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?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSQTz1bccL4

or maybe this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFoa0LsqVbQ&feature=related

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.