Sunday, January 21, 2007

Grisanti's Fraud

Today Kim, Denise and I all went to Grisanti's in Lincoln to eat our noon meal. I saw "Cherry Coke®" on the menu and excitedly ordered it--not too many places have it. What I got back was most certainly not that. What I got was Coke + Grenadine... definitely not the same thing. When I asked about it, the waitress gladly switched my drink.

This practice seems almost illegal to me. If I was to sell someone a Pentium system and substitute a AMD chip, I'd be accused of fraud--even though both would let the computer run. I'm suprised Grisanti's is getting away with this.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Something Funny

It's been a crazy few days and I'm behind as usual. However, I'd suggest watching this in light of the season:

Snow Slide

Check Fractured Notions on Saturday to read about my Vista upgrade experience.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Marketing Syllabus Day

So I'm sitting in my marketing class right now putting my phone to good use. Right now everyone is introducing themselves and telling their favorite consumer behaviors. Things are so stereotypical... Guys consume sports or TV shows while women talk about eating food or any kind of shopping in general. Gray's anatomy seems to be quite popular (for women who watch TV). Most fascinating fact thus far... One girl called herself the "oops of the family" as her sisters are about 50 now while shes in her early 20s. We were also to tell something surprising about us. Everyone has had something except for 3 girls who each said there was nothing surprising about them. How sad. Better pay attention. Later.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Happy New Year!

So, better late than never. Right now I'm up working on getting a computer ready for tomorrow and have been thinking about new year's resolutions. I figure I better make the public, that way people can badger me if I'm not living up to them.

  1. Read some books for fun during the semester (though they might be business books)
  2. Exercise at least once a week
  3. Post to my blogs at least once a week
  4. Try to get up before 9 every day
  5. Don't eat out as often

Let's see how this happens.

The Gift

So what was the gift you ask? An alarm clock for my girlfriend:

Check it out at Amazon

It's perfect. It is easy to use, has 2 alarms (both can be radio/buzzer), a buzzer that goes from soft to really loud, a giant snooze button, a very small off button, automatically sets itself for daylight savings time, and has a battery that will still sound a buzzer in the morning if the power is off.

Mark my words--next year, 75% or more of my shopping will be done online. I dislike stores so much.