The Oscars 2014
On February 19th, we had a taste of Spring with temperatures reaching 45 degrees in Geneva. People were out jogging, birds were chirping, and I’m pretty sure that I saw someone sun tanning in the snow. Today, the thermometer’s mercury reads “C-O-L-D” and as Chicagoans, what do we have left? Oh yeah, we can watch bronzed-Californians walk the red carpet in 80-degree weather while the losers of the Academy Awards receive $80,000 goody-bags. I repeat, THE LOSERS RECEIVE $80,000 GOODY-BAGS.
Now that my jealousy has been established, I have to admit that movies didn’t always make me crabby. When it was November and December, and I was all “ISN’T THE SNOW BEAUTIFUL?” and “I FEEL SO FESTIVE, LET’S GO SEE AMERICAN HUSTLE!” but now, I’m just bitter and it if it wasn’t for my new yoga mat, I’d probably try to induce hibernation.
So, winter-depression aside, I asked around the office if anyone had favorites they were hoping to win and these are some of the answers I received:
Best Picture: “The Wolf Of Wall Street”
Certainly not a movie to take the kids to see, WOW is exactly that. “It’s like a rap music video before being edited to be shown on MTV.” Leonardo’s character is crazy and addicting, like a train-wreck you’re excited to see de-rail.
Best Actor: Christian Bale in “American Hustle”
“Since when did Batman’s super powers involve the ability to gain 40 lbs? Or grow a creepy comb-over?” He excels at both, apparently, and with the best 70s hits playing in the background, is it even worth mentioning how awesome he is at portraying a slightly pathetic, slightly sweet con-artist?
Best Actress In A Supporting Role: Julia Roberts in “Osage County”
No one in the office saw this, but my Nana saw it with her lady friends and she said, “Julia was just perfect.”
Best Animated Feature Film
I don’t care if you’re name is Mr. Pixar, we all agree that anything by Hayao Miyazaki should trump all animations. “Spirited Away? My Neighbor Totoro? This is the type of animation that children should grow up with.”
If you do watch the Academy Awards, I hope it is from under your snuggie. Stay warm & always remember, at least we don’t have earthquakes.
AAA DoorTeks Garage Door Contest
Remember on Sesame Street, when they would highlight a number accompanied by personified & animated number? Well today we’re a little bit obsessed with the number 25.
What is so good about the number 25?
Manganese is one of our favorite elements, with an atomic number of 25. Manganese is essential to iron and steel production by virtue of its sulfur-fixing, deoxidizing, and alloying properties. This is extremely important to us at AAA DoorTeks because of our steel “Carriage House” garage door. On the surface, it looks like a traditional Carriage-style, but mechanically, is a sturdy and reliable work-horse that will provide reliability.
2. Super Smash Brothers Melee!
If you know anything about fun, you know about what is simply referred to as “Melee” on GameCube. With 25 characters to choose from, it makes any snow storm worth enduring. If you (or your teen) are still into gaming once it’s Spring, convert your garage into the ultimate personal arcade with LifeStyle Screen Doors. Easy to install, remove, and maintain, it is the ultimate breath of fresh air for any gamer.
3. It’s A Cullen Number!
25 is the smallest pseudo-prime satisfying the congruence 7n = 7 mod n. Whatever that means, it seems important, and we’re very thankful.
4. William McKinley
Since President’s Day was on Monday, we thought it important to honor our 25th president. Some interesting facts: he was the last face printed on the $500 bill, he was the first president to use the telephone to campaign, and was the first president to have his inauguration televised.
5. AAA DoorTeks’ Marketing Director, Ellen
Ok, so not as monumental as a president or Super Smash Bros, but hey, I’m 25 years old today! Why is this a good thing for you? To celebrate, we’re giving away a $25 gift certificate to The Herrington Inn & Spa in Geneva, IL!
If you didn’t know already, The Herrington is known as the most luxurious boutique hotel in the Chicagoland. With 61 elegantly decorated guest rooms and suites, The Herrington Inn & Spa also boasts an award winning dining room titled Atwater’s, with fine wine and food from around the world. The Spa, is the epitome of relaxation, with massages, facials, and a variety of body treatments, they are able to accommodate any guest.
This gift certificate is redeemable at The Herrington Inn & Spa or Atwater’s fine dining. This gift certificate does not expire, so you’re more than welcome to save it for any special occasion.
In order to be entered into the gift certificate, you must complete the following:
1. Like our the AAA DoorTeks Facebook page
2. Like our original Facebook Post regarding this promotion.
2. Come back to our Facebook page on Wednesday, the 26th when we will congratulate one winner, and you will have 48 hours to claim your prize at info@aaadoorteks. If not, we will choose a new winner.
3. We will invite you to stop by our office in Geneva to pick up your gift basket, including other great goodies from AAA DoorTeks!
Valentines Day at AAA DoorTeks 2014
February 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day. The day before men and women scramble to identify the perfect box of chocolates & flowers to symbolize their love for one another. Personally, I use today to pledge my commitment to Kimmer’s by stocking up on a quart of their Maple Bacon ice cream while I verify that “Star Wars” is available on Netflix; but we all express ourselves differently.
To everyone that is expecting something from their sweetie, which catalogs did you casually circle & leave nonchalantly on the kitchen table? Did you just “happen” to leave the website up for 1-800-flowers? If you’re still stumped as to want you’ll expect tomorrow, or what you will so generously give, I have all the answers.
First of all, we have a $25-off coupon right now that expires this Saturday on February 15th, 2014. If you’re like me and my Forever-one, we LOVE deals. No matter what I purchase, my man is so much more attracted to me when I don’t pay full-price.
Secondly, if you’re at work right now, and you can hear your co-worker panting with the anguish as s/he deliberates what to purchase his sweetie, tell him or her about our $25-off coupon! Not only will they reward you with a life-time supply of break-room donuts, but we will reward you with a $25 Visa gift card for the referral.
Now, here are our gift ideas that would make any Tri-Cities resident customize the Kane County Cougars Stadium fireworks to display your name:
1. Keypad Entry
Reasonably priced, extraordinarily practical. This gadget can be installed for you in under an hour, allowing locked-out children and adults alike to access their home. Our 387LM Universal Keyless Entry is back-lit, completely wireless, weatherproof and is compatible with Genie®, Linear/Moore-o-Matic®, Stanley®, Overhead Door®, Wayne-Dalton®, Craftsman®, Chamberlain® and LiftMaster®.
What if, just what if, you were able to come home from your dinner on Valentine’s Day without waking the kids with your noisy garage door opener? What if you could give your lover the ability to (finally) sleep in, while you sneak out the garage to grab some last minute eggs for breakfast in bed? Unless your chain-driven garage door is the alarm that your teenagers have breached their curfew, our LiftMaster belt-driven openers come with a lifetime motor guarantee that will prove to be quiet and powerful.
Now imagine, you’re enjoying a peaceful dinner at Wok N’ Fire downtown Saint Charles, and as your date is about to devour the last piece of sashimi, you turn on your smartphone and say, “OH MY GARAGE, WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT!” S/he looks puzzled, “oh my garage?” s/he asks. Basking in the last moment of suspense and ignorance, you turn your phone around to reveal the MyQ mobile app for your brand-new, wi-fi enabled, smartphone-operative-garage-door-remote. With the LiftMaster 821LM MyQ Garage remote, you can monitor, open and close your garage door from anywhere and control home lighting, all from your smartphone, tablet or computer. S/he won’t be able to tell if it’s the wasabi or your present that is making her weep with happiness.
Maybe you haven’t secured your one true love yet, and you’re looking to woo him or her. We have plenty more suggestions from our Installation Experts and Product Specialists at 1-800-Tek-Teks on how you can provide the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for 2014. Good luck out there!
AAA DoorTeks & Fox Valley Habitat For Humanity have paired up to supply low-income families in the Fox Valley area with community-built, sustainable housing. AAA DoorTeks has agreed to supply 10 residential garage doors for houses to be built Spring 2014. “We are so fortunate to have a community organization like this near Geneva” explained Dan Ross, co-owner of AAA DoorTeks. “Fox Valley Habitat For Humanity has contributed $3 million in property taxes and spent over $5 million in building costs, which really boosts the economy in our community. The families that move into these homes put in over 500 hours on someone else’s home before they acquire a Habitat For Humanity house. FVHFH also reports that they have only had 1 foreclosure in over 22 years; this was an opportunity for support we could just not pass up” Ross notes.
To learn more about how you can volunteer for Fox Valley Habitat For Humanity, please visit their website here.
Did you see our commercial during “The Big Game” this past Sunday? We aired right in between the Budweiser & Coca Cola commercials. If you missed it, you can watch it here: