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Good Bye Straws, Hello Adult Sippy-Cups? - Amy Brooks

Starbucks just announced in response to environmentalist pleas for a change to the coffee chain's (and many others) use of plastics.  They say they plan to eliminate plastic straws worldwide by 2020. My first thought is GREAT!!  Whenever this kind of thing hits the news, my second thought is ALWAYS "so what are they replacing…

Laurel Is Kicking Yanny's Ass On Google - Amy Brooks

The internet seems pretty even split on what the hell they are hearing (yanny or laurel), Google Trends show that the searches for laurel are way above yanny  in every part of the U.S.  Which doesn't necessarily mean more people are hearing laurel, but rather that they're searching for it. GoogleTrends on Twitter laurel is ahead…

What Is Dilly Dilly Anyway? - Amy Brooks

So...what the hell IS dilly, dilly?  I did the leg work and this post will tell you all about it. According to dictionary.com, the origins of “dilly” come from the shortening of the word “delightful” or “delicious,” probably from the late 19th century.  And today, in that same vein, it has come to mean “something regarded…

Winter Storm Grayson An East Coast "Bomb Cyclone" - Amy Brooks

The "Bombogenesis" is coming...not fake news I realize, because yes this storm (aka: Winter Storm Grayson) looks massive. But my question is, are meteorologists freaking out?  Over doing it even?  Just check out all of the reports on Twitter and beyond (below).  It seems to me that it has become hard to predict how serious…

When To Start Shopping This Black Friday - Amy Brooks

Are you one of the crazies who shop on Black Friday in the wee hours?  I know you. You have looked in every circular, you've been watching the internet like an addict, you already have a plan and a system and you have friends you are picking up at 11:50pm Thanksgiving to be at the…

It Still Amazes Me: Patriots Raise Banner 5 Tonight

I'm old enough to know this crazy Boston sports domination especially with our football team, REALLY isn't normal or typical. However after this 15 year run of incredible stats and wins and trophies and banners for our New England Patriots, well, I gotta say it's feeling more and more "normal" every year.  I said on…