As with anything Google creates, their commercials tend to hit you right in the feelings. They've had "Dear Sophie," where parents chronicle their child's life through Google videos, documents, and calendars; "Dog," where a family finds a stray dog and adopts him; "Parisian Love," where two people fall in love in Paris; "Google Chrome: Jess Time," which tells the story of a father/daughter who recently lost their wife/mother; and "Brother and Sister," which follows a sibling rivalry-turned-friendship. So it's hardly surprising that they're latest commercial focuses on how wonderful moms are, just in time for Mother's Day.
What do you think? And don't forget: tomorrow is Mother's Day, so do something nice for the wonderful women in your life!
Mothers Day is now less than a week away, and many of us (yes us, I'm including myself), are still trying to figure out what gift to get for mom on her special day. There is no perfect answer, because everyone is different, but here are some ideas that may help you figure out what you want to get:
Flowers - Getting your mom some flowers is a must. Most moms love flowers, but if all you are planning on getting is flowers, you may want to keep thinking. Flowers are good; flowers plus something else is great.
Candy - There are tons of options for the mom with a sweet tooth. Things like chocolate or gummy bears are always welcome, but if you want to step-up your game try sending her a candy-gram. That would help make a simple gift like candy become awesome.
Jewelry - I know my mom is a sucker for jewelry, as many are. There are so many different options, but if you find the perfect one for your mom she will be bragging about it all year.
Spring is coming and that means warm weather, which means the desire to go on vacation greatly increases. Many kids get a week of vacation during springtime (unless you've been subjected to this year's New England Nor'easter), so families will often pick it as a time to take a trip.
If you're currently planning a trip this spring, you know there are just so many options from which to choose, but here are five ideas to start off.
Cherry Blossom Festival - Washington, DC
Held yearly in Washington, DC, the festival commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry blossom trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo, Japan, and honors the relationship between the United States and Japan. After initially receiving a batch of diseased trees, new ones were sent and then-First Lady Helen Taft planted one of the first trees. The festival has been held every year since then, except during World War II.
The festival expanded to five weeks last year, giving visitors plenty of time to get involved with events happening during it, including the popular parade and Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival. And of course, the actual blooming of the trees themselves.
Visit the official website to learn more about all of the events happening during the Cherry Blossom Festival, including the major Signature Events.
The following is a guest post from Rainier Fuclan.
It can be difficult to make Valentine's Day plans, especially for an amateur Casanova like myself. For years, I was the guy scurrying around the mall on February 14th, desperately searching for a Valentine's gift for my girl. Then, after finding some trinket to throw in a gift bag, I’d frantically dial restaurants and flip through local entertainment magazines improvising a desperate last-minute date plan.
As men around the country can attest, last-minute Valentine's Day plans often result in a one-way trip to the dog house. So, for the last few years, I let the NFL give me a hand in planning the perfect Valentine's Day.
Stay with me, I’m about to make a lot of sense.
Like most of you, when the Big Game rolls around on February 3rd, I'll be parked on the couch anticipating the final hits, picks and scores of the season. But rather than sleeping on that same couch post-Valentine's, I assign myself small tasks to accomplish throughout the day and knock out all of my Valentine’s planning without breaking a sweat.
All you need to remember are a few key times.