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Yo Quiero Yogurt

The local Menchie’s franchise didn’t let me forget that it was National Frozen Yogurt Day. They contacted me with a tweet, so it only makes sense that the remainder of the afternoon and evening played out via Twitter. @MenchiesKnox @FrankMurphyCom … Continue reading

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Bo Knows

The manager of Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits placed a free sweet potato pie on my tray for me to split with a friend. He had overheard us debating whether its consistency would be closer to mashed potatoes or pumpkin … Continue reading

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Chrome Aquí

When the screen on my Chromebook failed last month, I called Samsung and asked them what to do. They told me to pack it up in something other than the original box and send it to them, using a pre-paid … Continue reading

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Half-Gallon Retainer

If you gave a pint of blood once every 56 days, you could donate six times in a year at most. I try to give blood once or twice a year, usually when Medic Regional Blood Center offered a special … Continue reading

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Hudson Hope

The season-two premiere of “Smash” has the task of getting rid of old characters and introducing new ones. Karen, played by Katharine McPhee, crumpled a note from her ex-boyfriend so that we never have to see him again. Julia, played … Continue reading

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Price Chopper

Dennis Reedy, past-president of the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association, and I both read Kindle ebooks during our flight to Denver. We attended the FBINCAAA Leadership Conference in September. As I recall, he was reading “Seal Team Six” while I was reading “The … Continue reading

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Mucho Grand

In appreciation for exceeding 1,000 “likes” on Facebook, I’m giving away prizes. Frugalissa Finds has been using a widget called Rafflecopter to handle giveaways on her site. I decided to try it too. The contest runs all day Friday, Saturday, … Continue reading


These Go to Eleven

Every time I drive through Northern Virginia on I-81, I want to stop at Route 11 Potato Chips but the timing is never quite right. Last weekend, I was rushing to Frederick to see a high-wheel bicycle race. On Friday, … Continue reading

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Express Yourself

One of my favorite things about riding the Metro is getting a free newspaper to enjoy on the trip. There are actually two papers available for the taking. The Washington Examiner has a decidedly conservative slant. Express shares the views … Continue reading

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A Priceless Introduction to the Classics

Amazon.com offered another freebie yesterday. When I saw their Facebook post about a $3 credit for MP3 purchases, I immediately clicked on it before it was too late. It’s worth liking them on Facebook or following them on Twitter because … Continue reading

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Bled Right… and You?

Medic Regional Blood Center needed to stock-up in anticipation of Independence Day. They offered extra premiums to blood donors on Monday and Tuesday. Everyone who gave blood those days got an unrestricted Regal Cinemas ticket. On Tuesday, they had bloodmobiles … Continue reading

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Far Left of the Radio Dial

A free Kindle book got me to listen to the pledge breaks on our local NPR affiliate in a new way. “Diary of a Public Radio Slave” by Kerri Wood Thomson was offered for free on the day I ordered … Continue reading

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Sara Leeway

Ever since getting my Kindle, I have made it a habit to check the list of 100 “bestselling” free e-books on Amazon.com. They have a list of the top 100 free mp3 songs too. Today I downloaded a free book … Continue reading


Holmes for the Holidays

Before going to see “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” I wanted to see the previous Robert Downey, Jr. film in the series. My family saw “Sherlock Holmes” in the theatre without me. I hadn’t gotten around to seeing it, … Continue reading