Category: shopping

Zippers

What did we do before Ziploc bags? I have a fuzzy memory of a bag with a fold-over tab, which was crazy inefficient because stuff fell right out. I have a clear memory of scoffing at such a bag while wondering why a Ziploc was not used instead. For some reason, a lot of my…

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Delicate Cycle

I have been looking for the perfect bra since the little training ones no longer did the trick. Shopping for bras is such an awkward process no matter the cup. One minute articles or actresses chastise the media for not embracing the female form. The mantra-of-the-moment is that my breasts should be celebrated and happy in…

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Knit

  Changing habits and challenging established expectations is stressful stuff, but this is my year. All the wrapping will be recycled or reusable, and all of my gifts will be local or handmade by small shops via Etsy. I will not purchase one gift from a big store. This year and every year after, I am doing…

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Overload

I’m not feeling it. I know, I type this every year, but jeez why is it Christmas again? Maybe my internal calendar is off because it feels like . . . March to me. I sometimes have these fantasies of getting on a plane bound for somewhere that doesn’t care that it’s Christmas. I’m not…

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New Wrap

I usually get lost in Christmas. The shopping is especially whirly for me.  I ask my children for lists, ideas, and then I set about buying most of the things they think they need, as if Christmas is the only time I will ever be able to buy them new socks or a cozy sweater.  I’m…

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Red Cape

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s CVS? CVS has decided it’s new business model is to move toward a “place of wellness.”  I’m not sure that’s going to work, in fact, I’m pretty sure they will go bankrupt. It appears part of their plan is to remove cigarettes from all stores by October.  The…

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Hermes Scarf

I’m a sucker for advertising.  I’m also the woman on the car lot that walks up to the car I want, usually as the salesman is approaching, and proclaims “I love this car!”, but that’s a different story. Ads with great music, movie trailers, every damn thing in the Apple Store…all of it.  I cave…

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