Finding The Deals | Face Mask Update | Surge Suppressing PDU | Antidote to Pride? | News to Start Your Day
Happy Friday! What a week!
(November 6th is National Nachos Day! It’s always a good day for nachos!)
It’s been a weird year, to say the least, but we are heading into the final few weeks of 2020…that means Thanksgiving time and Christmas! I am a Christmas fanatic and I love this time of year. I always have. This year will look and feel a lot bit different but that doesn’t mean it has to dampen our holiday spirit.
Speaking of the holidays and Christmas, I am an absolute deal nut. I love trying to find great deals on all kinds of items. I mean, who doesn’t love saving money on stuff?!? Sometimes I feel like I come across phenomenal deals for things I would never buy but end up getting it because the price/deal is so good. I’m always on the lookout for Christmas gifts (well, and possibly a thing or two for myself). This year with Black Friday deals already starting, the deal hunting is in full swing. Amazon, Walmart & Target have already started rolling out their Black Friday / Cyber Monday / Year-end deals, along with tons of other smaller stores. I am sure the deals will get even crazier as the holidays get closer and stores try to continue to make up for the weak retail year that has occurred.
Of course, Amazon has cornered the online market with its daily deals (now they are calling them “Epic” Daily Deals) and they do make it easy to find gifts and specials. There are several other places I like to check out for any crazy good deals including Facebook groups (easy to find, just do a search for deals – most are private groups you have to join but are worth it) and deal apps. Some of the apps/sites I use are:
None of these are endorsed by CK, but they are “Jason Approved”. I am always on the lookout for new sites or apps. What are some of the places you go to find deals or apps you use? Or, do you prefer to shop the deals in person in stores the day of? With all of that being said, I am sure we are in store for some amazing deals and specials this year for big-ticket items or even stocking stuffers. I know I will be on the lookout for both.
I hope all of you have a great Friday and an amazing weekend. Christin will be back on Monday, so thanks for letting me share with you and hopefully entertain you yesterday and today.
Until next time,
Today’s Product Updates from Rebecca:
Happy Friday! Hope everyone is looking forward to a fun weekend ahead! Before you take off for the weekend, be sure to stock up on PPE! We still are offering an amazing deal on our 3-Ply Protective Face Mask (50 Pack) – By far one of our most popular masks! This 3-ply non woven disposable mask is ideal for having nearby as you go about your day! We have them on sale for only $7.50 for a box of 50 masks! In addition, we still have some Appendix A KN95 Protective Face Masks available but they are going fast! I’ve heard rumors that N95 face masks are becoming hard to find, but KN95’s are a great alternate! Grab yours now!
Reminder: Get free shipping on your PPE orders by using coupon code PPESHIP at checkout!
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Today we’re taking a look at one of our awesome 19” 1RU Surge Suppressing PDU’s with Twelve 5-15R Outlets! We all know that having the right amount of power in the right locations is critical for any network installation and that decreasing the length of cords and cables runs can clean up the rack and wiring closet while decreasing costs (a win-win… am I right!?) This cost-effective surge suppressed PDU safeguards your equipment against voltage inconsistencies and spikes. It offers the reliability of more expensive options without breaking the bank!
Antidote to Pride? – By Gary, Our Chief Administrative Officer:
Pride and humility. Mutually exclusive and polar opposite attributes of human character. But, do we conquer pride by striving for humility?
We all know prideful people and do not think highly of them. The inordinately high opinions of their own importance, merit, or superiority create a discordant clash with reality. They annoy us. They frustrate us. They may even thwart our best intentions with their attention-seeking behavior.
Each of us also knows people who were genuinely humble. The humble do not seek status or rank. They may be meek, but they are rarely weak. The genuinely humble understand and leverage their talents and resources on behalf of others. The humble are not victims. Instead, they act with purpose. The humble are servants, but not subservient. These people are often gifted and giving in a modestly unassuming manner which garners the respect and admiration of those around them.
Our view of self lies at the core of these opposing behaviors. The prideful consider themselves more important and, therefore, worthy of elevation above others. By contrast, the humble consider themselves no more or less important than others and seek no benefit or advantage by their actions. The prideful have a high view of their own capabilities to influence people and events around them. The humble are quick to recognize the limitations of their own abilities and appreciate the contributions of others. And therein lies the secret antidote to pride… A grateful spirit that recognizes the value of others.
Allow me to explain by shifting attention to people who project false humility. These people know that humility is more valued than pride; so they attempt to counteract pride by acting humbly. However, fearing their humility will go unrecognized, they trumpet it at every turn, and in so doing, reveal the self-serving and ungrateful nature of their heart.
If we are brutally honest, we must each confess to at least the occasional prideful thought. Unfortunately, the naturally self-centered tendency of human beings also means that prideful thoughts sometimes pass unrecognized through our heads and even out of our mouths. Countering an unrecognized behavior is almost impossible. Fortunately, our best defense against pride is not consciously stamping out prideful impulses or striving for humble behavior. Instead, we merely need to establish a habitual spirit of gratitude to turn our hearts from self-centered pride to genuine humility. We may cultivate a grateful spirit if we start each day by expressing thanks for the blessings in our lives.
News to Start Your Day With:
- Right at 48,589,500 cases worldwide, with 34,792,800 people who have recovered, with 1,233,257 deaths AND 9,802,400 cases in the US with over 6,293,100 people have recovered, with 239,842 deaths.
- As reported this morning, job growth for October ended stronger than expected. Payrolls increased by 638,000 and the unemployment rate was at 6.9%.
- As of this morning, Democrat Joe Biden jumped to a slim lead in Georgia and narrowed President Donald Trump’s advantage in Pennsylvania. AZ, NV, and NC are still undecided as well.
- Bentley plans to exclusively offer plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles by 2026 and fully electric models by 2030. The Volkswagen-owned company will offer two unnamed plug-in hybrid models starting next year. The first full-electric vehicle is expected in 2025.
- The U.S. recorded 121,888 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally, the highest single-day increase ever.
- A coalition of Santas and Mrs. Clauses, major retailers and America’s mall owners, are drawing up a new blueprint for a tradition that dates back to the 1800s. Mall owners like Macerich and Taubman are trying to get creative with their own safe programming, including portable igloos and virtual visits with Santa.
- San Francisco voters pass “Overpaid Executive Tax”. Formally known as Proposition L, will charge any company that does business in San Francisco and has a top executive earning over 100 times more than their “typical local worker”. Companies with top executives who fall into this category must pay a 0.1 percent surcharge on their annual business taxes.
- ESPN to lay off 300 people. The layoffs come as parent company Disney restructures its entertainment and media business to a more direct-to-consumer streaming model.
- Apple announced its second smart speaker to date, the HomePod mini, during its hardware event in October. The HomePod mini is a smaller version of the original HomePod. It features a spherical design with one speaker, and retains the mesh fabric exterior and a small LED display on the top of the device. You can also pair two HomePod minis to use in a stereo configuration.