14 Things I Love and Hate v2.0

This years Valentine’s Day Love/Hate list version 2.0… enjoy.
(Version 1.0 can be found here.)

I love green olives. Especially when drowning in a martini glass.

I hate hearing loose change in people’s pockets as they walk.

I love to run. Despite the hills that hate me.

I hate seeing people ride bikes without wearing helmets.

I love hearing stories told by other people, unless of course they’re stories.

I hate that there are haters in this world.

I love the word B U L L S H I T.

I hate the word “whatever”.

I love ice cream and cheese, even though they hate me, so now i don’t eat them.

I hate that I love to drink Mountain Dew.

I love music I can …and repeat, like Sara Bareilles.

I hate irrational behavior and try to avoid it like the plague.

I love sitting on my front porch during a severe thunderstorm.

I hate that Julie and the kids eat sardines right from the tin.

I love that my children find it a requirement to scoop kernels of corn with potato chips at the dinner table. Thus making their own corn chip.

I hate the feeling of throwing up, so I don’t.

I love to sneeze, so i do. Loudly.

I hate wearing glasses.

I love that a pencil behind my ear is a passport to creativity.

I hate eating at restaurants that specialize in the buffet.

I love baseball. Pitchers and Catchers already reported to Spring Training. Here comes the warmth.

I hate drinking pop straight from a aluminum can.

I love the burden of my sketchbook.

I hate stumps.



BT_2013AddyAdNew endeavors come with great risk.

My friends, many of you know already, but on Jan 18th I left my job as the Creative Director of the digital company StormFrog to form my own advertising agency with my good friend Courtney Smith. We call ourselves Brandtatorship. We’re a boutique agency that’s focused to help companies take charge of their brand. When you have a moment, follow us on Twitter: @brandtatorship and like us on Facebook and join our social conversation.

The outpouring of support from the Ad Community has been overwhelming, comforting, and humbling. The agency really doesn’t take shape without the expertise of Mr. Fishingpoet who’s one of the best writers in the city of Rochester. But ultimately our agency survives on what we do from this point forward, not on what we did in the past. We are up for the challenge. New endeavors may come with great risk, but great risk promotes trepidation. Sleepless nights, and lots of stress. But it’s all good, because it’s ours. Just a few weeks in, and I love it.

These are exciting times, as Matt says: “Step into traffic. Live deliberately. Forge ideas.”