Last Friday of the month, almost month end, its the Vroom Room, come in and make yourself comfortable.
Before we forget, make sure you vote on Monday, you know the saying "Folks get the government they deserve" make it a point to vote, so that we get the government we deserve, and hopefully with some stuff that everyone talks about these days....passionate leadership .
Month end it will be interesting to see how April sales developed or did not develop in Canada. What do you think?
Have you...yes you have certainly experienced the price of gas...these past few weeks. We knew it was coming (since 2008), it was merely a question of time. We agree that paying $1.50 a liter for premium is an intellectual leap...perhaps even a high wire act.
Will it dampen pick up sales? Will it dampen the "transcend winter" sales? Agreed...that it will be instructive to see how CSM (Citizen Main Street) behaves with escalating gas, and food prices.
Think about it...at least that auto industry did achieve the golden age of horsepower a few years ago. At the time we shared our thoughts to get your horsepower before it was too late, hopefully you did, and enjoyed your serious horsepower experience. We did!
A few days ago we were following a German high performance sedan, the version with over 500 HP, perhaps a few turbos, elaborate exhaust tips, diffuser under the rear bumper for the look. Its 2011...not 2008...what is wrong with this picture, many pumps stop at $100 you can't even fill it up on the first attempt, and many pumps will not take the same credit card again.
Think about this...the first try stops at $100...then start over again with another credit card to keep on going...obvious that at some point they will alter the software for pay at the pump to go beyond $100.
In the meantime many manufacturers have small cars with all the features, and amenities of larger cars. Will it be gas (small cars), or transcending winter? What do you think?
The usual old race cars...here.
In case you thought we forgot...Prince William on a motorcycle...here.
Most folks have probably owned a few briefcases...at one time or another.
Imagine that The Colonel last week acquired a new briefcase, as usual when The Colonel gets something there is always a story that goes with the acquisition.
Guys...I have/had this reliable briefcase that has been with me for who knows how many years, and has gone to who knows how many places. Some briefcases become special just because they have been around for many years, acquire the patina of being well used and appreciated for a good number of years.
In the meantime you acquire other briefcases that are more elegant, for different occasions...usually when its more formal, and you don't need to carry as much stuff. At one time the attache case was popular, and yes I have one made from "belting leather" that has its own patina, although attache cases are a little passe.
In addition to a couple of duffle bags, that were meticulously tanned in the sun to darken the color, and treated with mink oil to give it the proper patina.
I have a preference for all sorts of leather, for different occasions. The thing with leather bags, they have to capture your imagination, and emotions for them to become special.
At one point the Saddleback Leather briefcase captures my imagination, at the same time, I'm not prepared to let go of my briefcase that has been with me for countless years. It becomes an intellectual dilemma the Saddleback is totally cool, but the one I have is totally comfortable, and it took years to get the patina.
Saddleback truly resonates since Dave (the owner) had to do the right thing with his dog Blue in 2008, and I had to do the same thing with Zeus in 2008.
Finally I develop a "reason" to get the Saddleback, a point of, if this, then that happens, then yes a Saddleback.
Here is the Saddleback...yes the this, and that, and whatever else developed....
They are not sold in stores, most folks think they are the coolest thing since they have rarely seen such a briefcase.
Will it last forever?....Probably!
Does it need to get broken in and acquire a patina?...Absolutely (it takes time)!
Are you going to use the various loops? Dave sends a matching keychain (very cool) which is on the handle, notice there is another key chain on the left hand side.
How easy is it to get one in Canada?....Totally simple, just order online from the site, the folks at Saddleback are easy to to business with (they are good, they make it easy for you). Comes in the mail in about a week.
Value?...immense, its different, its a specialty briefcase not sold in stores, will last forever, exceptional fit, finish, attention to detail, will only look better with time...its lined with pigskin inside. Plus Dave supports several good causes with the money he makes...
Is it for every one?...put it this way a black nylon briefcase will do the same thing (accomodate a laptop) for a fraction of the money. If you are a leather aficionado, only leather works.
Why Chestnut?...needed a change from the light brown...