Posts Categorized: Shopping

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 … Read the rest

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 … Read the rest

To all things an ending

Six and a half years. It’s not a lot, but it might be more than other people get. Regardless, it’s all the time I had and despite some regrets and mistakes along the way, it’s something I can make peace … Read the rest

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