Fortune cookie content creator, you are so right. But see, I started this blog challenge on four different blogs. (DON'T. ASK.) I thought the same -- I can do anything -- especially for a month. But sometimes, cookie marketer, you have to try something half-baked and twisted so when it breaks, you know what remains is the keeper. Kind of like that smarm-covered t-shirt label you call a fortune (BTW can someone please start making emoji-only fortunes? This is the future.)
Maybe I'm writing this last post in November and pre-dating it to October. Maybe I'm not. I won't tweet about it until "next week" so you have no way of knowing. All you know is it's done. The other projects look like abandoned amusement parks. But each fail revealed a lasting idea that will give each project the life it needs. Not a fun way to learn those lessons, but like most disasters, it was quick! And now I have a glimpse into why I was to write about "small."
Tiny fortune typist, you are partially right. We can do anything. But we can't do everything, We have to do the right things. And sometimes they're small.
What's your biggest project right now? What's the most important part?
Favors -- not the kind of favor where I ask if I can interview you for this blog challenge I'm doing (though thanks to those who said yes). But I mean those lovely parting gifts at weddings. We used to get party favors at kids' birthday parties -- tacky plastic toys that loosely went with the theme (Barbie bracelets or those army parachute guys). Apparently kazoos fit every single theme. They still make those things. They seem like such a good idea in the package (yay! happy! party!) but you know what they do (no! angry! adult!). .
Wedding favors are much more pleasant. Take this one from a friend's wedding this year. The bag had two items, his and hers. His last name is Beck, so instead of a Ball Mason jar cookie, it's a Beck jar. So cute. And since she's a Georgia peach, there was peach jam. Simple, small, and meaningful. It tells a story.
Have you or your kids received party favors lately? Best ones? Weirdest?
Watching M*A*S*H is so weird now. Their light-speed puns were considered downright literary back in the day. Hey, Shakespeare was a punster, too. M*A*S*H was in good company. But now I have to turn off the Sorkin switch in my head to watch. The dialog is still great, but the puns make it dated, when for so long M*A*S*H was considered timeless. Now puns just sound like memes -- great for t-shirts, but not for reasoned conversation. Not that they aren't appreciated. George Takei's entire internet persona is pun-based. And Snorg Tees is making a fortune off wordplay wear. These three designs were released in the last month. Puns aren't dead. They just ______________________.
Can you complete this with a pun?