Blog

The Winter from Hell- A Horror Story

The Winter from Hell- A Horror Story

As of today, it’s officially Spring. I think most of us will agree that it couldn’t come soon enough. Between steady snowfall, ice storms, and freezing temperatures, the past season was a doozy. Of course, I don’t need to tell you this – folks in our industry know better than most how tough winter can be. Even Stephen King recently tweeted his appreciation for America’s hardworking long-haul truck drivers. It turns out the famous author of over 54 books, including classics like Carrie, The Shining, The Stand, and Under the Dome, has a soft

Read more

Lord of the Class Rings

Lord of the Class Rings

In 1988, when I got my class ring, I splurged on a 10-carat gold band, which ran me about $300.00. It was a lot of money back then, but it was worth it. I loved high school, I wanted something to commemorate it, and let’s be honest – I’ll take any excuse to buy something shiny, sparkly, and made of gold! So when my boys brought home their class ring catalog last week, I told myself that I would spoil them a little. After all, I know how important a class ring can be,

Read more

Can Your Brain Do This?

Can Your Brain Do This?

If you’re a regular reader of these emails, you already know that I spend a lot of time talking about superheroes (of all shapes and sizes) and their amazing powers. Sometimes I even get a little jealous, wishing I had the ability to leap over tall buildings in a single bound – I’d never get stuck in traffic again! On Monday, Mary’s email about color perception reminded me that I do have a superpower, one that’s better than anything Spiderman, Batman, or the Hulk could cook up. Best of all, you have it too.

Read more

It Don’t Matter If It’s Black or White

It Don't Matter If It's Black or White

What has happened to us? I mean, really? First, we were glued to our computer screens watching the llama drama: a pair of llamas – one black, one white – escaped from an Arizona petting zoo at a care facility and darted in and out of traffic in Phoenix, Arizona, leading police on a wild alpaca chase Then, the Internet lost its collective mind over a dress. If you didn’t see it, a woman posted a picture of a dress the mother-of-the-bride wore to her daughter’s wedding. To some, the dress appeared to be

Read more

The West Coast Ports Saga

The West Coast Ports Saga

It seems that everyone in our industry has been affected by the problems between the Long Beach Longshoreman’s Union and the West Coast Ports. After the contract between the two parties expired at the end of June 2014, the Port’s management association accused the Longshoreman’s Union of a work slowdown – dragging their shifts out in order to receive extra pay for weekend and holiday hours. The Port wasn’t willing to pay that premium and responded by halting weekend and Monday ship operations in protest. This affected over 29 ports, stretching from Long Beach,

Read more

Missing My Monopoly Money

Missing My Monopoly Money

A few weeks ago I decided to play a game of Monopoly with my friends and family. It was my first time playing in several years, and most of my memories involved trying to get out of jail-preferably for free. So you can imagine my surprise when we opened the game and instead of wads of paper bills, I was handed a miniature debit card. After all the progress I’ve made on my credit card debt this year, I wasn’t sure if I should laugh or cry. After I got over my shock, I

Read more

Untangling the Resolutions Web…

Untangling the Resolutions Web...

This Sunday, March 1st, marks the 60th day of the year and the beginning of a new fiscal quarter. It’s also a great time to take stock of our New Year’s Resolutions and see what kind of progress we’ve made toward those lofty goals we set way back in January. If you’re thinking “Resolutions? What resolutions?” you’re not alone. According to a recent study, 50% of Americans make resolutions, but 88% of those people don’t keep them. That’s 156 million failed resolutions every year. Ouch. Here at Matchmaker Logistics, we’ve been bucking the trend

Read more

Keeping Up with Kanye

Keeping Up with Kanye

Last night the 87th Academy Awards took place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. While I wasn’t strutting down the red carpet, I did catch the show from the best seat in the house – my couch. Watching the Oscars is a yearly tradition in my home. We treat it less like an awards show and more like a football game. I root for my favorite films, hoping they’ll get the recognition they deserve. This year, I was pulling for American Sniper to win Best Picture (as much as I liked 50 Shades of

Read more

Fly Me to the Moon, But First…

Fly Me to the Moon, But First...

The first man set foot on the moon when I was five years old. Naturally, this meant that I, along with every other five year old on the planet, wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up. (My second choice was rock star. My third was transportation broker. Not bad, eh?) I was reminded of my old dream when I realized that today marks the 53rd anniversary of astronaut John Glenn’s historic flight. In 1962, Glenn completed the Friendship 7 mission, becoming the first American to orbit the Earth, and the fifth human

Read more

50 Shades of Mary

50 Shades of Mary

I’m not afraid to admit it: I love the 50 Shades of Grey series. Yes, many people roll their eyes and complain the books are badly written, but half those people are secretly reading them, too. They must be, considering the series has sold over 100 million copies worldwide, been translated into 52 languages, and set a record in the UK as the fastest selling paperback of all time. In other words: I’m not the only one buying them, reading them, and watching them. That’s right-50 Shades of Grey is now a movie, and

Read more
Page 30 of 61« First...1020...2829303132...405060...Last »