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Random Tuesday Thoughts

  • Best Buy wouldn't match a Circuit City price on an item that is $149 (with free shipping). Best Buy wanted $169 and considers the fact that you have to buy it online from CC to be the discrediting factor. It's also $149 from Amazon.com with free shipping. I could have it delivered to the CC store - does that change anything? Nope. What gives, Best Buy? You think I don't mind waiting two or three days to save $20?
  • Taco Bell has re-jiggered their menu. Tacos are now $0.89 (which is still too much), but man, the Cheesy Double Beef Burrito is a steal at the same price. Thing weighs half a pound: soft wrap burrito, beef, cheese, rice. Mmmmmmm. I'd given up on Taco Bell, but I've had about five of those in the past week now.
  • I'd like to get two projects off the ground this fall/winter, but I have a hunch I' going to have to dedicate myself to only one or the other.
  • JDD's on a roll: here's a good article on the problems with focus-and-recompose.
  • Kiddo has a contest in which she can write a poem, take a photograph, paint or draw, etc. and win prizes. I'd love for her to be able to take a photograph to enter the contest, but the theme is completely insipid: "Wow." What the heck kind of theme is that? I'm tempted to tell her to take a picture of her mom and submit it upside down. πŸ™‚
  • My Lensbaby 3G has apparently been renamed the Control Freak, and I might just need to pick up a Composer, even if I never swap lenses.

4 Responses to "Random Tuesday Thoughts"

  1. Heh. At current value $0.89 is approximately NOK 5.24. For that amount of money I can't even buy a pack of gum in Norway, let alone anything I'd call "food" πŸ˜‰

  2. Frode Danielsen said on September 30, 2008:

    let alone anything I'd call "food" πŸ˜‰

    Don't worry. There are some that would say calling anything from Taco Bell "food" is a stretch, too. πŸ˜€

  3. Ah, the "Wow" for the Reflections competition. My lovely wife is the contest chair for our kids' school. I think last year's theme was "I can make a difference" and the year before was "my favorite place". I guess they try to make it as open-ended as possible so you can do anything.

    Our daughter won a district prize for a drawing two years ago (her swimming underwater, her favorite place) and both kids won prizes for photography last year. Insipid topic this year, but a cool way to get into creative arts with the littles.

    I think the mom-upside-down idea is pretty good! I'm sure the judges would like the humor.

  4. DJ said on October 1, 2008:

    I guess they try to make it as open-ended as possible so you can do anything.

    I don't know - perhaps I'm having a brain cramp, but "Wow" is, to me, too open-ended, and at the same time, too personal. What's "wow" to someone may be totally boring to someone else, while I think themes like "making a difference" were useful. Last year she chose to do something on recycling with that theme.

    DJ said on October 1, 2008:

    I think the mom-upside-down idea is pretty good! I'm sure the judges would like the humor.

    I don't think they'd get the humor. They'd see a picture of a mom and wonder why it was pasted upside down onto the sheet. πŸ™‚


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