Thursday, November 27, 2008

It's Black Friday!

So did you go out and hit the stores at some ungodly hour of the morning?
Personally, all I hit was my snooze alarm.
Maybe it is too many years on the other side of the register, maybe it is my intense dislike of crowds, or maybe it is just because I am broke but, I myself stayed home.

What I am wondering is if you did go out in to the sales what was it like this year?
Did you see or hear anything crazy?

And most importantly what did you buy for me?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Best Kotex Ad EVER!

Only our friends Down Under could get away with this

That is ad for Australian Kotex. Could you again the "outrage" if they tried to run that here?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Reason To Floss!

If that isn't the single cutest floss holder EVER there is something wrong with you!
With the holidays coming up I thought I would start to feature cute products I find around the web. This being the first.

I have to wonder if this could also be re purposed for the crafters in your life? I am thinking these may be usable for embroidery floss or fine beading threads.

Check out the product page HERE

Read This If You Are Flying For The Holidays

With the holidays here I have cemented my New Years travel plans to NYC
As I have family there I make this trip yearly (and I love it!) this year I am making that trip totally across country from L.A. I knew when I made the reservations that there is now an industry wide fee of $25 per second checked bag. What I didn't find out until AFTER I bought my tickets is that there is now also a standard fee of is $15.00 for the FIRST checked bag!- now granted I place the blame for my finding out that late completely on myself. I just never expected that corners had been cut that much.

I can live without the bad food, I don't care about in-flight movies. I can even deal with the minimal amount of leg room (granted, I am under 5 feet so it is not like I need a lot of it) but it takes nerve on the part of the airlines to no longer include at least 1 piece of luggage in the ticket price. Yes, for the moment 1 carry-on bag is still included but you know that means that more people are just going to try to get huge bags into the overhead compartment or under the seats.
I understand times are tough, travel is down, gas prices are up but it seems to me that nickel and dimming those that still travel for every little thing is just adding to the overall dissatisfaction.

Honestly, I did get a pretty darn good deal on my tickets- and even with the added fee's I am probably still coming out a head but I have a feeling that my case in this situation is the exception rather then the rule.

What do you guys think? are you willing to pay less for a ticket if the differance is made up everywhere else? Do you think the fee for the first checked bag is fair?