Category: Musings

Jun 30 2013

I can honestly tell you….

Originally I was going to write a post for The Great Canadian Blog Bash about some of the wonderful things my USA boyfriend and I were planning to do during his visit this July. People frequently complain that Toronto is an expensive city. I know from experience that there are a slew of things that …

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Jun 25 2013

Trillium Organics [giveaway USA only]

One Punky Mama is hosting a great giveaway for a Trillium Organics product bundle. The six products in the bundle have a total retail value of $135. Giveaway is scheduled to run from June 28th to July 22nd. Trillium Organics was founded in 1994 by Karen Ciesar, when she traded up advocating for women\’s rights …

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Jun 22 2013

Alberta Flood 2013

Unless you live under a rock without Internet access, all Canadians are well aware of the devastating and fatal flooding that occurred in Alberta (June 2013). It is heart-breaking to hear the stories of people being evacuated for their safety then losing all their belongings and homes; families being separated and searching for each other; …

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Jun 17 2013

How To Control Everything In Your Life

For the past 15 years, I\’ve had this poem on my desk at work. It\’s a good reminder to me about how I want to live my life, and how I need to let others live theirs. It came in handy several (million) times when my children went through their teenage years and began adulthood. …

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Jun 01 2013

When the prize you get is not the prize you expected

First, complete honesty – I am definitely a Contest and Swag Slut. I love free things (good free things – not crap like bubbles or 10mL samples) and the absolute rush that comes from being chosen as a winner. A rough estimate of 100 contest entries per month would not be unbelievable for me. Sometimes, …

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May 20 2013

What is Good Customer Service?

When it comes to brand loyalty, my requirements may not be very different from yours. If a product is well made, and the brand is ethical in its practices, and respectful to its customers, I will promote it to those I interact with, and continue to buy from them. The world of Social Media has …

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May 19 2013

How Can I NOT Help You?

For Christmas 2011 my daughter and her boyfriend decided to gift me with a single-serving coffee machine. The realistic options were Keurig and Tassimo. Rather than make a purchase that would not completely delight me, she shared her gift decision and asked me to tell her which one I wanted. Like all questions she poses …

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May 14 2013

How to get Netflix USA in Canada

Although we now have Netflix in Canada, the content here is different than the content in the USA. In my opinion, the USA content is a little more up-to-date and varied. My \”First Things First\” would be to ensure your internet data plan allows you to watch the programs without going over your limit. Estimate …

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Mar 24 2013

Travelling to America I

January 2013 One of the perks (or banes depending on the journey) of being a member of a long distance relationship (what\’s 600 miles when you\’re in love??) is that you spend a significant amount of time in airports. Not, time travelling. That is silly to think. The time is actually spent waiting after you …

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Mar 18 2013

Where\’s my People at?

For those using Hotmail.com, or Live.com, or Bell/Symaptico email, it is old news that they have upgraded to Outlook.com. Your email address remains the same; but not much else. The layout is the first thing that is very noticeably different. Microsoft seems to believe that everyone owns a PC and is using the most recent …

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