March 22, 2007

My TOP 5 X10 Toys

Someone once asked me “If you had to choose your top 5 favorite X10 products, what would they be?” Hmmm… interesting question, and the more I thought about it the more difficult it was to choose as there were so many. But in the end, I put together my Top 5 List. Yours I’m sure will probably be different, but here’s mine in descending order:

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March 07, 2007

My Personal "Typing Bee"

Being busy is sometimes not an excuse to have a few laughs and poke fun at myself. I wanted to share something with you that keeps me grinding my teeth and drives me a little crazy. I’m usually left shaking my head every time it happens.

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December 15, 2006

Holiday Thoughts

I wanted to take today to get away from my typical blog postings and wish everyone the best this Holiday Season. Whatever and however you and yours celebrate, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy Holidays! May you all be filled with the peace and love of the season, and have a prosperous opportunity to spend with your loved ones.

I also wanted to remind everyone that that the Affiliates & Community Teams at X10 will all be on vacation from December 18 to January 3. Your calls, emails, and replies will all be answered when I return on January 4. If you need to contact me, the best way to do so is via email and I’ll respond when I get back.

In the event of urgency or extreme importance, you can contact us the following ways:

Sales & Support: (800)675-3044
Affiliate Sales: (888)570-4964
Contractor Desk: (888)455-5658

November 02, 2006

To the only readers of my blogs.... =)

To the only two readers of my blog in this huge cyberworld (haha) thanks for all of your support! I just wanted to say hello Mom & Dad! So with all of these tips I’ve been providing on Affiliation, are you sill wondering what the heck I do? Thanks for your kind words, even though you don’t post any comments. Now if you would only implement these things I am writing about, we may be able to retire!

October 30, 2006

Wow, it’s almost winter…

Here we are on a Monday, in the chilly Pacific Northwest. Can’t complain though because the weather today is beautiful. There’s not a cloud in the sky, but there’s definitely a hint of Winter in the air.

Also, we changed back the clocks to regular time, and now around 5pm, it’s pitch black outside!

I’m not going to complain though, because it’s almost time for snowboarding, my favorite sport of the winter. I’m not a good boarder, but I enjoy tumbling down the mountain every so often. I recall my first trip up a few years back where all I could do was continually crash… I was so sore that day. My most embarrassing moment came on this day, when after my 1,500th crash of the day, I let out a big tantrum and the lady on the lift above me yelled out a few words of encouragement. You wouldn’t believe the bursts of laughter from my friends. To this day, they never let me live it down…

I also recall my brother’s first trip up the mountain. He was so scared on his first run, he simply removed his board and had walked down! Much to the laughter of our group of 10! That was the first and last time he’s been up since.

But now its a few years since, and a few trips later. I hope to make it up to the resorts a few times this year, and I also plan on bringing a helmet-cam (an Xcam mounted to my helmet) to show off my crazy skills as I plummet down the mountain at rocket-speed. If anything, at least I’ll be able to records a few good laughs, if not my death... or a few broken bones...

Happy Snowboarding Everyone!

September 21, 2006

Loud & Brash Stadium Fans

The local media is reporting today about the deafening crowd noise at Qwest Field. It seems that rumors are going around that stadium officials are pumping in artificial crowd noise over the intercom to heighten the crowd volumes.

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September 11, 2006

A Day To Reflect...

As pretty much everyone knows, today is the 5th year Anniversary of the World Trade Center Disaster. Where were you when this event unfolded?

As for myself, I receive a phone call around 6:20am PST from a good friend to turn the television on. You could imagine the horrors going through my mind as the media continually broadcasted the horrific scenes of the jets smashing through the twin towers and bursting into flames. To make things worse, were the thoughts of the people who were either in the buildings at the time or helpless in the aircraft as they went through this horrific tragedy.

At the time, I worked for the Airlines as an Instructor. I flew to work everyday from where I lived to my office in the Seattle area nearly 100 miles away, and would hop onboard the plane for it to take me home. I thought about my own regular passengers, praying for their safety and hoping none were onboard any of those planes. All I could do was stay glued to the television and pray. This was horrific, saddening and very tragic.

Five years later, these events still fall through my mind. Although not a positive thing, it’s a good thing – for it will never let me forget this tragic day. It’s a day that reminds you to keep your vigilance, and a day to remind you to keep in touch with those you love. Most importantly, it’s a day that re-united a country. To those who perished on this day, and to those who lost loved ones from this event, my heart goes out to each of you. May we as a country heal, but may we never forget.

September 01, 2006

Typical Friday Daydreams

Wow, can you believe it’s already September? In four more months we’ll be starting off another year. If you think about it, the Winter Holidays are almost upon us and now is actually the time to start creating that Christmas list for gifts that you want to give. If you procrastinate too long, you’ll be stuck with the typical Department Store leftovers and the usual “cheery” responses of “Gee, thanks for thinking so much of me!” or “Wow, you really shouldn’t have!”

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August 28, 2006

Life Is Too Short

This past weekend I had the pleasant experience of experiencing life, and the harsh realities of knowing that with life comes death.

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August 23, 2006

Let’s talk fishing!

Reading Owen’s blog post from yesterday regarding his recent fishing excursion brings back so many memories similar to fishing trips I’ve taken in the past… I guess every “fisherman” has great stories to tell, and usually, most of them don’t involve catching anything edible, or much less alive!

Last year my cousin Dale and good friend John decided to take John’s boat out for a day of catching trout on the lake. John was a very avid fisherman, as for Dale and I, let’s just say that we try… Most of Dale and my fishing trips usually end up in disaster one way or another, and usually require a first aid kit or a visit to the hospital… In fact, Dale and I are so confident in our inabilities to fish that we tell John “Wer’e bringing you down with us!”

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July 25, 2006

A Lazy Day of Nothing

Here in the beautiful Seattle area, the temperatures have been soaring in the mid to upper 90’s last week. Needless to say, the natives are getting restless due to the overfrying of our brain cells.

For those of you unfamiliar with our beautiful state, there’s just no way to please a “Washingtontonian.” It’s either too hot, too cold, too rainy, too cloudy…. Catch my drift?

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July 03, 2006

What’s the Plan for the Holiday?

With tomorrow being the 4th of July, I wanted to know how many of you will be spending your holiday?

I will be BBQ’ing with family and friends, and most importantly, relaxing! My goal is to stay out of the heat and keep cool…

Tell us how you plan on spending your Independence Day!

June 30, 2006

New Homes

My younger brother and his fiancé are moving into a brand new home this weekend. So I’ll be spending my weekend packing, loading and lifting boxes helping them move. As this is an exciting time in their lives, especially since it is their first home, I’m ready to do my part to get them settled.

If I survive, look for me to be back to work on Monday, sore back and all.

I love hearing stories about people buying their first home. If you have one that you’d like to share let us know!

June 16, 2006

Father's Day Thoughts

As we inch closer to Father’s Day, I wanted to share a few thoughts about my dad, who I feel is an amazing man.

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June 15, 2006

The Gift of Laziness

Now who’d be crazy enough to disclose a gift before it is given? Well, of course I am! In honor of Father’s Day, I decided to buy a home automation package for my father, especially after getting a great deal courtesy of the X10 Midnight Bandit! In case you didn’t realize it, X10 employees go crazy too in trying to reel in the great deals!

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June 14, 2006

Camping Memories With My Father

It’s almost Father’s Day, a time to make the trek home to visit Dad. I wanted to share a story about camping with my Good ‘Ol Pops. We got a good laugh out of this one, and I hope you will too…

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June 08, 2006

X10 - Doing their part to Scare the Hell out of Friends

I have a funny story to share. My friends and I sometimes get together to watch movies sometimes late into the night. One time, it was horror movie night. I don’t remember what we were watching, I can only recall that it was a flick about ghosts and crazy things like that.

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May 24, 2006

All About Mike

Alright, if you are reading this, then apparently you want to know a little bit about me...

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