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Are you using the Roku 3?

Anyone using the Roku 3? Do you like it? Pros? Cons?

Roku 3: review – CNET
http://www.cnet.com/products/roku-3

Where are the Christmas Carolers?

When was the last time you saw a group of Christmas Carolers walking through your neighborhood? I miss the old days of that calmness in our communities.

First Day of Winter

Today is the official first day of winter. What does that mean in your world? Snow? Christmas shopping? Another fun Hanukkah day?

 

College Football Bowl Games for Saturday, Dec 20

BOWL MATCHUP LOCATION TIME (ET) DATE TV
New Orleans Nevada vs. La.-Lafayette New Orleans 11 a.m. Dec. 20 ESPN
New Mexico UTEP vs. Utah State Albuquerque, N.M. 2:20 p.m. Dec. 20 ESPN
Las Vegas Colorado St. vs. Utah Las Vegas 3:30 p.m. Dec. 20 ABC
Famous Idaho Potato West. Mich. vs. Air Force Boise, Idaho 5:45 p.m. Dec. 20 ESPN
Camellia Bowl. Green vs. South Ala. Montgomery, Ala. 9:15 p.m. Dec. 20 ESPN

Baby Its Cold Outside

We tried the firepit in the backyard–too darn cold. We tried the front porch with the heater–too darn cold. Now we’re inside watching Wolf of Wall Street on Netflix.

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Check in @ Belmont House of Smoke on 19 Dec 2014, 3P

Check in @ Belmont House of Smoke, NORFOLK VA: Late lunch–busy day. I’m having the pleasure of sitting near a group of loud (tipsy?) school teachers celebrating their holiday break.

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Christmas Tunes with Michael Buble & Harry Connick Jr on @Pandora_Radio

Oh yeah, the Christmas tunes are strong today. 6 days until the jolly fat man hits the streets–that means the likes of Michael Buble and Harry Connick Jr. are filling the air. Merry Christmas season!

Michael Buble & Harry Connic Jr Christmas

NCAA Football Bowl Games Alerts

Want to be alerted each day during the fun college football bowl season of the football games for that day? Be sure to subscribe at keithparnell.com now. Just type your email address in the UPDATES BY EMAIL box on the right side of the screen and you’ll receive an email each morning with the games to tune into. Have fun and happy bowl’ing. Hope your team wins. :)

Check in @ U.S. Post Office on 18 Dec 2014, 11A

Check in @ U.S. Post Office, GHENT NORFOLK VA: Here with the Christmas crazies.

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Check in @ Dragas Companies on 18 Dec 2014, 9A

Check in @ Dragas Companies, VIRGINIA BEACH: Fun ad planning meeting before the holidays. Getting ready for the January blitz.

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Check in @ JASE Studio on 18 Dec 2014, 7A

Check in @ JASE Studio, NORFOLK VA: Today is National Bake Cookies Day–just another reason to love December.

Merry Christmas at JASE

The Work Never Stops

Life as an entrepreneur: When you’re feeling burned out, get to work!

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Check in @ JASE Studio on 17 Dec 2014, 7A

Check in @ JASE Studio, NORFOLK VA: Today is National Maple Syrup Day. Okay, pancakes it is. Wait, is that Paleo?

JASE Christmas Tree

Check in @ Jones Magnet Middle School on 16 Dec 2014, 8P

Check in @ Jones Magnet Middle School, HAMPTON VA: Simon’s middle school band Christmas Concert. Fun!

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Check in @ JASE Studio on 16 December 2014, 7A

Check in @ JASE Studio, NORFOLK VA: Today is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day. Now that’s something to celebrate!

JASE Christmas Tree

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I’m listening to Merry Christmas Baby by Bruce Springsteen right now.

Pre Dawn Calmness in Norfolk

I love the pre dawn calmness of Colonial Place — a great day to start the day.

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The Profit. Have you seen Marcus Lemonis yet?

Butch at Inside Business wrote a good article last week on The Profit, CNBC’s hit business strategies show. If you haven’t seen it yet, tune in / set the DVR. You won’t regret it.

Marcus Lemonis writes checks and helps struggling companies on CNBC’s “The Profit.”
http://insidebiz.com/news/marcus-lemonis-writes-checks-and-helps-struggling-companies-cnbcs-profit

The Profit

Check in @ AW Shucks on 12 Dec 2014, 2P

Check in @ AW Shucks, NORFOLK VA: Great lunch with cool peeps.

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Singing Christmas Carols

If it’s December and you pull up next to my car and I’m singing, you can bet that I’m belting out Christmas Carols. Don’t hate. Come on over and join me. God is good!

Android is King in Smartphone Global Market Share

Think your iPhone rules the world? Uh, no! I can’t talk too much though because my Windows Phone’s worldwide market share is even worse. Android: ~85%; iOS: ~10%; Windows: ~5%. Blackberry: off the chart, way off the chart.

Here’s a quote from a recent article on Business Insider:

Microsoft’s mobile Windows Phone operating system is over four years old. In that time, it’s only managed to grab between 3% and 5% of the global smartphone market share. And in that time, Android has exploded to grab ~85% of the market. iOS has ~10% of the market. Windows Phone may be more popular than BlackBerry now, but given the state of that company, that’s hardly anything to be proud of.

Google Android

2014-15 College Football Bowl Schedule

It looks like ESPN hit the jackpot, televising all but 4 bowl games. When does your team play? Roll Tide!

BOWL MATCHUP LOCATION TIME (ET) DATE TV
New Orleans Nevada vs. La.-Lafayette New Orleans 11 a.m. Dec. 20 ESPN
New Mexico UTEP vs. Utah State Albuquerque, N.M. 2:20 p.m. Dec. 20 ESPN
Las Vegas Colorado St. vs. Utah Las Vegas 3:30 p.m. Dec. 20 ABC
Famous Idaho Potato West. Mich. vs. Air Force Boise, Idaho 5:45 p.m. Dec. 20 ESPN
Camellia Bowl. Green vs. South Ala. Montgomery, Ala. 9:15 p.m. Dec. 20 ESPN
Miami Beach BYU vs. Memphis Miami 2 p.m. Dec. 22 ESPN
Boca Raton Marshall vs. Northern Ill. Boca Raton, Fla. 6 p.m. Dec. 23 ESPN
Poinsettia Navy vs. San Diego St. San Diego 9:30 p.m. Dec. 23 ESPN
Popeyes West. Ky. vs. Central Mich. Nassau, Bahamas Noon Dec. 24 ESPN
Hawaii Rice vs. Fresno State Honolulu 8 p.m. Dec. 24 ESPN
Heart of Dallas Illinois vs. La. Tech Dallas 1 p.m. Dec. 26 ESPN
Quick Lane Rutgers vs. North Carolina Detroit 4:30 p.m. Dec. 26 ESPN
St. Petersburg NC State vs. UCF St. Petersburg, Fla. 8 p.m. Dec. 26 ESPN
Military Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati Annapolis, Md. 1 p.m. Dec. 27 ESPN
Sun Duke vs. Arizona State El Paso, Texas 2 p.m. Dec. 27 CBS
Independence Miami (Fla.) vs. South Caro. Shreveport, La. 3:30 p.m. Dec. 27 ABC
Pinstripe Boston College vs. Penn St. Bronx, N.Y. 4:30 p.m. Dec. 27 ESPN
Holiday Nebraska vs. USC San Diego 8 p.m. Dec. 27 ESPN
Liberty West Va. vs. Texas A&M Memphis, Tenn. 2 p.m. Dec. 29 ESPN
Russell Athletic Clemson vs. Oklahoma Orlando, Fla. 5:30 p.m. Dec. 29 ESPN
Texas Texas vs. Arkansas Houston 9 p.m. Dec. 29 ESPN
Music City Notre Dame vs. LSU Nashville, Tenn. 3 p.m. Dec. 30 ESPN
Belk Louisville vs. Georgia Charlotte, N.C. 6:30 p.m. Dec. 30 ESPN
Foster Farms Maryland vs. Stanford Santa Clara, Calif. 10 p.m. Dec. 30 ESPN
Peach Ole Miss vs. TCU Atlanta 12:30 p.m. Dec. 31 ESPN
Fiesta Boise St. vs. Arizona Glendale, Ariz. 4 p.m. Dec. 31 ESPN
Orange Miss. State vs. Ga. Tech Miami Gardens, Fla. 8 p.m. Dec. 31 ESPN
Cotton Mich. St. vs. Baylor Arlington, Texas 12:30 p.m. Jan. 1 ESPN
Outback Wisconsin vs. Auburn Tampa, Fla. Noon Jan. 1 ESPN2
Citrus Minnesota vs. Missouri Orlando, Fla. 12:30 p.m. Jan. 1 ABC
* Rose Oregon vs. Florida State Pasadena, Calif. 5 p.m. Jan. 1 ESPN
* Sugar Alabama vs. Ohio State New Orleans 8:30 p.m. Jan. 1 ESPN
Armed Forces Pittsburgh vs. Houston Fort Worth, Texas Noon Jan. 2 ESPN
TaxSlayer Iowa vs. Tennessee Jacksonville, Fla. 3:20 p.m. Jan. 2 ESPN
Alamo Kansas State vs. UCLA San Antonio 6:45 p.m. Jan. 2 ESPN
Cactus Oklahoma St. vs. Washington Tempe, Ariz. 10:15 p.m. Jan. 2 ESPN
Birmingham Florida vs. East Carolina Birmingham, Ala. Noon Jan. 3 ESPN
GoDaddy Toledo vs. Arkansas St. Mobile, Ala. 9 p.m. Jan. 4 ESPN
CFP Champ. Game TBD vs. TBD Arlington, Texas 8:30 p.m. Jan. 12 ESPN
* — College Football Playoff semifinal games

 

Check in @ JASE Studio on 11 Dec 2014, 7A

Check in @ JASE Studio, NORFOLK VA: Today is National Noodle Ring Day. Hmm, I have no idea what that is.

JASE Christmas Tree

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I’m listening to Silent Night by Neil Diamond right now.