Category: consumer

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shopping: zombie attack!

That’s sort of what it felt like when Michael and I went to Macy’s yesterday for a bit of shopping. We were fine in the bedding/linens area, and no one approached us in kitchen/housewares. When we got up to the...

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free: “Let’s Get It On”

Update: This deal is no longer available, it was a Valentine’s Day 2009 special only. amazon.com is offering a free download* of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” today and tomorrow in honor of Valentine’s Day. Once again proving that...

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DC: money in the bags

Or as I’m sure the plan will come to be called… nickel bags. I remember when San Francisco banned plastic bags, and some shopping chains followed suit nationwide like IKEA & Whole Foods. I even remember when stores would reward...

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politics: they didn’t pay what?

While I’m sure that photo wasn’t taken specifically in response to the recent withdrawn nominees, it still looks like an apt reflection of how he must be feeling. At least, as a quirk of fate, Daschle’s withdrawal took place on...

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2 cents: burning green/saving green

Regarding the Michael Phelps deal, the question “How dumb are you?” comes to mind. If he wants to burn one down, that’s his business. It isn’t yet legal, but it’s his business. But when you’re an Olympic medal-winner–and now role...

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video: is that like Linkin Park?

I blame my father. He bought two high-definition tv’s for their house, refurbished, but still very good sets, and the Blu-ray discussion came up. I’ve always been fairly non-stressed about upgrading my DVD player, even after conversations with friends and...

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foodie: wine tasting at the Ritz!

Last night Liz and I were invited to a “special event” at the Ritz-Carlton by Martha. Checking in with twitter all day does sometimes pay off! After the initial “woo hoo!” wore off, I checked out what I’d gotten myself...

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OBEY: CONSUME & DISCARD

Well I’m glad someone finally said it. So far I haven’t bought a single thing, though I am thinking of stuff for myself. I might finally break down and grab myself one of those guitar band type game things. I...

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happy hour: mini-DC blogger meetup

My first sorta blogger meetup was at a Nationals Game, the next was a surprise party for Liz. In general I don’t do meetups because I don’t really read all that many blogs belonging to people. Mostly they’re by people...

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comics: Gay Marriage? Oh Noes!!

Another fun strip from Sinfest: Your Corporate Masters. I find it a little funny that New England seems up to speed on this while California, a place most associate as being our country’s own little version of Hell on Earth...

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9:30 Club BOGO Special

Oops, I totally forgot to mention this earlier. Right now, from 10a-11a EST, the 9:30 Club is offering a Buy One Get One special for any show there, purchased through tickets.com. It’s their Election Hangover Special and from what I’ve...

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Saturday is usually my lazy day!

The plan seemed simple enough, get up and out to see the new G1 phone at a T-Mobile location. James was our navigator, so he determined we should head to Pentagon City. I haven’t been to Pentagon City in ages,...

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… it means add another naught.

It’s probably both my sanity- and food-deprived state from having been in meetings for the past three hours and skipping lunch, but this makes me giggle: In a sign of the times, the National Debt Clock in New York City...