Archive for 2012

Funny Christmas cards

Now that I have kids, all my cards are plastered with their faces.  Everyone wants to see how they’ve grown.  But I do miss looking for just the right Christmas card that offended and amused at the same time.  In Walgreens the other day, I glanced at the card section for just a second –... Read more »

Connecticut shooting: Please tell me what to do

Connecticut shooting:  Please tell me what to do
I don’t think this post is going to help you understand what happened at all.  There is no understanding.  There is no motive.  There is nothing that will make this better.  Time might ease the pain a bit, but this can’t have a good outcome. Like most people, I spent the day and night with... Read more »

Free Starbucks for the next FOUR days!

Free Starbucks for the next FOUR days!
Maybe not totally free, but BOGO (Buy One – Get One).  From now today until December 16th, when you buy one holiday drink at Starbucks, you can get a second one for free!  Get a Caramel Brulee’ Latte, a Gingerbread Latte or Peppermint Mocha! Just keep in mind the hours are limited, so visit between... Read more »

20 grab bag gifts: The Sequel

Obama punching bag from Big Mouth Toys for $19.99.  Once our benefits, taxes and deductibles change after the first of the year, I know a few people who might like this...
Sequels are almost never as good as the original.  With a few exceptions of course, like Harry Potter and the Prison Azkaban, The Bourne Supremacy, The Dark Knight and a couple of the Star Wars flicks.  But after my first Grab Bag post, I had a number of inquiries as to where to get some... Read more »

20 Grab Bag Gifts you'll love: and by love I mean hate

Weird Beard.  I know you've seen these.  They're out there.  I'm sorry, but they have to be one of the ugliest winter fashion trends I've ever seen.
I’ve been invited to two grab bag parties this year.  These are always weird and usually bad.  How many candles, mugs and chocolates can we open and act like they’re the best gift ever.  You need to stay generic because you often don’t know a lot of the people at the party.  I have a... Read more »

Christmas is about the presents

Christmas is about the presents
Facebook is bursting with claims regarding Christmas as being too commercial.  You don’t need presents – all you need is family and love.  Jesus is the reason for the season.  Give homemade gifts this year.  Curse all those gluttonous fools spending money they don’t have. I think those quotes, pictures and posts are all true.... Read more »

You're fat because you eat too much

You're fat because you eat too much
I had a bad eating weekend.  Really bad.  It also didn’t help that I had way too much to drink Friday night, which resulted in sitting at the kitchen counter with six close girlfriends eating pasta and Christmas cookies until 3:00 in the morning. Saturday, I was hurtin’ – which didn’t bode well for getting... Read more »

Cyber Monday vs Black Friday  This is a one-stop shop that shows you almost all of the great deals out there.  There are just so many, that it takes forever to get through them all.
For the last segment of my Black Friday Series, I need to address Cyber Monday.  I would also like to start by saying I’m not a huge fan.  This day does NOT always have the best online deals and kind of like Black Friday, you need to do your homework to know you’re getting a... Read more »

Black Friday: Finding the best deals

Black Friday:  Finding the best deals
There is no ONE great deal out there this year.  Not a must-have or that one single item where people are standing in lines for hours just to get their hands on it.  That’s good news and bad news.  When there’s one item (i.e. Cabbage Patch Kids, Zhu Zhu Pets, Xbox Kinect) that everyone is... Read more »

Black Friday: 5 things NOT to buy

Black Friday:  5 things NOT to buy
Pretty much everything is on sale Black Friday.  The problem is, many stores will say 50% off or 75% off.  What you need to ask yourself is, Off of What?  I think Kohl’s is the biggest offender of marking things way up and giving huge percentages off, so it looks like you’re getting a better... Read more »