Sunday, February 26, 2012


Figurines, medals, or ribbons earned for excellence are always welcome to those who worked towards them.  But a trophy is only defined by size and color to those who don't own it.  To those who possess it it can mean their world or little more than a random piece of scrap.

What the object represents is the real trophy.  A memory, a moment, an achievement encapsulated in a physical holdable object.  Ranging from a gold man on a pedestal, to new toy or an old love letter, trophies are displayed in finally crafted cases to be seen by all that pass by or in the back of a closet only meant for the eyes of one.

Its an instinctual practice.  Humans without even thinking about it know that their memory will fade and details will become distant.  The urge to hold onto an object. To throw it in the top top drawer or place it in a box in the basement.  That right then and there its important to save an object that decades later will help them remember just a little bit more of a moment they are slowly losing or even lost.  And the illness that strikes when the object is lost forever is like a death to a part of someones life.  As without that object the memory isn't even real.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Avocados are a delicious, low carb, heart healthy, vitamin filled fruit that can even help you lose weight.  But that's not enough for anyone to actually go out and buy them.  Fortunately for our little green friends, that's where Joe Montana comes in.  Winner of four Super Bowls and arguably the greatest NFL quarterback of all time, Joe Montana now leads the drive of avocados to your mouth.  He's been a hired pitch man for avocados for a few years now and it seems that bringing in his winning attitude has really turned the world of Persea americana on its oddly shaped head.  Sales have doubled since 2004 and in 2010 1.32 billion pounds of avocados were sold.  Holy Guacamole!

Its sad that everything and every place has to have an endorsement, sponsorship, and at the very least a commercial behind it.  Not only to remain competitive but just to exist in general.  You can listen to a fascinating interview of any influential person in the world but than feel cheated when you find it was all just to have them awkwardly plug a random product at the end.  Depends on the Spot promises its readers that when they sit down to read a post it won't be a rambling, time wasting read, that ends in a commercial plug.  That's our Denny's Sizzlin' Skillets guarantee.