The Cake-Toppers!

A number of years ago when things got serious with me and Guy and it was time to meet the families, she told me I couldn’t meet her parents until she “Had some time to explain!”

It was almost two-years until I met them!

Her fears for the introduction far outstripped the reality. She shared that even though her parents had been residing in Stamford, Connecticut since they emigrated to the United States in 1970, they were in-fact still living in Italy!

Or so it would seem when I observe life up-close!

Her concerns for me meeting them were mostly based on the language barrier and the 1970’s Italian lifestyle that they still lead in their home. She didn’t need to worry! The homes of old European Jewish people sound just as strange and smell far worse!

What I remember most about Guy’s description of her parents was their size. Every time she referred to them, she would call them “cake-toppers!” I always laughed at that description; until I met them. They don’t generally dress in gowns or a tux but otherwise….she was pretty on the money! If you put one on top of the other, they’d still need a step stool to reach into the oven to pull out the pasta for Sunday dinners!

Down below you can see an example of how to hang a bathroom mirror for a pair of cake-toppers!

Over the last few months I’ve been doing a bit more than just hanging mirrors for short people! I shared with you last week that around February 15th we will release a new website for Benjamin Moore retailers: I’d love to take credit for all the creative energy spent on naming that site but Fabio beat me to it!

No, not THAT Fabio! We have our own in Montvale!

The first thing you’ll notice on our new site is the podcasting I mentioned last week. We are starting with a full-season of 40 episodes. I recorded two more last week and have three more scheduled to record in the coming 10-days. As I mentioned last week: once I have enough done and “in-the-can” to keep it going without making one every week, we’ll drop the first one and the fun begins!

But the new site will not be for podcasting alone. Preparing to drop around the same time will be a new Instagram page, exclusively for Benjamin Moore retailers! The Instagram page will share the same goals as the podcasts: educate and inform B