A Marketer’s Shopping Confession!

I survived it!Yep, I lived to tell the tale!Well, at first I wasn’t sure I would make it…but I’m glad to report that I came away unscathed!My wife woke me up Friday at 4 in the morning to go Black Friday shopping. Yes, I was reluctant! In fact, you could call what I did something close to kicking and screaming.Our first mission…as she called it…was to attack Walmart!Now, if you know me, you would realize that this alone was cause enough for physical violence on my part…as I disdain everything Walmart stands for, and yet, here I was being cajoled into walking through enemy lines with nothing but my wife to shield me.I started to panic…the shear volume of husbands, boyfriends and divorced fathers following their loved ones into this evil madness was disheartening…you could tell they were lost souls in a sea of confusion. Black Friday is the one day of the year we men reluctantly hand over our wallets for the benefit of humankind.My wife’s list was small, only a few items needed, and I thought cool, in and out in no time. Then I saw the line. It snaked around aisles and racks and into the garden department. Oh my gosh! Shoot me now I uttered! The line to pay for our treasured booty was like a mile long. They should have put a sign that said, “1 hour from this point”! UGGH!As we inched closer to the register my wife whispered in my ear…only 4 more places to go and we are home. I looked at my watch and it was almost 6 am. I had been on this stupid ride for almost 2 hours…I’m not gonna make it…but no way did I want to die in this store.We finally made it to the register. I looked back and saw all the doe-eyed people in the store staring back, I could tell by the way they looked at me they desperately wanted to scream, “help me” at the top of their lungs.WOOHOO! I breathed a sigh of relief as we were about to walk out to freedom.Or so I thought!Walmart gestapo stopped us short. I felt like a P.O.W! They grabbed my arm and scanned my bags with a hand held detector. I thought for sure they were going to give me an airport style pat down. One of the sensors on a product we bought was never deactivated by our cashier and we were punished for it. Not really punished, more like embarrassed.After being thoroughly humiliated, we were cleared to go on our way.Only to succumb to the same line waiting at Five Below. Yet, this was more like torture as the aisles were not wide enough to allow passage of shoppers and line holders at the same time.Another hour passed!Okay, this is ridiculous…I teach others how to maximize their time and here I am being a victim to some stupid tradition.I won’t bore you with the rest of the day…I’ll will say that after 8 hours, my time wasn’t being used properly…my wife said we saved hundreds of dollars…I say phewey!I believe this is the very reason why they invented the internet…so people wouldn’t have to wait in lines on Black Friday. Yep, just turn on your computer, click a few links and whamo…purchase done!Time management and cash savings don’t always go hand and hand, but learning how to maximize your time will help you minimize wasted spending.Now as this is the Monday after Black Friday…this is the perfect day to pick up bargains galore…not at any brick and mortar store…no way! This day my friend is call Cyber Monday.But, as opposed to Black Friday where you are forced to fight your way through crowds to save a buck, Cyber Monday is just the opposite…no crowds, no lines, great deals…the ultimate time management saving day.Everything my wife bought on Black Friday, I could have found on the internet, bought and paid for in under an hour…no lines, no driving anywhere, no mobs of people, no wasted day, no stress and no fear of dying in a store.Learn to be savvy with your time. Have a plan! Know your objectives!

Regulations – Review of the game Colossus

In Regulation: Colossus, you’re an emperor in exile, who built a new empire from the ground up roots hut. To search through the centuries, how to create new technologies and upgrade existing in your quest, the ultimate city within a city-building puzzle game and resource management to create history in the hybrid rules . The: Colossus begins with an old king led his hungry and sick band trailer call of the mountains in search of a new place, at home. They manage to find some nice open fields and decided to settle there. As you progress through the game, but you learn that the king used to be the emperor of a great and mighty nation … 300 years ago! Apparently he was cursed by the gods and lost his kingdom, and his story will unfold as you make your way through the game.Settlement: Colossus is a strange game, different genres, such as resource management, building empires, mixed and hidden object puzzle, and he does it very well. Overall, he felt that empire-building, technology research and how you progress through the centuries … to gain from learning and the farm of yesteryear to build sophisticatedBuildings such as potters and blacksmiths in the management of resources era.There classic is also in the regulation, Colossus, as you need to find food to your people at every stage, and raw materials such as wood, brick d clay and power for tools and construction. You have to decide if you want to turn a doping of food, or building blocks for a new building, or collection of new materials for research on finding new technologies technology.The makes the game interesting and you want. At the beginning of the game is the only way to get food to gather the berries of the forest. Once you research and forging are able to create agricultural equipment, you can search and build a farm to another more efficient source of food supply. Further investigations are, as you progress through the centuries, the agricultural improvements that enable you to efficiently collect and more food per turn.In normal resource management games, if you decide to look for food or firewood, you usually get your minions to do it for you. In Regulation: Colossus, you have to do it yourself! Each turn, you have the option of choice, what resources you want to collect,it was clay and brick caves, or berries and wood from the forest, for example. Once you make your selection, you are then taken to the scene in question, and you have the raw materials that are in the back in a game show are mixed. They also have a chance of special effects in this hidden object scenes. Some side quests start, while others can produce artifacts that your civilization is more efficient.There also make mini-puzzles in the form of game. If you are able to gain access to a new location or technology, you can with a puzzle before they become capable of dealing with new tricks to regulate access. For example, you need to solve a puzzle logic to the bridge of Mitrovica, the regulation contains an area of ​​the cave, the sound and graphics in the regulation ore.The Reconstruction: Colossus are bright, sharp and beautiful. Art in the hidden object scenes are stand-outs in the game. These include weather features various creatures such as frogs and dragonflies move on the site. There is only limited in the game, but what he iswell enough to feel the game more immersive and engaging. The soundtrack pleasant and edifying n ‘either.Overall injured, this game is pretty unique in that it attempts to combine the resources and hidden game genre of the object, and I think it has been quite successful. If you build an empire and resource management games, but the gameplay too much like real-time clock countdown stresses and Regulation: Colossus is great with its slower pace and puzzles.Rating interesting: 4.0/5.0