Category Archives: Recommended
Check One Off The Bucket List – Niagara Falls
I recently took a friend to Niagara Falls to celebrate his graduating high school near Erie PA. Neither of us had been there before, and my gut said it would be a blast. Who am I to argue with what my gut says – Lynn’s Rule #9 clearly applied, so I erred on the side of ‘fun… Read More »
Google Books Find – 1001 Smartest Things Ever Said
While researching quotes I found a book worth scanning on Google Books: 1001 Smartest Things Ever Said, edited by Steven D. Price. If you’re not aware of Google Books, you should be. Take a look. It’s free to view and you can download many as eBooks, for a small fee. A personal favorite quote from… Read More »
Have You Ever Been Curious If Einstein Actually Said That Quote About The Genius Fish?
Anyone who has ever spent a moment on Whispering Randomness can’t have possibly avoided noting “A little intriguing wordsmithery” in the right column of each and every page. Those aren’t randoms from a popular ‘quote of the day’ email or keyword search site like BrainyQuote, GoodReads, Eduro, The Quotations Page or The Quote Factory. Every single one… Read More »
Delicious Burgers and Buns of Fry
I’m not sure why I’m fixated on finding delicious burgers this weekend. My quest led me to Smashburger in St. Davids last night where I had a couple pretty good half pounders. One was a Philly on a pretzel bun wit Cheez Whiz, of course. They were pretty tasty. Their fries are skinny like Potato Stix… Read More »
Step Into Someone Else’s Shoes
We’ve all heard of the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would want done to you. Who’d have thought it was only half right. Try this one on for size. If you’re wondering, yes, it’s already in my wordsmithery list. I’ve been putting myself into the shoes of the person on the other side… Read More »
Do You Actively Listen? You Should.
I’ve attended a few classes on how to be a better speaker/presenter/trainer in my day, but not once have I seen a decent class on being a better listener. (Hint: there’s a decent video at the bottom.) In my humble opinion, I believe classes on active listening should be mandatory – in middle and high… Read More »
Did You Know You Can Use Your Favorite Android Apps on a PC or Mac?
BlueStacks App Player lets you run apps from your phone fast and fullscreen on Windows and Mac. It’s also free. BlueStack simulates an Android device. The ‘virtual device’ it’s pretending to be shows up in my Google Play account as a GT-N7000 which is more commonly known as a Samsung Note. If you weren’t aware,… Read More »
Sartori Merlot Bellavitano Cheese – on the Counter at Talluto’s in the Italian Market
Since I moved back to Philly, it’s become habit to drive down to the Italian Market to get some fresh pasta for dinner. Talluto’s is the destination after a walk around food galore. There is always have a bowl of cheese cubes on the counter at Talluto’s. For months I’ve thought it was a strong… Read More »
Too Noisy or Too Quiet to Focus? Try One of These!
Many moons ago, I was based in a call center that was essentially a big cube farm. That’s where I became aware of white noise generators that are available from companies like White Noise Direct and Logison. That hissing sound you often hear in an office may not be the air conditioning. It may be white, or… Read More »