Category: consumer

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Partner, Let me Upgrade U

New things are strange and mysterious, scary at times and not always an improvement. Case in point: LED Christmas Holiday Lights. I put up the white icicle lights up over the couch last night and it was like having a...

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So Fresh, So Clean

I’ve actually had work to do since I got in this morning. This is a fairly rare occurrence that I just hit the ground running and don’t even take RSS breaks, so all you get is a picture of my...

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Move over bacn!

I’m loving the meat based terminology for e-mails these days: Ham: e-mail, sometimes unexpected, that you legitimately want to receive Bacn: e-mail you want, but not right now Spam: unsolicited e-mail that you don’t want Obviously none of us wants...

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Turning on the Holiday Spigot

[photo by flickr user The Searcher] So when do you get “in the spirit?” I experience an odd inversion to the demands of culture. Each year while they push back holiday sales and commercials and decorations, etc. earlier and earlier,...

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A truer tagline was never written

The chairman of the Florida GOP expressed pleasure at Allen’s resignation, however, the taxpayers will ultimately foot the bill. Today the Sentinel reported that it will cost Brevard and Orange Counties at least $200,000 each to hold special elections. That’s...

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The Creep that Extended Christmas

I have seen much about this out there, but a user submitted a photo to The Consumerist of Nordstrom’s opposition to Christmas Creep (wiki definition). At Nordstrom, we won’t be decking our halls until Friday, November 23rd. Why? Well, we...

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Füd, Glorious Füd!

I really should have picked up some red wine to go with this meal. I’m all for health, but water just was not cutting it. I picked up the cut of meat at Trader Joe’s when I was out near...

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Unboxed and unimpressed

I was looking for something to watch this afternoon as the local Youth Day festival had sent me towards migraine and driven out all of my desire to go out to dinner. As I was clearing out things on the...

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Two things no kitchen is complete without!

Clever Cleavers – knife and chopping board combined into one device. Any way back to the gadget of the clever cleaver. The clever cleaver works by the bottom part of the scissor like contraption being a small chopping board, whilst...

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words fail

Productivity in the office has declined in the short-term as we’re all watching blogs cover Steve Jobs’ keynote at Macworld 2007. I was going to include a picture, but I can’t decide which one to show, engadet’s coverage has some...

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customer service: What’s a 3-day old newspaper worth?

That’s what I wondered when I wandered into the CVS looking for their weekly sale circular after dropping off my Mother’s Day card for momz at the Post Office next door. There were no circulars in the wire basket by...