Monthly Archives: July 2017

Pressure cooker

Y’know, I figured once I left the working world, specifically Corporate America, I was in for swell times. No more stress, just fun. Then I took up this cockamamie cooking challenge and all of July evaporated and I still didn’t have a recipe I wanted to cook. Now it was the last day of the… Read more »

Charity begins at home

Never has that truism been more true than today. While there are still human involvement activities (Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club, local marathons and walks, etc.), the burgeoning internet has provided the motivationally and socially challenged (such as moi) with greater flexibility than ever before. Lest you think all my online money spending… Read more »

Why so negative?

I’ve been going on about all my purchases online, particularly through my Amazon Prime membership (in fact, I have some Weber grill grates arriving later today). One of the more beneficial aspects of the internet and online shopping is that people weigh in with their opinions on the products and services they purchase. The vast… Read more »

The road more traveled

“One has to wonder what they’re worried about. There’s something. There always is.” This isn’t where I was going for my blog post today. Really. I had been on an unannounced sabbatical from political posts. But the recent comments from the current president have chilled me and quickened my pulse at the same time, forcing… Read more »

Out on a limb

  Look what’s back! Blowing off the cobwebs on this old favorite in honor of an especially bizarre interview by a loyalty-challenged (and possibly paranoid) famous celebrity. I know you’ll see the theme, but can you guess the celebrity?         Thrown under the bus – Oddly enough, this is a recent (and overused… Read more »

Games people play

I realize this is starting to sound like “Amazon shopping week” on the JMD blog, but I really do have some fun stuff for later. However. Since my day is being broken up by some handyman repairs, I’ll just slip in this general babbling about some recent shopping, throw in a dab of history and… Read more »

Blueberry sneakers

I’m sure I’ve mentioned before (and after more than 1,000 posts, probably more than once) how much my shopping habits have changed. Yes, Amazon has been a big part of that transformation, but I was buying off bidding sites like eBay and Qbid and whatnot long before my introduction to the megazoid that is Amazon…. Read more »

Little things

I have a hyperactive brain. It’s both a blessing and a curse. It helps me with my creativity and puzzle solving. It hinders me with over-complicating things and over-thinking. I’m used to it. Funny thing is, except for the brain on warp speed, I’m a guy who likes things simple. I’d like to say that’s… Read more »

I see a fresh fruit and I want it painted black

So I’m back from my favorite farmer’s market (The Boys, in Delray Beach) the other day and feeling good, having fulfilled my entire produce wish list. Sure, I didn’t get my tub of de-boned whitefish, but I did find me a nice chunk of smoked cheddar, so munchies were satisfied. A big part of my… Read more »

They lie!

And I’m steamed about it! I’m sure I’ve mentioned this once or twice over the life of my blog, but it bears repeating after another round of disappointment. Product packaging lies. No one needs any confirmation on refrigerated goods, with those deceptive “best if used by” dates. Especially dairy. How about, “best if it doesn’t… Read more »