Monthly Archives: January 2011

It’s T-Shirt Time!

It’s no secret the I love “The Jersey Shore” and tonight is the season premier. To say that I am excited is an understatement. The housemates are headed back to Seaside, NJ where it all started. My favorite ‘character’ is Snooki. I don’t know what it is about that girl, but she cracks me up. Perhaps it’s that we’re similar in height, sassy, a little silly, and we’re both from

tasti D lite ‘sprinkles’ some love on Location-Based Services

Last week I revealed my skepticism about Location-Based Services with the post “I’m the mayor! So what?” and with over 40 comments, I think it’s safe to say that there are a lot of opinions about LBS’s out there. Just to clarify, I do use LBS services (the ones that are available to me as a devoted blackberry user, and actually struck up a great conversation with the folks over

Carnival Splendor Stranded at Sea(rch)

On November 9, 2010, a fire erupted in the engine room of the relatively new, 4,500-passenger Carnival Splendor while sailing off the coast of Mexico.  Despite no injuries on board, passengers were stranded at sea for three days and the ship had to be towed back to San Diego harbor.  While obviously creating a major travel disruption for Splendor cruisers, the event was picked up by the major news services

Consumers Pick Up the Pace of Spending, But How Are They Paying for It?

‘Twas a merry holiday season. Even the economy showed signs of holiday cheer. According to the Commerce Department, consumers enjoyed their biggest shopping spree since the recession began and retail sales rose 0.8% in November lifted by a 2.8% jump in department store sales. These better than expected sales figures have prompted many to revise 2011 forecasts and proclaim that consumers and the economy are back. The government’s emerging package