Archive for November, 2009

Amazing Rainbow (Double Rainbow) in the Desert / Arizona Dust Storm

Posted by on Sunday, 29 November, 2009

Tonight we had a very cool weather event. A dust storm rolled in and was followed at the tail end by a double rainbow.

Heidie captured it on video, check it out.

This video was taken with a Canon PowerShot SD700 IS Digital Elph. I thought the video turned out really great, but there is nothing really that can capture the live event, it was truly awesome.

For full details of go this event to my Crazy Cool site.

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Retail vs Online shopping – Black Friday @ amazon

Posted by on Thursday, 26 November, 2009

Just a quick note for shoppers, some good deals are available at amazon’s black friday sale.

Retail vs Online Shopping

I had thought about fighting the crowds tomorrow to get some good deals. I had a few specific things in mind–with one of them being a new dishwasher. Well, I did some researching on what models I wanted. I narrowed it down to features and reviews and within a certain price range.

After that, I got my list of of 4 top dishwashers that I was looking at. So I looked at all the local stores ad’s to find out if any of them were selling the particular models–I was hoping best buy would have one of them, since I had some gift certificates to use.

Well, after all the research, I was not able to find any of my items available in the store—they were only available online. What’s up with that. The stores just didn’t carry them. So I was disappointed in the retail shopping for my specific items.

I will probably end up purchasing it online after all.

I did see some good deals in retail flyers, but mostly it was for stuff that was not what I wanted, maybe older models or last year’s items that they were discounting heavily, not something that I would end up buying anyways.

Anyone have any thoughts this? Have you had a different experience than me on finding exactly what you wanted and it WAS available at a store on black friday?

-Lockley

Stores for Christian Products — my faves (and more)

Posted by on Wednesday, 25 November, 2009

Hello all,

I wanted to let you know of some cool web sites for Christian products and services.

One store that offers christian books, christian music, christian videos and christian gifts, as well as church supplies and christian software is:

FaithGiftStore.com

I have been involved in running this store for the last 3 years.

Since I have significant personal experience with this store, I would highly recommend them if you are looking for christian products.

On a side note, you may also be interested in what other stores that I shop at. Well, glad you asked. Here is the short list:

  • Newegg.com – Since I am a computer guy, and have built a number of computers and order plenty of components. Good prices as well as fast shipping. Customer service has been good as well, but I have only contacted them once once or twice.
  • Behind the Mask – As a hockey player, this is the best place in the valley to get all the gear you need to play ice hockey.

I would like to hear what your comments are on the stores above, or if you have any ones that you would recommend. Let me know.

-Lockley