Excellent Discount Tire experience. What a team!

I had never bought anything or visited a Discount Tire
store before , but my experience this weekend, before Christmas no less, means I will come back many times in the future. After having a non-responsive experience at Pep Boys regarding wheels for my new 2012 Civic (and having to wait a week for any wheel, since they don’t carry them in stock), I found Discount Tire on Google. Your website was excellent at suggesting a wheel size that fit my new car exactly, telling me how many actual wheels were in stock at my local stores, and even letting me set an appointment online for the same day – guaranteed. I was thrilled – this is the way all businesses should thrive to operate. It’s an internet world for everyone, but many businesses seem to resist that for some reason.

When I arrived at the store three hours later, the store manager (Cole, I believe) was super nice, as were all the technicians. I was helped with the $30 rebate (did not buy tires, just wheels), waited only an hour for wheel installation (that alone was a relief, and not expected), waited in a very clean showroom/waiting area and was again treated super well when I left. Cole (?) even gave me a printed-out rebate form and told me everything could be done online with my invoice number regarding the rebate – no messy copying of forms, mailing in receipts, wasting stamps, etc. Excellent!

Your website selection and information, online appointment setting and easiness, employee friendliness and my entire experience was just AWESOME. It reminded me of shopping from Amazon.com – which is so easy, efficient and is filled with a great customer experience. A competitor, Pep Boys, offered none of this in my multiple past experiences with them. Hence, I won’t be going back there for anything tire or wheel related, ever (if at all for anything else).

Thanks again for furnishing a gold standard in convenience, efficiency and exemplary customer service. I was duly impressed by everything. You’ve got a customer for life now. Please pass this note along to your Yukon, Oklahoma team (my invoice number was #1045084).

Thanks again!



Cleveland is underway

Just gettin’ up. Great day ahead! Although, my bowling stunk last night.

Back from the drive

Drive back from Missouri Saturday in raid and high winds, but we all survived. It’s nice to get home, but hitting airports this week for Cleveland. Wonder if it’s colder there. It’s FREEZING here with the winds!



This is a test from Jim’s office



This is a test of my office using Siri and the iOS WordPress app. Voice posts — oh no.


iPad toddler games.

Addy excels at these things.


Netflix – don’t make it SO easy to hate you

There was a time when I could stream Netflix to many o the devices in my home at the same time. Not so much anymore — we are limited to one device at a time (dropped the DVD subscription), and the flaunted “Family Plan” for streaming still is not here. Netflix, don’t – DON’T – drive me back to OTA movies. Please!

I don’t want to be a “Quitster” — that would not be good.

Earthquakes, tornadoes and more

Reflecting on the state-record earthquakes and odd November tornadoes from a few weeks ago, this may bring a small, snide laugh:

“Safety precautions for Oklahomans to remember:

1. Tornadoes are coming – seek shelter in the interior of your house.
2. Earthquakes are coming – avoid the interior of your house. Go outside.
3. There is lightning all around – avoid high ground.
4. There is flash flooding – avoid low ground.
5. Even though the state is flooding please be aware of our burn ban.”

This is a test

This is a test while I am driving down Britton Road in Oklahoma City. Siri works pretty darn well.

Find me – Brian – here are WordPress

Wow — haven’t been to WordPress in a little while except for creating temp blogs in the last few years. Used TypePad and WordPress back in the day (like, 2006!) — so it’s nice to see it’s come a LONG way. I think WordPress needs a better iOS app, though. Well, okay — not really. It’s leagues beyond Google’s paltry Blogger iOS app, right? And, what’s with the still-3.5″ inch screen on the 4S? Apple — you had me at OS stability (Android=meh!), but srsly — just a half an inch – to 4″ – would have made things SO much easier with your flagship, kick-ass phone. Sigh — we’ll see when the “5” comes out, yes?

Thinking of buying the new Steve Jobs biography for the Kindle as it would probably make really interesting reading. That is, at midnight when I have a few moments to spare. Life is just too busy.

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs book cover