Archive for August, 2012

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Well, the regular work week is back at Hubby’s job.  He has to leave much earlier in the morning, and overtime hasn’t started, so he’ll be home much earlier, for a while.  Gives us both time to adapt.

As a rule, we never keep much cash around.  All of our check are direct deposit, and we have credit cards, so we only withdraw cash when we need it.  Hubby pulled out some paper money yesterday, mostly singles, single on top, and someone commented “Must be a Jewish bankroll.  Well, I don’t know these expressions because I wouldn’t spend time with people who would use them, but it sure sounded to me like she was saying Jews are cheap, phoney, and braggarts.  Am I wrong?  I hope it’s just me being a bit paranoid, but I think not.  I get so angry at any religious, racial, or appearance slurs.


I’ve bought (and gotten free) cards from Cardstore.com before.  Very nice, and personal, with your own pictures.  They even pay for the stamp.

http://click.email.bradsdeals.com/?qs=a3a9b0b62747d49abdd05ac68a2fea4223beab6edbbb6f1d9c2e2e58d42243c0d99772d01728cbb8 Get a free greeting card at at Cardstore.com via code CCK2248. Plus, shipping is free. This is tied with our mention from earlier this month as the best freebie deal we’ve seen from them. Check out the pictured customizable I Love You More Than Card, normally $2.99. There is no sales tax (because it’s free).




This is a nice deal on a RED (BLUE costs more) Sabatier 3 1/2 qt dutch oven.  Use two following codes.

For a limited time and exclusively for BradsDeals readers, thisSabatier 3.5 Quart Cast Iron Round Dutch Oven drops from $49.99 to $39.99 to $23.99 with code AUG2012.

Take an extra 20% off with code WELCOMEBACK20, lowering it to $19.19. With $7.95 shipping, this is the lowest total price we could find by $18. This dutch oven is oven safe up to 500 degrees. There is no sales tax (except CA, MA, NJ, NY, PA).

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Buzz & Bargains?

Hubby’s birthday is Saturday.  I’d already bought him a book, but then I saw this Australian Outback type suede hat (BatrganOutfitters.com), and thought it would be warmer, and something different from his multitude of baseball caps.  Anyway, when a big box came, I kiddingly asked “Know what’s in this box?”, ready to answer, “Your birthday present.”  He answers, “a hat.”  I gave my prepared answer, so didn’t verify, but, Grrrrrr!   They only had the black in stock.


It must be true that we live in a world where you can buy anything.  Found this on Daily Candy, which is appropriate for this deal.  Full of double erntendres.

New York | August 21, 2012

Drawer Dropper The Artful Bachelorette drawing parties


We’re thinking of a word. It rhymes with weenus.

Stumped? (Let’s hope not.) For a helpful visual aid, look to The Artful Bachelorette.

Technically intended as a send-off into the land of wedded bliss, the private figure-drawing parties are an appropriate way to mark birthdays, comings and goings, or just getting through another Hump Day.

Get the Full Montyhttp://www.dailycandy.com/t/click/7/F795477/1516994/7


This looks like a great buy on a laptop to me.  Wish it cam in 17.3″.

 Toshiba i3 4GB 640GB Laptop $400 Shipped

Posted on Wed Aug 08 13:49:00 PDT 2012

This Toshiba 15.6″ Laptop drops from $549.99 to $399.99 at Buy.com. With free shipping, this is the best price we could find by $68 on any Toshiba with similar specs. It features an Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of memory, a 640GB hard drive, an HD display, and more. Sales tax is not charged in most states.

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Went into Brooklyn yesterday to say goodbye to our daughter’s apartment of 9 years, and go out to lunch with her.  We drove her and The Fella to IKEA to exchange something, and then they wanted to quickly look at something.  Four hours later they finished shopping.  Grrrr  We will be glad to drive them shopping in the future, but, we’ll leave.  They can call us when they’re done.
Anyway, sent The Fella home with some of the goodies for the new apartment (my daughter is moving in Monday), and she, Hubby and I went out for a very late lunch, AKA dinner.  Very nice local restaurant in Park Slope.  They make their own sausages, in many styles, and have what I believe is hundreds of brands of beer.  Beer makes me gag, but Hubby was a happy camper.  He tried two he’d never had before.  My daughter had a “sour” beer, which she introduced me to.  I still don’t like it, but it’s better than regular.  We went back to her apartment for the last time, and spent a couple hours sitting, talking, and watching tv.  It was nice.  I’ll miss this wonderful apartment, and most totally amazing landlord.  I always felt my daughter was safe there.


I haven’t shared any Ray-Ray pictures lately.  Here’s my little guy “helping” me make the bed.


Good coupon from Friendly’s

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Giveawayofrtheday.com has a real good one today.

WinUtilities Pro v10.53

I have always had this (free version though) and Glary Utilities(so similar), on my computers, and my new one was aching for it.

If you need it, don’t pass it by.

Download WinUtilities Pro v10.53 now

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This is Hubby’s last week of working 2 days a week, till next summer.  I was going crazy with him home so much, at first, but now I’m going to miss being able to go out practically whenever I want.  (Due to poor vision, I don’t drive)  Kind of bittersweet.

We got tickets for Octoberfest (10/6) at the clubhouse here.  Apparently we are at the last table.  Seems like people line up to get tickets to these events in the wee hours, and they don’t start selling them till 10 am.  They’re sold out by 10:30.  Us old folk do love to party.  I’ll be having Sauerbraten and Hubby will have Cornish Game Hen.  I don’t like beer, which I assume will be served, so Hubby will get doubles.  Perhaps I’ll keep a can of Pepsi in my purse.  Now, what to wear????


I haven’t received mine yet, but others have.

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We’ve seen many of these, but I like this one.

21 Things to Remember
ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
THREE. Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
FOUR. When you say, ‘I love you,’ mean it.
FIVE. When you say, ‘I’m sorry,’ look the person in the eye.
SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.

EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone’s dreams. People who don’t have dreams don’t have much.

NINE… Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it’s the only way to live life completely.
TEN.. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
Don’t judge people by their relatives.
TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.

THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don’t want to answer, smile and ask, ‘Why do you want to know?’
FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
FIFTEEN. Say ‘bless you’ when you hear someone sneeze.
SIXTEEN. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R’s: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.
EIGHTEEN. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
NINETEEN. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice
TWENTY- ONE. Spend some time alone.

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Since Hubby just got his first Social Security payment, this hit a nerve.  I got it in an email, and haven’t verified anything, but the principle is there.

Have you noticed , your Social Security check is   now referred to as a   “Federal   Benefit Payment”?
I’ll be part of the one percent to forward this.
I am   forwarding it because it touches a nerve in me, and I hope it will in you.
Please   keep passing it on until everyone in our country has read it.
The   government is now referring to our Social Security checks as a “Federal   Benefit Payment.”;
This isn’t a benefit – its   earned income!
Not   only did we all contribute to Social Security but our employers did too.
It   totaled 15% of our income before taxes.
If you   averaged $30K per year over your working life, that’s close to $180,000   invested in Social Security.
If you calculate the future value of your monthly investment in social   security ($375/month,
including   both you and your employer’s contributions) at a meager 1% interest   rate compounded monthly,
after   40 years of working you’d have more than $1.3+ million dollars saved!   This is your personal investment .
Upon retirement, if you took out only 3% per year, you’d receive   $39,318 per year, or $3,277 per month .
That’s   almost   three times more   than today’s   average Social Security benefit of $1,230 per month,
according   to the Social Security Administration (Google it – it’s a fact).
And   your retirement fund would last more than 33 years (until you’re 98 if you retire   at age 65)!
I   can only imagine how much better most average-income people could live in   retirement if
our   government had just invested our money in low-risk interest-earning accounts.
Instead,   the folks in Washington pulled off a bigger Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madoff ever did.
They   took our money and used it elsewhere. They “forgot” that it was   OUR   money they were   taking.
They   didn’t have a referendum to ask us if we wanted to lend the money to   them.
And   they didn’t pay interest on the debt they assumed.
And   recently, they’ve told us that the money won’t support us for   very much longer.
But   is it our fault they misused our investments?
And   now, to add insult to injury, they’re calling it a   “benefit,” as if we never worked to earn every penny of it.
Just because they “borrowed” the money, doesn’t mean that our   investments were a   charity !
Let’s   take a stand.
We   have earned our right to Social Security and Medicare.
Demand   that our legislators bring some sense into our government –;
Find   a way to keep Social Security and Medicare going, for the sake of that 92% of   our population who need it.
Here’s   a novel idea: Reduce the military budget to support our own population.
Get   out of the countries who don’t want us there.
Bring   our soldiers home and invest some of the $700B+ in giving them new careers
building   roads and parks, teaching our children, creating new technologies,   discovering cures for illness.
Then take the rest and begin to pay back Social Security, and call it what it is: Our Earned Retirement Income.
This is from James (justfreestuff.com).  You have a choice of a nice ale glass or a $2 check.

Free Newcastle Brown Ale Glass or $2 Check This is from their Facebook page. There are about 7,000 glasses left.
First good TGIF coupon in a while.  I have a gift card.  Think I’ll take advantage.

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