Monthly Archives: September 2012

A newfound respect for Hollywood

A newfound respect for Hollywood

I’ve always had a sneaking suspicion that movie stars and TV journalists made their jobs look easier than they really are. Last weekend I had that suspicion confirmed. While producing some videos for both our You Tube channel and our October 13 open house, I learned that there is more than I could have imagined that goes on behind the scenes! I also learned that for every minute of good video there are at least 15 minutes of stage preparation, script review and practice runs. At first I didn’t buy my marketing team’s warning that each three- to five-minute segment would take about an hour to produce (I thought surely that was an overestimation). But after three hours in front of the camera they had made a believer out of me. In the end, we came up with some interesting explanations about what goes on when we perform fuel injector service, as well as when we flush your coolant or transmission systems. We’ve posted a sneak peek, and after my screen debut at our o ... read more

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Where were you on September 11?

The morning of September 11, 2001, I was in a hotel room in Breckenridge, Colo., in the beautiful all-American Rocky Mountains. I was taking my first vacation in a couple of years with one of my best friends from high school, Tim, who lived in western Kansas. We had not spent any time together in a while and felt that hitting the mountains was a good idea for some R&R. Hour by hour was how we planned it. No reservations. We landed in Breckenridge the end of the second day, September 10. We pulled up to the best-looking hotel furthest up the mountain. Being early September, just after Labor Day, the town was desolate. We asked around to find the best local seafood joint on a Monday night. We were waited on like kings and had the place to ourselves. The waitress was talkative and helpful. We asked, what does one do for excitement on a Monday night at the height of the off-season in Colorado? Go to Jacks at midnight for disco night, she advised. Jacks turned ... read more

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