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Rummy Reindeer. via: hipster-animals: 
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Rummy Reindeer. via: hipster-animals

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Shimmering Spider.
After last year’s run in with a family of spiders living inside my Christmas tree… I opted for one made of Tin this year. Shortly after I tweeted about the new tin tree, a friend sent me this story…
THE LEGEND OF THE CHRISTMAS SPIDER (A folk legend from Germany and the Ukraine) 
Once upon a time, long ago, a gentle mother was busily cleaning the house for the most wonderful day of the year…. The day on which the Christ child came to bless the house. Not a speck of dust was left. Even the spiders had been banished from their cozy corner in the ceiling to avoid the housewife’s busy cleaning. They finally fled to the farthest corner of the attic. T’was the Christmas eve at last! The tree was decorated and waiting for the children to see it. But the poor spiders were frantic, for they could not see the tree, nor be present for the Christ child’s visit. But the oldest and wisest spider suggested that perhaps they could peep through the crack in the door to see him. Silently they crept out of their attic, down the stairs, and across the floor to wait in the crack in the threshold. Suddenly, the door opened a wee bit and quickly the spiders scurried into the room. They must see the tree closely, since their eyes weren’t accustomed to the brightness of the room… so the crept all over the tree, up and down, over every branch and twig and saw every one of the pretty things. At last they satisfied themselves completely of the Christmas tree beauty. But alas!! Everywhere they went they had left their webs, and when the little Christ child came to bless the house he was dismayed. He loved the little spiders, for they were God’s creatures too, but he knew the mother, who had trimmed the tree for the little children, wouldn’t feel the same, so He touched the webs and they all turned to sparkling, shimmering, silver and gold! Ever since that time, we have hung tinsel on our christmas trees, and according to the legend, it has been a custom to include a spider among the decorations on the tree.
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Shimmering Spider.

After last year’s run in with a family of spiders living inside my Christmas tree… I opted for one made of Tin this year. Shortly after I tweeted about the new tin tree, a friend sent me this story…

THE LEGEND OF THE CHRISTMAS SPIDER 
(A folk legend from Germany and the Ukraine) 

Once upon a time, long ago, a gentle mother was busily cleaning the house for the most wonderful day of the year…. The day on which the Christ child came to bless the house. Not a speck of dust was left. Even the spiders had been banished from their cozy corner in the ceiling to avoid the housewife’s busy cleaning. They finally fled to the farthest corner of the attic. 

T’was the Christmas eve at last! The tree was decorated and waiting for the children to see it. But the poor spiders were frantic, for they could not see the tree, nor be present for the Christ child’s visit. But the oldest and wisest spider suggested that perhaps they could peep through the crack in the door to see him. Silently they crept out of their attic, down the stairs, and across the floor to wait in the crack in the threshold. Suddenly, the door opened a wee bit and quickly the spiders scurried into the room. They must see the tree closely, since their eyes weren’t accustomed to the brightness of the room… so the crept all over the tree, up and down, over every branch and twig and saw every one of the pretty things. At last they satisfied themselves completely of the Christmas tree beauty. 

But alas!! Everywhere they went they had left their webs, and when the little Christ child came to bless the house he was dismayed. He loved the little spiders, for they were God’s creatures too, but he knew the mother, who had trimmed the tree for the little children, wouldn’t feel the same, so He touched the webs and they all turned to sparkling, shimmering, silver and gold! 

Ever since that time, we have hung tinsel on our christmas trees, and according to the legend, it has been a custom to include a spider among the decorations on the tree.

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"Christmas Ain’t Like Christmas Anymore" Kitty Wells

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Platinum Pine
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Platinum Pine

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Wee Warmer
#AdmanAdventCalendar Zippo Hand Warmer (works really well)

Wee Warmer

#AdmanAdventCalendar Zippo Hand Warmer (works really well)

Toasted Treats.
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Toasted Treats.

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#AdmanAdventCalendar - 55 Playboy - This issue included some wonderful nude photos of Ms. Bettie Page at her Christmassy finest.

#AdmanAdventCalendar - 55 Playboy - This issue included some wonderful nude photos of Ms. Bettie Page at her Christmassy finest.

Just discovered my phone can take pictures.  (Taken with Instagram)

Just discovered my phone can take pictures. (Taken with Instagram)

"The most troublesome animal I ever worked with on an ad was a human" #Frank15 Twitterview with TBWA\CHIAT\DAY’s CCO Rob Schwartz aka 

"Every tweet I tweet is an ad." So says ad man David Oakley in our  Twitterview.

Austin Martini Spots

According to my Twitter pals the following locations are swell spots to find a well made Austin Martini. Cheers.

Brown Bar 201 West 8th Street via @utmonica 

The Belmont 305 W. Sixth St. via @utmonica 

Frank 4th & Colorado via @hotdogscoldbeer

Hangar Lounge 4th and Colorado via @Hangar_Lounge

Peche 4th street between Colorado and Lavaca  via @spikejones

Parkside East 6th Street via @simpixelated

Add to the list here.

Austin. Time Travel. Booze.

Interested? I have a good friend who’s heading off to that big computer-net convention in a couple of weeks. Unfortunately his so-called friend sold his SXSW hotel room to a potential client. What wont an ad man stoop to?

Have room in your room for a swell fellah? Let me know.

I’ll be passing through town that week and we’ll all bend elbows at the nearest watering hole - on ME!

Cheers. F

Cigarettes, hairspray, & beer. Tune into my #FrankBowl63 on the Twitter & YouTube this Sunday. Be sure to wear your armchair-adman glasses. Cheers. F

Cigarettes, hairspray, & beer. Tune into my #FrankBowl63 on the Twitter & YouTube this Sunday. Be sure to wear your armchair-adman glasses. Cheers. F