A super Sunday.

It was gorgeous outside today for the second day of February. It was in the mid-60s and the sun was out. We took the dogs for a long walk this morning…

Later, we ran out to Walgreens to pick up a prescription where we saw this…

And on the way home, we stopped at Skyline to bring home lunch…

Genifer had a giant burrito…

I got three cheese coneys with extra mustard and no onions and a chilito…

And we shared a slice of red velvet cheesecake…

Later, we took the dogs on another long walk…

And had some snacks before The Big Game™…

Then we watched the Superb Owl. It was a pretty good game and a pretty auper Sunday. 😀🌄🐾🏈❤️

Happy Superb Owl Sunday.

HAPPY SUPERB OWL SUNDAY! We don’t have a goat in the fight this year. But we do have something to watch for during this year’s Big Game. The agency I work for has a long history of creating memorable commercials for the Superb Owl. But usually, they are produced by Grey’s office in New York City.

But this year, our Grey Midwest office produced the first Superb Owl commercial to ever come from an ad agency in Cincinnati. It’s been a huge secret from months, but now the big news can finally be shared. And where I didn’t get to work on the Superb Owl ad directly, I think it’s pretty cool to be able to say that I work at an agency that created an ad for the world’s largest stage.

What the team at Grey Midwest made was a first of its kind interactive choose-your-own-adventure commercial where America will choose the final cut.

Visit WhenWeComeTogether.com to begin the adventure.

Make sure you create your favorite version of the commercial and keep an eye out for the final version during the fourth quarter of The Big Game this evening!

Pretty dang cool. 😀🦉🏈🏆📺❤️

And check out some of the best Super Bowl commercials of all time.

Happy Palindrome Day!

Happy Palindrome Day! A palindrome is when you read today’s date the same forward and backwards. Today is 02.02.2020. And no matter how you write today’s date, it’s going to be a palindrome…

For the first time in over 900 years, we have a very rare eight digit palindrome day! The last time this happened was 11.11.1111. An eight-digit ubiquitous palindrome date will happen only 11 times in the years between 1000 and 9999: (01.01.1010 – 1010 years ago, 11.11.11 – 909 years ago, 02.02.2020 – well, today, and 12.12.2121 – in 101 years.)

Whoa! It’s crazy that this is the first global palindrome day in 909 years, and that the next one won’t happen for another 101 years.

If that wasn’t enough for us nerds, it’s also the 33rd day of 2020 with 333 days to go.
😀🗓️❤️

Happy Groundhog Day!

Happy Groundhog Day! This morning thousands of people gathered at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to watch the famous groundhog deliver his highly anticipated forecast. Superstition states a sunny sky on February 2 would mean a cold and stormy remainder of winter, while a cloudy sky means a quicker warm-up. Phil emerged from his burrow around 7:25am and did not see his shadow, signaling an early spring for us all…

CNN had a great article on the history of Groundhog Day. And how the groundhog’s predictions are usually wrong…

In the past decade, Phil has predicted a longer winter seven times and an early spring three times. He was right about 40% of the time, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which says the groundhog shows no predictive skill. “You’re better off trying to decide what the rest of February and March will look like by flipping a coin,” said CNN meteorologist Judson Jones. But the people who know Phil best don’t exactly see it that way. A.J. Dereume, one of the groundhog’s handlers, insists Phil’s predictions have a 100% accuracy rate — they just get lost in translation.

According to lore, the president of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club is the only person who can interpret Phil’s message. Every year, the groundhog sits on his tree stump and conveys his prediction to the club president, who then directs the vice president to read from a scroll that corresponds with the year’s forecast. “Phil is the one deciding whether or not he’s seen the shadow,” Dereume says. “It’s not up to us. All we do is deliver his message.” Either way, human forecasters don’t mind having the alternate prediction out there in case their own projections go askew. “People like to have something to blame for the weather, and the groundhog is the perfect thing to blame,” Jones said. “It’s better than blaming your meteorologist.”

I didn’t realize so many people turned out to see the groundhog. And when did the groundhog day tradition turn to the groundhog picking a scroll? I thought it all was determined by his shadow. It’s such a funny tradition. 😀🦔❤️

Also funny, was the Jeep Groundhog Day commercial starring Bill Murray during the Superb Owl? It was in one of my top three commercials from this year’s Big Game.

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