Monthly Archives: March 2014

Paying Retail is for Muggles

Call 1-600-DOCTORB. The B is for Bargain! – Dr. Nick Riviera Back in college, I had a status-conscious¬†boyfriend. One time, I was bragging about some shoes I’d bought on clearance, and he said, sadly, “You never pay retail for anything, … Continue reading

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Anglo-American House of Pancakes

Back up a bit now. When are the pancakes coming in the mail? – Homer Simpson Yesterday was Pancake Day in England, and Chez D’oh. Shrove Tuesday is better known in much of the world as a last-ditch party before … Continue reading

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Meeting Spring Halfway

Bart: Now is the winter of our discontent. Ralph: Oh, no! Run! ¬†– The Simpsons What do a pile of recycling and a snowdrift have to do with gardening? Surprisingly, quite a lot! For several years, winter sowing has been … Continue reading

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Frugal DIY Shopping on the Tundra

Then I heard the sound that all Arctic explorers dread . . . the pitiless bark of the sea lion! – Homer Simpson We left the igloo yesterday, despite the strong urge to stay in, eat carbs, and sulk. What … Continue reading

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