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Go Forth and Sin No More, Marsala (2015 Pantone Color of the Year)
Patricia | Jan. 20, 2015

When I first saw the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year, Marsala, I was not impressed. iStock showed it on its homepage as a kind of icky dark pink, and pink is my least favorite color, no matter the shade. After I visited Pantone to see what they were thinking, Marsala started to grow on […]

2013’s Over? Let’s Do This Again!
Patricia | Jan. 1, 2014

As years end, most people are glad they’re over and are looking forward to the next, and presumably better, one. Count me among those who aren’t in a hurry to see 2013 go. This was a pretty good year for me. I shed some pounds, got a great deal on refinancing my mortgage, and finally […]

Wake Up and Smell the Lemons
Patricia | May. 21, 2010

I’m so glad I stumbled across Erik Proulx, his blog Please Feed the Animals, and this film, Lemonade. It begins from the old saying about how, when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade (although I have to say, I prefer Tina’s version: “When life gives you lemons, throw those suckers in the garbage!”). […]

Tea Leaves and Psychographics: Beer Brand as Personality Profile
Patricia | Nov. 2, 2009

The basic premise makes sense. Since, as the recent “beer summit” at the White House proved, people have strong associations with brands of beer, this preference must provide clues to personality. Even not drinking beer says something about you. Based on that idea, Mindset Media launched a survey designed to predict personality traits according to […]