Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Schadenfreude

Another store closuer

While traveling around the Mall of Millenia today, I cam across yet another store closing, this time a Robb & Stucky. They're an expensive furniture store that cater to the hoity-toity living in their decreasingly valuable Mac Mansions scattered about west Orange County. Like Border's, Rob & Stucky declared Chapter 11 back in February, and so they're in the process of dismantling what they can to save whatever is left. Good luck with that. Unlike Border's, they won't be missed.

Lunch

The wife and I were bad. We had lunch at Tutti Frutti, right next to Macy's in the main part of Millenia. Once again we used a Groupon to cut our cost just about in half. I filled my cup up with a swirl of vanilla and chocolate-by-death, then loaded it with pineapple slices and strawberries. You know, for the health part. And, truth be known, it is yogurt, so it wasn't that outrageously bad. But it sure tasted good enough to be bad.

I do hope Tutti Frutti is around for a while. In case you hadn't noticed, there was another sign from another company on the wall before Tutti Frutti showed up.

Ingenious they're not

And right next to Tutti Fruity is a company that can't spell "ingenious". They're ingenus, a pharmaceutical company right on Millenia Blvd. According to their web sight, they want to be "recognized as the most innovative and sought after company in the generic pharmaceutical industry." And their website is larded up with all sorts of stock pharma and rich-old-respectable-CEO-style photography, the kind you'd expect from a business running on a thin edge of solvency that's desperate to make you think they're Respectable. I'm not so sure I'd want to buy generic drugs from a company that can't spell "ingenious", but then what do I know? They just strike me as being very similar to the many companies that died during the Dot-Bomb fiasco of 2000.

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