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Entries from July 12th, 2010

6 things you should never put on Facebook

July 12th, 2010 No Comments

I’m a huge fan of the whole social networking phenomenon. It has millions of Americans sharing their photos, favorite songs and details about their class reunions on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and dozens of similar sites.  But there are a handful of personal details that you should never say if you don’t want criminals — cyber or otherwise [...]


Have pride in your ride!

July 9th, 2010 1 Comment

I drive an SUV.  Have for years.  Only one kid, but I’m constantly driving tons of kids to practice, movies or out for ice cream.  I need the room! But a mini-van?  Yikes. I’m not so delusional to think of myself as a terribly hip, cool, chick but even I have standards!  Love this for Toyota Sienna…the [...]


Is anything really free at Starbucks?

July 8th, 2010 No Comments

I often take my laptop to McDonald’s or Panera Bread for the two hours my daughter has volleyball practice. I’d love to go to Starbucks, but they “charge” for WiFi. FINALLY, Starbucks is going to make free WiFi available at all of its locations as soon as this fall. There’s just too many people using [...]


Missed your favorite TV show last night? No worries…

July 7th, 2010 No Comments

If you miss your favorite TV show and you didn’t DVR it, you might be able to catch it on Hulu.  And Hulu is free, right?  Can’t beat that.  Not so fast buckeroo, Hulu Plus was unveiled last week.  It’s a subscription plan.  You ask…why would I pay for something I can get free?  Good question.  [...]


Weiner Warriors and Brand Integration

July 6th, 2010 1 Comment

I’m a big sports fan, but I just don’t get watching a small Asian fella who can put away 50 or 60 hot dogs in 10 minutes.  The Nathan’s Annnual Hot Dog Eating contest was even broadcasted live on ESPN.  Let’s talk about gluttony!  But, I do have an appreciation for logical brand association and Pepto-Bismol’s sponsorship [...]


4th of July is an opportunity to teach

July 2nd, 2010 No Comments

With all our challenges, we still live in the greatest country in the world.  The 4th of July is one of our most important holidays and has more historical significance than any other day celebrated by the USA.  However, ask your kids.  To them it’s all about fireworks and eating Dad’s BBQ.   I like Dad’s [...]


Automotive Industry doing away with Printed Owners Manuals

July 1st, 2010 No Comments

Printed owners manuals are going away for some future automobiles including those from Ford, Chrysler and Hyundai.  I say, thank goodness, I rarely read them anyway.  Manufacturers will soon be relying on podcasts and other electronic audio and video to explain your new car features.  I’ve read that Hyundai is even planning to issue an Apple [...]