19 April 2005

Free Is a Very Good Price

Do you ever get commercials so stuck in your head that you can't get rid of them? My kids saw the Mattress World truck pull up next door and while loading in the van for school, my children serenaded the driver at about 200 decibles,


I am certain their drivers receive this kind of melodic abuse regularly. I remember as a child, reacting the same way to anything free. Tom Peterson's (was and is) a furniture / electronic store that gave away stuff with your purchase. He is now a retail legend in Portland, OR and as any Pacific NW native could vouch, "Free IS a very good price."

In other news, I got a care package from sweet AJ yesterday!! Full of goodies like sweets, a very cool notebook, an itty bitty light, and a fancy, pocket-sized toothpick holder which hubby immediately confiscated for his own. There is nothing that says manly like a your own toothpick holder. Thank you AJ, you are a sweetie!!

With the holdiays gone and back to the grind, I've been selling more things on half.com. I saw this $125 clock on eBay and I want it. Fifteen years ago, Dapoppins had one just like it and when we were roomies (technically, it was just me coming over to her apartment) this thing would blare you out of bed. It was so loud, I though it would make me sterile, "HEY! BABY WAKE UP, COME AND DANCE WITH ME!!"

I have fond memories of the rock and roll chicken clock.

Mr. Coffee and I have been looking for jobs. I'm not living in a van down by the river next month. No, I'm not whining. I promised myself and my friends that I wouldn't. I'm waiting to hear about my first interview. It's been interesting seeing the questions on the applications.

Describe your proficiency in Access, Outlook, Excel, Word....

Let's put this in perspective. When I left full-time employment, dial-up was king, Pentium 2's were all the rage, and iPod's weren't even heard of. You see my problem here?

I googled, I learned, I have another skill going on my resume thanks to HP. Hewlett Packard is my new favorite, aside from having their all-in-one scanner, printer, fax, copier, camera docker thingie, their website offers free classes.

Maybe this will give me the confidence to go on to an actual College. We'll see...