You could kick off your shoes and plop down on the couch after a long day at work and expect me to figure out what to make for dinner for our family of three. You could expect that I cook it, serve it, feed our son, somehow feed myself too and then clean it all up. You could expect me to undress our son, bathe him, give him his vitamin, brush his teeth, pick out his pajamas, dress him and read him a bedtime story. You could expect me to prepare lunch for him to bring to school the next day.
My husband and I each took different days off recently to do our own thing. This is how my day went. Wake up at 7:46 a.m. Consider it a triumph that husband has taken child to school. Discover child's toothbrush on dining room table with toothpaste still on it. Flinch thinking about child's un-brushed teeth leading to cavities and kid breathing his stinky morning breath onto other human beings. Remember it's been more than 6 months since child's last dentist appointment. Call dentist.
1. You almost met each other before you actually did. After years together, you discovered you were in the same place at the same time--or almost the same time--but for one reason or another your paths didn't quite cross. That was fate! Life was just getting in the way. 2. You almost didn't meet when you did. You really didn't feel like going out with your girlfriends the night he first chatted you up. But something told you that you should suck it up and hit the town.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".