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I Left My Heart in Sunnyvale


You ever have one of those moments where you suddenly find out some mind-blowing fact about a song you love?  Yeah, this actually just happened to me recently.

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Let me explain – so I was talking with someone about the theme to Trailer Park BoysTrailer Park Boys had this relaxing theme that played during each episode.  Flashbacks of fun times at Sunnyvale Trailer Park are shown while this soothing track is played.  It plays just before things go crazy during the story.

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All throughout the years, I thought the song was originally from the creators of the show itself.  It seemed like an original tune for the opening credits each episode.  But let me tell you this, folks – BOY was I wrong!

As it turned out, the Trailer Park Boys theme features a familiar riff from a very famous song.  That song happens to be… Tony Bennett’s ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’.

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That’s right – the theme for one of Canada’s most popular series stems from Tony Bennett’s hit song ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’.  You can hear the resemblance right around forty-five seconds of the song.  That slow piano tune from Tony Bennett’s song is basically sped up a bit during the opening theme for Trailer Park Boys.

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Just…I…WOW.  I feel as though my life has forever changed since learning this fact.  All this time I thought I knew this show well.  Who knew that the Trailer Park Boys theme would share any resemblance to Tony Bennett whatsoever.

Even still, this makes for such fascinating trivia.  Its trivia like this that keep me digging for more answers about my favorite series.  This is the kind of thing that makes me enjoy entertainment even more.

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            Who knows what other surprising trivia will be found in the near future.  Until then, let it sink in that the theme song for Trailer Park Boys shares a resemblance to Tony Bennett’s ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’.

I guess you can say that the theme song would be called ‘I Left My Heart in Sunnyvale’.

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Summer 2018 Goals Update #1


Happy Hump Day folks!  It has been a little over a month since I created my summer list.  Being that summer is here, I wanted to jot down some goals I wanted to complete these next few months.  This summer list will go until the last day of summer (September 21st).

Let’s recap my goals and give some updates so far:

Read 5-10 Books

I have read four books since June.  What I have finished so far include California, Angels In America (both parts I and II), and The Haunting of Hill House.  Right now I am at the beginning of my fourth book (which I will get into the near future).  From the looks of it, I am more than half-way towards my goal.  Who knows, there is always a chance to add more titles to the mix!

Hiking Trips to New Mountains

As of right now, I have not planned any hiking trips.  It has been very hot most of the weeks and it doesn’t make for great hiking weather.  Most of the hiking I have been doing has been around Bailey’s Hill.  Once the weather cooperates (and I pencil in a good chunk of time), I will explore some new hiking trails around my area.

Rooftop Bar Events

While being in Boston, I have been attending events on the patio rather than the rooftops.  I am still hoping to find events right on a rooftop bar.  Whether it be a networking event or a casual get-together with friends, I definitely have to hit up the rooftop sometime soon.

Biking Around Beaches (Nahant, Winthrop, Revere, etc)

Since the summer started, I have been taking my bike out almost every week.  I have been riding around trails in Nahant; in fact, I even discovered this incredible biking trail to go through (which I will go into more details soon).  Winthrop and Revere are a few areas that have good bike path.  While Boston may be busy, Memorial Drive looks promising.

Attend Concerts

To be honest, I have not been attending much concerts lately.  Not that I don’t have the time or money for it, but I haven’t found any good shows yet.  Not a lot of shows are exciting around Boston.  Hopefully I will run into some event featuring one of my favorite bands playing.

Go Camping

Camping is still an idea in mind.  Just have to pick a great week and some friendly companions to join me.  Nothing like chilling with nature in the great outdoors!

Vacation Trip to Burlington, VT

Burlington is still one of few places I would like to visit this summer.  Heading back to my college town would be quite a blast.

Take Trips to NH and Maine

Being that trips to New Hampshire and Maine could be done in a day, I should be able to squeeze in some time to head up there.  They are not that far from me, even though I am closer to Boston.

Summer Blockbusters

One summer blockbuster I enjoyed so far was The Incredibles 2The Incredibles 2 was a fantastic sequel from The Incredibles and I enjoyed every minute of it.  The summer blockbusters look promising so far.

Swimming in Ocean

Lastly, I have been doing some swimming this summer as well.  I have been swimming in Nahant and Revere Beach as well as in swimming pools.  Swimming has been such a great way to cool off during those hot days.  There’s more hot weather coming our way, so those are the best times to go swimming.

That’s all for this month’s update on the summer goals list for 2018.  I’ll be back next month with another update.  Until then… Happy Summer!

Final Thoughts Before July 1st


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As we enter the last Friday of June, we quickly realize that July is approaching.  Summer has been the key phrase in many of the past post these days.  Another month of summer means more outdoor event happening all across cities.  This the time for more leisure, taking time away from the work week to enjoy the outdoors.

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But if anything, July marks one special thing – recreational cannabis dispensaries opening in the state of Massachusetts.  Even in the dog days of summer, this will be one mystery that will be played out over the next few months.

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What will this recreational market look like? Will there be a shift within the marketing curve happening in the near future?  If so, could this lead towards the favor of the cannabis industry?

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Who knows how this industry will play out.  It will be interesting to see what a regulated recreational cannabis system will look like in the near future.  Many kinks will have to be worked out, yet all of those kinks go towards creating a more beneficial industry.

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If there is ever something for PR pros to keep watch of this summer (and beyond), it’s the recreational cannabis industry.  This is the year where you will see a lot of buzz going to pot (LITERALLY!).  Whether the publicity be good or bad, one thing’s for certain – cannabis is definitely the talk of the town around Massachusetts these days.

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Happy Friday folks and don’t forget to hold onto your seats.  It’s about to get a LOT more interesting in July.

 

Summer Solstice Passage


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Here we are, just one week after the beginning of summer solstice.  Summer is here, bringing in hotter temperatures all around Massachusetts.  Other than the increasing temperatures, one of the most intriguing phenomenon that happens during the summer revolves around the concept of day and night.

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During the summer, days become longer while the nights are shorter.  There is more daylight happening outside than there is nighttime.  We are receiving more daylight during a 24-hour period.  While all of this is happening, the 24-hour time period remains the same.

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We have the same number of hours each day, but the amount of daylight changes each season.  Here at summer solstice, the sun does not start heading down until around 8:00 p.m.  After that, the sky wanes closer into the night.  Even after our long day of summer, the sun still comes down after a while.  And yet, it is this image that creates this fascinating idea of days being longer.

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We are not gaining more time in our life; rather, nature presents this intriguing illusion that there is still more time.  With more daylight means more time spent enjoying the day outdoors.  Whether it is a work errand or enjoying an entertaining concert, you are provided with what seems like ‘extra time’ but really a boost of overall mood.  Summer is a season to enjoy outdoors, especially after being cooped up during the bitter cold of winters.

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While you’re enjoying a day at the beach or having another drink on the patio after work, just remember this – its all thanks to the summer solstice, with the sun shining longer than ever.

Chocolate Hummus for Chocoholics


Every now and then, I find some unique food product while at the supermarket.  Whether it is a new flavor of granola bars or some tasty drink, there’s always something that catches my eye.  Supermarkets carry thousands of food items and I still manage to find something different to try.  My newest selection I have been buying is Joseph’s Chocolate Hummus.

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For the record, I have had hummus for quite some time now.  I first tasted hummus at a Mediterranean restaurant the night before the PRSSA Conference in Washington D.C.  After dipping it with pita bread, I instantly fell in love with it.  The texture tasted smooth and flavorful throughout.  A few dips of pita bread later and it instantly became my new favorite type of snack.  Since then, I have been buying different flavored hummus during my trips to the supermarket.

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Joseph’s Chocolate Hummus is basically hummus mixed with chocolate.  This product is served in an 8 oz plastic container to dip into.  You can dip all kinds of food into it – vegetables, fruits, crackers, pretzels, and even pieces of candy.  It may act more as a desert than an appetizer, but it is still healthy to eat.

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I have been eating Joseph’s Chocolate Hummus for a while and so far I truly enjoy it.  What I love most is that you can dip a lot of food into it and it will still taste delicious.  So far I have dipped in Belvita biscuits, bananas, and even apples into the hummus.  All of these selections ended up tasting so amazing.  It seems as though you can dip a lot of food into Joseph’s Chocolate Hummus and it will still taste good.

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Being a writer means trying out new things in life.  Even the greatest ideas can come to light after purchasing something like chocolate hummus.  It is things like Joseph’s Chocolate Hummus that keep my ideas cranking each day.  I mean, right now I am currently writing about this product after buying at supermarket earlier today!

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Even if you don’t like hummus, the point is to purchase something new that you may like.  That chocolate hummus led to another random topic of the entertainment scope.  Purchasing the chocolate hummus was well worth the money, being that it tasted great and it led to an amazing blog post for today.

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If you are looking for an interesting treat, be sure to pick up Joseph’s Chocolate Hummus at your nearest supermarket.