a successful weekend.

Do you see that? Do you see what I am holding? That, my friends, is a Dyson DC07, which, brand new, costs $399.  But to a bargain-shopper/risk-taker/impulse-buyer like myself, it’s only $30 at my local, obviously clueless, Goodwill. That thing was priced the same as a beat-up Bissell. I spied it across the store and thought…

parenting for dummies.

The fact that there is actually a book with this title says it all. How did raising a kid stop being something that came naturally to a person and turn into something that needs guidance and molding and rules and feedback from others in an online forum? Nothing’s been getting under my skin like two phrases I’ve…

on $4 gas, the economy, and “being green.”

Lately, you can’t pick up a magazine or newspaper that doesn’t have an article reading “10 Easy Ways Go Green With Your Family and Save Money and Have Fun and Bake a Cake and Save Puppies!!!” And let me just tell you how much that fucking irks me. With tips like buying generic groceries, growing…