Tag Archives: shopping

When Marketing is Worse than Spam

I got email today from Herman Melville which is creepy. The subject line was holiday related yet sexually explicit, which made it even creepier. I ignored it because people use subject lines like that to lure you in, to pique … Continue reading

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Oooh a Bonus Word

I mean, who can resist a bonus? Actually, this prompt arrived just in time to help me avoid a bonus. As of 8:00 AM, Friday, November 28, 2014, Amazon had sent me no fewer than 10 emails telling me about … Continue reading

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I love Catalogs

There, I said it. I know that you’ve already computed my age as being somewhere between ‘old’ and ‘ancient’ and you’re already bracing yourself for a trip down memory lane. I’m ok with my age, and this isn’t a post … Continue reading

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Oh Bob

I follow Bob Vila on Twitter and there are a lot of days that he has a tip that is spot-on perfect. And then are days like this. “10 things to consider when buying a new couch.” Let’s just say … Continue reading

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One of These Things is Not Like the Others

When you work for a small company, you wear many hats. One of the hats that I wear in our company is the office-admin hat. When my boss asked me to try this hat on for size, I figured it … Continue reading

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Clothing is Easy for Guys

A few days ago, my wife found a dry cleaning ticket in her purse. She warned me that “you might have a sports jacket at the cleaner.” I said that I would “take inventory” but I really couldn’t tell what … Continue reading

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Mailbox 100 – InBox 0

For the sake of the self-imposed-much-ignored-and-barely-meaningful word ‘Transparency,’ I am a lifetime fan of the Post Office. The Post Office provided food and shelter (my father was a mailman) and put me through college (I was an “89-Day Wonder several … Continue reading

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