Sunday, October 28, 2007

To Pinch, or Not to Pinch?

While we all laughed as Kevin Federline got all huffy about the possibility of the penny being pulled, the reality is that our little copper friend doesn't get the respect he used to. Somewhere between the disappearance of penny candy and the downfall of the penny carnival, we all have become less inclined to care for common cents. I myself have always been one to "see a penny, pick it up", though the luck has not always necessarily followed. I personally like to believe the "Pennies from Heaven" mythology, where for every time you find a penny on the ground, it means that someone in heaven is thinking of you. For more pensiveness on pennies, read Laura Rowley's Some Thoughts for Your Pennies.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Friday VicPick Video: 2007 Boston Marathon

Well, it looks like I have to apologize yet again for missing some posts this week, but there is more busy-ness going on for reasons which I may explain later, but in the meantime, as I promised earlier in the week, I have a video from the Boston Marathon as I saw part of it not far from my apartment. In it, you can also catch a glimpse of one of my roommates and my boyfriend. You may also hear my voice and the voice of a boy standing next to us that was very friendly (and probably drunk at 1 in the afternoon) and calling out all the names of the people he could read on their shirts to encourage them. We even got a few hand slaps from excited runners as they passed by! Congratulations to everyone who ran, particularly those from other countries (saw some representing Japan, Korea, and Germany) as well as those very old competitors--you are greater athletes than I could ever be!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Its Marathon Monday!

As you have recently been made aware, I am now located in Boston, and as such, today is a very big day--its Marathon Monday! That's right, today, right now, the running of the 111th Boston Marathon is going on, and though the winners have already been decided, everyone that was behind them will still be crossing the finish line well into the day. I hope to get out and get some pictures, because despite earlier forecasts, the weather has not been a total disaster and the temp. has been somewhat moderate, with limited rain and wind, and a thin cloud layer. I've already seen some Boston College students who live in my neighborhood celebrating the day, as Marathon Monday is also a very big day for co-eds to partake in all-day drinking, as area classes are cancelled.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Friday VicPick video: MadTV iPhone home

While Apple just sent out the word that their new operating system, OSX Leopard, which was set to be released this spring, will now instead be released in October, as development of the much anticipated iPhone has caused a lag in the Leopard development schedule. You can read more on the announcement here.

In MadTV news, a couple weeks ago they featured this rather clever sketch on Apple's iTechnology. Too funny.

MADtv - iRack (including blooper in the end)

Have you checked out my Steals and Deals yet? The Boston Globe has...

If you haven't checked out my Steals and Deals channel from 80108 Media, then what are you waiting for? While you are at it, check out this great article by the Boston Globe which talks about 80108 Media, and even specifically mentions my channel! You can also now find my pic and bio on their correspondents page.

Gone to Tralfamadore...

Kurt Vonnegut, iconic author of works such as Slaughterhouse-Five died Wednesday at the age of 84. The reclusive intellect suffered injuries to his brain after sustaining a fall at his Manhattan home a number of weeks ago. He was one of the few remaining prominent authors that had served in World War II. He is survived by his wife, photographer Jill Krementz.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The new apartment!

So, as I've let you all know, the reason for my sabbatical from posting was because I moved into this new apartment out of state. I am now (almost) fully settled into a wonderful place in the fabulous city of Boston, with 2 really great girls as roommates. As I've said before, I have long considered myself a great bargain shopper--one of the main reasons why I started this blog--however, this move was a great lesson in resourcefulness, as a move, particularly one out of state, can be quite expensive. To this end, I have a lot of information to pass along on a variety of topics, and because I have so much to share, I'm going to have to spread it out over the next week or so. In order to make it easier on my brain, I'm going to try to keep things somewhat "chronological", meaning I'll start with rental tips, and then the actualy physical moving part, and then things like shopping for stocking the apartment and such. Hopefully I can remember everything because I actually learned quite a lot!


If you haven't bookmarked it already, make sure you click on the link to the Walmart free samples page. They regularly offer free samples on a variety of products, that require nothing more than your mailing address and name in order to receive them. I check them out frequently as the offers change all the time, and its always fun to receive a little trial size something-or-another in the mail when it arrives!

This week they are featuring a variety of items, including contact lenses, lotion, allergy pills, and pore strips.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Long time no see!

Well hello everyone out there! Yes, I'm back, writing about bargains and the like from an all new location--Boston, MA! I've moved in to a great apartment with 2 fabulous roommates and we have all settled in quite nicely. Now that the unpacking and craziness have seemingly settled, I finally have some time to get back to this blog. First thing is first though, I want to let you all know that in addition to my move, I have started writing for a media company that sends insider info and top selections about what’s going on in Boston each week. I’d love for you to check out my stuff and tell me what you think. I write a “channel” called Boston:"Steals and Deals", which is delivered 3 times per week via text message, and covers all the best bargains and sales in the area. You'll also be able to take part in exclusive deals available only to 80108 clients. You can sign up at 80108, or click one of the the buttons below, which are also among the ads on the borders of my blog. The service is FREE, but normal text messaging fees from your wireless carrier apply. 80108 has over 70 other channels about various topics in 15 cities – check out any that interest you and please pass the info on to others.
I know that many of you that are reading this are not in the Boston area, but if any of you have unlimited text message plans, it would really help me out if you sign up for the service. Not only does it make me look better to the company by doing a good job of promoting my channel, but I also receive a bonus if I get 50 people to sign up by April 23rd. If you happen to have any friends or family that may be interested, I would also appreciate if you passed along this info to them letting them know about the service. So check out, and if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask!<

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

I miss you too!

I know! I haven't posted in weeks--but believe me, a LOT has been going on! Rest assured however, I will return with a whole bunch of new posts starting on Monday of next week--in the meantime, enjoy your Easter, Passover, or rest of the work week and weekend!