I think the statute of limitations has run out on this so on with the post. And if the Feds are reading this it’s completely made up. I have a confession to make: I am a betting man; the kind of man who loves to watch sports and, when possible, make money on said games. […]

David is a Partner at Large Media and the proud father of three boys. He's a guy's guy that's into sports, the Catskills, raunchy comedy, beer and gaming.

I recently celebrated my seventh wedding anniversary. By no means is seven years a milestone, but in this day in age when divorce papers are as common as wedding nuptials, seven years is a pretty good benchmark. We’ve made it this far. Haven’t killed each other yet. Finances are in order. Food is on the […]

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Last weekend Katie & I took our daughters (Molly- age 5 & Abby – age 3) out for a family dinner at Bertucci’s. The girls had been a tad on the rambunctious side, so we were relieved when the hostess presented each of them with a big gob of play-dough. In the world of restaurant […]

This week the kids, wife and I attended the haunted hallway at my oldest’s grammar school. It was very creative and scared the crap out of the kids and event startled the wife a couple of times. The best action, however, was outside in the 45 minute line that we waited in. Overheard: Mom: “Dylan, […]

Dad | Husband | Digital PR lead at @SchneiderPR | Executive Editor of @Technorati | Writer | Photographer | Bostonian | Sports nut | Tech geek | Craft beer fan

My oldest son was having trouble in 1st grade gym class. He couldn’t hop on one foot. He confessed this to my wife but he admonished her, “Don’t tell daddy. I don’t want him to know.” I may be reading too much into this but I am wondering if my son doesn’t want me to […]

Thank God for home improvement projects. (No, really. Thank you God!) If it wasn’t for having to dig out bushes, install sinks and fans, change light fixtures, fix the toilet, paint each room in the house (all at least once), hook up the waterline in the refrigerator….well, you get the idea….I’d have no tools at […]

It irks me to no end when I see what passes for children’s entertainment these days. I blame it on the Teletubbies, as they started this ridiculous trend where amorphous blobs who blather on in unintelligible clicks and whistles have become the standard for children’s entertainment. Whatever happened to Raffi and Sharon, Lois and Bram. […]

Being a paperboy used to be a right of passage for kids in America. I am sure at least half of those people reading this post either had a paper route or had a sibling with a paper route. It just was part of the fabric of America and the newspaper business.

As the Director of Social Media at tax giant H&R Block, Scott Gulbransen recently returned to the tax business after previously spending 1o years at rival Intuit working on the TurboTax & Quicken brands. He brings 16 years as a marketing communications professional, and 11 tax seasons, with him to H&R Block and was responsible for the launch of many key social initiatives at Intuit before leaving in 2010. A strategic thinker and business problem solver, Gulbransen has worked for some of the world’s top brands including TurboTax, Sony Online Entertainment, and Applebee’s. In 2010, Gulbransen became the first Director of Social Media & Digital Content for Applebee’s, creating the first-ever social media strategy for the world’s largest casual dining chain. While at Applebee’s, Gulbransen lead a small but nimble team responsible for creating a robust and far-reaching social engagement channel for Applebee’s and its franchise community. In addition to his professional accomplishments at the corporate level, Gulbransen is also a prolific blogger recently named as one of the Top 50 Daddy Bloggers in the US by Cision. Gulbransen was ranked #21. As a member of the TurboTax communications and social media team for 10 years, Scott helped the TurboTax team launch and sustain the brand’s social media platform. He also drove and was responsible for the launch of TurboTax’s successful content strategy, including the launch of the TurboTax Blog. Recently, he launched one of the most significant social media campaigns in the brand’s history with the @TeamTurboTax Twitter project. Gulbransen was instrumental in reinvigorating the Quicken brand almost entirely through the use of social media and, particularly, Twitter. By engaging with customers and influencers who talk about personal finance on Twitter, he and his team helped Quicken Online grow from just 200,000 users in October 2008 to over 1.4 Million in just 10 months. This led to a more focused look at the personal finance space for Intuit and, ultimately, the acquisition of Mint.com. A former print journalist, who, after realizing his paychecks from the newspaper industry weren’t going to get much bigger, turned to the Dark Side – public relations. After working in both college athletics and inside mid-size agencies, he joined Intuit in 2000 and Applebee’s in 2010. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and is the married father of five kids. Despite his busy personal and professional life, Scott is a digital native who never strays far from social networking. To hassle Scott, or to tell him how great you think he is (or not!), email him at scott@scottgulbransen.com, add him to your Circles on Google+, or ping him on Twitter at @sdgully. Scott also is an editor and writer for Technorati.com.

A new weekend tradition was born in my house recently: the pajama road trip. This was brought on by two phenomena. First was the opening of a new Dunkin’ Donuts near our house. Second was the fact that it was entirely too early to get dressed for a weekend day. Problem: how to get doughnuts […]

As the newbie on this blog, I thought I’d kick things off by sharing why I like farts. But I’m not going to write about why some people like to smell their own farts, or how effective farts can be for ending awkward conversations with a spouse. I’m going to share why farts are a […]

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