What’s with Donald Trump’s long ties?

Some may call the long tie – quaint (OK, maybe just New Englanders). But, this one during the inauguration, seems to have jumped beyond even the quaint zone.

If you like your tie long, you would think a tie clip should help. But, no, Donald has a much more economical way – how about some scotch tape!




Apparently, Trump is continuing to use the scotch tape. Here (left below), he is walking with grandchildren across the White House lawn. And, no, he is not just limited to taping the tie down. How about taping them together.

If he can only issue and Executive Order banning windy days.

Interestingly, Trump did not always wear his tie long. As late as 2005, Trump is shown with tie at somewhat normal length.

Trump 1984                               2005 with Apprentice (4th season) winner Randal Pinkett

Recent news show the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, is a McDonald’s fan.

In fact, he actually did a commercial for McD, in 2002, with Grimace.

His endorsement commercials do not end there.

Pizza Hut – in 1995, with his 1st wife, Ivana.


VISA card

Of course, he is not above promoting his own brands.

Trump Collection – dress just like Trump

Trump Steak – eat just like Trump

Trump Home – sleep just like Trump

Trump The Game – play just like Trump

Trump also like to mingle with sports and athletes.

He owned the short-lived USFL Generals – with some high profiled player signings

With the Manning brothers

Wrestling with WWF

Is appointing Linda McMahon as administrator of the Small Business Administration, a payback for beating up and shaving Vince McMahon?

{tijuana} walls divide

February 4, 2017

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico has always kind of had a bad reputation. It’s on the other side of the U.S.-Mexican border from San Diego. That bad reputation has started to change though because not only has Tijuana’s food scene really improved, have a fancy cultural center now, and the crime rate has dropped significantly. Despite all these positive changes on the Mexican side though, there’s still the huge eye sore everyone needs to pass by and look at whenever you’re in Tijuana – the U.S.-Mexican border wall. This wall is different looking in different parts of the border. Between San Diego and Tijuana, the “wall” is actually metal poles that are very thick and close together; and it literally goes into the ocean. I do appreciate how on the Mexican side the “wall” has been painted by graffiti (and other) artists, who often add inspiring messages like “También de este lado hay sueños”. There are dreams from this side too.

A dividing photo adventure:






You might be wondering why I haven’t mentioned the Berlin Wall yet during these past couple of posts about my short time in the city even though I seemed like I had organized the post by day. I decided that since the Berlin Wall is such an experience in it of itself that I would devote an entire post only to the Wall itself. During our stay in Berlin, we decided to spend a fair amount of time at the Wall and walk along as much of it as we could. I was very impressed by how well-preserved some of the areas were, but really disappointed by how messed up other parts were. The nicer parts of the wall had been painted by artists who had come back multiple times. For some reason these areas also had metal fencing around them. The other areas that had been trashed were just left that way and that was incredibly sad to see! Even still, the message was just as strong.

Read about our other German adventures: german life, day 1german life, day 2german life, day 3stop