Stranger in a Strange Land: November 2007

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Home Office

An office is not just an office, it’s a home. Thus, you need to outfit like a home. This means furnishing it with more than just the basic office furniture, like a desk, chair, file cabinet and maybe, if you are feeling creative, one of those faux painting you can buy from Target. No, you need a modern desk, real art, a stereo system and yes, even an espresso machine.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Big Apple Move

Think about it. Wouldn’t moving into downtown New York City be a royal pain in the ass? I don’t know how people can do it, moving truck and all. There just doesn’t seem to be room. I suppose the best way to do it is to find and hire a mover NYC and let them handle the nightmare for you. Then the only thing you need to do is sit back and watch someone else do all the work. No that is the life, the New York City life that is.

Give Me Life

The other day I received an email offering me life insurance quotes. The person, or machine, sending me the email actually gave me a quote. They know nothing about me besides my email address. Yet they could still give me a quote. Personally, I would rather get a quote from someone who actually evaluates your case, even if it means finding out I drink too many Belgian beers and smoke the occasional cigar.

B-Ball Time

College basketball is kind of like Christmas taking over thanksgiving. Even though college football is just getting to its championship season, basketball is already moving in. Granted, the NCAA tournament may seem like a long ways off, but it’s never too soon to start making your plans to get to a game. Whether it’s a first round game, a regional championship or the Final Four, if you want to be there if you have to act now.

Make Your Theater Legit

A movie theater is not a move theater without a movie theater popcorn machine. Thus, home theater popcorn machines are an essential component of completing your home theater. Sure, you have the stadium seating, and even reclining chairs with built in holders for your beer. You have a projector, giant screen, surround sound and a movie collection that spans the wall. But unless your hands are covered with butter and salt, you’re just not quite there.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Better Way to Start the Day

Drip coffee makers are fine, but after awhile the watered down coffee they brew gets a bit old. Instead sometimes all you want is a good, café styled coffee to start off your day. Whether it be an espresso, latte or cappuccino, specialty coffee drinks add a taste of gourmet to your morning ritual. Perhaps its time to retire the old drip drip of the Mr. Coffee and replace it with one of the many styles of espresso machines available?

Way to Be Prepared

The worse thing in the world is when you are watching television, flipping between channels and enjoying several shows or sporting events at the same time. Suddenly, your remote becomes utterly worthless. You click and click both nothing changes. Your batteries are dead. Ah, but you being the Boy Scout you are have planned ahead and have rechargeable batteries ready to go. No problem.

Tucking Your Car In

As the weather starts to turn to shit, snow and ice will soon be on their way. Anyone living in the snowy parts of the world understand the damage done to your car when left outside to fend for itself against the elements. At least with car covers, you can tuck your car or truck in at night and rest assured that it is being protected from the potential damages caused by snow, sleet, ice and all the rest of the nasty weather we face.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Goodbye Headaches

The new craze in pharmaceuticals seems to be headache treatment. No longer is are Advil and Tylenol good enough, now the market offers specific medication for your headaches. The best has to be the glue stick like think that you simply rub on your forehead and your headache will disappear. Problem is, what do you do when your headache is on the top of your head, smear glue into your hair?

Oh My God, My Christmas Shopping Isn't Done Yet!

Halloween is over and Christmas is tomorrow. Or at least that’s what consumer America wants you to think. Granted, its nearly still over two months away, there isn’t any snow, and there’s still that pre-Christmas shopping holiday of Thanksgiving coming up, but, according to the stores, it is never too early to begin thinking about buying romantic christmas gifts for you loved ones.

A New Toy

Now doesn’t this sound like a fun little toy for the kids, a plasma cutter. It’s fun for a boy and a girl. Now you no longer have to be satisfied with cutting flesh and people, you can get actually get right to the heart of the matter and slice and dice plasma. Really, no household should exist without a plasma cutter within easy reach.