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Gift-Snooping Naughtiness

By this time of year Santa’s checked his list at least twice, so this leaves us all about a week to cram in as much naughty as possible while the man with all the toys is distracted by elf antics … Continue reading

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A Free Tour of Trader Joe’s

Going to the grocery store is one of my favorite simple pleasures (second only to visiting Target). I love wandering the aisles sans list and tossing random treats into the cart without anyone shaking their head at my eight varieties … Continue reading

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Black Friday Survival

Black Friday is the day average humans all over the country don their snowman sweatshirt armor, wield their coupon-clipping scissors, and man their battle stations outside the local Wal-Mart staring down their enemies as the doors finally open. It takes … Continue reading

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The Target Effect

I went to college in a sleepy little Illinois town called Monmouth. It was a lovely place where I met my very first cow tipper, bought birthday presents from Farm King, and once received a house call from the local … Continue reading

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