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It’s Thanksgiving

15 Nov

It’s Thanksgiving.  So, it’s time for cheap turkeys, super-sized pumpkin pies, bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau, and an insanely horrible viral video.

What?  You don’t associate the two?

Remember Rebecca Black?  We barely do, either.  She sang that oh-s0-catchy tune “It’s Friday.”  It was very deep.  An anthem to childhood freedom.

Enter Nicole Westbrook.  She’s the saccharine voice behind “It’s Thanksgiving,” yet another ridiculously silly tween song that somehow went viral.  And, by viral we mean more than 7.7 million views in a week.

You read that right.  We’ll take “The Thanksgiving Song” by Adam Sandler any day.

Love to eat turkey….

The power of words

12 Oct

Words have weight.  They truly have power.  As a brand, a business, a person, you never know who is listening.  Or, what kind of impact your words will have.

Eight years ago, I wrote down nine words on a tiny piece of paper.  Teeny.  And, miraculously, I’ve kept them with me all this time.  Now, I don’t need that piece of paper.  Those words are tattooed on my brain.  I know them by heart.

All I did was pluck them from a press conference.  I’m sure Randy Johnson wasn’t thinking, when he said them, “some newsroom geek might really be touched by these words I’m about to say, scribble them down on a ridiculously small piece of paper, and carry it with her for years to come.”

I’m sure he didn’t think that.  He was basking in the glow of his perfect game.  It was May of 2004.  I didn’t even particularly like Randy Johnson at the time.  But, I was tuned in on one of the biggest days of his career.

“Anybody is capable of anything on any given day.”

That’s it.  That’s what he said.  Although I wasn’t a fan of Randy Johnson’s, I was a fan of that thought.

Still am.

Randy Johnson, showing the game ball from his perfect game.

The great debate

12 Oct

Today, the big question is who won?  Who came out on top of the Vice Presidential debate?

We won’t be shy.  We are totally taking sides.  But, before we do that, we’re changing the subject.  Because we, at knoodle, are campaigning for ourselves.  That’s right.  We’ve thrown our hat in the ring.  But, we are going to need your vote.

knoodle is in the running for Arizona Foothills Magazine Best of the Valley 2013. Early research (within the margin of error) indicates the Phoenix agency is making a charge to lead local polls.

Regardless of the polls, knoodle will not be swayed from its platform.  It wholeheartedly believes in the importance of local homebuilders (Fulton Homes), the value of East Coast diversity (Davidson Hotels), and the significance of classy retail (Red Development).

“We are just happy to have been nominated, truly,” Rosaria Cain, knoodle’s owner, said. “Of course, we would never discourage votes.”

Cain is dedicated to her clients, as is her tight-knit staff.  They’re so dedicated, in fact, that knoodle staff at times conducts mock client intakes with Bleu, the willing and able office Weimaraner.

Bleu, helping us sharpen our skills. And, critiquing.

Voting began Oct. 1 and runs through the end of November, but there’s no harm in voting early.  No harm at all.

We’ll make it easy for you.  Here’s the link.

http://www.arizonafoothillsmagazine.com/best-of-our-valley-2013/voting/232.html

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