Thursday, May 8, 2008

MAY 8, 2008


Well, no big surprise. Jason Castro went home last night. And I was wrong on David Cook, he was sent to safety.

We talked with Constantine Maroulis from American Idol Extra on the show, he says he expects David Archuleta to win and David Cook to come in second. Syesha won't make it to the final. He was surprised David Cook kind of phoned it in this week, but maybe he'll step it up.

I must admit, aside from David Archuleta, I didn't have this as a final 3. I had Jason Castro and Carly Smithson coming this far.

It seems like every day, the price of gas goes up... so it's about time we had some GOOD news to report on the gas front.

Yesterday, Chrysler announced a new program called "Let's Refuel America".

Basically, the deal is that ANYONE who buys a new Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep vehicle between now and June 2nd will only have to pay $2.99 per gallon of gas for the next three years... and Chrysler will pick up the difference.

That means if gas reaches $10 a gallon like some market researchers have projected it WILL in the next two or three years... you'll continue paying only $2.99 through 2011.

Of course, there are some restrictions. The deal only applies to gas for the first 12,000 miles a year (or 36,000 miles total), and only to regular unleaded and diesel fuel.

Everyone makes minor little errors at work. But when you mess up, and you actually get called into your boss's office to have a meeting about it, it can be gut-wrenchingly FRIGHTENING. Here's how to handle a major screw-up at work...

1) TAKE RESPONSIBILITY. Don't even think about passing the blame on to someone else, because trust me... eventually, you WILL be found out. Be a grown-up and take responsibility for what you did wrong.

2) TAKE INITIATIVE. Instead of waiting for people to find out that you screwed up, tell the higher-ups that you made a mistake. Don't wait to do this. The sooner you act, the better.

3) FIX IT. Do as much as you possibly can to solve the problem. Even if it means that you have to work on your day off. This'll also show your bosses that you actually CARE that you messed up.

4) GIVE 100%. Especially when you're trying to fix whatever you screwed up. Actually work hard on what you do. And from here on out, focus on doing a good job at work.