Out of My Mind on a Thursday Mornin’

Do you prefer salty or sugary snacks?

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Subway is cutting the sodium levels in their sandwiches by 15%. That suggests one will only be 110% over the recommended sodium level instead of 125%. And do you notice people actually adding salt to sandwiches?

Do you prefer salt or sugar? I’m a salty type of guy. Costco’s premium peanuts are as good as you can get and love the Cape Cod half fat barbeque chips. However, M&M dark chocolate are pretty addicting.

OPI Black Shatter is hitting our warehouses no later than Monday. This has been a true phenomenon and we are certainly looking forward to the summer Shatter collection.

Apple reported sales growth of 94% over the previous quarter last year. Can you imagine? Apple sold nearly 5 million iPads and could have sold 10 million if they had them. And they sold nearly 20 million iPhones. And when the new iPhone 5 comes out in September, they will sell more than 100 million. Hey Steve Jobs, can you come up with Apple shampoo and conditioner for us?

The sun came out this morning and I had to rush to ER. The doctor told me I had an allergic reaction to something called the sun. But it went away soon enough as the clouds came back in. Is spring ever going to come?

Speaking of lousy weather, I’m off to Chapel Hill, home of the Blue Devils to visit a true devil himself, second son Daniel. Not only is Daniel a Blue Devil, but a Wolverine too. Is there any worse combo? Daniel told me he can count on one hand the days it has rained over the past 8 months. Of course it is raining today and tomorrow.

Is sushi without soy and wasabi worth eating?

Gas is $4 a gallon and will most likely peak at $4.25 – $4.50 before sliding back. With both Ford and Chrysler boasting their top selling vehicles are pick-ups and sales are soaring, do gas prices matter like they used to? Economists claim at $4.50 and higher, they will. Hopefully we won’t need to find out.

Who doesn’t love Moroccanoil?

And who doesn’t love black 15in1? Check out this Facebook page from a salon in Texas:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Denise-Barker-HAIR-FLAIR/115870085098435

When you get up from a chair, do you push the chair back into position or leave it as is?

Is Greek yogurt your new favorite thing?

The Red Wings swept the Coyotes. Good news or bad news?

Happy Thursday!

Out of My Mind on a Thursday Mornin’

Do you prefer salty or sugary snacks?

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Subway is cutting the sodium levels in their sandwiches by 15%. That suggests one will only be 110% over the recommended sodium level instead of 125%. And do you notice people actually adding salt to sandwiches?

Do you prefer salt or sugar? I’m a salty type of guy. Costco’s premium peanuts are as good as you can get and love the Cape Cod half fat barbeque chips. However, M&M dark chocolate are pretty addicting.

OPI Black Shatter is hitting our warehouses no later than Monday. This has been a true phenomenon and we are certainly looking forward to the summer Shatter collection.

Apple reported sales growth of 94% over the previous quarter last year. Can you imagine? Apple sold nearly 5 million iPads and could have sold 10 million if they had them. And they sold nearly 20 million iPhones. And when the new iPhone 5 comes out in September, they will sell more than 100 million. Hey Steve Jobs, can you come up with Apple shampoo and conditioner for us?

The sun came out this morning and I had to rush to ER. The doctor told me I had an allergic reaction to something called the sun. But it went away soon enough as the clouds came back in. Is spring ever going to come?

Speaking of lousy weather, I’m off to Chapel Hill, home of the Blue Devils to visit a true devil himself, second son Daniel. Not only is Daniel a Blue Devil, but a Wolverine too. Is there any worse combo? Daniel told me he can count on one hand the days it has rained over the past 8 months. Of course it is raining today and tomorrow.

Is sushi without soy and wasabi worth eating?

Gas is $4 a gallon and will most likely peak at $4.25 – $4.50 before sliding back. With both Ford and Chrysler boasting their top selling vehicles are pick-ups and sales are soaring, do gas prices matter like they used to? Economists claim at $4.50 and higher, they will. Hopefully we won’t need to find out.

Who doesn’t love Moroccanoil?

And who doesn’t love black 15in1? Check out this Facebook page from a salon in Texas:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Denise-Barker-HAIR-FLAIR/115870085098435

When you get up from a chair, do you push the chair back into position or leave it as is?

Is Greek yogurt your new favorite thing?

The Red Wings swept the Coyotes. Good news or bad news?

Happy Thursday!

black 15in1 NY Launch Event

Do you love New York City?

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New York City.

There is nothing like it in the USA. 8 million people of virtually every nationality living and/or working on an island. There are more people walking on Fifth Avenue in the morning than people walking in the entire state of Michigan.

New York City.

You want food? Walk a block and you will find a mobile cart dishing out hot coffee, fresh pastries, giant pretzels, roasted nuts, egg sandwiches, subs, you name it. And within the block, you will have passed at least 10 diners, restaurants, carry-out places, markets with fresh O.J. Here, the options are unlimited. Immigrants abound and they know how to cook.

New York City.

Need to get somewhere? There are more yellow cabs zooming in one city block than the state of Michigan. But when it rains, there isn’t one to be found. That was the case with us on Monday afternoon. With only 23 city blocks to walk (20 blocks to a mile) to Rita Hazan’s salon, we did what NYC people do, walk. Sure there was a threat of rain and yes, it was drizzling. No big deal. That was until 5 blocks later, the rain came down in sheets. We ducked into one of the 3 million gift shops in NYC and grabbed a $1 umbrella for $8. We were dry afterwards but had to navigate umbrella chaos every step of the way. Everyone has an umbrella in NYC.

New York City.

NYC is home to the finest of everything including salons. Rita Hazan salon is ranked in the top 100 salons in the USA. Rita charges upwards of $500 and more for a haircut, color extra. Minimum haircuts are $150. For this, you get star treatment in a delightful setting right off ultra-prime 5th Avenue & 56th St. For the black PR event, we had 3 top stylists working all day long.

New York City.

All the beauty directors and editors live and breath NYC. They know beauty before anyone else. Ultimately in many instances, their love or hate of a product determines its success or failure. You give it your best shot.

In all, more than 30 beauty directors came to Rita Hazan to get a blow-out using black exclusively. All I can say is that all the editor’s pretty much summed up what Maggie Mulhern, Beauty & Fashion Director for Modern Salon Media had to say, “That was/is the best blow out I’ve ever had. I haven’t washed my hair yet because i just LOVE IT!!!!”

New York City.

The land of opportunity. You can sense it, smell it, live it, feel it. It’s alive. No wonder it’s the fashion, financial, culinary and cultural center of America. You see people of all nationalities working hard day and night. If you can make it in NYC, you can make it anywhere. And I couldn’t think of a better place to launch black.

For photos and highlights, visit black15in1.com on Monday.

Happy Thursday!