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Downsizing Regrets

About a year and a half ago, we decided we had too much stuff. It wasn’t important stuff. It wasn’t stuff we liked. It was just stuff we were carrying around. Some of it was old. Some of it was from thoughtless purchases. Some of it was stuff we didn’t really use, but kept around […]

How I Reduced My iPhone Bill to Under $30 A Month (And Maybe Less)

Please note: In April of 2012, AT&T changed their goPhone plans to require smart phone data plan users to buy a minimum of $25 minutes per month. I certainly don’t need that many minutes, and it’s obnoxious to have to pay for something I’m not really going to use. But paying the $25 a month […]

Okay, So, Wow That Sucked

I spent the past week or so trying to figure out how best to move this blog from one host to another. There are some pretty straightforward tools, and if everything had worked perfectly, it would have been no sweat. It’s not brain surgery. There should have been sparkles and flowers and bunnies waiting for […]

The Battle of Impulse Purchases: Sucky Pillow Edition

I have a pillow thing. I wrote about my pillow thing long ago. I wanted a pillow for my dainty head that wasn’t too soft, or wasn’t too firm, and didn’t give me headaches or neck kinks. I had a coupon for a big box home store, and I drove out to the goddamn suburbs […]

Getting Rid Of My Books Was The Best Idea Ever

Towards the end of 2010, we hit the downsizing hard. With the anticipation of moving into a much smaller apartment, we reached new levels of ruthlessness when it came to our “stuff.” We got rid of furniture, kitchen gadgets, clothes and other “stuff.” It’s both agonizing and electrifying to shed belongings. I spent a lot […]