Posts Tagged: amazon

Endlessly redundantly repeating ad infinitum

Okay, barring a brain-melting incident in the political spectrum, this blog begins its inevitable turn to the sole province of Halloween and all its associated circumstances. That means day-by-day updates on my preparations for my Dead Thing Driveway and progress towards my annual Halloween BBQ and development of this year’s Halloween goody bags. In other… 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 »

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 »

Just an old-fashioned love song

(yes, they were one of my favorite bands) I’ve made no secret of my difficulty in getting into e-books. Reading them, that is. There’s just something so antiseptic about reading from a little flat glass screen. Sure, I got the big size Kindle Fire, but I think it’s the flat part that gets me. Conversely,… Read more »

Dispensing with the nonsense

Continuing on with my unintended but apparently thematic week, now it’s time to discuss my endlessly thwarted efforts to provide a stylistically and color-coordinated match for my guest bathroom in that most critical of items – the soap dispenser. Now I, like many of my generation, was raised on soap dishes and bars of soap…. Read more »

Recommended reading

There are a lot of books in the world. Lots. So many, that it is impossible anyone can read them all in one lifetime. Add in the recent upswell in self-published books and you have an enormous (and potentially confounding) amount of reading out there. During my heavy reading period, I easily devoured all the… Read more »