Category Archives: Shopping Around

It’s All About The $$$

I think that I have finally convinced my kid sister and her husband to move out of their apartment into one that is a little bit cheaper because all of the utilities are included, and that is a big savings. Right now they are paying about $200 a month for their electricity which is crazy since it is just a small 2 bedroom basement apartment that doesn’t even have a dishwasher or washer and dryer that are known for driving your electric bill right through the roof. They are extremely careful with what electricity that they use and right now they aren’t even running the heater and that place is just damp and chilly down there. I

So I’m hearing that they have submitted their application for this more affordable, but slightly smaller (just a tad bit) apartment that will enable them to hopefully keep them from dishing out all of their money each month to the Landlord, Cox Cable and Allegheny Power. Having a few bucks to spend on food and gas is always a plus.

Mens Skin Regiment

I’m really not that type of guy that is into mens skin care all I do is shave, but I’ve been noticing that my skin isn’t getting any younger and some of my friends that are much older than me are starting to look younger and healthier than me.

That is a hard pill to swallow and it has me thinking of starting some type of skin care regiment. I’d like to do a bit of research, ask a few friends and maybe a family member or two and get some feed back on various products and then make a decision on what to purchase.

So Much Better than a Flu Shot!

Miss Beatrice, the church organist, was greatly admired for her sweetness and kindness to all. One afternoon the pastor came to call on her and she showed him into her nice quaint little sitting room. She invited him to have a seat while she prepared them both some tea.. As he sat facing her old Hammond organ, the young minister noticed a cute glass bowl sitting on top of it.

This bowl was filled with water, and in the water floating, of all things, a condom! When she returned with the tea and scones, they began to chat. The pastor tried to stifle his curiosity about the bowl of water and its strange floater, but soon it got the better of him and he could no longer resist. ‘Miss Beatrice’, he said, ‘I wonder if you would tell me about this?’ Pointing to the bowl. ‘Oh, yes,’ she replied, ‘Isn’t it wonderful? I was walking through the park a few months ago and I found this little package on the ground. The directions said to place it on the organ, and keep it wet and that it would prevent the spread of disease. Do you know I haven’t had the flu all winter..

The Naming of One’s New Baby

Something that I have always had fun doing is reading what the Top 100 Baby Girl Names and Top 100 Baby Boy Names are for the year. Some names seem to always be in the top 20 or so I’ve noticed and they are usually very religious based names at that, not surprising really, considering we are basically a God fearing nation. A co-worker is expecting her first baby and we are putting together a baby shower which we are hoping will be a surprise, if certain people can keep their mouths closed, which can be a challenge for a work place full of females that have worked together for years and years. But I do love it there and we have fun.

I figured that I would go online and shop around for a baby gift when I stumbled on to a site with a lot of good gift ideas that I had a blast looking at, and I spent more time on the site than I thought I would have but I get such a kick out of all of the gadgets that they have now a days and I get lost in it all.

Of course like all websites, there are other links to tempt you and this one is no different and that is how I got on the subject of the top 100 names as I was alluding to earlier. I have to admit that the lists are not much different than the year(s) before but I find myself still looking at them all these years for some reason.

The Duncan Yo-Yo

The yo yo was one of my favorite toys that I played with and used to help pass the time away with as a youngster. It’s too bad that today’s kids aren’t into yo yos as we were back in the day. It has been a long time since I haven’t even seen a yo yo in a store, on TV, in a toy box nor being played with by anyone, which is sad because I know that they are still being made and used in competitions.

I only know this because I stumbled onto the Duncan Yo Yo website earlier today and saw that they are still being manufactured and used by some folks out there. Now I want to go out and buy a couple and see if I can still manage to do the tricks that I used to do so many years ago.

blast from the past

Duncan Yo Yo