Thursday, August 28, 2008

Nice placement

When you are going to the Republican convention next week, expect a nice welcome sign from the Daily Show. As you are leaving the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport heading into the Twin Cities, this is what you are going to see.

In case you don't know what Oligarch means, check it out here. :-)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Silvie's politics

Our cat Silvie has been taught how to handle certain politics folks. We used a previous President for it, but I thinks she is ready now for George Bush and friends, or should that be Fox and friends?

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Amy's Ramblin' Rose Triathlon

Today, Amy participated in a women only triathlon in Winton-Salem called the Ramblin' Rose Triathlon. They had almost 450 starters and the event seemed to have encouraged quite a few newbies.

Here are a few pics of Amy's Ramblin'Rose Triathlon

Hmmm, pink for a women's triathlon?

Checking in early and preparing the transition area

Getting body marked is an important part of the pre race ritual

There were lots of women racing today

It is time to head to the pool

Only a short time left before it is time to go

Lining up for the swim start

And off she goes

Done with the swim and off to the bike

Fighting for space in the transition area

The best part of each triathlon starts now

And off she goes

Almost done with the bike and just a little run left

Very few bikes already there means a good bike split

Heading out on the run

Almost done and looking good

I can't talk to you right now, need something to drink

Yeah, I got it done

Friday, August 22, 2008

JD Power baloney

Every time I see or hear an ad that features the line "According to JD Power and Associates" my mind immediately tunes out because I only expect complete marketing bullshit.

So how does that JD Power endorsement stuff actually work? Let's say you have a product that no one wants such as GM, Ford and Chrysler cars and trucks, then you call the good folks at JD Power up and based on how much money you are willing or able to pay them they give you a nice review and glass award?

Along those lines, Oreck vacuum cleaners would be a great JD Power project. :-)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Congrats Simon

Simon, I am super happy for you that you won the silver medal at the Olympic Triathlon event. You showed unbelievable athletic prowess, determination and class.

You are awesome.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

35°85° party in Chattanooga

So we moved to Winston-Salem, NC and now there is a big party in Chattanooga that is promoted via guerrilla marketing. :-(

We can't be there, but you can. 35°85° Chattanooga is happening on Monday,August 18 at the Loose Cannon Studios on Rossville Boulevard.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Geico go-cart

In general I don't care much for Geico ads but this one is very nice. Mike Wallace, I want to race you in a go-cart too and run you into a wall. :-)

Friday, August 08, 2008

The Olympics are starting today

Despite the issues with China let us focus on the events, the athletes and their amazing performances for the next 16 days.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

I want a Snickers bar

While my photoshop skills are not too bad I didn't manipulate the image below. Amy actually stumbled upon it and pointed out the similarities to me.

All of the sudden I have a beast of a hunger. :-)

Friday, August 01, 2008

Green Drinks Winston

Amy and I went to the monthly Green Drinks meeting in Winston-Salem last night and had a good time. It took place barely a block away from our apartment at the Krankies coffee shop so we could stroll over quite conveniently. I went to a few Green Drinks in Chattanooga before, but this was the first time for Amy.