To the Dogs [02.27.15]

February 27, 2015
  • If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. – Harry S. Truman
  • If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. – Will Rogers
  • Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read. – Groucho Marx

My Dog, Emma

emma resting


Thank me later. [02.25.15]

February 25, 2015

As one of the thousands who’ve had this season’s lingering cold, I’ve learned a thing or two about cold products.

I’m in the coughing phase but no one knows it. Except you. Now.

This stuff works.


Quotable Quotes [02.23.15]

February 23, 2015
  • I have an irrational fear of wearing a good outfit on an insignificant day. – unknown
  • On a bad day, there’s always lipstick. – unknown
  • Always dress like you’re going to meet your worst enemy. – Kimora Lee Simmons (unknown as far as I’m concerned.)

That’s Just Wrong [02.20.15]

February 20, 2015

This could be more than a post. It could be its own blog.

I’ll get it started. Thanks for playing.

  • Happy belated birthday! The person’s birthday isn’t late. Your birthday wish is late. It’s, belated happy birthday!

A Short Story [02.18.15]

February 18, 2015

The Legend of Alexandra and Rose

The Legend of Alexandra and Rose

eBay Explained [02.16.15]

February 16, 2015

Never think, “I should have bid $1 more, I would have gotten it.” This is how eBay works.

  1. An item is listed for $15.00
  2. You bid $30.00
  3. The current bid is now $16.00 (eBay bid for you; $1 more than the listing price.)
  4. Someone else bids $20.00
  5. The current bid is now $21.00 (eBay bid for you; $1 more than the highest bid and still within your $30 bid.)
  6. Someone else bids $100
  7. The current bid is now $31.00 ($1 more than your bid.)
    You do not bid again and the other person wins the item for $31 (not $100 even though that was their bid.)

When you see a bid of $1 more than you bid, it does not mean the person who won the item only bid $1 more than you did. In this case, that person bid $100, not $31. eBay keeps bidding for you until your bid ($30) is reached. I am not sure how they calculate their bid increments. It may be more than $1 of the bid, it may be a percentage of the bid. But that’s the gist of it.

Warning: TMI to Follow [02.13.15]

February 13, 2015

Have you ever walked out of a public restroom and wanted to say to the person going in, “You might want to wait a minute.”