Category: consumer

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peeves: math is hard…

I just popped down to our in-house cafeteria to grab a bit of lunch. My total comes up $5.14 and I hand over a $5 and a $1, already working out the change in my head and wondering in what...

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moving: all done!

Well… almost. As I stepped out of the shower today, I realized that I didn’t have my bathrobe… which is still hanging on the 3M hook on the back of the bathroom door at my old apartment. Hello, after-work errand!*...

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definitions: WIN and FAIL

For the layperson who still might not have noticed the lingual-drift that’s caused these two words to mean so much more than we ever learned growing up, here’s are some helpful current real-world examples. This is made of WIN For...

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food: RW is over, but the specials go on!

Just in case there you didn’t have a chance to make any DC Restaurant Week seatings or there are places you missed, some places are extending the prix fixe specials.* From the Washingtonian: Who Is Extending Restaurant Week? Too busy...

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food: RW at co co. sala

One of the best things, in my opinion, about Restaurant Week are the lunch options. In deference to many DC workers that have to head back home to the burbs after work, it’s nice that they have the option to...

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money: compromised?!

Ooooh, that’s not good. Or I guess it is since they seem to be on the case in notifying me about it and taking action. I’m usually pretty obsessive about checking my accounts and because of the Amazon points I...

day trip: Virginia ‘villes and ‘burgs

Since we figured too many people would be heading towards the beach this past weekend, Randy and I took a day trip in the opposite direction into Virginia. We didn’t really have a plan in mind, though stopping off for...

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ads: singing for your supper?

In the long-standing TV advertising tradition of white guy rappers* comes a new Taco Bell commercial that is a sequel, of sorts, to the 89¢ rap for Stephanie ad: Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required...

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free: coldplay’s Konami code

I didn’t bother to post this one earlier as people would have barely been able to get through to the site. Coldplay is offering up a free download of a nine-track live CD, also being given to those attending their...

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earth day: the green monster

Is everyone learning a lot about how to be more green this week and especially today? Good. Will anyone other than the more socially conscious remember anything next week? Probably not. My BGA is putting on their dog & pony...

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comics: What’s an IKEA?

It’s kinda icky and rainy, work is busy and it’s definitely a moody day. At least my elevator was working again this morning. This panel from Basic Instructions cracked me up as part of the strip, “How to Make a...

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food: brunch at the tap room

’nuff said. Ok, not really, but I think I can still feel some of this brunch creating a food baby in my belly. Since Sunday turned out to be such a nice day, I ventured forth to Clarendon to meet...

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gadgets: mini-Kindle?

So maybe I don’t need to get a Kindle just yet. It looks like Amazon very quietly pushed out an application to the iTunes store within the last day or so. Free for iPhone/iPod Touch and syncs up with your...

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comics: don’t panic

xkcd has really hit upon the reason I want a Kindle… read the full strip–they aren’t fooling anybody! The price of it still turns me off, but I’m keeping my eye on it. Of course the first thing I’d have...