Archive for November, 2006

follow-up to “cyber monday”

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

It’s nice to have one’s predictions shown to be right. But perhaps the scariest paragraph stated: Overall, the study concluded that 37% of consumers were shopping in stores on Black Friday – and 41% of those were out between midnight and 8 am. 80% mentioned special as their motivation to go on a shopping tour, […]

Luke’s eating again!

Monday, November 27th, 2006

I hadn’t mentioned this, but it had been about 5 weeks since Luke (the boa) last ate.  For the first three weeks, I didn’t worry.  He had just shed, he’s a snake and it’s winter, etc.  By week 5, I was getting concerned.  Last Saturday, two days after finishing his cage, which upped the daytime […]

predictions… “Cyber Monday”

Monday, November 27th, 2006

Let me get a prediction in here before the data come out tonight or tomorrow.  “Cyber Monday” will be a disappointment to retailers.  They will do more electronic business than they did last year, but not significantly more than they did last Friday or next Monday.  Any uptick is going to be small and due […]


Friday, November 24th, 2006

It’s taken me a bit to write about Admiral Poindexter’s visit and the small group talk we had with him. Let me start by reminding folks that here’s a guy who was convicted of lying to congress. The conviction was later overturned on a technicality. He’s also very politically savvy. I once asked my father […]

Happy Thanksgiving! [updated]

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

I hope everyone’s having a good Thanksgiving. So far, ours has been great. K’s parents are in town which means: a) her father gets to see the house for the first time; b) we’ve got help cooking dinner; and c) we’ve got a reason to cook more food! I started off the morning by (finally!) […]

Still need to finish the snake cage

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

The snake’s been in the cage for a few months, but I’ve held off posting pictures until I finished the last little bit – the frames around the window.  But as pointed out in this comment, it would be good to get some pictures with Luke in his cage.  So, hopefully I’ll finish up the […]

things to be thankful for

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

K’s parents are in town and staying with us. Okay, that’s not a typical thing to be thankful for :-), but I like her parents and this gives me a great excuse to take most of this week off. I lost 54 minutes of vacation last month, I would like to avoid a repeat. Hopefully, […]

why i love the internet – reason 768

Friday, November 17th, 2006

The Disney illustrated Communist Manifesto… link p.s. fwiw, some of this is Warner Bros. and Hannah Barbara (but who’s keeping score) ESPN boasts what it oakley sunglasses says is the most widely used fantasy NFL Jerseys Cheap football site in the country. The company said in October of last year that the app had about […]

Not a bad birthday at all…

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

I took the day off for my birthday.  I got to sleep in late and get some things done around the house.  I managed, I think, to get rid of whatever was smelling up one of our air ducts, I tarred up part of the roof and repaired the fence where the dog kept getting […]

/me grumbles

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

bah – the past few nights, my website/blog keeps getting screwed up because all of the disk space on the drive is consumed.  the first night, i freed up some space, but didn’t pay attention to how much was free. it happened last night and again i freed up space, noting that i had about […]