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Obligatory Obama Blog

Posted in Raves with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2009 by JD

barack-is-hopeHow does a blogger not write a post about Obama on this significant day in history?

Somebody on twitter today posed the question… “Would people be as excited about Obama had he not followed Bush?”
Give me your thoughts, but I say…HELL YES!! Obama becoming the 44th President of the US is a step forward in every sense of the word and in every way possible.  It shows that this nation is making progress, we are moving forward and leaving behind our old ways of thinking.  Yes, people are extremely excited to see Bush leave (with the exception of comedians),  but I think they are more excited about the hope they have for a new America.

True, I think some people may have their expectation set a little high and they think Obama will be a miracle worker, but… (yes, I am going to say it) without hope, what do you have – and there was none left in Bush’s administration.  You can’t expect for Obama to dig us out of this hole the Bush administration has put us in immediately, and I hope people realize this.  It is going to take time folks, but I have confidence in it happening. The man has been left with shit and it is hard to shine a turd, but he’ll do his best to get us back to being a  nation which people of the world admire and look up to, not laugh at and detest solely because our president was several donuts short of a dozen.

I must admit though….I will miss the Bush-isms.  The man said some hilarious stuff.
Had Obama’s speech not been so good, I might have actually missed having something to laugh at.
Honestly though, you should not watch your President’s speeches just waiting to hear what dumb thing he will say next.

Obama here is your noise! Wishing you and your administration the best in cleaning up the mess with which you have been left.

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Make Noise!!

My Most Used iPhone App

Posted in Raves with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2009 by JD

grocery-iq

Okay, so it might not really be my most used iPhone app, that honor goes to the Facebook app or Bejeweled 2, but it sure gets used a lot!

Any of the other cooks and the grocery shoppers of their household out there probably have the same list hanging on their fridge or an ongoing list with a pen next to it sitting on their counters somewhere.  A list that you need to be in the kitchen to update, so those things that you think of while in the bathroom at work (yep, I think groceries while taking care of business) or sitting in traffic, rarely ever actually make it onto your list by the time you make it home.  iPhone and/or iPod Touch users listen up….Grocery IQ is one of the greatest apps you can download for your electronic toy.

The number one reason to get it? Your grocery list is almost always on you and can be added to and updated at any time.  You think of something you need while in a budget meeting? Reach into your pocket, pretend you just got an important e-mail and add that can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce to your list.

Other great things about this app?  Surely….

  • Creating favorites list to use for items you buy on a consistent basis
  • e-mailing your completed to someone else to do the shopping
  • an incredible search function for adding specific products
  • sorts everything by the aisle you will most likely always find them on
  • you simply check everything off while you shop and everything goes into a history folder when you are done

Sure, it’s not one of those apps you see and think “oh shit, I have to have that!!”, but once you get it, you’ll wonder why you didn’t download it sooner.
Make Noise

Nate Wade Love

Posted in customer service with tags , , , , , on December 30, 2008 by JD

My wife and I bought a new car last summer and after a full 10 hour day of car shopping (my wife was 9 months pregnant at the time mind you, so some of you will appreciate what that means) we decided to to with the Subaru Legacy we drove at Nate Wade Subaru. Why Mr Wade over the others? Customer service folks…customer service.

A relaxed, friendly neighborhood environment and an absolutely no pressure sales experience is what did it for us. The salesman knew his stuff and every employee there made us feel like a member of the family.

I took the car in for its first oil change, and even after 4 months, nothing has changed. The dorky cousin was back for a visit and they once again made me feel right at home.
The first oil change was free and they threw in a valve stem cover to replace the one I had already lost. I found a free bottle of touch-up paint in the car when I got in to drive away. Plus, the coffee I had while there was great!! Not the usual crap you get for free which has probably been sitting out for days.

Way to Nate Wade… Kudos to you.