Friday, November 12, 2010

FRIDAY FAST ONES

1.) I have decided that I need to give up on buying the generics and store brands.  I keep ending up with products that are so inferior that I feel ripped off even though I saved a bit of money.  I think the days are long gone when the big companies just packaged their goods under store labels.

2.)  I think I have PTSD of sorts.  Except it is "Post Election Advertising Stress Disorder".  Every time a new ad comes on when I am watching TV I have a gut reaction to mute the sound.  I started doing that about 10 months ago when I got so tired of hearing Meg Whitman's voice...

3.)  Don't hate me but I am  about 85% done with my Christmas shopping.  A combination of keeping the lists short, using my final paycheck and having time to shop.

4.)  On one of the many sites I read occasionally I ran across this post by a woman in my age group who resorted to starting her own business because she needed income and found it difficult getting hired - sound familiar?  Then I saw what she is selling - even more familiar!  But I have looked very closely at Etsy and e-Bay and mosaics just don't sell well. I also had a booth at a local crafts store.   For some reason people like to look at them, admire them, but don't buy them.  So I wish her luck.

5.)  And what will I be doing this sunny and surprisingly warm and dry weekend?  finishing a couple of mosaics!  Perhaps I will post pictures on Monday.  Hope you are happily engrossed in pleasurable activities, too.

4 comments:

Lori R. said...

I haven't even begun to Christmas shop....and yes, we would love to see your pics of mosaics!!!! I did two stepping stones for orders and the concrete must have been too old, it chipped,,, sooooo, I am buying new concrete this weekend and cutting another stone.... I JUST LOVE DOING THE SAME THING TWICE!!! Have a great weekend...

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

I don't hate you because you're nearly done with your shopping -- I admire you! I'm planning to be done in the next two weeks, with the exception of talking to Santa and finding out what he's bringing. The girls need to finalize their lists first, but the younger one keeps adding joke items to her list, like a real panda and a credit card.

Lisa said...

Have fun with your mosaics and have a lovely weekend.

lee said...

I didn't mind Meg's ads but Carly...the way she speaks really bugs me.

Ever have a positive experience with a store brand? I like Safeway's line of organic products.