Archive for August, 2008

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Useful websites

August 23, 2008

I ran across a list of great ‘undiscovered’ websites from PC Magazine and thought I would post some links to what I found to be the ‘most useful’.  Here is a link to the original article if you wish to have it.

PC Magazine – The Top 100 Undiscovered Web Sites

OK there you have the complete list, here are the best in my opinion on the list, or at least the most useful:

Billshrink – Assists in finding a cell phone plan that is more cost effective

How to Clean Stuff . NET – Fairly self explanatory, helps with how to clean items

Stockhouse – Loads of information about stocks and the market

RerpairPal – Helps identify what certain automotive repair costs should be

Something Store – Want a surprise?  Buy here and they will send you a random something

Catalog Choice – Get only the catalogs you want in the mail, get rid of junk mail!

Gazelle – Get cash for old electronics and gadgets

Hope you enjoy, comment if any were useful!

Bonus – Stop Junk Mail Petition

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Best parking place

August 10, 2008

Sunday afternoon I made a trip to the grocery store to pick up some meat and accessories (also known as side dishes) for supper.  This was just one more usual trip to Kroger, our much beloved grocery store.  The trip was fairly uneventful, parked the truck, went inside, picked up a few fruits, some cereal, some misc items, then made the usual long stop in the meat department.  I don’t know what it is about picking out the meat but it usually takes the longest amount of time.  There are so many cuts and types, it just gets a bit overwhelming sometimes.  I finally chose some pork ribs and went on my way.

Upon reaching the parking lot I made an observation which prompted this blog post, I finally discovered the best place to park.  This does not just mean that there is a single place, but possibly I have found the most ‘ideal’ spots.  I parked next to the cart corral!  My reasoning is that if a person is less likely to leave a cart out here because it’s so close, there is not a car on one side to ding a door, there is usually one reasonably close to the store entrance, and well when you leave the store the corral is close to the vehicle.  Since a person really ought to put the cart up, it’s very likely that a trip would be made to the nearest corral anyway.  Let me know what you think, I think this is a great discovery!

Cart Corral from cycle60's Flicker site
Cart Corral from cycle60’s Flicker site