Posts Tagged: wal-mart

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 »

Parking lot palaver

Today’s entry in the time-honored “don’t rush to judgement” category… Sometimes, particularly on Sundays (while reading the fat newspaper), I like to have a totally sweet breakfast.  This usually revolves around some sort of cookie, cake or bakery item and a tall glass of milk (sadly, 2% these days, one of my few concessions to better… Read more »

Clearly garbage

Today’s post is garbage.  No, really, it’s all about garbage. I’ve had the distinguished task of taking out the garbage since I reached a height in excess of the garbage bags.  “Back in the day” (gosh, I really must be getting old because I am using that phrase so much more), it seemed like taking out… Read more »

Today’s forecast: Fear!

I wanted to wait until after the 1 pm update to confirm that we are indeed facing our first hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic tropics season.  Oh joy.  It’s the trade-off you get in Florida for the rights to twelve months of outdoor activity.  It’s the same trade off you get with tornados and amber… Read more »