I have the Greatest Staff in the World…

30 04 2007

Hey imaginary people, how are you?

I just thought I’d take a moment to mention something that happened a couple of days ago:

I manage one store in a largish chain of Pet stores. Last week the big boss did a whirl-wind tour of the stores in my city (Calgary), with some of the Head Honchos from the company. They zipped through my store and were extremely happy with what they saw. I made sure that credit was given to my staff.

They were so happy in fact, that they invited me to to a trade show in Chicago. They don’t normally take store managers, so this is a huge compliment.  On top of that, they asked my Fish Room manager to attend another big trade show (along with myself), this fall.

Despite my being out of the store for the previous four days (meetings meetings meetings!!!), my team managed to get the store looking absolutely awesome. When the tour was over I felt 10 feet tall. I was absolutely buzzing! I described the feeling as like taking a Sudafed and drinking eight beers! 🙂 Hat’s off to Becky, Jenae, Megan and Trish (in alphabetical order), for an absolutely amazing job! I am so lucky and proud to be working with such a great group of people.

Messenger on the Nintendo Wii

26 04 2007

Hey folks (like there’s really anyone here!), sorry for such a long time between updates: What can I say? I’m lazy!!!!

While messing around with the updated version of the Opera web browser for the Nintendo Wii, I decided to see if Microsoft’s online version of Messenger, Web Messenger. would work on it. Well, as to be expected, it didn’t work. I got a message saing that my browser blocked pop-ups and that I had to enable pop-ups for it to work (not an option)…eBuddy Logo

Well, I decided to do a quick search on Google to look for alternative’s to Microsoft’s online Messenger, and I found eBuddy Mobile.
eBuddy is an online messenging service that allows you to log in to your MS Messenger, AIM, and Yahoo messenger accounts and it seems to work well. I only tried Microsoft Messenger (as I do not have or use AIM or Yahoo’s Messenger), but I was happy with the results. I might sighn up for the other two services to see if they work as well. I’ll keep you posted if I do.

Until then, take care!

Some Star Trek IV Bloopers for ya’…

11 04 2007

Just a little levity on a grey, rainy day…