Ed Driscoll


RETAIL SUPPORT BRIGADE, WEST COAST DIVISION UPDATE: My wife and I spent much of yesterday afternoon wandering around Westgate Shopping Mall, a fashionably upscale shopping mall in San Jose that was packed with shoppers (and the parking lot was packed with their eeeeeevil (nudge nudge, wink, wink) SUVs. I don’t know if it was the nice weather (no nicer than it’s been all fall here; “the monsoon season” hasn’t started yet), or people getting an early jump on Christmas shopping.

My wife needed some new business duds, I picked up some new shoes, we both did our bit to jump start the economy.

Later that night, we discovered that Eulipia, one of our favorite downtown San Jose restaurants was packed as well.

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Nice to see lots of positive leading economic indicators!