Thursday, June 24, 2010

Smart Cars....

....are HILARIOUS. If I am in the worst mood ever and see a Smart Car, I crack up. They are so small and silly and the people crammed in them - so awesomely funny. Now, to add to the hilarity of Smart Cars, I just saw this ad:

I like them even more now.

Friday, June 18, 2010

More on Google Analytics

I know I am beating this subject to death but it's so fascinating!! All of a sudden, after 3.5+ years of having the same keywords come up in my analytics, new ones have arrived! I am proud to say that when people search for things Gordita-related, I come up. Yes, that makes me proud.

There's a camping one in there (I love to camp!), there's a lot about Briefcase Brady, a Napa rap artist, one about Comcast (they suck), and different combinations of my blog name. The bragging one is still in there, but it's now number 3.

On an semi-related note, I'm going camping this weekend and I am SO. EXCITED. Gearing up for camping season, literally and figuratively? Check out these awesome checklists from REI - helped me immensely! Now I'm the camping nerd who has everything in two bins. Wanna go camping? Let me grab my bins let's GO!


So, I'm beginning to realize that the only reason you'd need overdraft protection from your bank is so that you're not embarrassed when your card is denied. I don't really care about that. I mean, it's not like the movies where the waiter in a fancy restaurant comes over and cuts up your card in front of you and your new boyfriend. Really.

If I use my debit card and I don't have enough money, deny me and I'll give you a credit card. Half the time the magnetic strip on my card doesn't work anyway. I have gotten so many notices about this from Chase bank I can't even tell you. What a waste of paper. The only reason that want me to have it is so they can make $34 off of me when I obviously don't have it.

Banks suck.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

With all the driving I've been doing lately, I've decided that I'm sick of being in the car (no offense, Enrique). Don't get me wrong, I love road trips. A lot. But I'm sort of sick of driving, sitting, paying attention, paying for gas and all that jazz. I think I need either 1) a driver (his name will be Jeeves) or 2) a plane (her name will be Penelope.)

This is an artist's interpretation of my two new possibilities:

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Thought for the Day...Thunk by Someone Else.

This is so incredibly true....I couldn't have said it better.

Watch out for people who have a situational value system, who can turn the charm on and off depending on the status of the person they are interacting with…Be especially wary of those who are rude to people perceived to be in subordinate roles.
~Bill Swanson, former CEO Raytheon

The Fine Art of Grammar and Spelling

Just a short PSA for the world...

When you're out there on the interweb, promoting yourself, your business or someone else's business, it's probably best that you spell check your posts, bios, contact information, company name, and other such things. You see, if someone's information is spelled incorrectly, improper grammar is used or idioms are misused, I'm never going to contact that business and would hope no one else would either. Immediately this tells me that you do not pay attention to detail, one of the most important skills to have as a professional. If you don't take the time to ensure that the information you post to the world is correct, how could I ever trust you as a business partner/vendor/consultant?

Sidenote: If you are promoting local businesses, food or other consumer packaged goods, please use "Shop Locally" and not "Shop Local." It's driving me crazy. Business Person, this is Adverb. Adverb, this is Business Person. Become well acquainted. Please.

(If you are curious which to use, just think, am I asking people HOW to do something? If so, use the adverb.)