Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Funny stuff

Is it wrong that I got a kick out of watching the demo video for a contraption called "Twirl-A-Squirrel"? I think it was the shot of a dizzy squirrel rolling on the ground that did it.

Also, El Burrito is standing on the steps right now, singing the chorus to a Great Big Sea song called "River Driver" and I find it hilarious. Probably wrong of me, since there's a line about getting "sober by and by" but I don't think it's warped his brain too much.

And now to convince him that it is, indeed, nap time.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Coupons and stuff

Random notes:

The "Pack a Kraft Smile" coupon/calendar booklet that I got from Kraft arrived last week. Some of the coupons were good ones, but I was a little peeved that three of the coupons had already expired!

Gorton's was nice enough to send me a free-item coupon after I let them know about some pretty low-quality tilapia fillets I bought. Peter Pan cheaped out a bit with a 50-cent coupon after I complained about their container shrinkage (18-oz is now either 12 or 15). Sure, they're using less plastic, but the price didn't go down when the jar size did.

Coupons.com is a good site for coupons, but their printer is a little odd. I tried to print 3 coupons last night. The site printed those three, plus six that I didn't want and can't use. Strange.

Weird note, not that the person in question will ever read it.
Someone on a local listserv has been convinced that there will be mandatory flu shots for H1N1 this year (and related conspiracy theories). I don't see it happening, just because a) we don't have mandatory vax for anything else and b) the companies don't have the supply to vaccinate everyone. They're already publicizing the priority ranking for who should get the shots first.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Library day

So, another library day post. We returned 3 books and a DVD, and didn't check anything out. Spent $11 at the sale, but I think we were overcharged. Not that I'm going to fuss about it, it's a donation of sorts, and I've gotten enough great deals to make up for it.

Current numbers: 2 items on hold, 36 or so checked out. Can't be certain; their web catalog is being very slow right now.