More Cowbell

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While I’m away on my imaginary vacation, I’m leaving the pantry stocked with posts from Exit 51 that would have been part of the Flashback Friday series. The following originally appeared on 6/10/09 at Exit 51

More Cowbell

I love the Saturday Night Live skit with Will Ferrell and Christopher Walken about the rock band and the cowbell.

The point is that while what the band was doing was good, it would have been even better with more cowbell.  Do you ever have days like that?  Days where you’re in a groove, doing your thing, and you just know that if you could have a little something extra it would be phenomenal.  Yeah, you need more cowbell.

More cowbell can be anything – a steady breeze on a balmy day, all green lights on your way home, a leisurely nap on a lazy Sunday afternoon – anything that puts whatever you’re doing over the top.  The French have a phrase for it – je ne sais quoi – literally meaning I know not what.  Because sometimes, it’s something you can’t quite put your finger on.  Other times though, you know exactly what that cowbell would be. Continue reading “More Cowbell”

Wordle

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While I’m away on my imaginary vacation, I’m leaving the pantry stocked with posts from Exit 51 that would have been part of the Flashback Friday series. The following originally appeared on 6/17/09 at Exit 51.

Wordle

For the life of me, I cannot remember how the world used to burn up billable work time before the Internet.  I mean, you can only make so many “cheeky” xerox copies.  Now, there’s Facebook and Youtube and Hulu.  And don’t forget about Wordle.

wordle

What’s Wordle, you ask?  See that picture?  That’s my very own Exit 51 translated into Wordle.  Mosey on over to wordle, enter text or provide a link to a blog site, and create a Wordle of your very own.  The possibilities are endless.

You can thank me later, when you should be updating some TPS Report.