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Bad Mouth

Friday, September 25, 2009

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It’s not that I dislike hotels really; I mean we couldn’t get along without them. They’re an unfortunate necessity, kinda like dentists. But do they have to try so hard to piss you off? “Let’s see…once we have charged them $200 for the room, what else could we do to really get them worked up? [...]

KISS

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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Not Gene Simmons and friends, I am talking about the way overused cliché: “Keep it Simple, Stupid” • Instructions • Quick start guides • Checklists • Commander’s Intent in the military Yes there are many places where simple is better, like cooking instructions for a Pop Tart.   (if you are receiving this via email and don’t see the [...]

Orange Elephant

Monday, August 10, 2009

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     “There is no way they haven’t rented this room for 6 days.” That is the 1st thing I said to Barbara when we opened the door to the hotel room. There were six restaurant menus spread on the floor. You know those paper flyers folks slide under the door. My initial thought was [...]

Cowboy Frank

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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Can a gay cowboy really be an expert in computer stuff? I use Skype every day to make calls for my business. I don’t even have a landline anymore. I have used Skype from time to time for video conferencing, but I have never used it with my wife. I wanted to install Skype on [...]

Cell Phone Drivers

Friday, June 19, 2009

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“Why does every woman have to talk on her cell phone while driving?” “That’s pretty chauvinistic, don’t you think?” “Why do you say that?” “Because just as many men talk on their cell phones as women do.” I thought I was right, but I have been known to be wrong in the past. Lots of [...]

What Else? What Next?

Friday, May 8, 2009

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Four words that can make you a lot of money. These are two simple questions you need to ask yourself when you are developing or improving your products and services. When you have a pending sale with a customer, what else besides the basic product or service can your offer? What else would add value [...]

Ballooning Business

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

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The gentle winds have blessed us The sun has welcomed us with its warm hands We have flown so high and so far, God has joined us in our laughter And sent us gently back to the loving arms of mother earth Amen This is the Hot Air Balloonist’s prayer. We share it with our [...]