Monday, June 13, 2011
The Guys with Middle Initials are at Boswell This Week! Douglas W. Jacboson, Dan P. McAdams, Robert K. Elder Among This Week's Speakers.
a. I've got to have stainless steel appliances and granite counters!
b. This house has a nice flow to it (when the kitchen, dining room, and living room are attached). Bad flow is when there is a bedroom off the kitchen.
c. A walk in closet? But hubby, where will we put your clothes?
d. This will be great for a/an 1) office 2) craft room 3) workout area
e. These bedrooms are small (but you must never actually ask the size of them).
f. Our dog (name included) will love this yard. Any other anthropomorphising comments also receive partial credit).
g. Where's my man cave? (Answer: look in the garage or unfinished basement)
I'm fascinated by what's still uppermost in folks' minds on the show (even though it is fairly scripted) like the granite and stainless steel, and what demands have fallen to the wayside since the show's early years. Hardly anyone makes a big deal about cul de sacs anymore, and the request for fireplaces has definitely diminished. Here's more about a recent episode that aired in suburban Milwaukee.
So R. and I were talking, and she mentioned how it's interesting that the store has become so event driven. Yes, interesting and exhausting! It was my original vision for the store, and still does the job. Last Friday's event with Matthew Logelin had about 40 folks attending, and I would guess that 35 of them had not set foot in the space ever, even as Schwartz.
Here are this week's attempts to offer creative programming that will appeal to many folks who will then discover Boswell and come back again. Oh, and we did do a Journal Sentinel ad on Sunday. It's our attempt to hit that audience and remind them that we have a lot of things to do--but my budget really only allows for a smaller ad, so there's nothing like repurposing it here.
There's some paraphrasing going on here. I'm going to use the press release that Stacie put together and save my original quips for our email newsletter. My apologies in advance!
Monday, June 13, 7 pm
Douglas W. Jacobson is an engineer and business owner. His debut novel, Night of Flames, won the 2007 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association. Jacobson has also published numerous articles on World War Two resistance movements. He lives in Elm Grove, Wisconsin.
Wednesday, June 15, 7 pm
Robert K. Elder, author of The Film that Changed my Life: Thirty Directors on Their Epiphanies in the Dark.
John Woo, Neil LaBute, Danny Boyle, and John Waters, The Film That Changed My Life all weigh in on their own inspirations. The Film that Changed my Life is a great collection of interviews, perfect for amateur enthusiasts and aspiring professionals alike.
And of course I would like to add that of course we're not talking about Milwaukee here! But if you're dad is always coming up with good conspiracy theories, and some of them have turned out to be true, this is for you.
Brian Tuohy maintains the website thefixisin.net and is a frequent contributor to the CBS Sports website bleacherreport.com, where he chronicles sports scandals and conspiracies as the stories break. Brian has been interviewed by The New York Times, ESPN, Fox Sports, and The Power Hour radio program.