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It’s Not Only Shopping Day, it’s National Listening Day

November 25, 2011

Today is the National Day of Listening. Instead of standing in line to buy DVDs of movies you’ll never watch and eating stale mall pretzels, pull up a chair and tell a story and listen to a story.

What is National Listening Day? Rather than answer that question, I’m going to defer to the person who informed me of National Listening Day this past Tuesday. Meet Jane, who, in her infinite wisdom, explains the National Day of Listening (complete with links) better than I could. Click on her name, or click here and go read about this new national holiday. I don’t often offer much in the way of guarantees beyond the guarantee that if you leave a pizza or a package of Oreo cookies in front of me and I’m going to eat them, but go visit Jane’s post and I guarantee you’ll not only be educated, entertained and electrified, but you’ll have something more substantial and interesting to chew on than a piece of leftover turkey.


A New Type of Competition

Black Friday shoppers at a Walmart store in California got a little bigger bargain than they had hoped for when a berserk woman used pepper spray on other shoppers so she could get to the big deals of the day. To be honest, I didn’t read the entire story because the world is a messy enough place without reading about rabid shoppers engaged in what authorities called a “competitive shopping” incident.

Competitive shopping? Seriously? Has the world gone totally crazy?


And Last But Not Least Department

In a goodwill gesture self-love, I decided that I am good and enough and I do deserve good things so I just called Comcast and upgraded my cable TV option and moved from the Digital Whatever package to the Digital Who Knows package. On the surface that doesn’t sound like such a big thing but it is, and why it’s such a big thing is because now, on channel 733, I get the Major League Baseball channel. That’s right, all baseball, all the time.  My friends, there is no long such a monster called the ‘off season’.









Okay, that’s enough excitement. Now go check out Jane’s blog for the lowdown on National Listening Day.


5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 25, 2011 5:56 pm

    Pepper spray at Walmart huh? Gotta love those Walmartians.


  2. November 26, 2011 4:10 pm

    For me, it’s football. :O)

    I’m off to meet Jane now.


  3. November 28, 2011 1:16 pm

    Wow! Michael! Thank you. This just made my whole day :).


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