In re: Feburary Warm

Out last night walking the dog in just a light rain jacket (dripping trees from all the rain) but it must have still been 60 degrees at 9:30pm. The air was laced with the Wonder Bread factory’s baking and the sky was lit from behind in a somewhat surreal fashion – kinda in disbelief that it is only Feb.  (In case you are wondering the bread factory smell kinda makes you think that someone is making cinnamon rolls, or some other sweet dessert, driving by after work with your windows open can really get you hungry)

Brief thoughts on a few things:

Superbowl: Wow, what a great game, maybe its because it wasn’t really built up in my mind as going to be something too interesting and I only was half interested (mainly to hope Pats lost) but as for a compelling game and an amazing ending it is gonna be up there. Eli’s pass and the subsequent amazing catch by Tyree (see ESPN article) (oh and a video of it is no longer on YouTube due to NFL’s copyright – see previous post on overstated copyrights).

Books: Finished reading Starbucked and while not the most amazing piece of writing it was up my alley and I really enjoyed parts of it a lot. In case you don’t remember that was the book where the excerpt on mom & pop cafes benefiting from Starbucks came from. Interesting facts from it included as well that Starbucks spends more on health insurance for its employees who are young (who incidentally are young and thus one of the reasons it can afford it in the first place). The book touches on the leaked memo from Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz who worried on the commoditzation of the Starbucks experience, and with McDonalds now going to be doing battle with Starbucks I wonder if Starbucks will decide to try and step back a bit into being a bit more of a coffee shop rather than a vending machine with customer service reps (all automated machines doing the brewing at Starbucks).

Up next for me is Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet, about a 100 pages in so far and its pretty good already.

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2 Responses

  1. What does the Wonderbread factory smell like? Is it pleasant?

    “The” play was mind-boggling. Manning escaped from certain sackage, and Tyree secures the ball on his helmet while Harrison was doing everything possible to rip it away. Stellar, stellar game.

    The best part: Monday was the quietest day in Boston history. And I loved it.

  2. Pleasant, kinda makes you think that someone is making cinnamon rolls, or some other sweet dessert, driving by after work with your windows open can really get you hungry

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