Monday, November 29th, 2010
Well, the Holiday season is now in full swing and with that comes a new addition to the iResQ Blog Team. You can get to know more about me on our Meet the Staff page!
This Thanksgiving was for the most part the same with the traditions of my family – The turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potato pie, ham, my grandmothers dressing to name a few and we will not even start to talk about the pies. 17 of us gathered around several tables at my parents house! We ate, we slept, we played games. Early Friday morning, we had our black Friday shoppers (not me) go out, then every Friday after Thanksgiving us guys always play a round of golf and could not have asked for a better day in Kansas!
Over the several days we were together we still played our card and Domino games, however one thing was drastically different this year and we have some intense games going on our iPod Touch’s, iPhones and iPad’s – the main one being “Word’s with Friends”, which is an App that some of the guys here at iResQ got me hooked on. There was a point on Friday evening while sitting in my parents living room, college football on in the back ground, there were at least 7 people zoned completely on their Apple device, sort of holding conversations trying hard to get a few more words in before we went to grab some dinner. One of my Uncles, sitting there thinking through the situation blurts out, “Look at us!… Just look at us!” Oh, how Apple products are taking over everything that we do. The way we play games, the way we order food, the way we communicate.
Now that we are heading right into the end of the year and we are getting tons of calls and emails with people that are trying to hurry to get their products repaired before Christmas gets here. We are getting many calls on broken screens – whether it be the iPhone4 Broken Glass, a MacBook LCD screen replacement or maybe you want to finally get your Apple Device Fixed and have no idea what is wrong. We can take a look at it for you! Make your repair order on our website or give us a call and let myself or another sales representative help you!
Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
Apple is about to experience “The Oprah Effect” — you know what I’m talking about if you watch her show daily. I personally don’t, but a lot of people do. A whole lot.
A couple of days ago, Oprah deemed the iPad her “No. 1 Favorite Thing Ever.” Yes that’s right, EVER! At least that was what she said during the show. The iPad even descended from upon high with angel wings in triumphant fashion (video clip below). It’s worth a watch just to see the reactions of the crowd. There are some happy people in that room.
This probably means that iPads are going to see a spike in sales. It can’t hurt. Heck, it is the ultimate holiday gift. Just make sure you follow the advice in my blog post back in September, and don’t skimp out on your loved ones and buy a Kindle. You can thank me later.
Alright one last thing — HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! Have a great time whatever your plans are. iResQ will be closed on Thursday and Friday of this week for the holiday and we’ll be back Monday ready to go. In the meantime, keep placing those orders online.
As promised, here’s the Oprah video:
Have a good one,
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
All is well, folks. The Chiefs are back atop the AFC West. Thanksgiving is just two days away. And the holiday rush is weighing heavy on the days at iResQ. We’re getting the usual November-December surge of MacBooks, MacBook Pros, iPods, iPads and iPhones, but that’s no reason to sit back and take it easy on us. You got a problem with your Apple device? We’ve got you covered. And now with new repairs like Solid State Drives and Gen 6 iPod Nanos, and extending our hours (we’re now here until 6:00PM CST), we’re here for you more than ever before. And now, take a look at what is to come and count down with me the ten greatest things about Thanksgiving:
9. Canned cranberries with the can ridges still in them
8. Sweet potatoes
6. Assorted casseroles
4. Mashed potatoes and gravy
Man, I don’t know if I can wait another two days. I’d better go make a sandwich.
Thursday, November 11th, 2010
Hello, Apple fans. What is there to talk about? First off, Happy Veteran’s Day! Thanks to all that served in the Armed Forces, and special thanks to my father who served 20+ years in the Army to support me and my family.
Well, it’s well into Fall, the leaves are red and orange, and the weather is getting colder and colder each day. Football is in full-swing and Thanksgiving is just a mere two weeks away.
I must admit, this time of year holds a special place in my heart. We all know the feeling. The smell of turkey all day, watching the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys play, its bliss. And as a kid, knowing that Christmas is just a month away seals the deal. To put it simply, I just can’t wait for Thanksgiving this year. Amazingly enough, this year my son turns two on Thanksgiving day. Even more to be thankful about.
While we’re on the subject of Thanksgiving, lets talk about the food real quick. Each American family has its own food traditions around this time of year, mostly revolving around turkey, of course. Some people bake it, some people deep fry it, and some people smoke it. Me, I’m a fan of the good ole’ fashioned baking. And then there is the stuffing…or is it dressing? Whatever, its always a crowd pleaser. Now I must confess, I never ate a Honey Baked Ham until two years ago. My wife and I were married for only a year and we celebrated the holiday at my in-law’s house. Much to my dismay, there was no turkey, just Honey Baked Ham. On the verge of sheer and utter disappointment, I gave the ham a try. I can’t put in words how great that tasted. Needless to say, Honey Baked Ham on Thanksgiving is going to be a tradition carried on in my household for years to come. But that begs the question, what do you do or where do YOU go for Thanksgiving?
Being newly weds, my wife and I were faced with quite the quandary. What will we do for Thanksgiving? We were faced with just a couple options when it came to Thanksgiving. We could either A) Go to one of our parent’s houses for dinner, or B) Go the bolder route and start our own Thanksgiving traditions and invite the in-laws and families to our very own house. Well, my wife and I chose option B last year and we are sticking with it this year. What will the family expect this year at my house? A turkey, a Honey Baked Ham, all the stuffing you can eat, rice, pecan pie….the list goes on and on and on…
…Wow, you can tell how much I love this holiday. Let’s talk Apple for a minute. We are seeing more and more iPhones coming in as we are gearing up for the busy holiday season. As much as we all love our iPhones, they break rather easily. Just one drop can wreak havoc on your iPhone 4. I remember the old days where I could chuck my Nokia across the room and down the stairs and the thing would come out with a scratch or two, nothing serious. If harm should befall your iOS device or any other Apple device, check us out. Read our reviews at Google or at Reseller Ratings. If you’re happy with our services and wish to review us at one of those sites, we would really appreciate it.
Oh, and I can’t leave this blog post without mentioning my beloved Chiefs. Still holding the number one spot in the AFC West is nice, but not when you have the Oakland Raiders knocking at your door with 3 division wins and one against us. Halfway through the season, my expectations as a Chiefs fan has been exceeded. The mere talk of the possibility of getting into the playoffs would have been heresy a year ago. Let’s hope we can eek one out this weekend against the struggling Broncos at Mile High. And lets hope Dexter McCluster makes a triumphant return.
Happy Veterans Day
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008
Pa-rumpumpumpum, everybody. It’s December already. How about that. Feels like the fall months always slip by so quickly, doesn’t it?. I was just getting used to the cooler weather and the vibrant changing colors, and pow- now it’s snowing and all the soft-rock stations are playing Christmas music. Actually, they have been since Halloween. It’s ridiculous.
So did you all take advantage of Apple’s Black Friday sales? A few hundred bucks off a new MacBook Pro is nothing to shake a stick at. And speaking of nothing to shake a stick at, check out the most gratuitous and sure-to-be sought after Christmas gift of the season. Move over, Tickle Me Elmo.
Well, what haven’t I covered yet? In brief:
-Happy belated Thanksgiving to you all. It’s the best day of the year. Football, family, meats stuffed with other meats. I’m counting down the days until next year’s. 361.
-Big 12 football. What a great weekend. KU vs. Mizzou was one of the better games I’ve ever watched. We have to keep it hush hush around here, though. The boss went to Mizzou.
-Hawaii > Kansas City. Mostly.
Ok, friends. Hope you have a delightful week and can recover from last week’s gluttony. Go take a nap.
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