Monday, November 22, 2010

Producers' Holiday

In a 1974 essay Ayn Rand observed that “Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday. its essential, secular meaning is a celebration of successful production. It is a producers’ holiday. The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production.”

So, consume away my friends. Happy Thanksgiving!

Safe Travels

Is this making anyone feel safer?

or maybe this:

So much for teaching your kids about strangers touching them, because now Federal employees are allowed to do it.

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Deal

I love deals. I think I like deals more than most people. I only shop where I know everything is 50% of retail value. I honestly haven't stepped into a mall in years. - Except for The Gateway last Saturday trying to get a new phone.
Anyways. There is an new trend going around of these "Daily Deals" I think there are a million different people doing it. I'm signed up for a few of these and get emails everyday of the deal I can't pass up. For awhile, the offers weren't that compelling. They weren't places I wanted to eat, and I wasn't in the market for a photography session or oil change. But something changed this month, they have me clicking that little "buy it" button everyday - They caught me, just like they caught my sister 2 months ago.

Here are my latest purchases:

Star Of India
Naked Fish
Thai Siam
American Apparel
Nordstrom Rack

I also have heard that these advertisers are only getting 50% of the revenue of these sales. So, Nordstrom Rack is giving away $50 for only $12.50. How can this model work? The amazing thing is that it does. It does because most buyers will go in and spend more than the $50 Groupon. It really is brilliant.

If you haven't caught on to this trend yet, jump on fast. It's awesome. And if you purchased any of the above listed deals - let's spend them together.

Friday, November 12, 2010

3 surprises

3 things I didn't know about Conan's new show until this week:

1) Where is Max?? I had no idea Max wouldn't be returning as the band leader

2) 9:00pm and 11:00pm. 2 times a night? Is that a way of testing the market or do they really not have anything else to show on TBS

3) Only 4 nights a week! What? This was news to me. Monday - Thursday is all. I guess they don't want to interrupt their popular "Dinner and a Movie" segments on Friday nights.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ex-Talk Show Host

Yes. He's back on. Last night was great. It was almost as if he never left. I am just lucky to have my favorite TV show on every night of the week. One highlight of the show was the Ex-Talk Show Host Halloween Mask.Also, My Husband bought me the new Rolling Stone. The article is very interesting- but who am I kidding - I only care about the pictures.