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That’s Meme in the Spotlight!

That's Meme in the Spotlight!

Andy Warhol was once quoted as saying, “In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.” It may have sounded silly in the age of television and print ads, but now, with the internet, I’m starting to think he might have been on to something. I’ve introduced you to selfies, hashtags, photo bombing, face-swapping and now it’s time to review memes. Memes (rhymes with teams) are viral photos, concepts, or catchphrases that spread across the internet primarily with the intent to make people laugh. Around here, we like our memes. They add another

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The Spirit of Memorial Day

The Spirit of Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend is a joyful time for many of us. Pool parties, beach trips, and cookouts remind us that summer is nearly here, and longer, sunnier days are ahead. But as we all know – Memorial Day is about a lot more than just long-weekend fun. It is a time to honor those soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. While we love a happy, returning-home-from-deployment video as much as the next person, it’s important to remember that not everyone gets to experience that. On Memorial Day, we honor the lives

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Swindled in Vegas

Swindled in Vegas

I have a bad case of buyer’s remorse. Regular readers know that I pride myself on being a savvy shopper. I’m always on the hunt for the best deals, and I can smell a clearance sale a mile away. Yet in Vegas, aside from those all-you-can-eat buffets, screamin’ deals are harder to find. When I arrived in Vegas, I’d noticed a crack in my phone screen and was determined to get it fixed before my phone sustained more damage. Thankfully, only the screen protector needed replacing, but that can easily run $40-$50! On the

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What’s Your Number?

What's Your Number?

What’s your favorite number? Do you stick with Lucky Seven? Blackjack’s 21? Or, maybe you like to live dangerously, so you choose the number 13. People pick their special numbers for all sorts of reasons: a child’s birthday, a wedding date, or even digits that seems to pop up frequently as one goes through life. Some cultures even ascribe spiritual meaning to the numbers in a birth date or the number of letters in one’s name. Here at Matchmaker Logistics, we like this number: #160202. It’s our Motor Carrier number, a number readers in

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A Case of Stolen Identity?

A Case of Stolen Identity?

I get it. I write about my fabulous trip to Vegas; someone decides they want to live the Mary lifestyle; and then, that person up and steals my identity! Not really – but it did seem like I was the victim of a very strange case of identity theft in the form of an unexpected pay cut and an IRS mix-up. That’s right, Matchmaker recently received a back taxes wage garnishment for me from the state of North Carolina. With late penalties, it came to the tune of nearly thirteen thousand dollars! That was

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Instant Karma

Instant Karma

I’d never wish ill will on anyone, but like most of us, I occasionally get a little thrill at the idea of instant karma. If you’re not familiar with the phrase, it usually refers to a sense of immediate punishment for bad behavior, sort of a retort from the universe giving someone exactly what they deserve. It’s most often used for everyday situations that make you feel like someone up there is looking out for you. One of my favorites? When you’re stuck in traffic along with everyone else, and some bozo decides that

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Running for the Plane

Running for the Plane

It’s my first full week back in the office, and I’m rested, ready and rarin’ to go! In case you missed it, last week I broke the rules about what happens in Vegas. I couldn’t help it! I wanted to remember all of the fun, crazy things I saw. Besides, once you hit the airport, it’s like all the stress you shook off during your vacation just finds its way right back to you. You know the feeling – you get to the airport two hours early with great intentions. You’ve already pre-checked in

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Remembering Rita

Remembering Rita

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday, the time of year when we honor the most important women in our lives. In the past, I’ve used this platform to celebrate my mother and my wife, Amy. This year, though, my wife, my girls, and my family are going into Mother’s Day weekend with heavy hearts. My mother-in-law, Rita Walker, passed away one week ago today. I had the privilege of knowing Rita (or “Reet” as my father-in-law, Jim, called her) for 25 years. Folks who knew Rita would describe her as “one-of-a-kind”. I think my brother-in-law,

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The One Rule in Vegas

The One Rule in Vegas

There’s only one rule in Vegas, and I’m about to break it. What happens in Vegas is supposed to stay in Vegas, right? But I can’t help it! That place is crazy, and I can’t possibly keep all of the juicy details of my Las Vegas trip to myself. Besides, aren’t you all a little curious? I know I would be…. First of all, I have good news – I did not end up on the evening news tangled in a zip line and stuck, screaming, over Freemont Street. My friends, however, decided to

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Pet Perks

Pet Perks

Matchmaker is going to the dogs. Literally. I like to think that our company is a great place to work. After all, we offer respectable benefits, a great group of co-workers – and even the chance to be a superhero! Yet, when a few months ago, a company goal-setting session started a discussion about employee benefits and employee motivation, we compared ourselves to Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. We looked with awe at some of the benefits offered by larger companies. Big corporate giants have the ability to offer their employees anything

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