One thing that always irks me is when people leave things lying around the house that the new puppy can (and will) chew on when given the opportunity. Everyone in the house is very well aware of the fact that puppies will chew on anything that has not been pre-treated with our magic alum and water paste. After all, we have had many puppies over the years. So there was no sympathy in my attitude at all when Jacob was complaining to me that the puppy chewed through his live wire cables when he wasn’t paying attention. I told Jacob that if he had put the cables away properly, instead of leaving them on the floor, that would not be an issue.
When will these people ever learn to put things away?
In the upscale part of town there are some exclusive boutiques and shops that I’ve never ventured in. The types of shops where a summer dress can cost over $500, where imported Egyptian sheets and other luxury bedding can cost up to a thousand dollars. You know the scene.
Well, today I had to run an errand in “that” part of town and it did not take as long as anticipated, so I decided on a whim to stop by one of those little shops and just take a peek. I enjoy window shopping when I get the chance. The shop is called American Artisan and they carry a wonderful selection of handmade and imported items, such as jewelry, glass, ceramics, wood, lamps, metal and fine art. I particularly like a display of stylized ceramic buildings called “Prayer Towers,” crafted by Holden McCurry.
I found McCurry on the internet and browsed through some of the other items he creates. He is a talented artist but his website was disappointingly primitive and limited.
The prayer towers are very inspiring and if I have an opportunity I hope to go back one day soon and buy one of his works.
I can remember as a child that it was traditional for women to wear wedding rings, but whenever the topic of mens wedding rings came up people would just laugh at me and tell me that men do not wear wedding rings! I always thought that was inherently not fair – if a woman had to wear a ring, showing that she was not available to date, then I felt that her husband should wear one as well! I am glad that when I got married my husband was more than happy to wear a wedding ring. Of course, me telling him that if he didn’t wear one then I wouldn’t either probably had something to do with his decision to wear it!
If the TV show, “The Price is Right” comes on my TV, then either I am very late for work or I am at home, too sick to go out. I do not like this show at all. I think it is just one step above the Jerry Springer show for displaying people at their worst. However, I reluctantly admit that it may be on my TV for short periods of time every once in a great while. At least until I find the remote to change the channel or turn it off.
It has always bothered me that so many of the “games” featured on this show involve guessing the retail price of an assortment of items. I wonder if anyone has ever actually audited the show’s claims of the correct prices? Sometimes when the person has to decide between an box of DiGel and a bottle or Mr. Clean floor cleaner, I wonder if the actual price from a local store is displayed or did someone backstage arrange for the prices to predetermine a winner?
Is the price shown what you would pay at a full service grocery store or at a discount store like WalMart? Does anyone check this out and verify the prices shown are actual prices on a shelf someplace?
Sometimes I wish that all battery-operated watches came with a “low battery” warning light. I have several battery-operated watches, and although I don’t NEED them to tell me what time it is (because I usually have my cell phone in my pocket to check the time) I like having a watch on my arm when I go out so that I can check the time without rummaging around in my pockets for my cell phone. I find it very annoying how many stores there are that do not have any clocks on their walls for the shoppers to be able to keep track of the time.
Anyway, yesterday I was getting ready to go out to keep a doctor’s appointment, and as I strapped my favorite watch onto my arm I saw that the watch had stopped. Annoyed, I made a mental note to go to the jewelry store while I was in town to get them to replace the battery. The jewelry store was only a little bit out of the way, and after my appointment was over I drove over and went inside, and asked the clerk if she could take put a new battery in my watch. She said it would only take a few minutes, and to feel free to look around the store while I waited. Well, the first thing to catch my eye was the display of pandora charms, and I spent the entire “few minutes” looking at all of the different charms. Before I knew it my watch was ready to go. I paid the $10.43 for the new battery, and was on my way lickety-split.