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Category: rampant consumerism

  • RIP Scarlett

    At work on Friday, I dropped my phone, much like I have done a countless times before. But this time when it landed, it made a horrible crunching sound and I knew that couldn’t be good. I picked it up, flipped it over, and saw this: My phone, affectionately named Scarlett, is a few weeks […]?

  • Stuff I Learned This Year: Drywall Edition

    I’ve had my condo for more than four years now and decided it was high time to give the place a little makeover. When I bought my place, I only had a few days to move in due to multiple trips that were happening around the same time. I figured that the paint in the […]?

  • A Whole New iPhone Battery

    Remember when Apple was in the news for, without telling customers,  slowing down the operation of older iPhones when the battery was low on power (which older phones are all the time because their battery life sucks) or it was cold outside (which is a constant problem for someone like me who is often at […]?

  • Stuff I Learned This Year: Make-Up Expiry Edition

    So after more than a quarter of a century of wearing makeup, I recently learned that this symbol exists: It’s not on all makeup, but when it’s there, it’s a symbol of how long the make-up is good for once you open it. This mascara is good for 6 months after I opened it. And […]?

  • Thanks, Past Me!

    The great thing about having a terrible memory is that when you support a Kickstarter fundraiser, by the time the thing you are funding gets released, you’ve forgotten that you funded it and then you get a surprise package in the mail. It’s like a gift from Past Me to Future (Now Present) Me! Case-in-point: […]?

  • It’s Panic Time

    There are only 21 days until Christmas until Christmas and I have NO IDEA what to get anyone! Eep! I went to the New West Christmas craft market on the weekend in the hopes of finding some good gift ideas, and while there was lots of nice stuff (and tonnes of people looking at it), […]?

  • NaBloPoMo Day 5 – The Forgotten Suitcase

    I’m heading out on a trip to Washington, DC for a conference and since I’ll be there for a week, I decided that I’ll need to take my comically large suitcase and not just my carry-on, because I don’t travel light and I like shoes. The suitcase in question is the purple suitcase that I bought […]?

  • Things Fall Apart

    Apparently all the things got together and decided that they should fall apart this year. You’ve already heard about my car’s clutch actuator and my kobo1 and my toilet and my mouth and my cat’s mouth. In addition to those things, the following other things decided that they too should fall apart: my bathroom counter top. Specifically, […]?

  • RIP Kobo

    My kobo1, appears to be no longer capable of holding a charge. I plug it in overnight and it seems like it’s charged, but then a few hours later (during which time it isn’t being used) and I see this: I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised, as it is more than 4 years old […]?

  • My new neck guard

    Two games ago, I got high sticked in the throat. It wasn’t intentional – we were playing hard and it was so fast I’m not even sure how it happened, but seemingly out of nowhere I felt a stick blade on my throat – but it was hard and down I went. All I could […]?

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