Posts Tagged: wal-mart

Time to refresh my fencing skills

The week ends, but my Halloween work does not. Once more unto the breach go I. First up, every year, is the “fence gang”, the string of scary dudes adorning my front picket fence. Upon opening the box, I came across a stark discovery. It is time to refresh my fencing skills. Year after year… Read more »

The beginning of the beginning

Welp, here it is. Just a few short weeks until my favorite holiday. And that means it’s time to get serious about preparations. From the BBQ party to the taking over of the driveway, now is the beginning of the beginning. Still learning lessons Yup. I go into the Storeroom of Doom to pick out… 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 »

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 »

Taking the plunge

“A rising tide floats all boats” is a phrase that gets used fairly often. It was often associated with the abnormally long bull market that made everyone’s portfolio look like a winner, so it’s a friendly and encouraging statement. A rising toilet, however, tends to be viewed in the opposite light. So it was with… Read more »

Shell game

Ugh. Though this year belies the fact, regular readers know I’m a private man. Sure, there’s this blog, but if I had a dollar for everyone who reads this thing, I wouldn’t have enough to pay the hosting fee! So there’s not much risk in my privacy becoming “viral”. Outside of my Great North American Baseball… Read more »

GNABRT Day 65 – What went wrong

As mentioned in yesterday’s blog, today was a short trip Southwest to Mooresville (still in North Carolina) to reacquaint with a University of Florida comrade (and meet his post-UF family).  A nice casual dinner was planned after first stopping by his house. It was more like getting acquainted, since my memory of people and particulars… Read more »

Shipper of fools or “Will you shut up already!”

Every day this week I have received a package containing more Halloween decorations.  It’s kind of neat, getting it piecemeal, as it allows me to build the outdoor display a little more each day. It makes me wonder, though, what are these companies doing shipping like that?  First you get charged a single amount, likely… Read more »