Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Hype

The best endorsement is word of mouth. Someone says hey, this movie it terrific...and then it’s not. Or this restaurant is fantastic and it sucks. Or you need to stay here on vacation then wish you were home in your own bed watching TV.

Some things live up to the hype and others don’t even come close. Here are some things that IMO really do measure up and I recommend them one-hundred percent.

The Grand Canyon does not disappoint. You’ve heard about it forever and everyone says it’s fantastic, and guess get there and it is all that and more!

Niagara Falls is the same way. I’ve never heard anyone say its just water over some rocks.
Paris never disappoints and neither does Yosemite National Park or Old Faithful. Holy cow, grandma! 
Grandkids don’t disappoint. If I knew how great they were I would have had them first. Pets don’t disappoint. They love you no matter if you are in your PJs till noon, don’t brush your teeth and if you get fired and your honey dumps you

A book that doesn’t disappoint are Gone With the Wind. I known, I know, it’s long and descriptive as all get out. But read it and you are in the South fighting the Civil War.

Suri doesn’t disappoint. That girl has gotten me to more places. Bless you, Suri, I’m writing you into the will.

On the other hand there are things that don’t live up to the hype. Top of the list are big weddings. So much stress, angst, fussing and even fighting and still you are no more married than if you eloped to City Hall.

Growing Up probably heads the list on not living up to the hype. You grow up then wonder what the heck was I thinking? Same for believing in Santa, we all need to believe in a guy who flies through the sky and gives us presents.

Movies that do not live up to the hype are anything Star Wars after the first three and anything part two and three. 

Okay that’s my list of some of the things that do and do NOT live up to the hype. What is your list? What have you heard is fantastic and then it was. What have you heard that is fantastic and then it sucked.

Let me know and I’ll give away two Geared for the Grave tote bags.
Hugs, Duffy