Highlights from last night's GOP Debate

As some of you know, I like to live tweet events. This includes presidential debates. I was a political science major and I love politics. And if any of you think this is partisan, feel free to look at what I tweet when the "other side" is debating.

Here's how last night went down:

First off, below: it's a cheap shot, but hey, he opened the door. To the pyramid.

I give Carly Fiorina points for A) going to the same business school as me, and B) presenting very well at debates, but her inaccurate statements annoy me a good deal.

Points to Rubio for being topical, but why are mobile games important to any serious debate? I mean...I am actually asking this question.

One of the things that admittedly annoys me to no end is when everyone agrees to the rules - such as time limits - and then they totally get thrown out the window.

The long trailer for the Benghazi movie seemed to get good critical response, leading me to comment:

And then...it was over. I'm happy this debate was more substantive than some of the others, but still would have liked them to force candidates to give more specific policy answers. And, kind of wanted Christie on the main stage. Curious what you guys thought; tweet me anytime!

One less hurdle: Women's shelter allows victims to escape with their pets

Wow, these are sobering statistics: 48% of women in the U.S. choose to stay in abusive relationships because they don't want to leave pets behind. Only 2% of shelters in the U.S. have any program available to take pets into account. Great to see that there's some hope that more programs will be inclusive of pets - and helping women get the support they need - in the near future.

(via Mashable)

98 Years Ago Today in History

"Fun" fact: 98 years ago today, John D Rockefeller becomes the first billionaire. Today there are roughly 1645 of them, 30% of which are in the US.

Do these stats make you happy, sad, or neither?

Jeremy's Week in Instagram, 8/10-8/16

I thought it might be fun to highlight the past week's top Instagram posts of mine, based off of total likes:

Honorable Mention: Pizza Baby

Adeline had her first slice of pizza. Well, her first pizza crust. And she barely has teeth. But still. It's adorable.

#3: 57th & Madison

With the crossing light changing and the work day ending, I quickly snapped a few photos as I crossed the street. I think all of the activity on the streets is one of the reasons I just love New York City as much as I do.

#2: Puck & Winona

I know it looks like he's going to pounce on her, but Puck is actually good friends with Winona. I'm not sure if Winona cares much one way or the other, but either way, it's fun to watch.

#1: Robin Williams

It was a very sad day not just in Hollywood, but all across the world when we learned about Robin Williams' death. The first television show I remember watching was Mork & Mindy, so Williams' influence on me throughout my life couldn't be overstated. He really touched the world in a major way, and not everyone can say that.

Jeremy's Week in Instagram, 8/1-8/7

I thought it might be fun to highlight the past week's top Instagram posts of mine, according to you guys:


This past Sunday, I had a birthday party for Adeline, who turned 1 the next day. Everyone tells you the first year will fly by, and that couldn't be more true. Even though the first few weeks were pretty rough...


Puck sleeping. Can't believe I've known him for almost a decade now - I still remember him as a tiny orphaned kitty. This guy's my little son - the first being I really feel like I completely raised.


Yes, I live in a pretty entertaining house. Clover, Puck, and Winona all seem to be perfectly fine with it, though.

Starbucks Lovers Beware: Your Daily Cup May Be Costing More Than You Think


Did you know coffee is consumed at the rate of 1400 million cups per day? A cup o’ joe is a staple for many of us in the morning, but if you’re a Starbucks regular and you’re watching your wallet, you may want to consider making your French vanilla latte at home.  Studies show that if you have Starbucks everyday, you will spend approximately $7,000 over a 10-year period.

Here are a few more interesting financial facts about Starbucks coffee to keep in mind:

  1. If you skipped Starbucks everyday for a year, you'd have enough money to buy a 32GB iPad Air.
  1. The average Starbucks customer visits the store 6 times per month while a loyal 20% of customers go to the stores 16 times per month. Yes, I would put myself in that latter group.
  1. Starbucks earned approximately $10.7 billion in sales alone last year. They have 16,850 shops in 40 countries around the world. Lesson learned: if you’re going to sell something, it pays for it to be an addictive yet legal.

Do you have a Starbucks addiction? If so, here’s hoping it’s under control. I want to see you get that iPad Air.

(Photo Credit: Todd Huffman)