Daily Archives: December 1, 2017

Friday Filler – TGINBFOCM!

Thank Grog It’s Firday!! 

And Thank God It’s NOT Black Friday Or Cyber Monday!

I’m writing this early, because I am actually going to be on the road on Friday (today…but not really today).  I am still reveling in the reality of escaping Black Friday and Cyber Monday almost completely unscathed.

I had an “insider’s view” of how this all works, as my daughter Ali, who lives in San Francisco, and is in management with Gap Inc. (the online division), was actually working remotely on her Thanksgiving visit. It was amazing to watch…as she checked sales, comparative numbers, and then calmly stated “it’s looking like a record year for sales, and my business (women’s knits and action wear) are up almost 75% over last year.”

Yikes. Now THAT is a turnaround.  Gap Inc. also has a ton of other well-known brands, including Old Navy…and there was a huge turnaround in Brick and Mortar stores this past Holiday Shopping Frenzy…with online sales also breaking records on Cyber Monday.  Amazing. How “up” can you keep going?

Meanwhile…in our games…Black Friday and Cyber Monday were mostly like shopping at a casino…hoping to get the payout you wanted, when you dropped a few donuts.

I mostly skipped both incarnations… Did I feel Un-American or like a CrankyOldTSTOGuy?  Nope.  I felt relaxed…
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From the Mouths of Addicts: I’ve Got Stuff, It’s Multiplying and I’m Losing Control….

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to another edition of From the Mouths of Addicts, where YOU get to sound off on anything and everything in the world of Tapped Out!  We’ve got another post from one of our long-time friends and she who is brave enough to run Futurama Addicts and Family Guy Addicts…Russian Tigger! 

Somehow, between writing loads of posts for FWOT Addicts and FGA Addicts, RT found the time to knock out yet ANOTHER a fun guest post for TSTO!  (such an overachiever!)  This time, fitting in with another hot topic from earlier this week, she’s tackling the Nuclear Option! 

Enjoy it my friends!  Here’s Russian Tigger… -Alissa 

 

So a few days ago I started to get twitchy and considered nuking my Springfield… again. I thought long and hard, but then remembered the last time I went nuclear it was almost 6 months before I saw my beloved Stewart Duck wandering my now radioactive empty streets. Yup, my favorite thing in the whole game disappeared in a puff of atomic ash and I was left suffering radioactive shock and vowed that I’d never go nuclear again. Continue reading