A couple of comments about our seminar (mostly for guys) on how to remember significant events in a relationship:Doug Johnson, of Watson, says, "A wedding anniversary is a very important day for most couples, and it should not be necessary to be wed on one’s birthday to remember it. "I never forget that my wife and I were wed on February 14." And Emmet LaJaunie, of Jefferson, expands on that idea:"Speaking of remembering dates, I admit that I’m terrible at it.
I'm enjoying our stories about encounters with squirrels, which proves it doesn't take much to keep me entertained.Here's one from Joan Waguespack Barre, of Metairie:
"My husband, Carl, fed the squirrels every evening at about 5. "He placed pecans on the ground near the kitchen door, stood at the open door and tapped two pecans together. The squirrels came scurrying from all directions to feast on the pecans. "One day he called me into the kitchen during feeding time.
Chapman Morgan, a former Baton Rougean now living in Santa Maria, California, has this squirrel hunting story:"Hunting on the Amite River near my home late one evening, I took a shot with my .410 shotgun at a gray squirrel high up in a beech tree. "He was hit, but got his injured leg caught in a large hanging wad of moss. He ran round and round trying to extricate himself, and I commenced blasting away, shooting at the movement in the tree.
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".