I’ve noticed that increasing numbers of businesses are placing televisions at strategic locations, such as doctor’s waiting rooms and department store check out lines. I’m glad that when there are times that I’ve had to wait for extended periods for that the television is there, and turned on.
I find myself watching the television set that is there instead of fuming about how much of my time is being wasted. There are even television sets in several of the fast food restaurants playground areas! That is a very smart move on the business’s part to provide this kind of distraction for customers that have to wait for any amount of time. The customers are much less likely to become irritated at the amount of time they are waiting if they have television to distract them.
Posted by J L on July 30, 2012
Posted in Food • Friends and Family • Health • Life • Shopping | Tagged With: boycott, grapes, seedless, sweet tooth
For the past couple of months everyone in this house seems to be craving seedless grapes. Whenever one of us goes to the grocery store we buy seedless grapes. Red or green, it really doesn’t matter. Within two days all of the grapes have been consumed. That’s really quite unusual for this house, because we do not tend to eat a lot of fresh fruit in this house. Sometimes I remember that a long time ago there was a boycott called on grapes, but I can’t remember if it was ever resolved. And I can’t remember if the boycott was over pesticides or if it was over labor violations. I do remember that there were several years when we did not buy fresh grapes when they were labeled in the store as having been sprayed with some kind of pesticide, but I don’t remember the last time I saw one of those labels. Come to think of it, I wonder if that is because they stopped using the pesticide, or if the law changed so that they don’t have to label them anymore!
Grapes are very high in sugar, and I’m sure that is why I like them so much – I have a major sweet tooth. Because they are so sweet, I have been thinking that they probably are not the “best” choice in fresh fruit for trying to lose weight. But boy are they good!
The wife has decided that we our kitchen is in dire need of a make over. Thank goodness she isn’t wanting a huge remodeling job done, but big enough to where we really need to sit down and discuss everything that it would entail and start getting a few estimates together before really committing to it.
She recently visited an old high school friend of hers that she found on Facebook and was totally impressed with the Mosaic Tile that her friend had in her bathroom. So much so that she came home and started looking around online to see what types of Mosaic Tiles are out there these days that she could incorporate into her “new” kitchen that she is so excited about re doing.
So far the best selection and prices she found were at edenmosaictile.com and I can see why she is so impressed with them. They offer a great line of metal mosaic tile made of stainless steel, copper and aluminum, as well as a unique line of glass and stone tiles. We have a lot to figure out and I have a feeling that it will be a challenge trying to agree on certain things, but we have plenty of time to get it all squared away before signing on the dotted line.
It has always bugged me when people send me those chain letters that end up junking up my email inbox. I have begged and pleaded with many people to stop sending them, I’ve even lost a few friends along the way because they just won’t let up on sending these worthless chain letters.
One of the things that we really liked about this house when we were house hunting was how the master bathroom had two lavatories in it. The lavatories are beside each other in one large vanity area, with a space in between them that has two drawers under the counter top and an opening to accommodate a vanity stool. The entire wall behind the vanity counter is one large mirror, topped with a strip bar of five Hollywood dressing room style lights. The bathroom faucets are a single head knob-style that are supposed to look like crystal. They are attractive enough, but my wife has always told me that she wants to replace those faucets with a lever style. She says that the knob style of faucet is painful for her to grip, and as we get older she thinks that a lever style faucet will be easier to control.
At first I thought she was being a little bit over-cautious with her concerns, but I have noticed that in the past six months or so that the faucet on one of the sinks has been very difficult to control. Maybe I will look into replacing those faucets sooner than I had planned after all!