Archive for November, 2012

Making Use of Your FSA Dollars With First Aid Supplies

Making Use of Your FSA Dollars With First Aid Supplies

For those of us with Flexible Spending Accounts, we have about a month left to spend the rest of our money. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) allows you to set aside some money before taxes for common medical expenses. This was my first year participating in an FSA program. I planned on getting new eyeglasses, a […]

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Forbidden Island Game Review

Forbidden Island Game Review

I’ve written in the past about how some of the games at our house are more intense than others. We may choose different games depending on the mood, endurance and experience of the folks in a gaming session. Seasoned game players may be fine for several sessions of longer, more intense narrative games such as […]

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Help Me Out and Get a Free Shaving Oil Sample
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Help Me Out and Get a Free Shaving Oil Sample

The test period is over, thanks to everyone who participated! I wrote about the benefits of shaving oil last October. I really like using shaving oil. It helps my skin stay more supple and moisturized during the shaving process. This helps me avoid nicks and cuts during my shave, and helps keep my skin soft […]

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The Predictable But Still Interesting Post-Election Surge of Ammunition and Magazine Sales

The Predictable But Still Interesting Post-Election Surge of Ammunition and Magazine Sales

Election day, November 6, 2012. At 10:09 PM CST Sedagive? and I were convinced Obama was going to be re-elected to President of the United States. 10:11 PM CST I completed an order of ammunition to SG Ammo for 2200 rounds of ammunition: 1000 rounds of practice ammunition for our rifles, 1000 rounds of practice […]

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Epicurean Recycled Cutting Board Review

Epicurean Recycled Cutting Board Review

There are a ton of things to like about cutting boards made by Epicurean. They are a company started by a couple of skateboarders, who decided to use recycled products to make cutting boards. They’re local to me, so I feel good about supporting a local business. Their product is really great and comes in […]

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How Sprinters Ruined the Zombie Genre

How Sprinters Ruined the Zombie Genre

When the film 28 Days Later hit the screen in 2002, it signaled a huge shift in the zombie genre. Prior to 28 Days Later, zombies were slow and shambling. If I had to compare them to something from nature, I’d say they were glacial. Once 28 Days Later came out with its sprinting non-zombie […]

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Halo Industries Salmonella Test Kit Review

Halo Industries Salmonella Test Kit Review

We buy a lot of our food from Costco, and the majority of what we buy is Costco’s in-house “Kirkland” brand. The Kirkland products offer a very good value, especially for pecans, walnuts, dog food (before we switched to a raw diet) and peanut butter. Unfortunately, we received a recall notice from Costco about the […]

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Movember Prostate Cancer Awareness Contest

Movember Prostate Cancer Awareness Contest

At this stage of my life, everyone I know has either directly lost someone to cancer, or knows someone who has. Everyone. Every. Last. One of us. Every November there is a large event to raise awareness (and research money) for prostate cancer. Called “Movember,” participants are encouraged to not shave for a month. For […]

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Man With the Iron Fists Movie Review Spoilers Inside

Man With the Iron Fists Movie Review Spoilers Inside

Ah! Tiger stance! I heard this phrase over thirty years ago, watching Kung Fu movies with my sister, who has long since passed on. In an effort to avoid the screaming and yelling of my parents, we would shut ourselves in her upstairs bedroom and watch martial arts or Godzilla movies around a 13-inch television. […]

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FoxFi Mobile Hotspot Wifi Tethering Android App Review

FoxFi Mobile Hotspot Wifi Tethering Android App Review

Despite my problems with my Nexus 7 Android tablet, I use it a ton and carry it with me just about everywhere. Most of the time I am in reach of a known WiFi access point, such as my home or work. But sometimes I am at places without WiFi coverage or at places where […]

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