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Movie Trailers

Posted on January 22, 2009 - Filed Under Business, Entertainment, gadgets | Leave a Comment

I’ve been planning to do this for ages but never seem to find the time or the equipment I need to get it done. I want to set up a small but decent size TV in the movie section, running trailers for new releases as well as older popular movies that are for rent in […]

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Blind for 5 Minutes a Day

Posted on January 22, 2009 - Filed Under building, Business | Leave a Comment

I was thinking yesterday that something has been different around the store lately and today I figured out what it was. During the warmer months, when the days are longer, for a short period every evening, the sun glares in through the back window. This causes a bad glare off my monitor so I can’t […]

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Too Many Movies!

Posted on January 22, 2009 - Filed Under DVD, Entertainment, sale | Leave a Comment

I’ve come to the conclusion today that we have too many movies and it’s time for a sale. Time for a new sale I should say, since we’re currently running a ‘buy 2 get a 3rd free’ sale. I’m thinking of changing it to a half price sale, for the entire month of February, which […]

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Story Books

Posted on January 21, 2009 - Filed Under Books, Entertainment, kids | Leave a Comment

Chloe loves her story books almost as much as her regular toys, usually requiring at least 2 readings before she’ll go to bed at night. She’s not much into the lengthy fantasy stories yet although she watched a couple of the Harry Potter movies recently and enjoyed those. Soon it’ll be time to upgrade from […]

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Dead Router, Again!

Posted on January 15, 2009 - Filed Under computer repair, computers, Electronics, Internet | Leave a Comment

I don’t know if it’s just bad luck on my part or what, but we seem to go through a lot of routers here. At home I’ve only had to replace the router once and we needed to get a wireless one anyway so it wasn’t a big deal. Here we’ve had one just die, […]

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Be an Olympic Torchbearer

Posted on January 9, 2009 - Filed Under Entertainment, Health, Internet, Life, News | Leave a Comment

Perhaps one of the biggest surprises of my day today was learning that Coca Cola is pumping 5 million bucks into it’s SOGO Active program in collaboration with ParticipACTION. The program is targeted at youths and teens in an effort to help them become more active. As an added incentive to get more people interested […]

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Game Awards that Rock

Posted on January 8, 2009 - Filed Under Amused, Entertainment, gaming | Leave a Comment

Now here’s an Awards show I could stand to spend a couple hours watching, too bad this one is only 6 minutes long! Yahtzee of Zero Punctuation rounds up the best (worst?) games of 2008 and continues his trend of ripping them to shreds. Good stuff.

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What she Needs can’t Always be Bought

Posted on January 5, 2009 - Filed Under Holidays, Life | Leave a Comment

It’s hard to buy a Christmas gift for a Chinese woman, they have a lot of superstitions. For example, I know she needs a new pair of shoes, but I can’t buy them for her. Might as well give her a set of Rimowa luggage, it has the same meaning. Giving shoes to a loved […]

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