Google Nexus 6P

January 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

I finally decided my old Google Galaxy Nexus was done. I couldn’t use the phone in the house, it was having random meltdowns where apps would kill the battery in 4 hours, and was getting text messages duplicated inbound and outbound. Surfing was a slow nightmare. I just could not trust it as I could […]

My 50th birthday is officially over. Thank you to all who sent cards. 85 cards creates an impressive pile. Heck, I didn’t know I knew 85 people. Thanks!

Shiny Dimes

January 1, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Just found two Roosevelt dimes, one from 1964 in silver and one alloy from 1965. Never noticed how dull real silver one is compared to the alloy

Blue Star

December 27, 2011 | Leave a Comment

While watching “2 Broke Girls“, Caroline sells some rings so they can get a new Blue Star range to cook cupcakes. Blue Star? Never heard of them. Looked them up. Nice. Expensive, ala Viking. Might not get it very soon So here is mine. Love the 20,000 BTU burner – I am so there. Blue […]

Hero to Optimus S

November 17, 2010 | 1 Comment

So why did I switch to an Android phone with the name like an old Radio Shack speaker brand? My brother likes to get new phones especially since we’re on a two-year family plan contract from other phones, so he grabbed one of the LG Optimus phones. He played with it for a few days, […]

At work, I would get calls: Voice Message 8884274836 At home, three times a night. Never leaving a messsage. I Googled the phone number finally and found who: Lifesource blood services. I logged in (easy) and turned off all my notifications. We’ll see if it works.

A few years ago after a very loud concert, we decided to get earplugs. I did some research and bought two pairs of Etymotic ER20 earplugs. The high points were a flat 20db reduction across the audible spectrum and a comfortable design. I must say they have performed magnificently. We use them at our periodic […]

I hate the frames from the dealer. Cheap, floppy and advertising. So while we were getting mats from MacNeil I picked up two license plate covers, the ClearCover with plastic over the plate for the front (suggested by the ever-helpful salesman), P/N 60020 and a ClearFrame (P/N 63020) plain one for the back. Two things […]

New Mats

August 8, 2009 | 1 Comment

The CR-V has nice fuzzy floor mats, but they were already getting trashed – lots of water, sand and dirt. You can wash – but for a leased vehicle? Protect all you can. I already dumped coffee once… I had heard of WeatherTech on WBEZ, and we purchased nice mats several years ago from them […]