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Why I Hate My Local Barnes and Noble Store…

January 11th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Gripes

Back in the beginning of December,  I purchased a set of Christmas cards at a Barnes and Noble, that is not my local Barnes and Noble.  They were made of a lovely card stock and had a bird sitting on a branch on the outside and Season’s Greetings written on the inside.  Simple and lovely.  […]

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GPS

April 24th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Gripes, Humor

New Jersey Gripe #100: Is it asking too much to put up road signs? Is it asking too much to put up signs that people can read? Case in Point: This evening my husband and I were attempting to get to Sayreville, NJ.  Google maps gave us perfect directions that should have worked, however this […]

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You will say WOW everytime!

April 20th, 2009 · 7 Comments · Gripes, Humor, Interesting, TV/Movies/Music

I don’t think this was what Vince Shilomi had in mind during his infomercial for ShamWow! Today was our friend Scott’s birthday and as a gift, our friends bought ShamWows and made them into pants. Just imagine all the creative uses for pants such as these. No matter how many times I requested it, he […]

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Give Me the Keys…

April 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Gripes, Humor

“If a double decker bus crashes into us, to die by your side is such a heavenly way to die and if a 10 ton truck kills the both of us, to die by your side well the pleasure and privilege is mine.” You might recognize these as the lyrics from The Smith’s song “There […]

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Dear Soon To Be Neighbors,

April 10th, 2009 · 11 Comments · Gripes, Humor

I noticed today that you have put a contract on the townhouse two doors down. I can only surmise that you are a poor misguided fool purchasing their first home.   We decided to rent while living in NJ because of the high cost of real estate and the taxes.  I know you are congratulating yourself […]

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Taxes

April 6th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Gripes

Tax season leaves me feeling as though I ate 100 Cadbury Creme Eggs in one sitting.  I recall with fondness the days when I could fill out a 1040 EZ form because I made jack squat as a college student/part-time jill of all trades.  Since marrying my husband and actually owning something other than my […]

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This just makes me sad…

February 19th, 2009 · No Comments · Current Events, Gripes

TMZ released the above photo which is supposedly Rihanna after Chris Brown attacked her. I am not sure of the validity of the image but you can click on the photo to read more from TMZ.  There is no excuse for physical violence. I am trying really hard not to wish a good old butt […]

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Octuplets, Why Stop There?

February 10th, 2009 · No Comments · Current Events, Gripes

Update: You can now visit her website to give donations. (www.thenadyasulemanfamily.com) Holy Shit….that was my first thought when I read about the woman in California who just gave birth to octuplets.  We have been going through fertility treatment and this story was more than a little unsettling.  Everyone jokes around about the litter we could […]

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Bring Sean Home

January 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment · Gripes

I was watching Dateline last night and I saw the story of David Goldman and his fight to regain custody of his son Sean.  His wife kidnapped Sean and returned to her family in Brazil.  He has spent the last four years trying to see his son and to regain custody. Brazil and the United […]

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Dear American Express….You Suck

January 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Gripes

Art by: Ron English We received our American Express statement in the mail today. AMEX has a cool rewards program.  We use the card to earn points toward those rewards. Pete noticed that our APR had gone from 9.9% to a whopping 12.9%. We pay the balance on the card in full each month. We […]

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