Thursday, November 18th, 2010
The Autumn months are quickly passing us by and 2010 is nearing its end. This is easily the best time of the year, at least in regards to sports, in the Kansas City area. Too bad we don’t have a NBA team because that’s started up already. But what we don’t have in NBA, we make up for with college teams. Missouri, Kansas, and Kansas State are all huge out here. Throw in some sprinklings of Nebraska and Iowa State and we have a pretty wide variety of fans here in KC. You probably already know our feelings about the NFL and college football from previous blogs.
Let’s get to the point here regarding the “White Winter” reference in the blog title. On Tuesday, local meteorologist (or weather man — great Nic Cage movie by the way) Gary Lezak released his prediction for snow storms this winter here in KC. There’s a lot that goes into his prediction and you can watch the video below, or read about it on the NBC Action News website.
So how much snow did Gary predict we’d get this year?
A measly 13 inches!!!!! That’s 31″ less than we received last year. The forecast is actually fine by me. Snow is pretty and all, but once it starts melting and getting that muddy-water look, I’m done with it. I also don’t like the slick roads and traffic accidents that can result. It can also slow down delivery trucks (and planes) and hinder our employees getting into work. Now that I’ve gone over the negatives, I guess snow’s not that great. I might not even have to break out the Snow Beasts this year!
If Gary’s correct, we should have a pretty easy Winter season here. Thanks Gary — we’ll see how your prediction goes over the next few months!
In the meantime, we’ll be doing our usual, repairing Apple products by day and cozying up by the fireplace by night.
Until next time,
Monday, November 1st, 2010
Happy November, readers. Is it just me, or does it seem like October always goes faster than the other months? Maybe it’s because there is so much going on; the new Apple software and product announcements, the NFL season in full swing (the Chiefs dodged a buffalo-sized bullet yesterday), the baseball playoffs (who saw San Francisco one game away from a championship at this point?). And, of course, Halloween. The holiday that evolves more and more with every passing year and life stage: First, as a kid, it’s all costumes and candy. Through adolescence it’s not cool to go trick or treating any more, but you still want candy so you lazily dress up as a seventh grader or a kid with a baseball hat. Clever. Then Halloween takes on a whole new persona in college, which I won’t discuss because this is a family blog. Finally as an adult Halloween becomes about one thing: impressing friends and family with the costume you put your own kids in. Our daughter spent her first Halloween in a pink nightgown and pipe cleaner antennae as Cindy Lou Who from Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, which clashed horribly with my own Bob Ross costume. No one noticed since they were completely and overwhelmingly enamored by the ten month old with Who antennae.
Well, the holiday season is quickly approaching, which means iPods, iPhones, iPads and Apple notebooks are soon going to be in high demand. If you’re looking to fix your gear rather than add more, give us a call or check out our services. Have a great week, and thanks for reading.
Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
There’s a lot of stuff going on right now at iResQ – among those things:
1) Snow Leopard comes out Friday
2) The Chiefs have played 2 preseason games
3) College football starts in about a week and a half (Sept. 5 for me)
4) iResQ has a new featured employee
Jumping right in…
Snow Leopard! – That’s right, it comes out this Friday the 28th of August. You can bet that most of the employees here (myslef included) are currently making backups and preparing for the upgrade. Personally, I’ll take it slow and only put it on one computer for now as there are usually some inconvenient bugs in the newly released versions. Also, since iResQ is a member of the ACN (Apple Consultants Network), we’ll be getting a free copy sometime very soon. Thanks Apple!
Chiefs football – OK, so we’ve seen two games under the new regime of Scott Pioli and coach Todd Haley. I am not weighing too heavily on the preseason games because I know the transition from terrible to playoffs will take at least a couple of years. It sounds like Haley is running a tight ship and does not tolerate people who aren’t there to work and do thier jobs — I like the concept; let’s see how it plays out over this season.
College football – It’s no secret around the office that I am a Missouri Tiger fan. I went to college there and even though I live and work in Kansas, I will always be a Tiger fan. We do have at least one other Tiger fan in the office (the infamous Keith), but I won’t go into too much detail on the Tigers. Let’s just hope they continue to dominate (yep I said it) the big 12 North.
Nic Besel is our new iResQ featured employee – and you can click on that link to check out his profile that was posted yesterday.
No new coupons to give out today, but you can still scroll down and check out Mick’s last post if you want to save some cash this summer. Back to work for me, that’s all for now!
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