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What does Great Falls need? Based on my unscientific observation of recent news articles and older blog/FB comments, Great Falls needs only two things in order to be absolutely perfect.

Just two things. Two very specific restaurants: Red Lobster and Olive Garden.

Let’s be clear about this: unless these two restaurants open up shop in Great Falls, our community will be forever listed under EPIC FAIL in historical re-tellings and accounts.

Here’s the basic gist of the comments:

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Do I think that Great Fall will get either of these restaurants? Nope. Not anytime soon, based on my admittedly limited understanding of the size of our community, the size of the communities these companies usually settle in, some regulatory hurdles, and the current financial state of these companies.

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Tech Support

FINALLY! After reading about and even reporting on these “tech support” scams, wouldja believe I actually got a call from one of them?!

Here’s how it popped up on my phone — from “Tucson Arizona” with a phone number of 520-877-3528:

Tech Support Scam

The man identified himself as Mike from Microsoft technical support…although he sure didn’t *sound* like a “Mike.” He told me that sometime during the last few weeks, when I was “on the internets or online,” my computer had “becoming infected” with a virus.

My response – said in a slightly loud, hysterical manner: “Oh no! That’s bad!”

Mike: “Yes, that can be very bad, but we can…”

Me: “Did they break my computer?!”

At this point, my wife is looking at me and wondering what the hell…

Mike: “Yes, your computer has a virus, and we can tell you how you can fix it.”

Me – sounding increasingly scared: “Oh no, oh no, what am I going to do?!”

Mike: “You have to go to your computer and – ”

Me: “What about all of my pictures?!”

Mike: “Yes, your pictures, of course we can help you with that.”

Me: “What about all of the pictures of the naked girls?!”

Mike: “Pictures of girls?”

Me – nearly hysterical, as my wife watches me wide-eyed and tries not to burst out laughing: “Oh my god am I going to get in trouble?!

Mike: “No, no, you just have to – ”

Me: “Oh my god, I’m going to get in trouble! I have to go!

CLICK.

Hello SBX, Bye Salad Creations

Double-dose of restaurant-y news:

- Trib is reporting that “Starbucks will build a second location in Great Falls this spring…3053 10th Ave. S., the site of a former gas station where most recently Montana Marble & Granite has displayed merchandise.”

Hmm.. I really, really, really expected that if SBX ever opened a second full-service store in Great Falls, it would be on the NW side of town. Not complaining — just surprised at the location. And it’s about time that GF had at least as many SBX as Helena, dammit!

- Salad Creations is closing — sad. Obviously I never ate there, but every now and then I’d pick up a fancy salad for my wife.

And the staff was always super-friendly and energetic. Wonder what might go in that location now…

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