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The Sweatpants Conspiracy

(I don’t believe I’m blogging about sweatpants. Sweatpants? Yes. Sweatpants.) I’ve been working out pretty regularly this year in the gym that I put together out in our garage. Since the temps are cooling off now, I’m working out in long-sleeved shirts and sweatpants, not the usual shorts and t-shirt combo. That, plus the fact […]

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I choose to not be offended

1.) I’m not going to be offended by the 25-yr-old gal at the pet store today who asked me, “Do you want some help out to your car?” as I was buying a 30-pound bag of dog food. #ageism 2.) I’m also not going to be offended by the woman at the grocery store a […]

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Walmart Actually Called to Confirm an Online Order

This is crazy. In 2012, who’s ever heard of any online store calling a customer to confirm an online order … much less the biggest retailer on the planet?? But it’s true. I got a call from Walmart to confirm an order that I placed online. Here’s how it happened: On Sunday (Aug. 19th), I […]

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Now You Can Shop Online!

As I mentioned before, I’m still in the process of unpacking some boxes — primarily old personal paperwork like bills and pay stubs and stuff like that. I was going through a folder with stuff from 1999 (yes, really) and found part of their membership statement/invoice. It had this: How’s that for a blast from […]

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Common Supermarket Trick

I took this photo last time I was out at the store doing some grocery shopping. It’s not obvious, so let me explain. On the upper shelf, you can buy one 40 oz. jar of peanut butter for $4.08. On the shelf below it, you can buy a wrapped two-pack of 40 oz. peanut butter […]

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Best Buy = Clueless, But My Office Upgrade Survived

Three weeks ago today, on December 7th, I bought a new TV at Best Buy for my office. The one I bought is an LG brand, 32LE5400. It had all the things I wanted: 1080p 120 hz refresh rate built-in Internet connectability right size for my office right brand — either Samsung or LG It […]

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