Monthly Archives: August 2008

Just a Few Random Things

I’m sore. My triceps hurt, especially in my left arm. I have a visible bruise on the ball of my right palm. I called the mall management today, and I explained to the lady that I had fallen in a pothole at the mall yesterday. I told her I hear all the time about how people sue the malls and stores for slipping and falling, and I told her I didn’t want to do that, I just wanted to know… Read the rest

Combine my Internet and Phone and Save $780/year?

Yesterday, on the way home, I saw a local Internet provider camped out on the corner near where we live. I stopped to see what was going on, and the guy came over and said, “Let me guess, you’re looking for Internet?” I told him not yet, my two year contract expires in a couple of months. He asked me who my provider was, and what tier I was on. He claims my Internet connection will be 5 times faster.… Read the rest

I Fell in a Pothole at the Mall

I decided I needed to get some things returned that we’d bought and found we didn’t need after all. Mr. A bought a pair of jeans from Costco in his size, but they didn’t fit. They’re too long for me, so I took them with me when I went into work today. Costco is so good at taking back returns. I used $10 of the cash back to pay the copay on my asthma medication from Costco Pharmacy. I also… Read the rest

The Cost of Helping Strangers

Do you stop to render aid for strangers on the freeway with flat tires? Do you pick up hitchhikers? Do you give money to the people standing with signs as you get off the highway? Do you give money to homeless people? Every once in a while I see a car pulled over on the freeway and choose to stop and help. I am very picky and Mr. A doesn’t like to hear about it at all, since unfortunately it… Read the rest