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Disaster Relief For Japan, With Love

Disaster Relief For Japan, With Love

Hello! Right now, in Japan, so many families are suffering tremendous loss, confusion, and pain. Not only have they lost friends and loved ones, but basic needs like food and shelter are now scarce for many. Over 1200 bloggers, including myself, have agreed to stop posting for one day, and to use that day to […]

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OFFER: Lion-Proof Aloe Succulent Plant Cuttings–FREE!

OFFER: Lion-Proof Aloe Succulent Plant Cuttings–FREE!

I have a BIG pile of Aloe cuttings to get rid of. This variety grows into a 2 to 3 foot bush. This is great hedging material. According to my South African neighbor, the variety I have is native to South Africa and is used there in residential landscaping to keep wild animals from entering […]

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Of Re-gifting

Star Trek: The Next Generation Of Re-gifting

Almost two years ago I sent a set of Star Trek Figurines as a surprise gift to The Non-Consumer Advocate who is an intractable sci-fi geek. (Sorry, gentlemen, she’s taken–and not in The Fourth Kindof way). Today she sent me this photograph: With this explanation: I took the family to go see the fantastic “Star […]

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June Food Stamp Challenge: Pommes De Terre-ibles

June Food Stamp Challenge: Pommes De Terre-ibles

Amazing. We are actually out of bread. Typically, this situation wouldn’t warrant a second thought, but according to my boyfriend, not buying bread for another 48 hours because we are over-budget on our $202 June food budget is a serious, serious problem. At least that’s how he made it sound tonight in the car when […]

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The Trash Audit: I Save Money, Time, & The Environment By Looking In My Garbage

The Trash Audit: I Save Money, Time, & The Environment By Looking In My Garbage

Although I’m not happy to say this: my garbage is the product of my life. A few years ago, I got fed up with the high cost of garbage collection and decided to figure out how to lower that bill. While many municipalities offer incentives for customers who generate less garbage, I quickly discovered that […]

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Hollywood Ending

Hollywood Ending

It’s New Years’ Eve and I can’t find anyone to be nice to. No one is around. Even the homeless people I want to give my recycling to are not hanging out at their usual spot by the dumpsters in back of the corner liquor store. Mr. Foxypants and I will be ringing in the […]

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The Umbrellas of East LA

The Umbrellas of East LA

She looked miserable. Selling fruit as a curbside vendor in this city has to be a terrible job to begin with. All day long you face the rejection of hostile LA drivers, car exhaust, and a multitude of other annoyances that come with using a traffic median strip as your workplace. I drove past the […]

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