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Timeless

I just heard on the radio that in the American Airlines Sky Mall catalogue, there’s a device for sale, a clock that only tells you what day it is. Normally, when purchasing a clock, I look for one that has a few more bells and whilstles, one that tells you what time …

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

My favorite gift this season is one that really keeps on giving. Click here to go to Priscilla Woolworth’s site for the world’s finest fly swatter. Not only does it keep the little buggers at bay, it’s extremely cute, and you can also use it to swat badly behaving relatives at your …

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More On Killer Biscuits

In a follow-up to my recent post about Killer Biscuits, I have some good news about Custard Crèmes. You’ll recall that these innocent looking cookies were rated the most likely to cause bodily harm while you eat them, scoring a whopping 5.63 on the Biscuit Injury Evaluation Scale. (By comparison, the Ginger …

I’m Ready

My friend Dawn gave me a zucchini the size of a dachshund, which I love because it gives me an excuse to use my scale. See, now that my second daughter has followed her sister to college on the east coast, the only female voice left in my house is that of …

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My Kitchen Is A Day Spa

Apparently, my kitchen is a day spa. I’ve just learned that Cool Whip and mayonnaise can double as excellent hair conditioners, and for that final rinse, use Lipton tea or Budweiser beer for extra shine. And if you’re in the mood for a self-inflicted manicure, Pam cooking spray will dry those nails …

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I Am Wolverine

Maybe it’s because my husband works for the company that’s releasing the movie, or because I’m given to flights of cuckoo fantasy when performing tedious culinary tasks. Or maybe I’m just, you know, losing it. You be the judge. But when the Salad Hands I ordered from Sur La Table arrived last …

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Squirrel Underpants (OMG)

I was in New York last week and went to my favorite quirky gift shop: E.A.T, on Madison Avenue. (Those of you who’ve been reading this blog since ’08 may remember that the last wacky thing I bought there was a Yodeling Pickle.) I was picking up some Easter gifts for my …

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Retail Therapy: A Green Christmas

The photo in this post features my dog, Oliver, reclining before the Christmas tree. The reason he looks so content, full of yuletide glory, is because he just ate most of the ornaments that were so carefully hung on the tree the day before. I caught him just in time to save …

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Retail Therapy: Christmas Forever

If you are appalled by the price or just the fact of Christmas trees, poinsettias, wreaths, mistletoe  and other décor ripped from nature, you might need to check out the realm of the “forever” varieties. I recently discovered GM Floral Supplies, whose name is way too modest considering its inventory. At this …

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The Christmas Of The Yodeling Pickle

Okay, the economy sucks so it’s a challenging year to buy holiday gifts. I’ll tell you about a few things I found that are cheap and fab. Since he can’t read English, it won’t ruin it for him if I reveal here that I am giving my dog Oliver a neat set …