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Chromatose

Computer problems plague everyone at one time or another. I wasn’t expecting them to plague me so soon. I bought a Google Chromebook last November from Amazon.com. It’s worked well until one day this past week. When I turned it … Continue reading

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Express Yours, Elf

A big part of the allure of Girl Scout Cookies, other than their great taste, is their limited availability. It’s hard to resist buying a box of your favorites, even if they are always sold during Lent. Over the years … Continue reading

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Sponge Cake Worthy

At any point in the past five months, have you wished you had a Hostess Twinkie? Or did you satisfy your craving for creme-filled sponge cake with a Little Debbie Cloud Cake or a Mrs. Freshley’s Golden Creme Cake or even … Continue reading

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Cremation ‘n’ Burial Companies

Last night CNBC broadcast an extremely interesting program called “Death: It’s a Living.” The hour-long show was reported by Tyler Mathisen. A representative from the Aurora Casket Company said the biggest trend in caskets is personalization. The colors of their metal caskets … Continue reading

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When in Chrome

This is my first post using the Samsung Chromebook that I purchased from Amazon.com. I placed the order on Thanksgiving morning. At the time, Amazon said the item was out of stock. Over the next few days, they said that … Continue reading

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Ghostess Brands

People who don’t eat snack cakes are mourning the news that Hostess is going out of business. I saw several Facebook and Twitter posts that lamented the loss of Twinkies, even though the writers admitted that they hadn’t eaten one … Continue reading

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Nosy Parker

Neither my friend nor I had any change for the parking meter. We had searched for good restaurants on our respective smart phones and had settled on 8407 Kitchen Bar in Silver Spring, Maryland. Among other things, they are known … Continue reading

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Good Sam’s-aritan

Before embarking on a road trip to the Washington area, I had the oil changed in my car. As I paid for the service, the man at the counter told me they found a nail in each of my rear … Continue reading

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Fail Epic

A friend named Steve threw a surprise party for his wife Karin on Saturday. I knew that we were in for a treat when the invitation mentioned that they would have barbeque from M&M Catering and fried chicken from Chandler’s … Continue reading

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Kind and Merciful

Saturdays are busy days for wedding planners. Ashley Martinez of Dazzling Events by Ashley told me recently that she advises some of her clients to get married during the week to save money on facility rentals. “Why not get married … Continue reading

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All in Good Time

Before long, all four members of my family will have no-contract smartphones. I am the first to take the plunge. In the last sentence of yesterday’s post, I alluded to the fact that my HTC One V had arrived in … Continue reading

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Phoning It In

Frugalissa took a picture of my dumb phone. I met the local blogger while I was doing a remote broadcast from a new Kroger store. Frugalissa’s name is actually Melissa Cox. I told about my interest in upgrading to a … Continue reading

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Jinkies, Jenkins!

As more and more viewers of “Dancing with the Stars” jump aboard the Katherine Jenkins bandwagon, I can point to a year-old blog post that I wrote about her singing voice. I have enough credit on my Amazon.com account to … Continue reading

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Contributive Justice

The 14th Annual Kids Helping Kids Fun Walk benefiting Columbus Home will be held on Sunday, April 1 at Knoxville Catholic High School. For the third year in a row, I’ve been asked to serve as honorary chair of the … Continue reading

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