Wednesday, January 28, 2015

It's crazy how well See's knows me

Then again, who doesn't need a Rocky Road Football?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Such a deal

Last summer I started piecing together my All-Clad collection, thanks to tons of the stuff turning up at places like Home Goods and Marshall's. It's still expensive, but it would be even more expensive if I was buying it full price.

My Mom has also been keeping an eye out for pieces when she's out shopping and found this 8-quart stockpot right before Christmas, so it was one of my gifts:

Actually, it compares at about $300 on Amazon, but still, good deal.

I'm going to break it in tomorrow with a batch of my Grandma's Beef Vegetable Stew. I haven't made it in ages and we're having soup weather, so I think it's about time.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Something I just realized about the cat's Christmas gift... that I pretty much paid ten bucks for an empty box.

So spoiled.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Do the right thing

One of the things on my Mom's Christmas list was the Season 13 DVD of Poirot. We're both big fans and these are the final Poirot episodes, as the series has just ended.

I ordered the DVD from Amazon along with a couple other items. And as Christmas approached, the other items, which shipped separately, arrived but Poirot did not. A few days before Christmas, I checked to see the status of the order and was horrified to find that per Amazon, it had been delivered a week earlier. We've had some packages go missing at my apartment complex, but the DVD by itself would have fit in my mail box and wouldn't have been left out where it could be snatched. To make things worse, there was no longer enough time to reorder it in time for Christmas.

I reported this to Amazon and to my amazement, they replied that they would assume the item had been lost in the mail and would process a refund immediately, which they did. Even better, my local Barnes & Noble had the DVD in stock (albeit a bit more expensive), so Mom got her Christmas gift.

Then on the Monday following Christmas the DVD shows up in my mailbox. For some reason I hadn't ordered a copy for myself, so I decided to keep it. I reported this to Amazon - asking that they reverse the refund - and received this response:

They appreciate my honesty. There's something sad about that.

Always a pleasure doing business with Amazon.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Well done, NYR & NYR fans

The New York Rangers and their awesome fans observed a moment of silence last night for the two NYPD officers killed in the line of duty by some worthless piece of crap the other day. Love the applause for the NYPD color guard. Also, heck of an anthem singer.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas post - The wonderful Silent Monks

I've been posting this one for years. Because it's awesome!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Christmas post - Christmas with Mommie Dearest

I've posted this before, but it's so damn surreal. Listen to how grown-up Christina sounds, even though she's only ten.


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Christmas post - A dog's Christmas