I saw a K-Mart ad for their Black Friday specials last night featuring Jaclyn Smith. Â I have no intention of going to K-Mart any time in the next 365 days. Â That is, unless Jaclyn Smith is going to be there. Â This woman was hot when I was in kindergarten. Â Now I’m old, and she’s still hot. Â Not fair.
Anyway, there are actually some great deals out there from the emails I got this morning from Buy.com and Amazon. Â Here are a couple of the best ones:
Are you still waiting on your next check from the gov’ment? Â Has it been almost a year already? Â A lot of good that did, huh?
Instead of waiting on the people who cause most problems to solve them, you’d be better off heading over to KTownLowDown for some great tips on coupon clipping and maximizing at places like Target and Walgreens. It must be hard to keep a guy like SVD in groceries, but his wife seems to have a good system going. This trip to Walgreens alone makes the whole post worth reading:
She grabbed a toothbrush, two cans of chicken broth, and the pudding for a dessert she was going to makeâ€¦and went to the checkout. The gal rang the items up, The Wife gave the gal at the register her coupons. the Wife paid $0.57 and the gal at the register gave her a Walgreens coupon worth $5 dollars. Somehow we got stuff we needed and Walgreens paid us to get it.
I need to find someone to pay me to shop, preferably for big ticket items like triathlon bikes, digital cameras, and homes.
At least not anymore. Â But I was out for most of the day today, at least if you consider the mall and grocery store as “out”. Â When I say I don’t get out much, I’m talking about the house and my pajamas. Â I mean that I literally don’t get out of my pajamas much. Â Here are some random thoughts I had throughout the day…
The mall was insanely crowded. Â I’m sure the cold had something to do with it. Â That’s the only reason we didn’t go to the park for a walk instead (kid with a cold). Â Maybe everybody was just window shopping–dunno–but somebody needs to tell these folks that we’re in severe economic straits. Â Isn’t that why we have a media. Â Oh wait–the media is saying that. Â Maybe it’s just that people don’t trust what they say so much. Â Could all of the Fox News Alerts and CNN Breaking News flashes turned them into The Boy Who Cried Wolf?
The Apple Store. Â Honestly, I don’t get it. Â I think Apple has great computers, mosly because of the OS. Â But the price…seriously? Â As far as iPods go, I own a first generation Nano that I received as a gift and like. But I couldn’t justify spending that much on a player when all I want to do with it is run, especially when you can get one of these, which are bad ass, so much cheaper. Â I think form follows function. Â Actually, I think form follows price, which follows function in this case. Â I just want something small and light that plays music while I run. Â I’m too slow to impress to impress anyone, no matter what kind of player I’m using.
On top of that, Apple store can do all it wants to make me feel like I’m in Times Square while I browse their 900 square foot commercial, but I know where I really am. Â Even if i didn’t, I’m quickly reminded of it when I walk out of the store and see this.
Next up, girls with tight, short shorts on and Uggs. Â It was 40-something degrees today. Â I wear shorts all the time when it’s too cold for most people, but usually out of necessity, not as a fashion statement. Â It was too cold for me to wear shorts today. Â I hope you don’t wake up in 15 years embarrassed about this. Â Don’t worry, there’s a decent chance you won’t. Â I have a pair of Skidz shorts I bought in 1990 that weren’t even cool then. Â Even worse, I still wear them. But I may not be the fashion example you want to follow.
And to end on a positive note, several people were really nice to me at the Kroger on Middlebrook. Â Although I was an ace at it a couple of years ago, grocery shopping is not easy for me any more. Â I’m grocery stupid now–back and forth across the store several times to get everythingmost of the things a few of the things on my list. Â I was waiting in line to check out and a guy came and told me that they could check me out in a different line. Â He could see that I was struggling to hang on to a tasmanian devil, so he took my cart for me and even unloaded it before bagging my groceries. Â Then, just as I was finishing up loading up the car, a nice lady grabbed my cart so that I wouldn’t have to take it to the return. Â She didn’t even work there.
I plan on going out again for the next round of early voting or to stock up on yeast and copper line.