Amazon is one of my favorite shopping places. I don't know about you, but I tend to accumulate things in the shopping cart. When you log in and check the cart Amazon will inform you about items that have increased or decreased in price or have become unavailable. I tend to put things in that I find that might make good gifts or I might want to get, but don't need to buy right away. It's like a continuing notebook. That way I can surf for good prices. Sometimes I've got caught leaning the wrong way. Now that it's the last day for SuperSaver Shipping to arrive before Xmas, I was greeted with almost a full page of item price increases. Ain't that a kick in the pants.
Many people have talked about how our arena sports are the modern incarnation of the Roman Circus and Blood Sport. Well, I disagree. Shows like "Funniest Home Video" and now "Destroyed in Seconds" on the Discovery Channel fill that roll. Crash Lab and Mythbusters may seem more like it, but the others show "real" acts and people really getting hurt. "If it bleeds it leads" maybe the cynics view of modern local news, but these are shows that use that as their whole business model.
You know how all those news reports talk about how low interest rates have gone. Um, have they all checked the details of those low rates. Ditech requires 2.5 points. Wellfargo which is 1% higher only requires 1 point, as does Countrywide. These aren't low rates. Of course it may just be where we live, which always has higher than normal.
Way to much of the current advertising herd totally pisses me off.
Lots of happenings at work, which is strange considering how slow we are. Although today was fairly busy.
And lastly I've heard on several interviews on TV and the radio about how going Xmas Shopping during these economic times is doing your patriotic duty (either as an admonishment or by people who are so happy to spend money and be patriotic at the same time). Oh yeah. You're patriotic by going to the mall and spending money. It's just like slogging through the sand box or stan hunting down al Qaeda.I think we should make Black Friday a national holiday just like Memorial Day. Please.