Posts Categorized: Shopping

Missing the retail madness

There was a time I used to enjoy shopping. Particularly holiday shopping. This was long before I became a hermit. Even before the burgeoning online shopping phenomenon. Yet, today, as I see more and more holiday ads, I feel a little pang. Perhaps I am missing the retail madness. Way back when We haven’t dusted… Read more »

Birthday BBQ D-minus 2: Refreshing the schedule

The rain is pushing back some of my needed Birthday BBQ preparations, most notably cleaning the patio. The upside to that is I have just enough time to post my final pre-BBQ blog. Welcome to Birthday BBQ D-minus 2: Refreshing the schedule. Usually, I am still in The Boys fresh market at this time, trying… Read more »

Birthday BBQ D-minus 3: A meaty affair

Okay, three days until the big Birthday BBQ. That means more shopping and just a wee bit of cleaning. I’ll have progressively more to do each day this week, so, let’s not dawdle. Heading right into Birthday BBQ D-minus 3: A meaty affair. Alrighty then. It’s meat day on my three (now four) day shopping… Read more »

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a…towel?

And now for a bit of fluff. Sure, there are lots of interesting bits of news out there, but it’s my blog and I want to ramble. And, yes, I know Fuzzy was a bear. For reasons you will shortly read, today Fuzzy Wuzzy was a towel. Much of my home life (going all the… Read more »

The day after

Hey! It’s Christmas! That means tomorrow is nearly here! It’s my favorite day of the season – the day after! Since we’re Jewish, it’s understandable Christmas isn’t a “home” holiday. Indeed, though I’ll be picking up my Dad and Stepmom to head to my sister’s today for dinner, it’s more just a get together, since… Read more »

You snooze, you gain

Circumstances. Always circumstances. Sometimes they teach you a lesson and sometimes they work to your benefit. And sometimes both. Case in point, when my latest outing to Best Buy taught me that if you snooze, you gain. How did this educational lesson begin? Well, there was the ruminating and hemming and hawing over buying a… Read more »

Trouble counting to two

My admiration for Amazon grows daily. It’s not just the pricing, because they are not universally the cheapest (for instance, I’ve found a number of Halloween items significantly cheaper elsewhere), though most times they are at or below other retailers. It’s the consistency. Ever since they had a bad holiday season a couple of years… Read more »

Down to the wire

It’s been torrentially raining for the last two days, preventing me from doing any work on the Dead Thing Driveway…and I couldn’t be more pleased! “What?” you may be wondering. “Has he gone batty at last?” Not at all my friends and I’ll tell you why. (As a related aside, this looks like the 2nd… Read more »