Posts Categorized: Shopping

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 »

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 with. Amazon has stopped offering my paperbacks for sale. Oh, copies are still available through… Read more »

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 something to do with my investing leanings, where I just couldn’t grasp the concept of… Read more »

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 passed down from my maternal Grandpa and the only jewelry I wear, so I didn’t… Read more »

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 cyberspace, here’s the short version: I live alone, no pets, no kids, no visitors except… Read more »

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 times, it might be pulling out the sketchbook to seek inspiration from long-ago drawings. There… Read more »

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 art. It’s not much of a leap to see how that color bled into my… Read more »

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 use. Even more troublesome, they will often expire before I actually use them. Here is… Read more »