The Samurai's Triumphant Return from the 21st Annual Appliance Service Training Institute (ASTI)
From Sun Country back to Snow Country... my brain is so full of the latest and greatest appliance info, I've got to relieve the pressure by sharing it with all of you as soon as possible! Stay tuned for pearls to be cast your way soon. Mrs. Samurai is working feverishly at translating my neanderthal scribblings called "notes" into a digital format that would be recognized as Engrish by the Anglo-Ameedikan world. She even wrote up a press release about us that we're submitting to our local newspaper for publi-frikkin-cation. Check it out, yo: http://applianceguru...ru-attends.html
But seriously, mah bruvahs, this ASTI was a fantastic convention-- I can honestly say it was the best one yet! I met lots of great techs, re-connected with old friends and made lots of new ones. And learned a helluva lot! Mucho mega-kudos to all the instructors, my fellow classmates, and the ASTI organizers!
The instructors from the various manufacturers were all top drawer dudes. Of the classes that I took, the best two Top Guns were Nick Webert, Samsung, and Andy Kalter, Whirlpool. These guys kicked total appliance boot-ay and revealed coveted and esoteric pearls of appliantological wisdom as only true Masters in The Craft can do. Diane Hoffman with Reckitt-Benckiser (detergent manufacturer, Finish, Jet Dry, Affresh, and lots of other good stuff) was Best-in-Show for non-appliance manufacturer-but-still-technical-appliance-stuff sessions.
Were you at the recent ASTI with the Samurai? Well, we have special deal for you, GI: http://appliantology...ntologists.html
Even though I was in class all day long, I still had some time off to spend with my peeps. Here are a few clips of some scenes around Disney, including the Coronado Resort where the ASTI was held:
Coronado Resort http://vine.co/v/bwmpP32QTbK
Tres caballeros at El Coronado. http://vine.co/v/bwAFdzprDFV
Some views of The Boardwalk: