Sunday, October 26, 2008

Why not save?

Indeed. There was this article in WaPo Business Section today about how more people are using coupons now that the economy is in the dumps. My question is: why wouldn't you use coupons? Seems like a no-brainer, but then again, I never claimed to understand the behavior of others. Oh yeh - the article lists some sites wherein one can print coupons. I signed up for this one:

Hmmm...maybe I should post receipts on how much I've saved...

Friday, October 24, 2008

Now you know

Today in WaPo's Style section was an article revolving around a recent Pew Research Center survey about happiness, and whether Republicans or Democrats are happier. Evidently, R's are happier. The article poses some interesting reasons why. I like this take:

[Arthur] Brooks (incoming president of the American Enterprise Institute) says a lot hinges on the answer to this question: Do you believe that hard work and perseverance can overcome disadvantages? Conservatives are more likely to say yes.

Pew found that Democrats are more likely to say that success in life is mostly determined by outside forces. Republicans lean toward thinking that success is determined by one's own efforts.

Hmmm. Provocative.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Pleasing things

No, not any of the debates.

1. Whole Foods changed their round plastic containers to square ones. In an effort to save the environment, I had already been re-using the round ones, but let me tell you, the square ones are so much cooler. They use space more efficiently. I've used some to store Q-tips. Yeah!

2. Torchwood. Spin-off of Dr. Who, much racier.

3. Iridescent green nail polish - Wet n Wild's Caribbean Frost, 99 cents at CVS. So cool.

4. Playing hookie today...and DH Jeff's working at home.

5. Collapsible mesh containers (Container Store, $8-12 each) - stores in laundry closet, no more eye-sore bulky laundry baskets.

Have a groovy day!

More: Yesterday morning I took my blood pressure: 118/78 with a pulse of 62. Yeh.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Yeh, we'll be watching the debate on Thurs...

...let's hope it goes better than the Couric interview. Groan.

Did anyone else get the impression that Gov. Palin was trying to meld her opinion with McCain's and that's why she sounded so stupid? Alternative response to Couric's question about borrowers being at fault for their own poor choices: "Yes, Katie, the dumbasses are at fault for getting loans they couldn't afford. Did I mention irresponsible?" See, wasn't that easy?