Category Archives: shopping

The Best Laid Plans….

So after writing about my plans and optimism, and doing some grocery shopping, I realized that the day was too good to waste and I decided to go out for a bike ride.   I didn’t want to get all … Continue reading

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In Praise of Little Triumphs

I often celebrate what some people have called “little triumphs” here on this blog. Sometimes I celebrate big ones too.  Sometimes, I have lots of them and sometimes I have to grapple hard to figure it out.   Sometimes I don’t … Continue reading

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Try and Figure the Universe Out

  I am struggling to write this post. I have the idea, but everything I type out seems dry, or at the very least, at tad bit too academic.  Maybe I need to use a sensational tweet like a certain … Continue reading

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Grocery Store Adventures

Trying new foods and snacks is not a particularly daunting task, but it still takes some nerve.  I mean, if you buy something you hate, you feel like you wasted your money.  That might not weigh heavily on you, especially … Continue reading

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Retail Distractions

Today, I visited two different shops on errands. These were a bit of a way from my house, but I managed to make the journey on secondary roads.  It was rather peaceful. First I went to the Pacific Mall to … Continue reading

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Comfort Food

  If you’re still following your New Year’s Diet, look away….run away…close this browser…but make sure you come back later.  When?  Later.  When you are full.  When the diet thing is done.  Later.   For those of you that have … Continue reading

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Can You Spot the Problem

My student explained that she bought a pair of shoes online recently.  Can you see the problem?  Perhaps online shopping is not as good as we think.  

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Dollar Store Pregnancy Tests

I was just browsing the dollar store (Dollar Tree in this case) and I came across a home Pregnancy test.  Maybe it is just me, but this seems so …..wrong?  Unreliable? clearly a sign of the apocalypse?  I was surprised … Continue reading

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Advice Sought

I am thinking about taking another cycling trip late this fall (when it might see like winter) to Cambodia.  It will be similar to my trip to Vietnam in that it will be cycling with bus sections and tourist stops. … Continue reading

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Black Lipstick

When I was young, or just maybe when I was younger, I was into Goth Women. Probably I was into my own imagination of what a Goth Woman would be like.  Either way, I expected a lot of black, and … Continue reading

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