How To Get Frigid Weather To Warm Up

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The weather has been giving us the cold shoulder, again.

Weather is a pretty big deal. Not only is it popular among small-talk enthusiasts. There’s even a whole TV channel and website dedicated to the weather. It seems to be the most-watched reality star.

When weather throws a fit, the paparazzi, also known as storm-chasers, hunt down for photos of its outbursts. Weather sure knows how to take us for a spin and some of us are getting sick of it.

But perhaps this Bipolar Vortex Express of a climate is our fault.

Maybe we’ve put weather in unfair situations time and again by comparing it to other weather. Like, that gorgeous Southern California’s weather… Oops, we just did it again, didn’t we?

We can fix this! It’s never too late to show our weather some love. We can do this by telling everyone that our weather is really nice and truly is the fairest of them all.

It may not happen overnight, but if we keep saying how beautiful our weather is, over time, it has to eventually warm up to us. So by summertime, it might get pretty hot and steamy, if you know what we mean, WINK-WINK, NUDGE-NUDGE.


Socially Awkward Illustrator Is Selected As A Winner Of Land Rover’s Social Media Contest

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In an odd twist of events, our own illustrator Tanya Pshenychny became a second-time celebrity after Land Rover USA‘s #IAmDriven social media contest. Her first time was when we hired her to work as our illustrator. She had this to say:

“I’m so excited to be #LandRoverFamous! Someday I may even get to #RoveTheLandInALandRover. A car like that could sure transport a lot of paintings and emotional baggage through some rough terrain. Like, the Pacific Ocean or those fun, colorful ball pits.”

“Oh, and be sure to use the most flattering picture of me for this story because I need to keep milking this event for a long time.”

To promote the New Range Rover Sport, Jaguar’s Land Rover USA held a contest through their social media channels asking contestants to post 4 photos or videos to their favorite social network sharing their life’s passion and tag the content with #IAmDriven #Contest @LandRoverUSA. Upon learning about the contest on Twitter, Pshenychny jumped for the opportunity to share her passion for illustration and to make her social media addiction actually mean something.

As one of the five First Prize winners, Pshenychny got a profile on Land Rover’s social media channels and 3 smartphone camera lenses. With her new camera lenses Pshenychny plans to take pictures of her fame so it’ll last longer.


Aldi Floors Actually Made Of Cheese Slices

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A recent shopping trip to an Aldi grocery store revealed that the store’s floor is actually hardened Colby Jack cheese. Aldi has always used unique ways in which it passed the savings on to their shoppers. Part of the charm of the grocery chain is the low-cost food.

Dangerously Cheesy?Aldi shoppers are encouraged to bring their own shopping bags to take home the groceries or purchase a bags for 10 cents each. Shoppers may also get a cardboard box off a product isle to use for the groceries. Great for cat owners. Not so great for people who don’t want to look like they’re carrying a lifetime supply of peanut butter in public. Aldi does provide shopping carts, but they’re locked and require a deposit of a quarter to use one. These carts are usually returned back where they belong, until someone who doesn’t do coin-operated laundry (or doesn’t do laundry at all) leaves a cart in a random spot at the parking lot. If you get that cart and put it back, and that’s a free quarter for you! Cha-ching! We could not reach an Aldi employee for comment on the Colby Jack cheese floor tiles because we waited in a really long checkout line and forgot to ask by the time it was our turn.