Monday, May 28, 2012

Photo of Bret Michaels and me

I did my volunteer bartending last night for a Bret Michaels concert. My bar area had closed up early so I was able to enjoy the entire show (right next to the stage.) For some reason Security did not shuffle us along like cattle in the photo line like they usually do. So here's a pic of me and Bret Michaels (unfortunately a few others got in the photo too). Let's play where's waldo, but instead where's the yardsalequeen? (hint: next to stage, camera & black bracelet on right hand). More pics to follow.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

JC Penney's - I told you so!

Back in February I blogged that JC Penney's new pricing strategy would stink. But were they smart and listen to my unsolicited advice? Nope, and what do you know - "Bottom line? Customers accustomed to bargain hunting don't much care for the changes the former Apple impresario has wrought." Well duh. You can read the entire article here on MSN Money

Monday, May 14, 2012

Got cheese? Why yes, yes I do.

I stumbled across a cheesy deal today at a grocery store - Cracker Barrel cheese cuts (7 oz packages) at a buck a piece! Plus I had a $1 off any Cracker Barrel product (boo hoo, just had the one coupon). But even at a buck a piece, it was an awesome deal. I heart cheese.

I didn't clear the shelf (I came close) but I did leave some for others. The shelf price said it was discontinued product and had a $2.47 price. But when I scanned them, they scanned at only $1 each, so obviously the price had been lowered but it didn't have a new shelf tag. I love using the scanning guns at my grocery store.

Friday, May 11, 2012

NYC pics - and goodies

Well finally, here are some pics I took last month. One day my sister, Jacob and I took a train to NYC for the day. We left my mom's house around 8am and got back at around 11pm. Busy day! I haven't been to NYC in many, many years. It was Jacob's first time and he loved it. We couldn't see it all in one day, so the only things I definitely had on our "to-do" list was to go to Times Square and also go to the observatory at 30 Rockefeller Center.

Outside Good Morning America studios.  Jacob watches GMA every morning before school. No, I hadn't read the news of the day when I took the pic.
Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant on the Hudson River.  You know I love me some nuclear power plants!!! I saw this on the train ride down. (I don't dare try to re-arrange the photos here (after the fact) since I hate the way blogger has changed the editing feature here)
Walgreen's Times Square
Directions to Sesame Street please.

Grand Central Station (no, we didn't have time to go to the Statue of Liberty, but Jacob wanted the foam hat anyway)
Not NYC but in upstate NY.  An awesome,  authentically vintage bakery. Note to self: buy more poppy seed stollen bread!!!

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Kelly Ripa - call me

I am willing to volunteer my services to be a semi part-time research production assistant to LIVE! with Kelly (as witnessed below). I would have to work from home though, since even though NYC is great, I don't want to move far away from my favorite thrift store. That reminds me, my NYC pics will be posted shortly.  And when I say that, I mean sometime this month.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Still on planet Earth

Yes, I am still around. I haven't fallen off the face of the Earth.  Blogger changed the way it works and I don't deal with change very well.

Last week was pretty exciting. I got nipped by my neighbor's pitbull dog.  He has two.  I have the best of luck when it comes to neighbors /end sarcasm.     Here is is over a week later and I can still see the mark.  I can't imagine the damage an actual bite would do.

well I have a busy day planned for today but I just wanted to check in and say hey.  Hey.  Make sure you come back tomorrow and bestow all kinds of wonderful birthday wishes to your ysq.