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Dear Discover Cardz


Photo/Drawing: Dale Dunham

Dear Discover,

   I probably won’t apply for your cards for a long while, but didn’t want to waste a free paid-for envelope; please enjoy this toaster scene. Merry Christmas!

Warm Regards,

I decided to join the drawing workforce in regards to “pre-approved” credit card offers.

Being that I have more than enough credit I need for many years to come (and had toasters on the mind), I’m deciding to mail not my application for credit, but rather a drawing of a toaster scene.

If you surf the web you can find some other good examples, like a sketch of two ice cream cones playing chess against each other, or a sheep pondering over Mentos.

I don’t have anything against Discover, but aside from .25 cent wing night Wednesdays, what else is there to do?

[Sheep Mentos via Echoes of the Hour]

Took to the blackjack table w/ with the Benrus Bullitt - don’t worry, she’s still on the wrist, at least until the Tudor arrives today 😎🔥 // #benrus #bullitt #stevemcqueen #mcqueen #military #watchfam #watchporn #watchuseek #watchville #watchesofinstagram #klocksnack #red #taylorswift #nato #cheapestnatostraps #blackjack #luckyladies #coopeycasino #crazycoopies #vsco #vscocam /ivotedale - http://ift.tt/1dBZzGy

I Won a Contest

I woke up to a congratulatory win! It includes:

FIVE (5) GOURMET KITCHEN PRIZE PACKAGES: A $100 Pottery Barn gift card, a Cuisinart® PowerBlend Duet™ Blender/Food Processor, a KitchenAid® Artisan® Series Stand Mixer, and a Calphalon® Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 13-piece set.  ARV: $948.94 each.

I think the entry was inspired by that TLC sweepstakes show “High Stakes Sweepers.”

Either way, if y'all want to come over for some good eats after then come on down haha.

Thank you American Express!

A Weekend w/ Stacy Clark


All Photo Credits Dale Dunham

I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend- long story short, I got to spend the weekend hanging out with one of my favorite singer songwriters from Buffalo, NY/Orange County, CA: Stacy Clark.

Originally, I was set to see her at ASU’s Arizona Ballroom Friday night, and there were only a handful of kids that attended her show after the royalty coronation. It was absolutely a pleasure to have her jam less than 10 feet from where I was sitting, and I was singing along to every melody I knew. Some songs included “Linger” by the Cranberries, Radiohead’s “Creep,” and a mashup of Ke$ha+Lady Gaga songs.

After the show however, I would have no idea she would recognize me from my Twitter account after countless attempts to communicate with her.

In short, she approaches me after the show, and we begin talking as if we’ve been friends for years (we’ve been twitter friends for 2 years or better, so let’s assume this is true). Shortly after, we hit the streets of Mill Avenue to dive into My Big Fat Greek Restaurant- we get fat, and essentially end the night. She did extend an invitation to attend her second show in Phoenix the following night, at the newly established Crescent Ballroom, in which I would attend.

Have I woken up yet?

More after the jump…

Chase Bank Foregoing $3.00 Debit Card Fee


Seattle Blogs

This totally went over my head since the beginning of December, but Chase is forgetting about tacking on that once-potential $3.00 fee for utilizing your debit card.


From the article, Chase claims it did not make its decision based on Bank of America’s failure of introducing such a fee (pulling a NetFlix), but I don’t buy it. Either way, I’m sure they’re still making a killer profit off their $12/ mo. fee ($144 a year!), provided one doesn't meet certain qualifications.

Boy do I miss the good ‘ol days of putting my cash in the shoebox.

via BankTruth.org

Neiman Marcus to Soon Accept Visa/Mastercard

Beforehand, luxury retailer Neiman Marcus only accepted American Express, or their own cards upon payment. Nothing else. Not even cash.

However, on November 1st, you will be able to purchase all your fancy goods via Visa or Mastercard in addition to the aforementioned methods of payment! Huzzah!

Now I can finally purchase that Yves Saint Laurent satchel I’ve had my eyes on for months.

via Dallas Business Journal

Aesop: London Store Launch



I haven’t heard of Australia’s own Aesop before, but for all things skin, hair, and bodycare, I really want to say bye-bye to Bath and Body Works.

I can’t get over how simple and effective their image is; you don’t even realize you’re stepping into a retail environment.

Products beg for customer interaction, and don’t bedazzle your eyes with flash and obscenely-overstocked shelves.

Simple and unique. Dislike dislike dislike Arizona right now.



via [SuperFuture]

Rolex Sprite Rendering


Photo: D4

If there were a such thing, the trigger would have been pulled yesterday.

The older style Rolex GMT Master II’s showcased either a “Coke” bezel (Red+Black), or a “Pepsi” bezel (Red+Blue) to differentiate two 12-hr portions of a 24-hour day for those flying internationally, specifically for Pan-Am Airway pilots in the early 80’s.

Seriously though, dude’s at Rolex need to take this into consideration. Sprite always tasted better anyway.

via RolexBlog

vimeo

A creative proposal of epic proportions- I’d love to see her reply done in the same manner.

A Visit to the Omega store- Scottsdale, AZ



I took a stroll into the Omega watch store in Scottsdale, AZ today- Finally got to witness the marvel of Omega’s mechanical engineering firsthand. 

I didn’t walk out with a timepiece today, though I managed to procure a gorgeous catalog in a fire-engine-red shopping bag. I highly recommend Victor if you are to visit the store sometime. 

On a weirder note, Omega has their own fragrance…though it’s not an in-house product. It’s actually created by the maker of the CK 1 Calvin Klein series!

But again, thank you Victor of Omega Scottsdale!