This tall, lime colored flyer dropped out when Deanna put our pile of mail on the kitchen counter on Saturday.
I had to take a double take, BUT I was immediately impressed. I don’t normally pay any heed to bulk flyers in the mail and can’t remember the last time I saw a restaurant using this ‘cheap’ option for marketing. But, I realized — these folks have got it right. They do know their target market! Bravo. They, especially in the depths of winter, are not after folks, like me, who check out restaurants on the Web before they even think about going to the joint. I haven’t checked to see if they have done anything to improve their Web presence. All I know is that I get hits each day on my one-and-only ‘Rusty Moose‘ post. I feel bad. People should be going to their Facebook or Webpage rather than coming here. Many are coming looking for the menu. I don’t have it. Maybe they will start going to this post.
That they have a 1/2 price APPS sale on Tuesdays and Thursday intrigued me. They don’t specify whether it is Apple, Android or Windows. If they do do Android APPS at 1/2 price I will be there with all three of our Android pads. This year I have been buying APPS — mainly GPS APPS. So this could be useful. Just paid something like $22 for the commercial Tom-Tom GPS maps. Still cheaper than buying a dedicated GPS. I don’t use GPS for directions. I just want it for the maps. Show me a map and I will figure out how to get where I want to go. So, this APPS sale has got be interesting.
Alas and alack, nothing else on this flyer was applicable to me. But, then again I am probably not even close to their ideal, target punter. The ‘$10 for a burger & beer’ sounds good, but I don’t eat burgers or drink beer. Too many carbs. Ditto for the ‘$15 for 2’ on Tuesday nights for pasta. Damn. More pasta. The kids would like it. So since that is also when they have the APPS sale we might have to try it. The kids can have pasta, while I check out what APPS I can download for 1/2 price.
Here is the list of the 19 to be created cardinals. Click to ENLARGE.
My collaborator, the Catholic Priest, as was expected, got quite a few of the ‘Cardinal Designates’, announced today, right.
I, of course, got the Pietro Parolin creation right on Day 1, August 31, 2013 — the day that it was announced that he will be the next Secretary of State. That was easy.
16 cardinal electors mean that barring any deaths we will have 122 cardinal electors following the February 22, 2014 consistory. However, only 120 are eligible to participate in a conclave IF there were to be one. That this pope TOO is playing this ‘over the top’ game is disappointing. Again, barring deaths it will take till March 14, 2014 for this number to get down to 120 — two cardinals turning 80 by then. This is naughty. All 3 of the last popes have played this game WITHOUT explaining how they want the OVERAGE handled IF they were to die.
Loris Francesco Capovilla was John XXIII’s last personal secretary. He did sterling work for this good pope — still the MOST popular of all popes. Loris Francesco Capovilla is also one of the oldest living Catholic bishops. I have learned a lot about Capovilla in the last few months since I am writing a book about Pope John XXIII. So, I am delighted that he will be created. I am also fairly sure that he will be the OLDEST to have ever been created.