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aaron
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Aaron Moved to Mueller pt 14.
by aaron on May 8th, 2009

This is the fortieth-first in a series of columns about the travels of Aaron and his family in his quest to move from the suburbs to Mueller.

Nana moved to Mueller.

How cool is that? The main Mueller mascot’s mother-in-law (yea for alliterations!) moved to the Mosaic http://www.mosaicaustin.com, which is now officially open, thus giving Mueller its first of many multiple person living spaces. Although Mosaic is advertising to the younger, hipper, 20 somethings, Nana bucked the trend and secured a spot in the trendy new apartment complex within walking distance of her favorite two genetic carriers. The Mosaic hallways are pretty hotel like and dreary(pictures forthcoming), but the inside of the apartment is fantastic looking and the view of the really cool pool is a must. Once again, it seems like another successful project to add to the collection that Catellus has produced. With the new Mosaic opening and construction of other mass units of homesteads, I wonder if airport road at I-35 and airport at MLK will be able to handle the load or will it be like a roman legion at the hands of Arminius in the Teutoburg forest http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Teutoburg_Forest . I have the feeling it is going to be a pan handlers wet dream at the lights.

I also checked out Mosaic’s conference room yesterday at the Mueller networking meeting sponsored by Mosaic and Frost Bank. Frost Bank https://www.frostbank.com/about/history/Pages/default.aspx is opening up a branch in the Mueller boxy area by the Home Depot. After talking to the folks last night, it’s a no brainer to open up some savings accounts for Genetic Carrier 1 and 2. Usually, I don’t come across too businessy, especially after showing up to just get four free beers and several free appetizers on my way to the Star Trek opening night in my nerd gear, but the folks at Frost bank could sense that I am an important future player in the finance world and catered attentively to my economic banter of the future of assets and mortgages. I think there is a reason that Frost bank didn’t get invited to get stress tested.

Speaking of Star Trek http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/index.html…., Awesome!!!! Especially after 8 or so beers. I don’t want to ruin any parts of the movie for those who didn’t go see it on opening night, but the Vulcan orgy scene was crazy good with the special effects. And when Jean-Luc Picard showed up just in the nick of time with the new Enterprise as the Klingons http://www.google.com/intl/xx-klingon/ were about to short circuit the Borg into attacking Venus, well, you just needed to catch your breath. Who knew Shatner had such acting range? Playing the roles of both the father and the mother of baby Kirk? It was Oscar worthy.

Since the weather is still remotely cool, and summer is soon approaching, its time again for movies in the GC. I’m thinking May 16th, around dark:15, it will be time to break out the outdoor movie screen and show a double feature. I’m leaning to a Gene Wilder http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4apxf_gene-wilder-interview_shortfilms theme with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (for the kids) and either The Producers or Blazing Saddles (for the adults). Bring your blanket/lawn chair, your beverage of choice and fro your hair Wilder style. I’ll supply the movie setup and the Wonka chocolate bars (with golden tickets http://kara.allthingsd.com/files/2008/05/goldenticket.gif  and prizes!) and bum a beer or two off the general public. I am going to try some new advertising this week with old fashioned sandwich boards and chalk. We’ll see how it goes.

For the update on paying for my house, I have a new shenanigan this month. I recently added Google ads to my personal site. So far, I have collected $14.05 in people clicking ads off of my personal site. One of the cool things about refinancing your home is that you don’t pay for the new mortgage for at least a month, basically skipping a payment. Here is the breakdown to date.

New loan total = $281,000
- super funny ebay auction = ($14.00)
- T-shirt sales http://www.cafepress.com/MuellerHighLife (you can still get yours today! ) = ($0)
- Google ads to date = ($14.05)
Total left to pay = $ 280,971.95


Lastly, here is my latest Mueller underground advertising campaign ad http://aaronwine.com/temp/MuellerAd.jpg . I hope you like it.

Next time, I will contemplate the 27 moons of Uranus http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Display=Moons&Object=Uranus  and pick a favorite. Did you know one of the moons is named Ophelia?
 
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momof4
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Aaron Moved to Mueller pt 14.
by momof4 on May 8th, 2009

OMG Aaron I have had the most hectic couple of weeks and your blog is just what I needed! Congrats on having a multigenerational Mueller family! It rocks!

Felicia
 
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John Guest
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Aaron Moved to Mueller pt 14.
by John Guest on May 8th, 2009

Aaron, I needed the laughter so thanks.

Might I suggest that you lower the price of the Mueller Coffee Mug from $400.00 to $399.99? This will conform to your general $xx.99 pricing strategery for the stylish Mueller High Life shirts and since there is a pretty stout recession going on, the customer base will hone in on the lower cost coffee cup “opportunity” and they’ll begin to sell like hot cakes. What you lose on the Big Penny price discount, you’ll make up on volume. By my calculation, you’d only need to sell about 40,000 cups to equal the number of cents lost on what you might sell one cup for under the old pricing structure.

Stay with me now . . . you might also want to explore a new variation on reduced pricing. The deal is that you offer to sell Mueller High Life Potpourri Franchises. For the low, low price of say, $10,000.00 (discounted to $9,999.99) you could sell franchises guaranteed to make $5,000.00 (discounted to $4,999.99) in the first month. Then – and this is the really exciting part – you pay each person who buys a franchise, the $4,999.99 from other customers who paid you $9,999.99! This will create what is known in the business as “Buzz” and people will be buying up franchises right and left. Won’t be long until you’ve paid off the mortgage and you’re shopping for something a little more upscale over on “Parade of Homes” Camacho Street. You could buy one of those gazillion dollar houses and live like one of those I-talian Ponzi guys.

Lastly, I’m going to be eagerly anticipating your views of the 27 moons of Uranus. I’m a little more traditional than some of you younger people. I’m much more comfortable with the idea of one moon, one Uranus. Twenty-seven seems like too many moons for one Uranus and then to name them “Desdemona” or even “Margaret” seems a bit over the top for me. And the idea of Ophelia going around Uranus - it’s too bizarre for me.

Keep up the good work.
 
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queeneliz1
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Aaron Moved to Mueller pt 14.
by queeneliz1 on May 8th, 2009

So what do the kids get with a golden ticket, a tour of Aaronland and who exactly are the garden court oompa loompas anyway??

And one vote here for Blazing Saddles! My parents will be in town that weekend and that is one of my dad's favorite all time movies!
 
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