Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Mucinex seems to help with a cold, but it is expensive.  I found an Alka-seltzer brand that had the same medicine in it but it was only $4 at Wal-Mart.

Thursday, January 16, 2014


I get these moments where suddenly my nose starts running and I start sneezing.  I think that it is allergies.


Wednesday, January 8, 2014


In recent years I didn’t like the little ketchup packages very much because I wanted to be able to dip my fries into the ketchup.   Over the last few months I have noticed that a couple of restaurants, like Chick Fil-A, have .99 oz Heinz packages designed for dipping.   I also really like the waffle fries at Chick Fil-A. 


Gray Thursday returns

Last night I took back $199 of stuff to Wal-Mart that I had bought on the Gray Thursday, the day before Black Friday.   I checked their return policy, and it was still good for up to 15 days after Christmas.


I bought more than I needed on Gray Thursday because I wanted to evaluate a couple of cheap seven inch tablets, for which they charged me more than the advertised price on both.   I never opened the tablets because I also bought a Microsoft Surface for $200 on Black Friday.  I didn’t really need any more tablets since I already have an iPad 4, but I wanted to get my hands on some other tablets to see what they were like.


Match 3 in a row game iPhone/Android game.

At times I get somewhat addicted to The Lorax Truffalufa game.  I wasn’t thrilled with the movie, but the game is great fun.


I have heard that video games are a good way for older people to keep their mind active.


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Commons "Mall"

I mistakenly thought that the Columbus, Indiana Commons Mall had reopened.  From what I could tell from the outside, it appears to have been converted to an office building with restaurants and shops all along the outside on the first floor.  I am not sure if there are shops on the inside, but it looked like there is still some sort of play area for kids.   The Sears store is still there in a separate building, and it appears to have never closed down.


This mall first opened over 41 years when I was just a kid.  I have fond memories of going to that mall.