Archive | June, 2011

Best Buy Update…

30 June 2011

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There’s some movement. (For those who hadn’t yet read, the full story is here). This morning I got an email from a member of the Executive Resolution Team, introducing himself, apologizing for the situation, telling me they are looking into it, and giving me his contact info. I emailed back later saying that I was […]

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Best Buy and The Asinine Argument…

29 June 2011

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To say I am unhappy with my recent experience with Best Buy is an epically understated understatement. But I will relay the information calmly and fairly, because I believe that this particular manager is absolutely wrong, and frankly do not believe that what she passed on as policy is in fact policy. On Sunday afternoon, […]

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Businesses, Believe in Yourselves and Your Brand…

27 June 2011

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..because if you don’t, why should we? Case in point: was driving through Tacoma today when a minivan pulled up beside me. The van was from South Tacoma Mazda. I didn’t catch whether it was a loaner or shuttle vehicle, but here’s the issue: it was a Ford van. So what does this tell consumers?

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Remembering Peter Falk…

26 June 2011

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His career in film and TV spanned across six decades, and while we’ll most remember him as Columbo, this is one of my favorite characters…he will be missed.

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Day 2 of No More Buying Coffee…

24 June 2011

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Today is Day 2 of No More Buying Coffee. Why, you ask? Well, you see, last Saturday morning, my rough and tumble Lenovo notebook died. Well, in tribute to The Princess Bride, it was only mostly dead. But the laptop is my lifeblood, so I need a replacement. Another custom-configured Lenovo looked like it would […]

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Time Flies…

21 June 2011

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Mika at the beach in Westport today. I love this pic. I am, however, conflicted by the fact that my little girl is growing up…

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See?! We’re Not Completely Unreasonable…

20 June 2011

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The past dozen years or so, before the birth of our oldest, we’ve been pretty stridently firm on not vaccinating our kids. And yes, I know many of you may disagree, and that’s your right… and this is ours. We have a whole host of reasons why we have chosen not to; WA State defines those […]

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Proud Daddy…

17 June 2011

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Today I had a sit-down with Mika (she’s 11, btw) to tell her, very clearly and specifically, that I was very proud of her. We have a relatively new neighbor whose kids are visiting for the summer. Her teenage daughter is autistic and according to her mother, functionally at about a 9-year old level. Today, since […]

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Some Days…

17 June 2011

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JoAnn is off to the WA Homeschool Organization convention in Puyallup. With Sammy. Which means I’m home with Mika, Joshie, and Maddie while also having to work and take calls. Usually, not such a big deal. But today, the phone’s been busy…and one of those was arranging a very large job next week, and during […]

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Sleepin’ on the Couch…

16 June 2011

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Yeah, it’s a cute pic. More on her account than mine. But this couch has become my bed lately. And not because I’m in trouble…as far as I know. No, with the rampant rotavirus pandemic in our house the past few weeks, I initially was sleeping there for two reasons: to give Maddie and JoAnn […]

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