and down in little “stations” throughout the building. We’d look at them, but wouldn’t really pay too much attention to them unless it was advertising a movie that we already knew and were excited about.
But on this particular evening, one of the posters drew my attention––– to the point where I stood in front of the station through countless rotations just so I could take it all in. I had to memorize it so I could remember every detail of it later. I had no idea how long the mall would keep the poster in the rotation, and did not want to risk it disappearing and forgetting about it.
This is what I saw:
This should go without saying, but I’ll say it anyway: this stood out.