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At Least It’s Not Identity Theft…

20 September 2011

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On Saturday we got a survey card from our insurance company about a claim that had been processed. The thing is, we didn’t submit a claim. A call to customer service could only give us a small portion of the information, since they do not have access to the details, but it was sufficient to warrant concern. […]

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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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Beware of Saving the Republic…

12 June 2011

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Julius Caesar entered Rome under the banner of saving the Republic. Within years, reforms were instituted, power was consolidated, and the very Republic that he claimed to be saving was replaced with a dictatorship. The French Revolution overthrew the monarchy, enacted reforms, established the Republic…and within years they had Napoleon as dictator. These are just two of […]

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Thank You To Our Sponsors!

5 June 2011

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We’d like to thank the following sponsors who made Sammy’s black belt testing possible… (click on logos for websites and contact information, other info below) Kim & Kim CPAs Klaudia Conradt Cornerstone Financial Strategies (visit website for Cornerstone in social media!) IT Service Works …and a very generous individual I’ve “met” through twitter: @lathario Without […]

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Tmobile: Shakin’ My Head…

9 May 2011

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Last week, I finally called Tmobile support. My Samsung Vibrant’s microUSB charging/data port had been seeming loose for some time–finicky and inconsistent connection on both AC and car charger. Would often not get charged because the connection wasn’t just right. The agent had a great idea that I supported: send out an AC charger first to see if […]

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Today’s Post

12 February 2011

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So with the party today, didn’t have time (or a pre-prepared post) for today…so if I write a post about not having a post for today, I end up with a post, no? Exactly.

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Tomorrow It Begins…

31 January 2011

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Tomorrow…just a day away. And for the 28 days of February, the challenge…the journey. Starting off with a bang tomorrow…the story of when I left home. (Hint: it’s not the normal leaving home kind of story.) Then will probably go lighter for a few days before jumping into something deeper again. But who knows where this […]

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GM Responds….Kind of.

26 January 2011

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So this morning, at 8:15, I received a call, but because it was some 866 number that I didn’t recognize, I let it go to voicemail. Turns out it was someone from GM calling about my Saturn concern. Called back, and turns out that the Customer Relations Specialist is only available from 8-11 EST.  And […]

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The New GM…Now Even More Sleazy!

22 January 2011

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[updated at bottom] A little background first: from 2002-2005 GM’s Saturn division sold VUEs (2003-2004 for their ION cars) with VTi transmissions that have been since found to be poorly designed or engineered, and subject to early–and sudden–failure. So much so that a class-action lawsuit was filed and culminated in a decision in which the […]

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