30 Ways to Reuse an Old Toothbrush (and not on your teeth)

This article on WikiHow is pretty interesting — 30 ways to reuse an old toothbrush. Of course, most of them involve cleaning something. I keep a couple around for cleaning grout in the bathroom and cleaning jewelry, but I don’t think I’d use one to clean the threads in a baby bottle!

Near-catastrophe at ShopRite

The cashier at ShopRite today, who had a bit of an attitude, forgot to ring up my coupons. And I didn’t notice that she hadn’t until I got my receipt. She had the coupons on the side of the register, where I couldn’t see them, making me think she was trying to hide them (I’ve […]

Another bad day on Wall Street

Looks like there was another run on selling stocks, since the Dow Jones dropped like a lead balloon again today, down 514 points. I anticipate it go to up a few hundred points again by the end of the week, when the opposite happens and people buy up bargains. But how long is this see-saw […]

Time to winterize the windows

The windows in our apartment are atrocious. The landlord put new windows in a few years ago, but apparently didn’t bother to apply weatherstripping or caulk where the sashes meet the inside of the wood frame.

Since we’re just renting, I bought some 3/4 weatherstripping and the plastic insulation sheeting to seal up the windows this […]

100 Posts? Well, 101 now!

Funny how you can write 100 blogs on nonsense in your life — wedding planning, groceries, etc. — and have people actually read it. Thanks, guys (and gals)!

I’ve been pretty busy trying to get this blog up and running. I really don’t like the last redesign I did, probably because my HTML/web design knowledge is […]

Wedding card box, completed

Not that I *had* to have one of these, but I got a bug up my butt to make one, instead of buying or renting. I just finished it tonight with my handy-dandy glue gun. I think it looks pretty good! It looks much better in person; the fabric’s shiny finish came out weird in […]

Depression-era move by government?

The U.S. government announced this week that it would infuse $250 billion from the $700 billion bailout bill into the country’s banks to help shore up the economy. But it’s apparently not an idea unique to this administration.

It was done once before, in 1932 during the Great Depression. While this Associated Press article says at […]

Weekly shopping trip

Tuesday I did my weekly trip to ShopRite to get the groceries, and I must say I outdid myself this time. As usual, I had my dad’s list along with mine. He got 2 Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaners for 75 cents each, 3 free rolls of Marcal paper towels and 4 cans of coffee for […]

When is enough enough?

I keep taking on freelance assignments. While it’s not interfering with my sleep or anything (NOTHING can do that, most of the time) and the work isn’t pouring in all at once, I have to wonder how much is enough. Not that I mind the extra cash to put toward the wedding. Although I’m thinking […]

Upswing or fluke?

Stock market shot up 636 points yesterday, but was it a sign of a strengthening or a fluke, with speculators looking to make a buck in a weak market? I’m hoping for the former, naturally. Today the market is up around 50 points so far and appears steady. I’m sure you all wanted an update […]

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