Posts Categorized: Shopping

Quality control

Size does matter.

I’m an Amazon convert. Although I have been doing mail order and online ordering for years without reservation, I tended to be dubious about Amazon, keeping more to the eBay’s of the world.

This may have had … Read the rest

Filling in the blanks

This past weekend, I stopped into a small jewelry store to get the lobster clasp on my chain repaired. In reality, these things are never “repaired”, they are replaced and, being gold, it’s actually a pretty penny.

It’s a chain … Read the rest

Shopping for disaster

I was never a Boy Scout, but, darned it I don’t seem stuck on that one oft-repeated motto.

By now, regular readers know my background, but for the remote possibility of a stray newbie accidentally landing here while lost in … Read the rest

Computer memory

I’m not one to wallow in nostalgia or sit around knocking on doors in my head for old memories.

But, occasionally, I do succumb to the siren call of past delights. Sometimes it’s the re-reading of an old book. Other … Read the rest

The shirts on my back

I’m a colorful character.

It started when I was little, making drawings in crayon, then graduating over the years to colored pencils and art markers. As much as I enjoy pencil drawing, I’ve always had a strong affinity for color … Read the rest

Reviewing my clippings

I envy you. I really do.

For so long, I was one of you, but then I was seduced to the dark side of generics and store brands.

Now, I rarely have the opportunity to clip coupons that I will … Read the rest