Category Archives: Stuff

Google Nexus 6P

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 … Continue reading

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Another half century to go…

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!

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Shiny Dimes

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

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Blue Star

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 … Continue reading

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Hero to Optimus S

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 … Continue reading

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Lifesource Phone Spam

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 … Continue reading

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Etymotic ER20 Earplugs

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 … Continue reading

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License Plate Frames

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 … Continue reading

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New Mats

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 … Continue reading

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