Monday, June 2, 2008

I can't believe it's not butter.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Reason #69 My Work is Fun
Just had a customer walk in with a used cellphone and said "This used to be my son's phone, but it's my wife's phone now and we can't get in to the voicemail."
So I tried the default passwords and neither worked, but before I called the cellphone provider to reset the password I asked him how old his son was... he was twenty.
I tried the password "6969" and it went right in! Bingo!
The customer was surprised, "What was the password?" so I said "6969" and was going in to change it, when he replied "Cool, we know what it is. Thanks!"
He didn't want to change it! Cool!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Mmmmmmm, Pancakes!!!

Really short one, so here goes: You know how they use non-food items in stock photos of food? I talked with a guy who did some photo shoots for pancakes and he said they used motor oil instead of syrup on his shoot.

Mmmmmmmmmmm!!! They are even more delicious now!!!

Sunday, April 1, 2007

A little blurry due to excitement surely, but here I am with Elvis Presley. Well, an ETA actually (Elvis Tribute Artist). The interesting thing about ETAs-- and this is not too far-fetched being Palm Sunday/Easter-- is some ETAs sincerely believe the spirit of Elvis enters them during a performance to lend a hand. A spiritual thing. (He probably enters them later when they're in the breakfast buffet line loading up on biscuits and gravy, too.) This ETA is "Mike" and he's from Canada. The tournament was at the Mall of America and Mike was third place. This sucks because Mike truly had the best voice of the final three-- the other two sounded more like SuperKareoke. Mike runs an HVAC company in real life so we talked tech later-- he's a big fan of the late 60s Moncriefe Central Air units: "Their condensers are rugged and bulletproof," Mike claimed. "They'll truly stand the test of time, much like Elvis's Hawaii performances." Yeah, everything was in terms of Elvis or furnaces with Mike. "When I sang 'Love Me Tender,' all I had to do to get in the zone was think of how Carrier's Infinity Series Heat Pump has the maximum Heating Efficiency combined with a volume level as low as 70 db!!!" Right on, Mike! (I mean Elvis!) TCB

Monday, March 19, 2007

"Hostess CupCakes, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos: A New Theory for a New Age"

So much has certainly been said about the holy trinity of snack cakes-- Hostess Cupcakes, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos-- that I almost didn't even bother writing this, instead deferring to the incredible body of work in society's libraries. But I must say something, if only for my conscience and so I can get out of bed and move on with life: Ho Hos and Ding Dongs are basically the same, and Hostess Cupcakes very similar.

I think Ho Hos and Ding Dongs are just different injection molds and packaging, and while the Hostess Cupcakes may have a SLIGHTLY different mixture, once it's chewed up in your mouth it's probably the same as the others. No idea on SuzyQs... they don't have the outside frosting. More research is needed. Now I can greet the day! (And figure out who sells SuzyQs locally.)

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

"Once a Newsbabe, Always a Newsbabe"

I'm still a little confused on the whys and hows, but 1980s KSTP 5 Newsbabe Kirsten Lindquist is a friend of my business partner Dawn. Kirsten was visiting our town recently and gracious enough to pose for a photo with daddy.

Friday, March 2, 2007


Ok, I've stared at this lady holding this phone for the last six months at work. The Motorola W315 is a very popular cellphone, and for many reasons:

  1. It's free

  2. Doesn't cost the customer anything

  3. You don't have to buy it

  4. It's a flip

  5. Free

I'd like to think it's all because of this lady, though.

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