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Better than the Average Tat

     We all have idols in which we think we would do anything for, right? How about having their name permanently signed on your skin? Well Rose Ann Belluso did just that. Belluso is a huge Sir Paul McCartney fan, and was in attendance at his Philadelphia concert. Sitting just a few rows back from the stage, Belluso made her mark on McCartney, and then he made his on her. She noted on a sign that she was armed with a Sharpie and a tattoo artist and wanted the Beatle’s autograph on her back. Belluso’s sign was noticed by McCartney, she was brought on stage, and he made her dream come true. I wonder if her husband is upset that his wife has another man’s name tattooed on her. I’m sure he would understand this one.

     Now I’m a fan of Sir Paul McCartney and I am also a fan of tattoos, but I cannot say that I would go as far as to mix the two together on myself. I am far from calling this woman crazy though. Why do most people get autographs? To show off to their friends about how they got the opportunity to meet a person they admire. People get baseballs and shirts signed then keep them on display for the rest of their lives, so how is this any different. After reading this article, I scrolled down to read the comments. People gave their two cents about how she will regret it. I say more power to Belluso. I wonder if the autograph were to give her body more value as it would a baseball (That was obviously a joke. I do not condone the selling of one’s body).  Any who, I would like to point out how a life was enhanced with the help of a Sharpie permanent marker. Just making lives better one legend at a time:).


Fight for your right…to Highlight

Football season is soon to begin, the Sunday papers are over flowing with office supplies deals, and the kids are yanking their parents’ arm to get to the store and get the coolest accessories before someone can say they had it first. Ah, back-to-school season is here. This means See-yah-later-money-I-worked-all-summer-for season is also here.

Being a college student myself I understand full and well the nauseating feeling experienced as you’re standing in line at the school bookstore and the grand total of your text books is lit up on the screen. You wonder to yourself why you spend $200 on a book that you will later sell back (because you will have no future use for it) for $20. As you slump your shoulders and fork over the $700, you envision all the fun nights on the town also being passed to the other side of the counter.

Paying for books is indeed an experience that every college student dreads. When I heard about Sharpie Highlighter’s Right to Highlight Sweepstakes, my first thought was sign me up. All you have to do is “Like” Sharpie Permanent Markers on, submit an entry form, and you and two friends have a chance to win free text books or a Sharpie Back to School Prize Pack. I would love to have a year off from sitting in my room and sulking about how much money I was just set back, so I am heading over and entering myself in the sweepstakes now. I bid you farewell and good luck my friends.

In the similar words of Ryan Seacrest, “Intern- Out!”

That Sappy Blog Post


It seems to me that once the calendar says July, the time flies by more quickly than ever. I have now been doing this internship for a little over two weeks and it feels as though it has only been a couple days. When I started, I figured it would be a great way to jazz up my resume and help me in my future career search. Well it is that and so much more. The opportunities I have gotten in just these couple weeks are so much more than I could have ever hoped for. I have had the chance to work with great people who are awesome at what they do. My area of study is currently communications and social media, so to be able to work with people who do what I hope to do one day is amazing. I have gotten the experience working in the corporate world-answering phone calls, attending and leading meetings, going on conference calls building reports. I am learning from mistakes I make now, so I will not have to make them in my career. The knowledge that I have received and will continue receiving will make me great in the future. I have gotten an opportunity that many college students would die for. With that being said, I wanted this post to be my thank you to the people I have gotten a chance to work for or with, for all the help you have offered thus far, and the faith you have had in me to excel. I have just over a week left and I’m going to make it count!

Do the Doodle

Submit your doodle!

We’ve all been there, the class that goes on for days, the four hour meeting that seems to be about nothing or the telephone call with your great aunt talking about her issues.  How do we cope with the daily “Who cares”? We DOODLE!! Whether it is a circle that turned into an extravagant art piece or just rewriting your name over and over, it seems to make the time go faster. Who would have thought there was a science behind the careless scribbles? Sharpie Uncapped teamed up with the Doodle Expert, Sunni Brown to give Sharpie fans the opportunity to submit their best doodles and possibly have them analyzed by Sunni herself.  I always was told that doodles are subconscious thoughts sneaking out, but I never believed that my terrible representation of a flower really meant more than that I was bored. Well no I have the chance to find out what it really means. Doodles unlock creativity and allow the mind to relax. So just stop thinking, put the pen to the paper, and see what comes out. Then submit your drawing on and see what your doodles say about you!

A Day in the Life

     So as I was hard at work (or was it hardly working?) roaming around the World Wide Web, I found myself on far longer than I had originally intended.  I knew before that this website was neat, but I guess I never realized how neat it is. Even when you first open the website up it looks pretty rad. The background makes you feel like you’re in grade school again scribbling all over the paper. It automatically made me get out my Sharpie markers and draw on a post it note. Along with the cool colors, I’m sure my short attention span also played a part in me coloring, but that’s beside the point.

Sharpie Uncapped

     So, the site has a cool background but that doesn’t usually make people hang out at a website all day. Well, it didn’t. It was the other awesome things on the website that caught my attention. I click on the “uncapped gallery”, which conveniently connects you with other Sharpie sites. I spent a while looking through all the pictures and telling myself I am just as good a drawer as my fellow Sharpie fanatics. If I tell myself how great I am long enough it becomes true, right?

Bright Colors- Amarog38

     Then there’s the trusty Sharpie Blog. I tell myself I will just take a second and see if anything catches my eye. Well that was everything. Who would have thought there were so many cool things going on with Sharpie products and so many ordinary people doing extraordinary things with them? Well now I know. After reading the words of my fellow Sharpieans, I head over to the “How-to” section of Uncapped, and decide I am going to replicate everyone of these ideas (not at work of course, that would be poor time management). Not only are the how-to’s fun to do, but they are also cool to look at and can act as cool gifts when they’re done. As far as presents for the next several years, I’m sure the receivers can guess what they are getting.

     Aside from my mentions, there is other cool stuff to do and see at, but it would take far too long for me to go into detail about them all. I know my job here isn’t easy, but someone has to do it and I’m glad I took one for the team and stepped up to the plate. This was just my journey on the website. I leave you to go on a quest of your own and see what you can “Uncap”.