First, thanks for all of the kind words of support. This has been a tough weekend for Maddy, Bret and Bret’s family. I appreciate the words and prayers. I am not inclined to write something new right now…
However, I have had several folks ask to see the rant I did about last year’s Thanksgiving stuff…especially the Casino. I have to admit, reading it now, it cracks me up.
It was a funny time…just before Ryan and I pulled the plug on Tips…and we were concerned that a number of readers were getting upset about the fact that I was so…well…Cranky.
As I joke, I went into “therapy” and promised to write two versions of every post…something that lasted about two weeks, because even MORE people started whining that I was being too nice…and they LIKED my crankiness. Go figure.
Anyway…here it is…in it’s unvarnished beauty. And for the record, I feel the same way, and never bought the Casino.
Published Nov. 18th, 2013.
I have to admit, I am a traditionalist in many ways. It is partially why I got out of advertising after owning an agency for more than 17 years. I hated this time of year, because we had to create the Christmas ads long before the actual season started. So by the time Thanksgiving came around, I was happy to reset my seasonal watch and start to actually enjoy the real holiday season, not the one that I had been creating in the weeks well before Thanksgiving.
BUT…I am going to try something here…
Some of you only want the TSTO game facts…and to be Happy! Others don’t mind it when I let my “Honesty Flag Fly” and go off on Cranky rants. So I am going to split this up…I’ll start with the “Happy,” and end with my version of the truth…with a warning.
THANKSGIVING- The HAPPY VERSION
Hey!!! It’s Thanksgiving! Look at all of the GREAT STUFF we can get for a LIMITED TIME! Funny ironic dialogue, with some really KOOKY ambiguous stuff to help us remember WHY WE GIVE THANKS!!
Nothing says THANKS FOR THIS LIFE like Casinos, Parade Balloons and Sailing Ships! YAY!!
And…the COOL STUFF ONLY COSTS 400 DONUTS!! Get Out Your Credit Cards…you don’t have to pay the bill until after the holidays!!
OK………….. SPOILER ALERT…………….if you don’t want to hear a Cranky Rant…
PLEASE DO US BOTH A FAVOR and DON’T CLICK READ MORE… but if you do…just remember, I warned you.