California, Love the Weather & the Break

I am out in California visiting family and you can’t beat the weather.  After being in Denver where it has been cold and snow has been on the ground for about 60 days, it is nice to be in Northern California with temps in the 70’s.
It has been fun being able to go outside in shorts and take the kids to the park to play.  They have been having fun doing that.  Especially the climbing.  It has been nice to be able to get out of the house and play.

Visitng family has been fun and it has been enjoyable just being able to sit and just veg out.  Not having to worry about shoveling snow or doing projects around the house.  Vegging is fun.

All Package Deliveries on Sunday Except United Parcel Service

See the story that ran in today’s Denver Post, Delivery services knee-deep in gifts.
They are all planning some sort of Sunday delivery except for United Parcel Service (UPS).  This is crazy.

Their quote of delivering all packages within the system by Saturday is ridiculous.  The package that was to be delivered to us, was in Denver at their distribution center before Saturday morning, but could they deliver it, NO!

UPS should have gone the extra mile to deliver on Sunday to get the rest of the packages delivered.  They are going to lose customers over this especially when people start seeing their biggest competitors going that extra mile to deliver packages on Sunday and even on Christmas Day.

This storm has been hard on everyone.  But at least FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service are going the extra mile to make sure packages are delivered.  Kudos to them.

For me, I will never use UPS again to ship a package and will encourage all my friends and family to not use them.

Pachelbel Rant

This is great. A comedian’s rant against Pachelbel’s Cannon in D. He had some tragic cello playing days when he was young.
He goes through all the songs that are out there today that use the same chords as Pachabel’s Cannon.

David Pogue Says it Best…

David Pogue has a good comment on James Kim.  One of the Good Guys has captured it the best of what people have been saying about James Kim.  Even though this happened a few days ago, I keep going back to the situation and what would I do for my family.  I don’t know, but I would do anything I could do to save them.
My family means the world to me and I know James’ meant the world to him.

Let us all pray for the Kim family and say a special prayer for James this weekend and holiday season as we look at and think of our own families.

We will miss you James!

Make Your Spouse Happy With Gadgets For Both of You…

For those of you who like gadgets, but get in trouble with your spouse when you buy them, might want to consider checking out CNET’s new review entitled “Fully whipped 2.0: Top products with high wife acceptance factor“.
I personally like the Slingbox. Maybe my wife would have some time to keep up with her shows when she travels. When she is at home, we are all too busy with kids and housework to try and keep up. But I think that she would like the IPod Nano so she has more music to listen to as she drives around for her job.
This is also a good article to get some good gift ideas.