Tires, Dogs, & Coffee

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I'm still mad at my blog software, but I haven't found an alternative, so I'll post this entry with the old software. :-)

The Jetta needed tires, so I ordered some Goodyear Assurance TripleTread tires from The Tire Rack. The Tire Rack is amazing - they have incredible service, ship quickly, and offer some great pricing. Case in point: I ordered the tires on Wednesday, received them yesterday, and got them installed by one of their "recommended installers" today. And, I saved about $45 per tire by purchasing them from the Tire Rack, so it was a win-win. Here's a picture of the new treads:


I've only put on about 15 miles so far, but they're pretty nice. My original tires were Continental ContiTracs, and they only lasted about 35,000 miles... not real impressive... hopefully these will last a little longer - they received a "#1" rating from the Tire Rack (customer surveys and a Tire Rack test).

We have a dog that works at the office - I've seen him a few times, but he finally stopped by to say "hello." His name is Jackson, and he's an older retriever. He stays at the office because he's had surgery and requires regular medication and treatments. He's extremely calm and nice - I'm not quite sure how old he is, but he's definitely a sweetie.


And finally, for some reason, I'm incredibly tired today, so I talked Karl into going to Einstein Bros Bagels with me to pick-up a coffee. For those who haven't tried it, the Einstein coffee is excellent - I think it's a hundred times better than Starbucks, and a large will only set you a few bucks. Today, I discovered they have a refillable mug - $0.99 refills, and the mug was $1.99. Not a bad deal!


One last thing - if you're a fan of the Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies, be sure to check out these limited edition Oreo cookies - they're called "Old Fashioned Candy Cane" and they are absolutely unreal. Someone brought them to the office yesterday, and I ate about 20 of them. Bad news: 2 of these cookies contain 150 calories... so, I loaded up on a ton of bad calories... but it was so worth it.


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