Stranger in a Strange Land: September 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Good Investment

There’s two ways of moving – doing it yourself and breaking your back, breaking your things and breaking your overall “we’re in a new home” spirit or simply hiring moving services to do this pain in the ass job for you. Sure, it cost money, but sometimes paying money to save yourself the hassle is the best investment you can make. They come in, back your stuff, move it, unpack it and even set it up – all while you lounge out on the floor with a nice cold beer…

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Vegas Vegas Vegas

Vegas Baby! The weather outside is starting to suck, which means its time to start planning those winter vacations. And, to tell you the honest truth – you’re getting a bit old for Disney World. And really, mice aren’t that cool. Why not try a grownup holiday – like to neon lit Vegas? Pack the van, book your Vegas hotels and take a gamble on something new.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Take this Job

At one point or another, we have all done it – worked retail. Retail jobs aren’t bad. O.k., unless you are a manager or some type of glorified shelf stocker, the pay typically sucks. And let’s not even talk about the holiday season. When I worked retail – Spencer Gifts to be exact – I hated Christmas. And Halloween for that matter. You can’t imagine the people who scramble in at five in the morning just to get the latest version of an inflatable sex doll…

I'd Like to Buy A Future Please

Futures trading – now that sounds like something any science fiction fan would appreciate (and something they might actually be good at). Think about it, instead of trading Star Trek cards or Star War trivia, you can actually trade the future. And not just the future, but futures – as in the plural form. That’s like a freak’n choose our own adventure book!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

The It Man

The economy sucks, but business must go on. And unless budget cuts mean going back to the stone age of paper and pencil, one area that ought to remain safe are IT jobs. Granted, computers seem to be replacing humans on all fronts, but – at least as of now – the one thing computers can not do is set themselves up or fix them. Thus, the IT person remains the it person.

Changing of the Gaurd

The summer is done, the leaves are beginning to change and the weather becoming a bit more crisp. It can only mean one thing, right? College football season! But before you move to the cold parking lots of a college football stadium or onto the dusty overstuffed couch of your basement and plant yourself by the t.v., don’t forget to protect you summer style with outdoor furniture covers.