Styles of the Winter Olympics 2018!

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I love Under Armor, but if they start designing shorts similar to the US Women’s Speed Skaters uniform, I’m out!

 

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Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski are quite the pair, and Tara is as cute as a button! But when Johnny insists on wearing clothes and a hair piece that my grandmother likes, it ruined the experience for me.  At least during the Kentucky Derby he will be wearing a hat …

Winter Olympics - Celebrity Appearances

 

 

Then we have the wardrobe malfunction from the French ice dancer skater figure person.  I have to say, I was impressed with how well she kept her composure, AND it earned her a silver medal! (No picture here, we have all seen it 500 times!)

 

 

 

There were so many other exciting and fun things happening at the Olympics, but none more exciting than the announcer, Leigh Diffey, for the bobsled, skeleton and luge.  This guy really got excited!  Diffey is an American-Australian who usually calls auto racing events, so you would need a guy like him to make it exciting.  Diffey

 

 

 

 

 

Unlike the monotone voice of Bode Miller for the downhill competitions.  What a snooze fest.   Thankfully, we now return you to regular programming.

Carpe Diem!

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Trump and The IKEA Effect

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I was listening to an NPR story about The IKEA Effect.  I had never heard of this before, and as I’m listening to the story, I immediately thought about Trump!  Could it be possible that he himself exhibits the IKEA Effect?  And then, bam, the story-teller on NPR went there.  I was shocked.  Here is a link to the original story, pre-Trump.  https://www.npr.org/tags/554093661/ikea-effect.

You should be asking how I got from IKEA furniture to Trump, who obviously has never picked up a screw driver or an Allen wrench in his life.  Well, I have put together IKEA furniture, bought and installed IKEA fixtures,  and decorated with their home decor.  And of course, after I assembled the furniture, installed the fixtures, and decorated, I loved it!  When friends and family came over, they noticed things about the furniture or the fixtures that didn’t work: it was crooked, cheap, didn’t fit correctly, needed adapters, etc.  They found the faults in it, but I loved it because I, and I alone, did it.  Narcissism?  Maybe, but a confidence booster none-the-less. The more furniture I build, the more confidence I have.

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These people building IKEA furniture do look very happy!

Could it be that Trump loves what he produces.  Does he produce anything?  I’m not sure. According to Trump, what he has created, he absolutely loves, and it is perfect in his eyes.  I have never worked for Trump so I’m not sure what the insiders would say about the Trump culture.  Here’s a good example from Wikipedia (because as you know, if it is on Wiki it has to be true – bah ha ha):

“The IKEA effect is thought to contribute to the sunk costs effect, which occurs when managers continue to devote resources to sometimes failing projects they have invested their labor in. The effect is also related to the ‘not invented here’ syndrome, where managers disregard good ideas developed elsewhere, in favor of (possibly inferior) internally developed ideas.”  Hmmm sounds familiar.

This is an interesting article from The Atlantic from August 2015, where the author suggests Trump was too busy talking about himself to address the issues during a presidential candidate debate.  https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/08/trump-republican-debate-2016/400733/ Trump

In short, we have over-confidence, narcissism, and failure to regard better ideas else where, in favor of our VEJMON coffee table. (It’s very sleek and only $129.00).  VEJMON COFFEE TABLE

Happy Building!