Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Starbucks - Pay It Forward

I got a Starbuck's this morning in the drive-thru.

When I got to the window to pay I was told the car in front of me already paid for it and said "Have a good day". Of course my mouth fell open and I was shocked. Evidentally it happens several times a day at my Starbucks drive thru.

I bet they wish I didn't love $4 coffees.....

So now I will make someone else's morning and buy their coffee.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Intuit To Acquire Mint

Intuit will acquire the free online personal finance service Mint, we’ve confirmed from a source close to the deal, for around $170 million. Silicon Alley Insider first reported a rumor on this. The deal should be announced in the next few days.
Update: CEO Aaron Patzer has just confirmed the deal on-stage at TechCrunch50, and written a guest post describing The Value of TechCrunch50 that contains more details.

Go to the following link to see my post on Mint almost a year ago.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Girl in the Other Red Honda Civic

When I came out of Target yesterday there was a note on my windshield.

I think my
car was happy
to have found its
twin. Of course, I
don't think it
appreciated me
thinking your car
was mine. :)
-the girl in the other red honda civic.

It made me laugh out loud. I had noticed in the parking space across from me was a car identical to mine, which is rare given that it is 9 years old.

Friday, September 11, 2009


I got Christmas cookies as marketing yesterday from the The Adolphus. Brilliant!

Beau Arts Style, 1912. Located at the corner of Commerce and Akard, it was completed at a cost of $1.87 million. It was the tallest building in the state and would con tinue to be so for many years. The city's leaders wanted a grand hotel and approached Adolphus Busch in St. Louis to see if he would build one. He agreed to do so if the city's leaders would join him as investors and if he could have any site he wanted. His wish was granted, and he chose the site of the four-story city hall, built in 1889, which was torn down to make room for the hotel. The Adolphus was designed by Barnett, Hayes and Barnett of St. Louis. The tower on the roof is said to be modeled after a Busch beer stein.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

When did we become a Nation that censored our children from the President?

On September 8th President Obama will deliver a national address to school children on the importance of taking responsibility for their success in school. Click here for White House Press Release

In the County I live in and surrounding Counties, some parents have called the schools saying they will not send their children to school if they air it. Some schools here have decided not to air the address.

Seventeen of the nations 50 largest cities had High School graduation rates of lower than 50 percent
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